June 22, 2012

Lovely as a Tree – Crayon Resist Technique

Posted in Cards tagged , , , , , , , , at 8:50 am by bejewelledcreations

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Here’s a card that I made with a fabulous technique called, “Crayon Resist”.

I demonstrated this technique (not this exact card) at a recent Workshop and it’s really fun to play around with different images to see how they end up. I’ll post the card that I demonstrated with the same technique at later date.

Images © 1990-2012 Stampin’ Up! ®

You’ll need to use Glossy White cardstock, Black Staz-On ink, a normal wax crayon (raid the kiddies pencil case for that!), a tissue, a brayer or sponge and of course the  inks of your choice.

Start by stamping your chosen image onto Glossy White cardstock with Staz-On ink (be careful not to push too hard or you’ll be skating all over the cardstock as it’s quite slippery!!) I set this aside to dry a little and you can use this time to complete the rest of your card while the Staz-On is setting. Once the Staz-On is dry, you can use the wax crayon to colour-in the areas that you wish to remain white (in this case, it’s the tree trunk and leaves). I used my brayer to roll ink over the image, starting at the bottom with the lightest colour first. Continue with the next colour and the next. Once this is done, (I let my ink “settle” for a little bit too) you can use a normal tissue to gently rub over the stamped image and rub off the crayon – leaving a pretty effect on your cardstock.

If you don’t have a brayer you can use a sponge cut into wedges to rub (in circles) over the cardstock until you get the depth of colour you’re happy with.

Here’s another card I made at the same time with the Lovely as a Tree set.

I don’t even mind that the white areas are a bit “chunky”; I like to think it adds to the rustic feel. *laughs*.

Images © 1990-2012 Stampin’ Up! ®

I made a gift tag to go with the card too, quick and easy!

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Loving Thoughts (Autumn-Winter mini)

Cardstock: Cajun Craze, Basic Black, Glossy White

Inks: So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Black Staz-On

Other: Brayer, Wax Crayon, So Saffron Taffeta ribbon, Designer Buttons (Brights), Pink Hearts edgepunch, Linen Thread.

Thanks for Visiting

X Julia.

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June 20, 2012

Bordering on Romance – Bordering on Beautiful.

Posted in Cards tagged , , , , , , , at 9:18 am by bejewelledcreations

This set is so pretty. *sigh*. And it’s so enjoyable to colour in too. Here, I’ve used Blender Pens and ink pulled form the lids of the ink pads.

Now it’s not just the children who can enjoy their colouring-in – you can too! I believe that even though the Blender Pens are used, that this is also called Watercolouring (which is weird ‘cos we’re not actually using water. LOL) I think it’s to do with the finished effect. Don’t quote me on it though or sue me, okay?

Don’t forget that you can use the VersaMark ink pad to use as a background colour on your cardstocks. You’ll notice the faint flowers on the Baja Breeze cardstock – that’s done with a VersaMark Pad.

Stamps: Bordering on Romance

Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Ruby Red, Whisper White

Inks: Baja Breeze, Ruby Red, Basic Grey, Old Olive

Other: Ruby Red Seam Binding, Blender Pens, Designer Buttons (Twitterpated) – Autumn-Winter mini, Linen Thread, Basic Jewels~Pearls

Thanks for visiting

X Julia.

June 16, 2012

Totally Wicked Boots!

Posted in Cards tagged , , , , , , , , at 9:10 am by bejewelledcreations

These boots are wicked!

I made this card especially for mum – “Just Because” (she’s wonderful!). She loves boots of all kinds and has a particularly wicked pair of Victorian style boots which made me think of her when I saw this image.

Would you believe it if I told you that this is another Napkin card? Yes! *I Know!!!!* Totally awesome.

Wicked Boots!

This design of napkin was given to me by a craft friend, Jenni to try out. I’m loving them!! This one has four boot/shoe designs on the ONE napkin so you can get four different cards from the ONE napkin!!! *I know!!!*

Again, the napkin is separated down to the thinnest top layer, glued onto thin cardstock and then made into a card. I used a second napkin of the same design and cut around the boot to raise it on Dimensionals. I added embellishments of a puffy flower, Trinket Key and Crown, Ribbon and some Designer Series Paper (Newsprint from last year).

Wicked Boot, puffy flower.

My daughter (11) was horrified that I was using such pretty trinkets (the key and crown) on a card! She thought they were too special to give away – hhhmmmmm, sounds like me a little bit. I do have a bad habit of not wanting to give away the special embellishments (because they’re just so damn CUTE!!!), but I’m getting better at letting them go. *sniff*.

The puffy flower is made by punching and layering 6 scallop circles on top of each other, securing with a brad and then scrunching five of the scallops tightly. Gently open up a few layers until you’re happy with the result.

Thanks for visiting.

X Julia

June 15, 2012

Now for something a little bit different…

Posted in Cards tagged , , , , , , , at 9:06 am by bejewelledcreations

Here’s a card I made simply for fun – well, I make all my cards for FUN but this is one that I won’t be showing in workshops or demonstrations. A lovely couple of ladies (*waves to Linda and Jenni*) from a group that I’ve done a couple of workshops for have used napkins to make cards. Yes, NAPKINS!!! Seriously, these ladies make the most beautiful cards! I simply *had* to give one a try….. or two or three or four.

Napkin card. Yes, I *know!*

All the work is done for you – on the printing of the napkin. All I did was peel apart the layers of the napkin until I had the top-most layer with the design on it, then I adhered it to a piece of cardstock with my Anywhere Glue Stick and gently rubbed over the napkin to get any crinkles out. To be honest, if you have a crinkle or two it actually adds to the aged look of the card. I glued another napkin to another piece of cardstock (I used confetti white) and cut around the flowers to adhere up on dimensionals. I finished the card off with a bit of Kindy Glitz, Rose Red Seam Binding ribbon, a bit of Bling and a puffy flower made from an old dress-making pattern that I no longer needed.

Sewing Pattern Puffy Flower

These cards are fun to make and feel really nice – almost like fabric. It’s hard to believe it was ever a napkin!

I made some others from napkins with SHOES on them!! Yes, Shoes!!! I know!!!!

I’ll post them soon.

Thanks for visiting.

XX Julia.

June 14, 2012

Oh so Elegant Bird.

Posted in Cards tagged , , , , , , at 9:37 am by bejewelledcreations

Ahhh, I am LOVING this bird die from Stampin’ Up! *sigh*. No really – it’s so cute and super easy to use and make into a card. (There seems to be a theme happening for my recent posts – easy cards!) YAY!

I thoroughly enjoyed making this card; I felt a real sense of peace and satisfaction as it all came together. What I like about this card is that I haven’t used a sentiment – it can be used for any occassion. Great to have on hand for that forgotten birthday or event that crept up on you.

I’ve taken the colour scheme from the Twitterpated Designer Series Paper – I was too lazy to come up with my own combination so I stole Stmapin’ Up!’s LOL. The colours that co-ordinate with Twitterpated DSP are; Pear Pizzzaz, Basic Grey, Island Indigo, Riding Hood Red, Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze and Whisper White. I simply reduced my combo to basically Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze and Riding Hood Red.

Images © 1990-2012 Stampin’ Up! ®

Images © 1990-2012 Stampin’ Up! ®

Stamps: Fresh Vintage (SAB – retired now) you could use any fancy stamp to replace it though.

Cardstock: Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red

Inks: Basic Grey, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red

Other: Twitterpated Designer Series Paper, Big Shot, Elegant Bird BIGZ die,

Doily Triple Layer Punch, Very Vanilla Binding ribbon, Spritzer tool, Neutrals brads, Designer Buttons, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Snail adhesive.

Thanks for visiting.

XX Julia.