4/19 Crayon Resist for Mom

Late Night Stampers issued another challenge and this week it's to create Mother's Day cards. Well, that worked out well for me since I just happen to have a Flower Power class this week and one of the cards that my customers will make is this one. It's a Crayon Resist card and I will go through the steps that I took to create it.

First, I stamped my rose with Basic Black into onto Glossy White paper. This rose is from the set called Fifth Avenue Floral and it's on sale this month for 20% off! (yeah!) Then I stamped my Mother's Day sentiment from All Holidays using my Stamp-a-ma-jig to aid in its placement. I like to use the heat tool from Stampin' Up just to give my panel a quick hot blast so that I know the ink is very dry before going forward.

Use a white or clear crayon to follow the outline of the rose petals. This is probably the most difficult step in making this card because you can't "see" what you are doing! Sometimes if you hold the panel up to the light and do a squint thing with your eyes, you can just make out where you've been with your crayon. I find it easier to start at the center of the rose and work my way outward in a circle.

Now, it's time for the "magic!" Use a sponge dauber and ink up your rose in your favorite rose color. I picked Melon Mambo. The crayon "resists" the ink so you are left with a lovely white edging on your rose. Use a Kleenex to rub off any ink that clings to the wax residue and then you are done!

Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by to visit my blog!

To recreate this card you will need the following supplies from Stampin' Up:

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, All Holidays
Paper: Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Melon Mambo
Tools: Big Shot Machine, Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder, 1" Circle Punch, Sponge Dauber
Accessories: Melon Mambo Polka Dot Ribbon (I used the reverse side), Black Gingham Ribbon
Adhesives: SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Anonymous said…
Love this card...crayon resist is my favorite technique and you did a great job with it.. did you mount this card on anything or did you run the 1/2 sheet of c/s through the big shot?
Thanks for sharing
Tiffany Bauer said…
This card is beautiful!! Love that technique and that offset flower!! Great job!!

Stop by my blog today because I gave you a Sunshine Award!! You are one talented inspiring lady and I am very blessed to have met you at Founder's Circle!! Hope to see you again sometime soon!!!
Anonymous said…
What a great idea for using the crayons. Love the card and thanks for the idea.