Sunday, April 13, 2008

Leaf Card using Crayon Resist

I've been busy this weekend. I've finished two cards and one scrapbook page. But (fortunately for later, unfortunately for now) two of the items are Design Team items that have to remain TOP SECRET for now. But I did want to share this card with you!

For this card I...
1) Cut a strip of white glossy cardstock
2) Stamped the leaf randomly onto the cardstock using black ink
3) Waited for the black ink to dry
4) Used a white crayon and colored in all the "crevices" in the leaf images and highlighted the edges of the leafs
5) Sponged on olive and vineyard berry inks
6) Used a paper towel and "scrubbed" off the crayon (which then leaves those areas white since the ink resists it)
7) Folded a green base card, sanded it, used scissors on the edge to distress it
8) Layered the leaf strip on white and then black cardstock
9) Did faux stitching along the bottom edge.
10) Adhered the strip to the card base.
11) Stamped the greeting

All done! See, wasn't that simple??? :-) Actually it wasn't difficult and it looks amazing in person! If you've never tried crayon should try it. I'm always pleased with the outcome.

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Kristine said...

This turned out soo good!! :D Really nice card for either a Fall occasion or a masculine one. GOOD JOB!!

Littlekel90 said...

Very nice! I love the colors -- always have loved the rustic/earthtones. This is a great idea with the crayon resist. I have used it before but with more color. I really like it with the black. GREAT job.

Marcia said...

Wow Jane - crayon resist is one of my faves and you have done a great job. This card is awesome, turned out so great.

Ying Pang, said...

I love this style of card, beautiful!

Tickle Me Pink said...

This is incredibly beautiful!! I love the stark contrasts and the down to earth colors! You did an amazing job with that crayon resist!