For those of you already experiencing those summer temps, today’s card should be refreshing. I chose to use the Winter Stream stamp set because it was so perfect for the older technique I wanted to share with you. Do you remember Crayon Resist?
There are many resist techniques but this is a very simple way to keep your inks from an area. I stamped the image with Versamark Ink on white glossy cardstock and heat embossed with Cerulean Embossing Powder. You want to use glossy cardstock so you can remove the crayon later, if desired, and it also really makes the ink colors pop. If you plan to remove the crayon, you may prefer to stamp your image with a permanent ink, rather than heat embossing. However, if you choose to emboss your image, do not forget to use your Static Free anti-static pouch to keep the powder from adhering where you do not want it.
Now you can use a simple white crayon to color those areas you want to remain white. The wax in the crayon will resist your ink. I have to admit that I searched my whole craft room for a crayon and did not have one - hard to admit when you work with kindergartners. However, I did have some wonderful oil pencils and this worked the same way. I colored the areas that were snow or ice, and added a little to areas in the stream. I purposely did not color the areas solid so a little ink could settle in to give some shadow/dimension. After coloring, you can start adding your ink. I used sponge daubers to add various shades of blue, starting with the lightest and working more on the edges with the darker colors. When you are finished, lightly wipe over the image with a paper towel to pick up excess ink and then you can rub to remove the crayon, if desired. If you use the oil pencil, you cannot remove it.
I heat embossed the sentiment, once again using the Cerulean EP on glossy cardstock, and die cut with Sizzix Ornate Labels. I inked the center and edges.
To complete the card I layered my image on white cardstock and added Dimensional Glue and Diamond Dust Glitter around the edges of the image panel. I did the same on some of the snow and ice. When this was dry it was layered on dark blue cardstock that was embossed in two corners with a Die’sire Regal Corner Embossalicious Embossing Folder and layered on the white card base. The sentiment was popped up in the top corner.
Have some fun with this technique!
I entered this card in the following challenge:
Crafty Creations Challenge #291 – Embossing
Craft Your Passion Challenge 266 – Always Anything Goes
Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog LTSCB #56 - Anything Goes!
Sister Act Card Challenge #110 - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiment Designs Challenge – "Anything Goes"
TTCRD Challenge – Anything Goes