Monday, April 30, 2012

The Last of the 2012 Occasions Mini - an Anniversary Card

There are so many fabulous items for sale in this Occasions Mini. (Hurry! Today is the last day to purchase from that catalog!!!)   Often while doing dishes, folding laundry, vacuuming the living room, even food shopping - I dream up ideas on how to put items together - certain color combinations or stamp sets with die cuts, etc.  In real-life, I do not have the time to "put my thoughts to paper" of nearly half the creations that I want to make.  But this one is one that I did finish and have to share.

Inspiration for the design of this card came from fellow demo, Chris Smith.  I also tried a technique that I saw on France Martin's blog called crayon resist.  We made this card at my downline meeting a few weeks ago.  Here it is:

For the first time in years, I got out the humongous box of crayons that my kids have rejected, you know, all the broken crayons with missing wrappers that you save knowing that they'll be needed some day for a special purpose.  Well, my purpose was to dig through the box and find a white crayon suitable for use in this project. It didn't take me long to find one.

After I stamped the image I added dots and lines with my white crayon, then I colored in the image with various markers.  Then I used a tissue to wipe off the excess color from the crayon-ed areas.  My skills at coloring still need to be honed.  But I think I did an okay job for the first time.

The Large Paper Doily Sizzlits is so pretty in real life! Getting all the bits and pieces out of the card stock does take a bit of time.  But it's all worth it!  And I love how the 2 1/2" circle punch layers so well with the doily.  This card is going to Judy, one of my stamp club ladies who just celebrated her 50th wedding anniversary. 

Stamps: Bordering on Romance, Petite Pairs
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Glossy White
Ink: StazOn Basic Gray (non-SU!), Riding Hood Red, markers - Riding Hood Red, Blushing Bride, Regal Rose, Melon Mambo, Garden Green
Accessories: Big Shot, Large Paper Doily Sizzlits, 2 1/2" circle punch, Riding Hood Red Pleated Satin Ribbon, Sticky Strip, white crayon

As for that grande box of crayons, I have melted some down into muffin tins to re-use them.  But we have WAY more than we can ever use!  If anyone has an idea on how to re-purpose crayons, please share it with me.

Happy Stamping!



bensarmom said...

What a beautiful card Susan. I sure wish I could get my doily to work.

Margaret said...

I love how you offset the doily and you did a wonderful job with the crayon resist! (still haven't tried this...) Your colors on this are beautiful and the pleated satin ribbon really finishes it off nicely!