Cardmaking

Distress Crayons

Hello, Crafty Internet! Today I am sharing a card inspired by a YouTube account I follow by Tracy Mae Design. Now, it has been a year since anything new was posted on the account. However, the videos there are wonderful tutorials for card making. She did a video series on Tim Holtz Distress Crayons and the cards were fantastic. I have the entire set of Distress Crayons (I caught a great sale) but haven’t done anything with them other than put them into a nice storage container so I can look at them and say to myself: One day I will make something with these and it will be grand.

Then I go back to reading my romance novels on my phone.

Don’t judge me.

Anyway, today I am using a technique I saw Tracy use where she used a blending tool to add the crayons to a card panel through a stencil. Full disclosure, my card is not much different from hers. Actually, it’s not much different from the one I created here. It is not the design that is different. Sometimes it isn’t the design of a card that gets changed, just the materials used to make it. Also, the colors for the card were influenced by the My Creative Scrapbook Kit for February. I saw sneak peeks online and the kit looks like it will be a lot of fun.

Here are the ingredients:

The stencil is from Prima Marketing and I love it. I use this stencil in a lot of projects. It is probably one of my favorites. I taped the card panel down to keep it straight while applying the color.

I also had to tape down the stencil because it kept moving on me and my circles were in danger of becoming not circles. To apply the colors I scribbled some spots on the plastic lid and used a blending tool to apply. It worked amazingly well. I had a brief moment of worry that the crayon would not apply evenly, but it did. The plastic lid was the perfect tool to use as a non-stick surface to put down the crayon and pick up with the blending tool. I will use it more often, I’m sure.

Here is the finished panel. I was very happy with the way the colors turned out.

Here is the finished card. The sentiment came from the Big Hello die from Simon Says Stamp cut from black cardstock. I layered the die cut 3 times to make it a little sturdier and add some dimension to the card. I thought to add some foam tape to the back of the panel but decided it was enough without it. Not everything has to be popped up on foam, Sarah.

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed the card today. Let me know what you think of it in the comments below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sarah

 

 

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