I told you I would be back. I didn't get to stamp today like I had hoped. Instead I was knee deep in an Easy Bake oven (yukko food!) and my son's Science Fair project. Both not my favorites, however I did put a big ole' happy face on for my two kids as they were so excited to work on their projects. Believe me when I tell you that the Easy Bake Oven was a science project too. That stuff should not be eaten.
Onward to two more techniques.
Crayon Resist was one of the first techniques I tried way back when (7 years ago) when I became a demonstrator. I love this technique because it's easy! Grab your brayer and let me show you!
Stamp image with Black Stazon (or Basic Black-heat set) onto Glossy White cardstock. Keep in mind this technique works much better with line art stamps. Steal a White Crayola Crayon from your child's Crayola box. (Keep it! They will never know it's gone!) Take the White crayon and go around the edge of your stamped image. This is all personal choice how you want it to look. Remember the ink is going to resist the crayon. Ink Brayer with color of choice. Go over the stamped image a couple of times with ink. Take a Kleenex (or Toilet Paper if you wish!) and wipe off excess ink. The ink will not take to the area that the Crayon is around. So Pretty! Once I finished there I took my favorite wheel in the whole wide world (Very Vintage) and rolled it across my stamped image. Then embellish your card as you wish. There are a few of my favorite things on this card. Love the Tiny Tags set and the Beautiful Butterflies die cut. That die is just to die for. So fun.
The next technique is…
Note the bottom of this card. That is the Faux Embossing Technique. I could probably shoot a video and explain this faster, but we will just work it out here… for now.
Find a wheel that you love. The wheel I used is another favorite and VERY well loved in my stamp room called Forever Flowers. It's a beauty. I inked up the wheel first with Rich Razzleberry ink and found the SEAM on the wheel. You want to match the seam up to the edge of the paper. THIS is very IMPORTANT for this technique. Once the SEAM of the wheel is lined up, roll across your cardstock. Clean the wheel. Now ink the Wheel using the Whisper White Craft pad. Find the SEAM and roll directly over the image you just wheeled. The card above was done perfectly (WOW-WEE). The card previous to that one is in the garbage. This technique can take a few tries. Be patient. You will end up with a beauty. Try this technique on Scrapbook pages. It gives a GREAT look. I used the matching stamp set on this card and it's also one of my fav's. It's called Together Forever. Love the images in this set.
Okay, I have to share a few fun pics from my last demo meeting. I held this meeting on Saturday and I just love my team. I wish all my team buddies could be with us on this day. They are always missed. I will share the Meeting Make n Takes tomorrow.
Queen of Sales:
Can you tell these are very happy gals? Look at the big smiles. They worked hard!
These two crazy women save my life more times than they know. The are experts at the paper cutting and always help to make the meeting a smooth process.
Punch Art Peggy! AKA Peggy Sue!
This great lady can get down and silly with punch art.
Happy Stampin' Gals!
Kristy brought back her guest…. hmmm… looks like Anja likes us! 🙂
So there ya go! A glimpse into my demo meeting. Stay tuned. I'll give you a little more peek with the amazing talent these ladies produce and our make n takes tomorrow.
Have a FABULOUS week!