Wednesday, July 2, 2008

A Funky Punch edge (& More Cuttlebug Crayon resist )

Don't crayons make you happy? I've always had a special affection for the metallic ones. You can't really tell in the pictures, but they look really snifty with this resist technique. Shiney Shiney! Caw! ;0)


This is done with the Cuttlebug crayon resist technique
(Tutorial here):
  1. White cardstock embossed with the textile folder
  2. Rubbed with a silver crayon & a white one
  3. Sponged with a black craft ink wash
The white strip is cuttlebugged with the same folder and left as is (except for edging with a black marker) :0)

The ribbon on the card spine (on the left) is a mix of neutral coloured ribbon (from SU & the dollar store.) I just sandwiched it between the card & a piece of cardstock with good double-sided tape.

The ribbon on the card front is Stampin' Up!'s gingham ribbon (black & white) but since I didn't want that much contrast, I coloured it in with a black marker. You still get the gingham look, but darker:


The paper lace edge is made with SU's retired Square Steps corner punch. I could never get it to look right for corners, but I thought why not use it the way Julia invented with the corner rounder. You do this the same way: take the guard off and punch side by's easy to line up. For a little twist on the traditional look of it, I punched it out of thin paper with this text printed onto it, then edged it with silver sharpie & added faux stitching

The black flowers are made with the Three for You punch kit and dollar store gems (Gems stuck on with Crystal Effects. Flowers stuck on card with glue dots.)

The "Wonderful You!" sentiment is also on text paper. The "wonderful" is from Boho Backrounds and the "You" is doodled in marker. Then, it's punched with the word window punch & faux stitched.

Thanks so much for checkin' this out! :0)

P.S. I can't wait to show you the rest of the messin' around
I've been doing. It involves Gesso!


Tonniece said...

GET out!!!!, I've only just got all the paper off my crayons here. LOL

Love the card Mel, that punched layer is rockin, and all that ribbon is yummy. After blue, black and white are my all time fave colors combos.

Happy Thursday

Deb Wood said...

Very beautiful card, love it!

Anonymous said...

I love all of your ideas. I'm looking for my crayons now. I even have the cuttlebug.

Annapurna said...

This is awesome. It really looks like you have a piece of metal on the card.

My absolute fav with this technique is the black crayon on the white. You might just see a few in the coming days.

kathleenh said...

OMG Mel! I don't blog for a few days and look at all you have been up to! You've filled your blog with so many inspiring tutorials my head is spinning!

This project is gorgeous!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Wow, the punched layer is fabulous! GORGEOUS card!

Jennifer Love said...

You NEVER cease to amaze me with your talent and creativity. Fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Your ideas cease to amaze me, my lady. Oh WOW! I am telling you, you've got the best technical tuts in the www.

Anonymous said...

Terrific card. Thanks for all the technique ideas. A dear friend is going to lend me her square punch to try out. Guess since it's retired, I'll have to punch out a boodle of edgings.

Kim Etherington said...

Hey crazy crayon gal... loves these crayon techniques. I'll have to still some of the girls and give it a try!

Teri said...

Ooh, love the black & white combo...such a classic. Love the punch edge too!

AnnMarie said...

Hiya Mel! Am loving all of your cool-i-o projects with the crayons lately! You are super creative! Hope you are doing well! Take care! Big hug! : )

Erum Tasneem said...

God! What do u eat? Extra creativity for dinner? lol
Gorgeous like always!