Friday, April 4, 2008

Hero Arts Card Exchange for April

I pulled out my white crayon again yesterday and did a One Sheet Wonder (a.k.a. Double Time) project using the crayon resist technique with some of my Hero Arts stamps. It didn't turn out as I had envisioned it, but it's not bad.

The technique involves daubbing dye ink onto glossy cardstock which has strategically placed white crayon marks drawn into the stamped images. Here's what my page looked like right after I did the coloring:

... and here's what it looked like after I took a piece of paper towel and buffed the cardstock to remove the excess ink and make the crayon "pop":

Then I chopped up my page and made it into seven cards. This first one uses the biggest chunk of the glossy, and I dressed up the centers of some of the flowers with Stickles.

My oddball card for the day -- the only one that's pink instead of green:

Cardstock colors are Green Galore, Pixie Pink, and Basic Black.

The colors I sponged onto the glossy are YoYo Yellow, Tempting Turquoise, Almost Amethyst, Pixie Pink, and Green Galore.

I ran across a new way to use the corner rounder punch as a border, and thought I'd experiment with it on this next card:

And, of course, a card with the Rumi quote on it:


Keely said...


Anonymous said...

cool beans...stickles! fonda

rush8888 said...

we will have to revisit that technique. we have focused on quilting, but it is time to clear space for some quality card-making using our new stampin' up! sets!