Jul 6, 2014

Punches and dies for Penny Black and More

Happy July everyone, and finally a new card from me :-). I apologize for having been such a bad blogger recently. Hubby is back to work now after 2 weeks of vacation, and so things are slowly getting back to normal. I have been busy working on new cards, which I will show you later this week.

Today's card is for our new challenge at Penny Black and More.
 
- Dies and Punches-



Hope you'll join us. We have some fabulous prizes up for grabs again as always, and you can enter up to 3 times for more chacnces to win.

Here is what I created.
The image stamp is from the clear set "Hello Friend" by Penny Black.


In one of Penny Black's recent posts (just a few weeks ago) they where showing how to create a melted crayon background. Since that was one thing I haven't tried before I decided to give it a try for this challenge. I didn't have the Faber Castell crayons that they showed this technique with, but we have more than enough crayola kids crayons around the house, so that is what I used.

 If you are unfamiliar with this technique, I will explain how I did it.
First I covered the surface of my iron with aluminum foil. (You don't have to do this if you have a craft iron.) Next I heated up the iron until it was very hot, then I unplugged it. I simply rubbed crayon onto the aluminum foil on the iron, which melted it right away. I simply swiped the iron onto card stock (I used a heavy 110lb card stock. In the video that I saw they recommended glossy card stock, but it worked just fine with my recollections card stock which is very heavy.) As you can see I used green on the bottom part and blue on the top part. This did use quite a lot of a crayon, and I don't think I would want to buy expensive crayons to do this technique with. Crayola crayons worked perfectly and they are cheap. It was really fun to try this technique and I love the vivid colors. I might end up purchasing a craft iron though because I just don't like messing with the aluminum foil.


I kept the card pretty simple. I added a negative die cut to create a sort of frame using a nestablities die and some MME designer paper. Tucked the sentiment (Whimsy Stamps- Boy Talk) under the frame. To finish it off I added a layered punched flower (MS) using the flower punch and a leaf punch. Inked up the edges of the card using black ink and then adhered to my card front.

Playing along here:
Animal Friends Challenge -  dog and / or cat
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes  
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes 
 Addicted to Stamps and More - Make Your Mark (with markers, pencils, chalk...) I used copics and crayons
Thanks for visiting,
have a great day!!

15 comments:

  1. Oooo super and thanks for instructions of how to do it too, Luv Sam x

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  2. aww, cute card ellie! i love the polka dot paper and the vivid colours of your background; it looks so textured - sounds like a fun technique.

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  3. Your card is beautiful and very sweet. I love the cat.
    Thanks for joing us at the Animal Friends challenge. I hope to see you again.
    Hugs
    Kuni

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  4. What stunning colours Ellie, they really draw the eye and the design is very nice as well.

    The new sewing machine is going well and have used it for a few cards.

    B x

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  5. So cute thank you for joining the crafty girls challenge. Good luck, Alana DT member

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  6. Such a fun card! You did an amazing job with this technique, and I love the happy colors!
    Thank you so much for playing along at ATSM this week! I hope you'll be back again soon!

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  7. A wonderful, bright creation Ellie.
    happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  8. This is so cute, love the die-cutting and coloring!:)

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  9. What an amazing technique. I haven't heard of the before so thanks for sharing. I love all these bright colours you have achieved with the crayons and then you image is so adorable! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

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  10. so cute, thank you for joining us at crafty girls challenges, good luck
    caroline dt

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  11. Fabulous background, have to try one day... lovely card.
    Congrats on your new DT projects;-))m

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  12. Really cute :) Thanks for playing with Addicted to Stamps Challenge!

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  13. This is a wonderful card!

    Thank you for your contribution to the Animal Friends Challenge

    greeting

    Sternenglanz

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  14. Eine wundervolle Gestaltung und Umsetzung. Mir gefällt Dein Werk sehr gut
    Hab lieben Dank fürs mitmachen bei Animal Friends
    Grüße Vanessa

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