Crayon Birthday

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A big congrats to Barb, the newest Featured Stamper (FS386) on Splitcoast! She has a lovely gallery and I chose THIS card to case. I kept the oval and similar colors but I used a vertical layout and made a melted crayon background (a cousin of encaustic wax) for the WT485 challenge, instead of using designer paper. 

This was the first time I’ve tried the melted crayon background and I loved playing around with it. I made quite a few…it was hard to stop! Since I really like how this background turned out, I kept everything else simple…a greeting on a white frame and some die cuts. I don’t think I’ve had this much fun with crayons in a long time! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Congrats again, Barb!
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps –Happy Birthday (from Everyday Small Words 469J)
Paper: X-Press It white, glossy white
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Cheery Lynn Dandelion dies, Cheery Lynn Pretty Pretty Bows die,  Spellbinders matting basics A & B, petite oval dies, crayola crayons, craft iron

 I’m also entering this in the Simon Says Wed Challenge- Anything Goes!

4 Responses to Crayon Birthday

  1. Julie – great card and super case! Love what you did with the crayons. I have not tried this technique. It looks very intriguing. I was blown away by my selection as stamper of the week. As far as I know I have never been before. Thanks so much for playing along and leading me to your blog.

  2. What a stunning card Julie! You’re crayon background reminds me of a Japanese watercolor painting. Just amazing.

  3. Oh my goodness what gorgeous results, Julie! Love your resulting card, too – thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  4. I have no words for how utterly brilliant and beautiful this is!!! ~ Laurel