Kelli Wolfel
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator (610) 323-3215

August 3, 2010

Picture Purse

 This is a sample of the picture purse that I will be featuring in my next round of classes.  I learned it from a teammate in Michigan!  I love the the fact that it takes so few supplies (1 sheet of 12 x 12 DSP  and 1 sheet of 12 x 12 cardstock and then a little extra of each to create the flap on the purse) to create this cute purse!  I have not yet added pics, but I will!  This would make a great baby or wedding shower gift!  Any teacher would love to get this at the end of the year from her class!  Birthday, Mother's Day, Father's Day, and/or Christmas would all be appropriate holidays to use this as a gift!  Best of all, they can be personalized to match the receiver's personality and tastes!  Let me know what you think that you would use this purse for! 

August 1, 2010

Now I Know What to Do with White Crayons!

Do you remember when you were a child and you would get a brand new box of Crayolas?  You opened them up right away and started on your next creation!  It seemed like they needed sharpening within hours!  Except for.....
the white crayon!  I never seemed to use the white crayon!  Ever!
Well, now there is a use for that lonely white crayon!  This technique is called White Crayon Resist ! 
I used glossy cardstock but you can use plain white.  You stamp your image in black, then color as you like.  Once it is colored, you go over any parts of the image that you would like highlighted or to have the color pop!  In my card, I colored over the entire flower image and traced over the stems as well.  Next, I chose a color for the background and sponged over the entire image and around the image.  You then "buff" the image with a paper towel!  Voila!  The wax in the crayon resists the ink that you spread over the image and you get bright colors in your flowers and a cool white highlight around the entire flower.  This is a 3 x 3 card that I thought would make a great gift tag!  Go dig out that unused, lonely white crayon and have some fun with it!