Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Distress Crayon Tutorial!

I'm posting over at the Scrapendipity Way Of Life blog today, and since I picked up the Most Awesome Distress Crayons from Selena's truck last week I just had to share how I made this card with them!

I started off by taking a piece of Specialty Stamping paper, which is a little glossy and helped me move the crayons around a bit, but you could use a piece of white cardstock as well. I found some Heidi Swapp stencils and for the polka dots and hexagons I rubbed the crayon directly through the stencil. I rubbed a bit of the other crayons on the white areas and smudged it with my finger. Then, I took a baby wipe and wiped through the stencils to create a negative effect.

I used one of the crayons to edge around the piece of cardstock and then gently smudged it with my finger to blend it around the edge. I used my new Hero Arts Neon Ombre ink pad to stamp on these Tim Holtz butterflies and then shook on some clear Crystal embossing powder, which has a bit of shimmer in it. Another Tim Holtz sentiment stamp added detail to the front of the my piece, stamped in grey Archival Ink.

 Here's a close up of the finished piece. I added a bit of Pink Distress Marker inside the butterflies and a couple pink flowers at the bottom. I used the Distress Crayons to add colour to my seam binding ribbon, which Selena can get in by the roll! This is really my favourite ribbon. After rubbing it on I sprayed it with water and then rubbed it with my finger to blend it. The crayons don't automatically blend with water like the inks, but do blend when you manipulate them.

Thank you so much for joining me today! Have a fun and crafty week!

Linked to:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Shake It Up (embossing powder)
Word Art Wednesday - AG
DL Art - Thankful Thursday February Linky Challenge


  1. This card is great and would be perfect in the Coral & Aqua Challenge over at Classy Cards n Such. I hope you will link it up there. Come by to check it out!
    Here's a link:

    Sierra Winters

  2. This is such a beautiful card! And what a great tutorial! I just got the new distress crayons myself and worked with them for the first time tonight! LOVE them!
    Thanks for stopping by Jo's Scrap Shack and linking up in our Funday Friday challenge this week! Have a great day!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  3. OMGOSH Karla! Your card is GORGEOUS! I LOVE all the beautiful distress colors you used - Fabulous! Have a great day!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  4. oh wow Karla! this is awesome, I luv the background...just stunning! so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  5. Beautiful card :) The background is fabulous :)

  6. Forgot this :) Thanks for playing along with us over at Jo's Scrap Shack-Funday Friday Challenges
    Tina (DT)

  7. What a fun creation. Love the inking and stenciling. So blessed you joined our previous Challenge and hope you join us again in our current Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you with the encouragement only the Word of God can provide in James 1:12 which tells us, "Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him." Have a blessed weekend.

    JO ANN