Monday, November 10, 2014

Resist Technique and a Giveaway!

This giveaway for this post is now closed and winner is posted here. Please enjoy the following video!

  Good morning! Today I will show you how to do a crayon resist technique with my A Year of Flowers 2 set.  The sketchy, whimsical style of these seasonal flowers is perfect for this technique!  You will love having these pops of color on your holiday cards, so easy for mass production.  This technique is traditionally done with a white crayon and glossy cardstock, but I have found that in a pinch, you can substitute regular white cardstock and a white pencil, producing slightly softer but still beautiful results.  Greeting is from Fabulous Holiday Fillers.
I am also giving away one 2015 calendar from CardMaker, which features a resist technique project by me (and cards from other designers you know, like Theresa Momber!)  This 12 month, 12 projects calendar includes detailed instructions for each card, as well as little known holidays in addition to all "the biggies", so fun! Winner will be drawn randomly and announced here Wednesday, November 13th To enter, please leave a comment below.  Subscribers to my blog and Youtube channel get an extra chance.  Sign up today if not already!


CardMaker Calendar 2015

Supplies:

Gina K. Designs A Year of Flowers 2 and Fabulous Holiday Fillers stamp sets

Gina K. Designs  Cherry Red, Black Onyx, and Fresh Asparagus ink pads

Gina K. Designs Pure Luxury Kraft  and White (or glossy) cardstock

Adhesive and foam dots, white crayon or pencil, tissue, sponges, scissors, adhesive pearls 

Thanks for visiting today!

74 comments:

Becky said...

I love this technique. I made some of the lattice cards with leaves, and love how they turned out, but this is gorgeous with the poinsettia. It looks like a quick and easy card to make for Christmas. I can see these in my future. Thanks for sharing. :-)

Mimi Brewer said...

Who knew coloring outside the lines could be so beautiful! Thank you for the video.
Mimi

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Beautiful card. I love all the poinsettias you've done - they are such fun to color. Thanks for the great video.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Beautiful card. I love all the poinsettias you've done - they are such fun to color. Thanks for the great video.

scrappinmommom said...

Melanie, I have never tried this technique, but it looks so easy and obviously is quick and so very pretty. Love the poinsettias. Thanks for a great video.

Dee a Stampin said...

Melanie, I love the crayon resist technique. I had forgotten about this technique. Thanks for the demonstration!!! Beautiful card!!!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

It has been eons since I tried the crayon resist and I want to thank you so much for reminding me how lovely it looks. Your card design is super wonderful and I am going to try and make myself a few similar with this technique. I always love poinsettias for holiday greetings!

Sharyn Polesel said...

This is so gorgeous and one I know I will be making this year! Thanks so much for sharing. It's beautiful and easy!

Joyce Evans Erb said...

Thanks so much for sharing. I have to try this, your card looks fabulous!

Nana Griffin said...

I love this card and the video. Will have to get some kind of a waxy white pencil or crayon as I do not have any or any children with crayons. sure do want to try it though, looks like fun and quick.

Nana Griffin said...

Also I am a subscriber to your blog.

Judy Woodland said...

Oh, wow, I would LOVE to win that calendar!!! Thanks for another great tutorial - you always inspire me!!

Lorraine Purcell said...

Great video, Melanie! Your videos make it easy to duplicate your designs. I love stamping flowers! I'll be raiding the crayon box!

mtscrapgal said...

Lots of poinsettias are flowing around the designers this year. I guess I'll be current since I'm using one on my cards. This technique is perfect for the sketchy flowers. Thanks

judy said...

Lovely card!! Thanks for the inspiration and reminding me that I should use the crayon resist technique more.

judy said...

I subscribe to your YouTube channel and really enjoy your videos!

Lisa K said...

Awesome video! I have done crayon resist with regular cardstock and never glossy cardstock. I like how you showed the pencil and the quick coloring of the image. I subscribe to your blog as well as your You Tube channel already. Love both! Thanks.

Iris said...

Gorgeous card - thanks for sharing the technique.
isoscia at aol dot com

Amy McCue said...

This card is just beautiful. I love the white highlights and loose color of the sponging. I think I have this set, so I will give it a whirl.

Judy Sander said...

I love this card. Think I will try it on the glossy. I have a little of that left in my papers. This will add a few quick cards to my stack that are not so quick to make. Thanks so much.

Kelly O'DONNELL said...

Thank you for taking the "oh no...not all the mess of the resist technique" out of the resist technique..lol. I love the natural grace inherent in your cards. I did not know you have a youtube channel. Do I just google that for info on how to join?

Jeanne Elenbaas said...

the white crayon just makes those flowers pop. I will definitely need to try this technique. Thanks for resurrecting it.

Debbie Lou said...

Beautiful card and great stamp sets!

Lagene said...

Beautiful card, I was amazed at how quickly it came together!

Beverly Perdue said...

Wow! Just love how you used the crayon/pencil resist technique. Your card is so pretty. Thanks for the inspiration. I'm going to give this technique a try.

Marla H said...

Lovely card Melanie and so fast, but looks so much more detailed. I'll have to borrow my grandchildren's crayons. Thank you so much for sharing.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Love your holiday card. How sweet! Thanks also for a chance to win.

Bea Connor said...

As always you did a beautiful job. Liked the technique and anxious to try it. Thanks!!

Denise Bryant said...

Love the looks of this.... very pretty card! Thanks for sharing the technique! The calendar sounds awesome!

Denise Bryant said...

I am already a blog follower!

Denise Bryant said...

I signed up to subscribe on YouTube also!

Jan Castle said...

Wonderful and helpful video on making your beautiful card!!!!
Hugs,
Jan

Sue D said...

Very pretty card. I like the technique you used.

Sue D said...

I subscribe to your blog and YouTube channel.

September Whisenant said...

I always enjoy your videos. I generally always learn something new and am inspired to try it myself. Gorgeous card and a technique that is new to me so definitely a win-win.

Carole Renneker said...

Awesome card Melanie!! I love all your cards though. I CASE a lot of them. I get a lot of pleasure just trying to copy them. :) Thanks for sharing.

Irene Grau said...

Like others have said, who knew coloring outside the lines would look so good? I was sitting with my mouth open watching you just go at those flowers with the scissors...and then seeing how good it looks. And here I've been meticulously fussy cutting for nothing! lol I always enjoy your videos.

Irene Grau said...

I subscribe to your youtube channel

Irene Grau said...

I subscribe to your blog via email as well

Debbie said...

love all you r videos, you make it look so easy but the cards turn out so beautiful thanks
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Debbie said...

I subscribe to your blog and You Tube follower
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Cheryl Wright said...

What a fabulous technique! Thanks for sharing!

Chris said...

Something easy to do to make a lot of beautiful Christmas cards. Thanks for sharing.

Roz said...

I followed you from Gina K's blog. I love this card and how easy you made it look. I love giving color to my cards, but sometimes I just don't want to spend tons of time coloring. You've given me great inspiration. Thank you.
Roz

Patti Cunningham said...

Wow, I love your calendar concept. And your card is just beautiful...and easy! Thank you!

Patti Piscopio said...

Love it!! I had seen your rosé lattice card and bought the stamp sets as well as your book. You make it so easy to create fabulous cards. Patti P.

Sharon Tyler said...

I love this technique and haven't used it in awhile but see I have to bring it back out. Thanks for the reminder of how much fun it is.

Deanna Lauderdale said...

I had never heard of the resist technique, but am going to go get me a white crayon. I love it!!!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Ohhh this is stunning! I love resist techniques! Thank you so much for the chance!

Loretta Rush said...

Beautiful card! I really like this technique. Card is very prettying and looks quick and easy! I always enjoy your stamp sets. Thank you!

Julie Allen said...

Oh! A Year of Flowers 2 is one of my favorite stamps. I love seeing different ways to use it. The Poinsettia card is beautiful. I can't wait to make this card. I'm off to a quilt class right now, but I will be back in my craft room by noon.
Thanks so much for all your techniques and inspiration.

J. Salvato said...

I love this technique. I can't wait to share this with my Thursday scrap group!

Would love to win! On my way to Pinterest to see your posts!!!

Thanks for sharing. :)

barbara macaskill said...

LOVE this technique and will be giving it a try as soon as I get into my craft room!!! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win the Cardmaker 2015 Planner!!! Have a crafty day!

Iris said...

Thanks for sharing the video and your gorgeous card.
isoscia at aol dot com

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Joe Last said...

love this sentiment and technique. fast way to color and still add depth to the card

moms said...

I would love a calendar, I really like your project. Thanks for sharing it with us.

annieb said...

Great idea for multiple cards during this busy season. I watch all your videos and enjoy each one. Thank you for sharing all your talent. Would love to have the awesome calendar too.

Dawn S. said...

Lovely card! Thanks for showing the technique in a video and for the chance to win.

Lynn said...

this seems like a simple idea with lots of punch! TFS

Sharon said...

Beautiful card and what a fun technique! Thanks for sharing!

Dee said...

The subtlety of the colorings of the poinsettias and leaves are what "make" this card so appealing. This is one technique I must revive! Thanks for your inspirational videos.

sherri said...

what a wonderful quick and pretty card, thanks

Evelyn said...

I never would have thought of treating the leaves/colored area in that way. It looks great! Thanks for continually giving us new techniques to try.

Donna said...

Gorgeous card and I enjoyed your video. I use my year of flowers set often, definitely a favorite set.

Rosy Newlun said...

Aloha dear Melanie,
After all this time, I don't remember ever doing this technique even though I think Gina did a video on it :) So I am going to do it, thanks so much! It looks easy, but the results are FABulous! Best wishes ♥

Isha Gupta said...

Pretty card, fab coloring and nice technique. Loveit!

Marsha Freer said...

Fabulous card and tutorial today, Melanie! Love your card...so pretty. Thanks for the chance to win such an awesome calendar!!

Wanda Calderwood said...

Thank you! This is a really nice, easy card to make. With different flowers and colors and sentiments, it will have a variety of uses.

Julie Pluemer said...

I love this card. Plan to make some as my holiday card

Joni said...

Your Christmas cards is beautiful. You made it look so easy and I just might try it. Thank you for sharing the great video.

Carol Hodgkins said...

Love this card and technique. So happy that I can do it with regular card stock and don't need to use the glossy!!! I always learn so much from watching your videos. TFS!!!

stamping sue said...

I do like resist techniques. thanks for the chance to win a calendar.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Carol said...

Beautiful card! I appreciate tutorials using previously released stamp sets and not just new releases. I subscribe to your YouTube channel and try to never miss one.