This week Keith and I got a surprise gift certificate to a local restaurant, Marche. So I put my new Paper Crafter Crayons, Distress Stain and LaBlanche paper (my new favorite for stamping!) to good use on a thank-you card.

Sara Naumann blog paper crafter crayons

I love this easy technique because it’s fast, simple to do and gives a great effect. (Plus I just got this pretty stamp and it printed beautifully on the specialty paper.)

Here’s what I used:

Paper Crafter Crayons in Neutrals

Fred Mullet Thistle stamp from Creative Imaginations

La Blanche Specialty Stamping Paper

Archival Black Ink from Ranger

Distress Stain in Pumice Stone from Ranger

Joy stamp from A Muse Artstamps

Tiny gold brads

Green ribbon

Cardstock: Green, peach

Here’s how I made the card:

1) Scribble gold and peach crayons across a piece of specialty stamping paper. Stamp the thistle with black, then color the top of the thistle with more gold and peach. Apply Distress Stain across the card. The crayons act as a resist; you can blot the stain or let it air-dry. Add the “joy” stamp.

Sara Naumann blog paper crafter crayons

I love the effect of the crayon resist. At first I thought I’d never use the peach crayon, but it’s become my favorite.

2) Add a tiny brad at each corner and mat on pale peach cardstock. Tear the bottom edge, wrap with green ribbon and place on a folded green card.

Here’s another look:

Sara Naumann blog paper crafter crayon card