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Friday, April 13, 2012

Wax Paper Embossing

I love this technique! I used the Tropical Paisley embossing folder from Sizzix. I placed a sheet of waxed paper inside the embossing folder and ran it through my Bigshot. Next, I removed the embossed waxed paper and placed it in between two sheets of white cardstock and ironed it with my iron on a no steam setting.
This transferred the wax to the cardstock creating a resist. Then, I used a blue distress ink on the cardstock in a direct-to-paper method. The ink didn't stick where the wax paper pattern was leaving me with this really cool kind of batik look. I wiped off any excess ink with a kleenex and I had two pretty pieces of background paper. Who needs designer paper, when you can make your own?


The stamps are from Flourishes, and the diecuts are Spellbinders, circles and labels eight. The punch used to create the edge is from Martha Stewart. I used Prisma Colored pencils to provide color. Did you wonder why I have such a small area of the stamp image in the circle? The top part of the image didn't ink properly, so I got creative. I finally mastered the cut out of the diecut image!

9 comments:

  1. How pretty! I love the way you have that flower outside the circle. This wax paper background sounds like fun. I never tried it before but now that I see your pretty background I really want to give it a try.

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  2. Hi Carole ! Wow, what a gorgeous card, and as usual it's colored so beautifully. I love the images and how you cut outside the circle, I think I would ruin it trying this. I'm excited to try the Wax Paper Embossing ! Thanks for the tutorial, now I have to find wax paper, it's a rarity in our stores. Have a great weekend ! Shirley x

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  3. This is so pretty! What a cool technique. I love your coloring.

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  4. So pretty! What a great technique! Tfs.

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  5. Hey Carole, this is soooo pretty! I saw the wax paper tech. earlier this week and have wanted to try it (just haven't gotten around to it yet.) Your's turned out really great, and that stamp you used is gorgeous.

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  6. Wow!!! Gorgeous!! What a very cool idea!! Your card is just beautiful! :)

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  7. What a cool technique!!! I love how the background and your card turned out. Great job!

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  8. You are so creative...what a cool technique..I need to try that.

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  9. That is SO COOL! Turned out awesome!

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