Sunday, July 5, 2009

Embossed Wax Paper Resist

I went way out of my comfort zone to try a new technique. One of the Technique Challenges on SCS was Embossed Wax Paper Resist (TLC219). Scroll down to the #1 post for instructions.

I'm usualy not one for anything that sounds like it might be messy but the results I saw in the gallery were beautiful so I thought I'd give it a try. Basically, you run a sheet of waxed paper and an embossing folder through your Cuttlebug, Big Shot, etc. You place the embossed waxed paper between two pieces of glossy cardstock shiny side facing in and then iron over the paper. Remove the waxed paper and throw it away. Run your brayer over your ink pad then over your ironed cardstock. The image appears like magic! You may have to run the brayer over your glossy cardstock several times. Wipe with a paper towel to remove excess ink and you're ready to create. You will end up with a postive and a negative image.

I decided to use the darker image and combine it with last Tuesday's Color Challenge CC225 Krafty Saffron Nights. (Kraft, So Saffron, Night of Navy), and one of the images from The Cutting Cafe's Happy Birthday 40 Ways set. Having those Birthday images printed out and ready to go made this card super fast with no worries about uneven or crooked stamping. I'm the worst for that. My brain loses something between the right and left sides. :-( In addition,
I can make the sentiments any size I want! How cool is that!?

A really fun and easy technique that I will definitely try again. Be sure to try it out!

Blessings and Happy Stamping!!

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Mary Beth said...

Thanks for showing this technique, this looks like fun!

Enfys said...

This is such a fun technique, and your card is lovely, very elegant.
En x

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