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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Blog Candy Giveaway at Hand to Paper

We had a lovely dinner with friends yesterday, sat through a torrential downpour of rain, but were rewarded with the most incredible fireworks sponsored by one of our local car dealers. It was a wet yet wonderful 4th of July celebration. The peach cobbler tasted as good as it looked, thankfully, and with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.....mmmmm

Happy July 5th. No new creations to share with you today but I just had to tell you that Regina at Hand to Paper has, not only the cutest creations, but is giving away 4 (!!) That's Four downloads of your choice from The Cutting Cafe!!

All you have to do is leave a comment on her blog but hurry because it ends tonight.
There's also a patriotic blog hop going on beginning here that is sure to get your creative juices flowing for the Labor Day weekend.
Hubby is home today so back to work on the laundry room. Hope to have something to share with you tomorrow.

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