Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Brick Wall Wax Paper Embossed Card

This past weekend, I had a card class where we made wax paper embossed cards.  I just love the technique.  It's quick and simple and gives the illusion of texture, but it's actually flat.  This is the first of three cards.

To do the technique:
1.  Emboss a piece of wax paper using an embossing folder;
2.  Layer the embossed wax paper between two card fronts (whisper white) (you will get two cards out of doing the technique once);
3.  Place the wax paper "sandwich" between two pieces of copy paper;
4.  With a hot iron, with NO steam, iron the wax paper sandwich in circular motions for about 20  seconds;
5.  Peel the two pieces of cardstock away from the wax paper.  The two sides of card stock that  actually touched the wax paper are where the wax image will appear.  It will be VERY light and you won't be able to see it readily;
6.  With ink on a dauber or on a sponge, using circular motions, rub the card front and watch the image appear magically!

Some notes:
-  Embossing folders that have large designs work best -- lacy, brick, floral, etc.  I tried to do the technique with an embossing folder with little stars on it, and you could not tell they were stars.
-   Be sure the iron is hot and that NO STEAM is used.
-  Do not over iron the paper; the results will not be good!  About 20 seconds is fine.
-  Be sure to iron around the edges as well.  (In my sample above, I did not press the edges well and you can tell that the design did not come through.  It ended up working well with this folder though and actually looked good with this design!)

Cardstock:  Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
Ink:  Cajun Craze; Mossy Meadow; Hello Honey, Chocolate Chip
Stamp Sets: Watercolor Wings; Butterfly Basics
Embossing Folder: Brick Wall
Punch: Large Oal
Framelit:  Buterfly Framelit

As always, I'm happy to answer any questions you may have about this project or technique.  Please check back tomorrow for another card from the class.

Happy stampin'!

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