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Friday, September 28, 2012

September Elements Challenge - Thank You


Today's card was inspired by the September Elements Challenge on the Paper Wishes Message board.  It started with a die-cut piece of waxed paper like this (Spellbinders Fair Isle Pendant):
I placed it on a piece of white card stock, covered it with a piece of paper, and ironed it to transfer the wax to the card stock.  Then I threw away the waxed paper.  At this point, I wasn't at all sure the technique was working.  I had felt that there was less wax on the piece of waxed paper, but I couldn't see anything on the card stock.  Then I rubbed a distress ink pad (Dusty Concord) over the card stock.  Magic!  The wax kept the ink from being absorbed completely, giving a lighter color where the die-cut wax had been transferred to the card stock.  It looked like this:

I glued this piece it to my card front. Then, as you can see in the next picture, I added a couple more die cuts that had been stenciled with the distress ink. The top one was added with foam tape to give more dimension as you see here:
I created a greeting label by cutting, embossing, and stenciling the smallest die in the Resplendent Rectangles set by Spellbinders.  I then stamped the greeting (Tiny Words and Images from Hot Off the Press) with white opaque ink (Daisy White by Close to My Heart), and added it to the card over top of a piece of decorative ribbon.

To complete the card, as you see it at the top of the post, I used an opaque white gel pen to go over the stamped greeting and to hand draw a white border around the waxed image and the corner dots.  A few Jewel Dazzles completed the card.

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