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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Waxed Resist Sympathy Card

One of the things I find most amusing as I work to use up the wax resist papers I made, is that I love the leftover waxed paper pieces so much that I'm using them up first! Go figure! I'm SO glad I didn't just throw those out!  This card makes use of both. It also uses that lovely suede paper that comes from HOTP.  I LOVE the feel of that paper - and the way it can be cut and embossed with a die!

Waxed Paper Resist: I began by adhering the colored waxed paper to the colored cardstock of the same design. This REALLY gives depth to the design as the cardstock was colored with a different color than the waxed paper, and the waxed paper is translucent. I then used my dies to cut out the large square (Marvelous Squares) and the tag (Fancy Tags).  

Suede Paper: From dark green suede, I cut and embossed two pieces for the focal - the larger of the two was from Decorative Labels Twenty-seven, and the smaller from Marvelous Squares.  I then drew around the outside of the Fancy Tags die used for the sentiment and cut on that line - again out of the suede (I discovered that by pressing down on the die as I drew around it - even though I was drawing from the back - the front looked like it had been lightly embossed). I also cut several thin strips of this paper to use for borders.

White Paper: A large piece of white, embossed with one of my M-bossabilities folders, forms the background.  The large white frame was cut and embossed with the 2nd and 3rd largest dies from the Marvelous Squares set of dies, and the center mat for the focal was cut and embossed from one of the smaller ones in that same set.  For the sentiment, I traced the inside of the Fancy Tags die and cut around that.

Focal: After layering all my cut pieces, a few stickers from my stash complete the focal. Both white pieces are attached with foam tape for added dimension.

Sentiment:  The sentiment was stamped on the white piece of paper using black ink.  I wanted it to look more like the green suede, so I traced over top of it with a green pen.  Green ink by itself - at least the colors I have - would have been way too light and bright in color. Then I simply layered my pieces and attached them to the card. 

Borders: After attaching my suede borders to the card, I felt they needed just a touch more.  Using a leftover strip of suede paper, I first tried to tie a bow - but the paper tore as I tried to do that.  I WAS able to tie a loose knot, however, so that's what I used to make my "bow".

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