Monday, May 4, 2009

Embossed Wax Paper Resist

Today's Technique Challenge at Splitcoaststampers gave me a chance to add another card to the Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge today! The background was created by running a sheet of wax paper through the Cuttlebug using the Congratulations embossing folder. The paper was then ironed onto a sheet of glossy white paper and brayed with Real Red ink by Stampin' Up.

I stamped the mortar board with Basic Gray and Memento Tuxedo Black. The tassel was created by wrapping black DMC floss around a fork and knotting. I cut out the hat, wrapped the end of the tassel around a brad in the center of the hat, and attached it to the card front with dimensionals.

Stamps: 3 Step Graduation and Mix It Up! by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, Glossy White, and US White by Stampin' Up

Ink: Real Red and Basic Gray by Stampin' Up, Memento Tuxedo Black

Embellishment: Brad, DMC Floss, Dimensionals

Tools: Cuttlebug Congratulations Embossing Folder

6 comments:

  1. Very cool technique Lynn!! Looks great with your grad card! :)

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  2. Very nice card, Lynn! Love the look of the background!! I also love how you made the tassel. TFS~

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  3. Fabulous card Lynn, neat effect with the wax paper. Thanks for passing on how you did it! Your handmade tassel is the best! :D

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  4. Wow, this looks fabulous and a wonderful way to help someone celebrate this big day in their lives. And of course, your cards are real keepers.

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  5. Love the effect of the wax paper...definitely need to give this technique a try! Great grad card!

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