Sunday 26 May 2013

Embossing and Gilding Wax

You know all those small, A6 card blanks lurking in your stash that have been there since the dawn of time (or possibly before!)?  We've all got them, they were probably a bargain or came in a goody bag.  Well....... I'm going to use them up!  One or two at least, maybe as many as two or three!  Ta da!  Here's the first card I've made in ages using one of these little blanks, the great thing is that they're the perfect size for cardstock embossed with small embossing folders, which is what I've used here.
This is a bit of a departure from my usual style, there's not a Promarkered image in sight.  I was crafting over at Mum's, and we felt like getting a bit messy, so we cracked open her new gilding waxes.  I embossed a piece of kraft card with an Embosabilities folder, then simply rubbed on two colours of wax with a tissue, to pick out the design.
Next, I had a good rummage through Mum's punches and dies and found this lovely Martha Stewart border punch and a Spellbinders rolled flower, neither of which I have, so I availed myself of their use!  I also managed to purloin a scrap of lace, a length of ribbon and a little Frayed Burlap Distress Ink for the edges of my blank, oh and some crinkle kraft for the flower!  Don't worry, I'm not an evil daughter, she get plenty of mine!!!  I added the buttons, stick pins and pearl in the flower's centre when I got home.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Totally Papercrafts - #168 - Buttons
As You Like It - #2 -  Fave Colour Combo.  This changes all the time for me, but brown and teal is one that I return to time and time again, I really love kraft and try to sneak it into as many projects as I can!
DRS Designs - #71 - Punches
Moving Along With the Times - Embossing
Anything Goes - #93 - Make Your Own Background
Eclectic Ellapu - Handmade Flowers
That Craft Place - Dies and Punches


  1. gorgeous card Wendy - I love gilding wax but not so sure about the smell lol xx

  2. Gorgeous card Wendy, lovely colours and design. Great bto see something different but as always a perfect creation from you, Kate x

  3. Lovely card!love the embossing!!i too have a crafty mum which is great for sharing and borrowing!!!x

  4. love it wendy.really gorgeous design, your embossing and flower are stunning ;D

    xx coops xx

  5. hehehe, I know what you mean about changing your favourites!!! Fab card, and love the huge flower.
    Thank you so much for joining in with our favourite colour challenge.
    My blog : Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for As You Like It Challenge.

  6. Oh what a lively border & gorgeous flowers!! Thank you for joining the DRS Designs challenge!

  7. A fab card as always and very pretty too

  8. Stunning card, love your colour combo,embossing and the handmade flowers are wonderful. Thanks you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu in our hand made flower challenge. Hugs Tania (DT) xx

  9. Perfect colour combination & love the way the colours are highlighting the embossed texture.
    Thank you for playing with us at MAWTT!
    Red, DT.

  10. Oh that is lovely Wendy! Gorgeous card.

    Thanks for sharing at That Craft Place this time.

    Susan x

  11. Lovely card, so elegant and pretty.

    Chris xxx

  12. Really nice card, lovely colours and design.

    Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes

  13. what a pretty card - love the colours
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for our Embossing challenge
    Lisa x

  14. So pretty! Love the colors and the embossed background! Thanks for playing with DRS Designs this week!

  15. So pretty! Love the colors and the embossed background! Thanks for playing with DRS Designs this week!


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