A 2-For Background (wax paper)

Now into day 2 so going to give you a 2-for.  *plus I have fixed my Follow me button so feel free to follow me!

I finished the Beyond Basic Backgrounds class from AltenewAcademy.com last week.  Check out their classes. You cannot beat the price and the instructions are first rate.

So I made the first “HELLO, Beautiful” card using wax paper cut with a detailed background die. (PoppyStamps Luxe Background)  I then placed the cut wax on a piece of white paper, putting a piece of scrap blue paper on top to run through the laminator.  This gave a beautiful design on my white cardstock that I could then put watercolors on for a wax resist.  Gorgeous background!!!!  I did use my Spectrum Aqua markers on an acrylic block for the water coloring.  The sentiment is from SugarPea Talk is Chic stamp set.

As I was cleaning up my work area – okay, the next day – I found my blue piece of scrap paper with a beautiful tone on tone wax finish.  It was so pretty I put in on a GinaKDesigns Ocean Mist card base and pulled some glittery things from my stash.  I stamped the sentiment from MFT You Were Meant to Sparkle in Versafine Deep Lagoon and embossed it with Hero Arts Sparkle embossing powder.

wax-paper Added tip – my wax paper.  When I started crafting, one of the first things I purchased was a box of hamburger patty wax paper dividers. Best non real craft purchase yet.  Using them with dies was all the rage at that time, although now it is said that it can damage them.  But I use them for EVERYTHING messy.  I have them in one of my nearest drawers to just grab when I stamp, color, glue stuff, emboss, and add sequins.  I have non stick craft mats of course.  But I love being able to just toss them in the trash when I am done.  So mostly for gluing intricate pieces.  I put a dab of glue on the wax paper, grab an old sponge piece and just dab on the back of the cut die piece.    When my wax paper is icky enough, to the trash bin.  I grabbed one of these for the wax resist and it is the perfect size to run through my Big Shot.  And it does help some when using intricate dies to put a piece between the die and the cardstock.  (see warning above)

See you next time  — Mary Kay


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