Monday, May 9, 2016

Wax Resist and a Rose


I made this card for a friend who has been through a lot recently, and I chose to make the background using the wax paper resist technique.

I was card making when this came out years ago, and did not have much success - I am not sure that this is much better than those attempts - the placement of the sentiment is strategic!!

I used a cuttlebug embossing fold called retro circles, and sponged Barn  Door DI over the resist.

The sentiment is from Our Daily Bread Designs Healing Prayers set, embossed in gold, sponged with Delicata gold ink and cut with a die from the ODBD Filigree Frames set

The flower and flourishes are older spellbinders dies - sponged the edge of the petals with Barn Door DI before layering it and securing it with a brad.

I also 'winked' the flourish and flower with clear WoS

The sentiments I used inside, are from the ODBD  Faith Card Sentiments.  
Some Bakers Twine and sequins finished the card.

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  1. It looks lovely Maxine. The trick is in choosing the right folder. This one looks great.

  2. Maxine, your card is absolutely beautiful... and my most favorite part is the quote! Perfect!

  3. Maxine, This turned out top notch. The color is perfect for the layered flower. The sentiment should surely lift your friend. Thank you so much for entering your creative and beautiful art in the Word Art Wednesday challenge.
    Blessings, Carole

  4. Still fun to try such a technique again though? Love the background you made an it is a fine sentiment! Have a sunny day!

  5. A beautiful creation, Maxine. And such an inspiring sentiment.

  6. I've never tried the technique, but love your beautiful card. The color is gorgeous.

  7. Lovely card with great colors, I'm sure your friend will love this card!

  8. Beautiful card Maxine, love the technique and wonderful sentiments.Thank you so much for sharing with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Hope to see you again and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member

  9. Gorgeous! I was interested to read that your first efforts didn't work out great, neither did mine when I tried it. Keep thinking I must try again, and after seeing this, a bit more inspired to try again. Love the circle background with the soft coral color, and the sentiment is just wonderful to cheer up your friend. Remind her that she is not alone in the struggles of daily life. Love the pretty florals you've tucked on too! TFS & Hugs

  10. Beautiful! Love the background you made. I've never tried this technique yet. Perfect ODBD sentiment too.

  11. I think this is just gorgeous! I love the resist background- love the flower, and love the beautiful sentiment. SUch a wonderful way to say I care to your friend : )

  12. Beautiful Maxine! Love the wax resist technique, your results are amazing! This is such a lovely gesture and I'm sure your friend will be very grateful!! hugs :)

  13. HI Maxine, what a lovely card - I do love that technique and you have used it so well. A perfect sentiment and I am sure it is a blessing to the recipient! {{{hugs}}}

  14. Your card is stunning Maxine!! I am sure your friend will love it!! The flower, wax paper technique, and design are beautiful! The sentiment will be cherished! Thanks for joining us at ODBD!!

  15. Hi Maxine
    Your card is gorgeous with this beautiful sentiment.
    Thanks for joining us at ATSC.
    Greetings, Danoesja

  16. Absolutely stunning, Maxine - such a lovely card and a beautiful and soothing scripture. I'm sure it will bring great comfort to your friend ♥ i love your use of two different colors of bakers twine! Blessings!

  17. Beautiful creation - and loving the sequins added! Thank you for slipping this by at Word Art Wednesday for our Bi-Weekly Challenge where you may enter 5 creation week one and then 5 creations starting the following Wed for Week 2 - have a blessed week! Gail DT WAW

  18. Hi Maxine! I had been MIA coz of fever and cold, though now I am much better! ;) Your card is brilliant and love the added shimmer over the flower! :)
    Suchi xx

  19. Love this Maxine I am going to use your link as this sounds interesting and a great result.xx

  20. What a wonderful set of stamps, Maxine! This is ever so beautiful and uplifting - just what I needed today. Big hugs, Autumn

  21. Oh this is beautiful, what a lovely interesting card. Thanks for joining us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva

  22. Very nice card.
    Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations!
    Good Luck and hope to see you again.
    xx Valentina DT team xx
    Tinka's paper wonderlland

  23. Gorgeous Maxine! I love the sentiment!
    xoxo Olga

  24. I love everything about this card! Beautiful background, meaningful sentiment and such a pretty flower. It's a gorgeous card.

  25. Hi Maxine,
    A great use of the ODB Stamps, and yes I've had mixed results with the wax resist too, mine was because I couldn't get the right waxed paper here any more so gave it up. Ones I tried weren't usable. It's a great use of the folder too.
    Thanks so much for joining in Bizzy Bec's Anything Goes Monthly challenge,
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Bizzy Becs DT}
    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  26. Lovely card, love the background and your sentiment, Thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Chris DT x

  27. Fabulous project and love the colours and whole concept of this creation. Thanks so much for sharing at our current challenge. ♥
    Bizzy Bec Challenges DT{aNNie}

  28. Looks great to me never heard of this technique before----Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    Carol DT x

  29. love, love, love this technique too! Pretty!! <3

  30. I think this came out very nice. The colors are great, the sentiment so heartfelt and that die cut around it just wonderful. Very nicely done!

  31. Gorgeous result.. love your technique.. Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous project with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge #33.. Hope to see you again in our next challenge.. And Good Luck at the draw.. <3


  32. Love this background! I am going to have to look into how it is done! The bright color is perfect for our challenge.

    Thank you for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge for our Spring challenge.

  33. A wonderful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "card for a woman” challenge over at Come and Get it.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Come and Get It)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very hectic the past couple of weeks…


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