Saturday, April 16, 2016

Lighthouse on the Waves

     I have been making cards using the components of Carta Bella's "Old World Travel". For this card I used the embossing folder - Compass. 
     I used the embossing folder in a unique way. I did a wax paper technique.
  1. Trim 2 pieces of heavy card stock to 3 3/4 x 5 inches.
  2. Cut a piece of wax paper slightly larger.
  3. Wad / crinkle the wax paper, then flatten.
  4. Emboss the wax paper using an embossing folder.
  5. Sandwich the wax paper between the 2 pieces of heavy card stock. Fold a piece of printer paper in half. Place the sandwich inside and onto a hard surface capable of handling high temperatures.
  6. Pass an iron set to the highest setting over the printer paper with the wax paper sandwich inside. 
  7. Discard the wax paper keeping track of which side of the heavy card stock was next to the wax paper. 
  8. Distress the card stock with any distress ink. 
     This makes a fun background. I made a "great divide" using the wave stamp from Gina K's: Ship to Shore. I used ribbon and a wood ship's helm as embellishments. 

Inside of Card

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  1. I thought of trying this exact technique myself but couldn't lay my hands on any wax paper!It looks v effective and I love the EF you used.
    TFS @ Cardz4Galz. :0)

  2. Really great background to go with your lighthouse! All the elements go together so well, you have quite an eye for that!

  3. This is a super design with great use of the embossing folder. Thanx for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Galz.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx