Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Faux Wax Seals With Embossing Powder & Using Negative Space

Many years ago I went through a phase of putting faux wax seals made with embossing powder on lots of cards. Having ran across some packaging ideas on Pinterest using wax seals, I thought I would give it a go again for a card front. As I was contemplating filming a quick tutorial, I ran across one that was very well done by a Canadian Stampin' Up! demonstrator named Tracy Elsom. Click HERE to see her tutorial. 

For "seal" on the card above, I tore a piece of paper, then did the exact steps she shows in her video. The photo below shows the stamp & set I used to get the impression on the seal. I also made a matching envelope from a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock. My Envelope Punch board is really getting a work out lately. 

Close up of the embossed seal:

Before I die cut the pine needles from the  Christmas Pines Bundle, I stamped some random splatters on a piece of Cajun Craze using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and an image from the Artisan Textures stamp set. After I die cut the images, I realized the negative spaces on that piece of paper would make a great card front. This is how I came up with the card below. 

I think it worked out great! I used a sentiment from the Rooted In Nature stamp set, but this would work for many different occasions. 

I think they look good enough together to give as part of a gift set. What do you think?

You can make this too! (If you are reading this in an email, click on over to my blog post to see supplies.)

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1 comment:

  1. I love your card, when I first saw it, I thought...Lump of Coal! This would be a great Christmas card for the naughty person at Christmas. TFS!!


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