Monday, 11 April 2016

Wax Paper Background

This week for the StampTV MIUM challenge we are to use the wax paper background technique. Gina showed a video this week with this technique. I am also entering this in the Mod Squad Blog challenge - What is in your background? and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Happy Birthday.

I tried a few embossing folders before I was happy with the background. Basically you take a piece of wax paper, crumple it up, smooth it out and run it through an embossing folder. Then you sandwich the wax paper between two pieces of cardstock and iron it to transfer the wax. Then you sponge ink over the background to reveal the pattern.

I stamped the cake image onto a die cut and matted it with a black scalloped oval. I attached this to the background with some foam squares, made a bow and attached it with a mini glue dot. I layered the background onto a piece of cardstock and attached it to a white card base.

Supplies used:

Gina K. Designs: Happy Birthday to You stamp set; Lipstick ink; Lipstick and White cardstock; die                                cut shapes from a grab bag
VersaFine Onyx Black ink
Alora Couture creations Circle Leaves embossing folder
Scrapbook Adhesives Black foam squares
Mini Glue Dot
ribbon from my stash
wax paper


  1. Gorgeous card Dawn, I love how you made the background! I need to find some wax paper, or make some! the whole design of this is stunning! what a great technique! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  2. I watch Gina do this background too, but have not tried it. Yours turned out amazing. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Mod Squad Challenge. Good luck, and hope to see you again.
    Barbara, Mod Squad Challenge Host.

  3. This is so gorgeous. I love the results you got. I just made some backgrounds this afternoon but I am not sure my wax paper is a good enough brand as I did not see much of the crinkled look from the wax paper. I am almost out so I think I will get the kind Gina used. I still like my backgrounds though even if there is not a lot of crinkle in it.


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