Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Coral butterfly

I had to do a wax resist card for a swap. Instead of just crumbling the wax paper, I ran it thru an embossing folder to transfer the design in wax, then sponged on Cameo Coral ink to reveal the resist design.  In my opinion, a bit of it goes a long way, so I used just a strip on this card. It's accented with two different designs of adhesive paper lace. The butterfly is black embossed and watercolored with Cameo Coral ink, with Bliss Blue around the edges.

I'm entering these challenges:
Butterfly Challenge #29 -- butterfly and lace
Catch the Bug Sketch 309 -- sketch
Whoopsi Daisy -- Things with Wings
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge -- coral
Papertake Weekly -- anything goes with option of no patterned paper
Loves Rubberstamps #150 -- anything goes
Clear it Out -- anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #181 -- anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday -- Anything Goes


  1. Beautiful card love the wax resist technique. Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy and we hope to see you again soon. Jennifer DT member

  2. The wax resisted strip down the side looks lovely. The butterfly looks striking embossed in black, then coloured with coral ink. Beautiful card.
    Liz - Butterfly Challlenge #29 - Guest Designer. xx

  3. Your waxed design looks just like part of a lace hanky. I love the effect and the colour is a super shade. Gorgeous butterfly. Thankyou for fluttering by # 29. Hugs Mrs A.

  4. very pretty card, so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  5. What a pretty card I love the colours. Thank you for joining us at WhoopsiDaisy Challenge.
    Debs DT Member xx
    {Debs Cards}

  6. Beautiful card, thanks for playing along in our Stella Says Sketch challenge at Catch The Bug.

  7. Wow! I'll never look at waxed paper the same again! What an innovative technique and it really adds such a great feeling of elegance to your card. It pairs beautifully with the butterfly and I love the delicate look of the whole thing. It still has energy and movement and I really enjoyed your post. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  8. Wow Sandy, that wax paper trick is the bomb! Love what you did with this pretty design. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Loves Rubberstamps this week. Come back and see us again soon. Hugs, Wends x Loves Rubberstamps DT

  9. I need to add waxed paper to my grocery list!! :)
    A lovely card. The coral and blue work beautifully together, and that resist technique is truly fabulous. Wonderful! Thank you for sharing your work with us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.



  10. Such a beauty! So excited to have you sharing with Loves Rubber Stamps this week!
    Tons of Hugs, Dangina

  11. Wow, this is so stunning! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  12. I remember looking at this before and then I got distracted. It is still just as lovely today! When I saw the later card I didn't notice the wax resist was in a design and now I wonder how I could not have noticed?! It is way cool!


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