Vera’s Technique of the Week: Wax Emboss Resist
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Hello there, creative peeps—Vera here. Today, I have a card to share with you using the “wax emboss resist? technique. I just love the result of this fun & easy technique.

Let?s take a look at my card first.


For this technique, you?ll need:

  • Card base
  • An embossing folder
  • Waxed paper
  • Ink pads
  • Sponge/ink dauber
  • Iron
  • Die-cutting machine

Here?s the how to:

Waxed paper

1. Cut a piece of waxed paper to the same size as your card base. Then place the waxed paper in between your embossing folder and run it through the die-cutting machine.

2. Place the embossed waxed paper in between a folded card. To protect the cardstock, I place a piece of thin fabric on top of it and then iron the whole piece for 10 seconds. Tips: You could also use a sheet of regular paper in place of the thin fabric. I set the iron on maximum heat and make sure it?s not on steam mode. Once this is done, you can discard the waxed paper. The awesome thing is you will end up with a positive and negative side that you can use. Trim the cardstock panel.


3. Using a sponge or ink dauber, rub ink all over the panel. You can use just one color or you can also do a color gradient. As you can see from the picture, the embossing pattern transfers to the card and once the inks are added, the pattern is revealed.

4. Once the panel is colored, adhere it to the card base. To finish my card, I added a cute little stamped birdie. I punched the bird out with a circle punch it and placed it in one of the circles on the background. I finished the design with a sentiment and some enamel dots.

Fun technique, right? I am loving this technique right now and have done a few panels this way and they are ready to be used. I’m so glad that I can use my iron for something fun besides ironing clothes. 😉

I hope you enjoyed today?s tutorial and if you give it a try, let me know. I?d love to check it out. Thank you so much for making the CardMaker blog a part of your day. 🙂


Supplies used: Singing Bird stamp from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps; Henna embossing folder from Hobby Lobby/The Paper Studio; Cuttlebug die-cutting machine from Provo Craft. 

5 Responses to Vera’s Technique of the Week: Wax Emboss Resist

  1. Shelly K says:

    What a FUN technique! And such a sweet card! Thanks for sharing!

  2. LauraJane says:

    I’ll give this a go…looks interesting!

  3. Pam L says:

    This technique sounds(and looks) very cool!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. Laurie says:

    What a cool technique. I love the card and the technique seems easy enough.

  5. Sandi says:

    Very cool and now I don’t have to try and buy resist paper.
    Thanks for sharing!

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