Card Cafe with Kimberly Crawford!

Card Cafe with Kimberly Crawford!

Hello Scrapbook & Cards Today readers! Kimberly Crawford here and I am thrilled to be sharing in the Card Café with you today! I am currently having an obsession with all things copper! The color is perfect for fall cards, especially with Thanksgiving quickly approaching!

Fall Copper Cards Kimberly Crawford for Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine

In the copper color, I found this new-to-me product called wax paste. Wax paste is a paste that you can apply to just about any surface to add a metallic shine. I used it two different ways on my cards today and I cannot wait to share how to create these beautiful looks!

Fall Copper Cards Kimberly Crawford for Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine

On my first card, I added the wax paste to an intricately die cut piece of card stock.

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Once the image was cut, I applied the paste to the surface of my card stock with a paintbrush. Wax paste can be layered. You can add a very light coat, or make the entire piece of paper a solid copper color. For this die cut frame, I opted for the lighter look.

When using the wax paste, please protect your work surface as it will stain your cutting mat or countertop. It will take about 15 minutes to dry.

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Here you can see the different between the basic card stock and the paper where the wax was applied.

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The detail it brings out is beautiful!

Fall Copper Cards Kimberly Crawford for Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine

Knowing that the wax brings out embossed details in die cut images, I wondered how it would work on heat embossed stamped images…it works well!

Fall Copper Cards Kimberly Crawford for Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine

To create the subtle plaid copper background on this card, I began by heat embossing my image with clear powder. You could repeat the process for more depth, or even use ultra thick embossing powder. Anything to raise the stamped image from the card stock.

Fall Copper Cards Kimberly Crawford for Scrapbook & Cards Today

You can see where the wax paste was applied to the raised edges. While I used a paintbrush for the die cut frame, for this, I used my finger. I feel it gives me more control. You will get the wax paste in the non-embossed areas, but I think it adds to the shine.

Fall Copper Cards Kimberly Crawford for Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine

Who is ready to add shine to their cards this fall? And for those already making holiday cards, the wax paste comes in gold and silver, along with other colors!

Thank you for hanging out with me today!

Kimberly Crawford

Supplies:

Blessings Card: Stamps (Hero Arts-Picnic Blanket Bold Prints), Ink (Tsukineko Versamark Watermark), Dies (Hero Arts-Gothic Vines Fancy Die with Frame, Blessings Stamp & Cut), Wax Paste (Art C-Copper), Card stock (My Favorite Things-Cranberry Crisp), Patterned paper (Pebbles-Jen Hadfield Homemade Simple Life Barn Wood), Vellum (My Favorite Things), Die Cutting Machine (Sizzix Big Shot), Nuvo Metallic Drops (Copper Penny), Adhesive (Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L-EZ Runner Permanent Strips, EZ Runner Permanent Dots)

Thank You Card: Stamps (Hero Arts-Color Layering Thanksgiving, Picnic Blanket Bold Prints), Ink (Tsukineko Versafine, Versamark Watermark), Dies (My Favorite Things Cross Stitched Rectangle STAX, Peaceful Greetings), Wax Paste (Art C-Copper), Die Cutting Machine (Sizzix Big Shot), Nuvo Metallic Drops (Copper Penny), Color Pencils (Prismacolor), Embossing Powder (Stampendous Clear Detail), Adhesive (Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L-EZ Runner Permanent Strips, EZ Runner Permanent Dots, 3D Foam Squares White)

 

2017-09-28T10:50:36+00:00

16 Comments

  1. Francine September 28, 2017 at 10:10 am - Reply

    Oh, this is neat. I haven’t heard of wax paste before, but awesome! Does it take long to dry? This is a definite must try. Thank you!

    • Kimberly Crawford September 28, 2017 at 10:38 am - Reply

      Hi Francine! You brought up an excellent question, that I should have addressed! I apologize! Yes, it does take a little time to dry. Maybe 15 minutes or so. Thanks for the comment!! 😀

  2. Barbmac September 28, 2017 at 11:34 am - Reply

    Yes! This stuff is mesmerizing, magical and so scrumptious! I love how big of a difference just a little of it makes! TFS!

    • Kimberly Crawford October 1, 2017 at 2:47 pm - Reply

      yes, a little goes a long way! 😀 So much fun! 😀

  3. Angela September 28, 2017 at 11:48 am - Reply

    These cards are just lovely. Thank you for sharing!

    • Kimberly Crawford October 1, 2017 at 2:47 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Angela! 😀

  4. Glenda September 28, 2017 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    Wow, I was blown away by this cool technique. I must look for this paste.

    • Kimberly Crawford October 1, 2017 at 2:48 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Glenda! The paste can be found in big box stores, or your local scrapbooking stores. There is this version from Art C, but also a lovely one from Prima. 😀

  5. Stacey Kowbel September 28, 2017 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    Great cards! Love the technique with the wax paste.

    • Kimberly Crawford October 1, 2017 at 2:48 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Stacey! 😀

  6. Nina Oelke September 28, 2017 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    Beautiful cards Kimberly! Love the technique 🙂

    • Kimberly Crawford October 1, 2017 at 2:48 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Nina! 😀

  7. mjbself September 30, 2017 at 6:22 am - Reply

    Wow – I love Copper and will need to try out that Copper Wax Paste. Cards are fabulous – thanks for sharing!

    • Kimberly Crawford October 1, 2017 at 2:49 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much!! Copper is my current fall obsession. Its bad! 😀

  8. Teresa Medeiros October 3, 2017 at 10:33 am - Reply

    These are beautiful! And thank you for including the supply list! I love that die cut frame and never knew about wax paste either!

  9. Holley Downs October 4, 2017 at 11:09 am - Reply

    I love your cards! So very beautiful and elegant! TFS!

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