Friday 30 December 2022

Wet and dry embossing


Hi everyone, I hope Christmas was a happy time for you and that 2023 is a good year for all of us.
It's been a hectic topsy turvy year here so I hope it all settles down next year lol!

I managed to get some time in my craft room and had a play with this impresslit butterfly and some waxes to colour it. I added some gilded foundry wax as highlights and heat set it to bring out the shine.(I added the antennae from a Memory Box butterfly die!)

The background is also embossed and the diecut sentiment was inked with versamark and embossed with aged black embossing powder.

I'm linking up to these challenges:


Sizzix 3D butterfly impresslit; Crafts 4 U stitched rectangle die; Darice crackle embossing folder;
Art Alchemy antique brilliance wax in red amber; Ranger foundry wax-gilded; versamark ink and Frantage aged black embossing enamel; happy sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


Pat said...

This is really beautiful Cathy and I love the look of the wax with the red tone underneath and the gold tone over the top which highlights it so prettily, and it looks great over the crackle embossing in the background, also the aged look to the heat embossed sentiment adds even more interest. I hope you had an enjoyable Christmas and that life is calmer for you in 2023. I look forward to visiting you then and thank you for all your visits to my blog which I really appreciate. x

Mrs A. said...

This is beautiful with the waxing. HAppy New Year to you. Hugs Mrs A.

Brenda in IN said...

This butterfly is gorgeous. The foundry wax just shines so beautifully.

Liz said...

Lovely card Cathy, the butterfly is beautiful. xx

Jane.D said...

What a beautiful card! I love it! Thank you for sharing and playing along with us at AAA Birthday, hope to see you in future challenges too. Take care, keep crafting and have fun! Happy New Year!

foleysfriend said...

Beautiful birthday card. I'm loving the textures and dimensions. Super clever idea to mix the dies (to add the antennae). Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers ~ Birthday Challenge.

sue n.

Loll said...

Gorgeous butterfly with the waxes, Cathy! Happy New Year! xx

Gail Hutchinson said...

Cathy your card is a perfect example of wet and dry embossing. Thank you for joining in Bizzy Bec's Blog Challenge and good luck. Gail DT

Ashwini Rao said...

Gorgeous card and the two types of embossing look pretty amazing as well. The shine of the embossing and the waxes really stands out! Thank you for sharing this card with us at the Happy Little Stampers Anything goes with Dies challenge!

Vicky Hayes said...

The wax has made your butterfly really glow Cathy! What a gorgeous look. Happy new year to you too. Here's to a peaceful one with no drama please! Vicky x