Serenity Beeswax Card

Materials

  • White cardstock
  • White tissue paper
  • Tiny black adhesive pearl
  • Vintage buttons: brown, clear
  • Fine twine: brown, natural

Tools

  • Wooden craft stick
  • Mini stapler and staples
  • Paper distressing tool
  • Stylus
  • Stamps: Artistic Outpost Serenity; Memory Box Heart Bird Keepsake, Vintage Record Sheet
  • Ranger Ink Pads: Tim Holtz Distress Vintage Photo, Archival Jet Black
  • Tattered Angels Mists: Chalkboard Decadence, Glimmer Jazz Blue
  • Ranger Melt Art Beeswax and Tools: Melting Pot, Project Pan
  • Adhesives: paper adhesive, clear dots

Basic Supplies

paper trimmer, detail scissors, ruler, pencil, heat tool, tweezers, small sponge, cardboard

Directions

Note

  • 1. Never leave melted wax unattended.

Card

  • 1. Make white top-fold card.
  • 2. Stamp black record sheet image over an entire sheet of white cardstock, re-inking stamp between impressions and stamping images side by side without overlapping.
  • 3. Re-ink and stamp record sheet over original image, shifting 1” to right to create layered effect. Repeat for each original impression.
  • 4. Follow manufacturer’s instructions to melt beeswax pellets in project pan.
  • 5. Place stamped cardstock onto a sheet of sturdy cardboard. Gently pour melted wax onto stamped background and smear over surface; use wooden craft stick to move wax as needed. See Photo 1.
  • 6. Place tissue paper over wax on stamped background. See Photo 2. Use heat tool to re-melt wax, adhering tissue to surface. Heat entire background. Holding edge of cardstock with tweezers, use heat tool to thin and move wax around. Turn paper as needed. (Note: An uneven application of wax will create more texture.)
  • 7. Spray surface with brown mist. Using heat tool, heat up background again. Holding edge with tweezers, use heat tool to thin and move wax and color. See Photo 3.
  • 8. Let background dry and cool. Tear away excess tissue paper and add additional layers of brown mist as desired; let dry completely. See Photo 4.
  • 9. Cut a 6-1/4”x4” panel from background. Distress edges with tool. Sponge edges Vintage Photo.
  • 10. Stamp black bird/heart image onto tissue paper. Spray with blue mist; let dry. Detail cut heart. Sponge edges Vintage Photo. See Photo 5.
  • 11. Stamp sentiment onto white cardstock; trim into thin, 3”-long strip with sentiment at right end. Distress edges. Sponge entire strip Vintage Photo.
  • 12. Using a tiny bit of paper adhesive, adhere heart to background. Adhere sentiment strip as shown; staple each end of strip.
  • 13. Using a stylus, poke four holes at top right and left edges of heart. “Sew” brown twine through holes in an “X.” Adhere background to card; staple each corner.
  • 14. Cut a 4” natural twine length. Insert ends through brown button, centering button on twine and making an “X” through buttonholes. “Sew” twine through clear buttons, leaving a bit of space between buttons; trim twine ends. Adhere buttons to card with clear dots.
by Suzanne Czosek
Serenity Beeswax card
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