Faux Encaustic Cards

By  Lynn Roberts 

sizes: 5"x6-1/4"

  • Faux Encaustic Cards
  • Blue & Purple Card


  • Cardstock: tangerine; purple; turquoise
  • Inkssentials White Gloss Paper
  • Metal: large brad, any color; 3/16” fender washer


  • Stamps: Car Cube 1942 Ford stamp (B Line Designs); Butterfly Tag (Just for Fun)
  • Inkssentials Big & Bossy Clear Embossing Ink Pad (Ranger)
  • Tim Holtz Adirondack Color Wash Sprays (Ranger): Stream; Bottle; Denim; Eggplant; Terra Cotta (Car)
  • Tim Holtz Adirondack Color Wash Sprays (Ranger): Lettuce; Butterscotch; Terra Cotta; Wild Plum; Cranberry; Pesto (Tag)
  • Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Inks (Ranger): Stream; Eggplant
  • Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink Applicator (Ranger)
  • Embossing powders (Ranger): Super Fine Clear Detail; Purple Puffs
  • Inkssentials Heatit Craft Tool (Ranger)
  • Inkssentials Non-Stick Craft Sheet (Ranger)
  • Tweezers
  • 1. Cut turquoise cardstock to 6-1/4"x10"; score and fold in half. Cut 3"x5" purple piece and 4-7/8"x5-3/4" tangerine piece and adhere to card as shown.
  • 2. Cut 3-3/4"x5" glossy paper piece and stamp card image with clear embossing ink. Emboss image with clear embossing powder and heat tool.
  • 3. Spray puddles of Color Wash onto non-stick craft sheet; do not overlap colors. Swipe embossed paper over inked area; heat with heat tool.
  • 4. Continue swiping image over Color Wash and heating until desired coverage is achieved. Gently wipe excess color from embossed image as desired, leaving some for artistic effect.
  • 5. Use tweezers to pick up brad ends and heat head until hot; dip into purple embossing powder and reheat until powder puffs.
  • 6. Use applicator to apply alcohol inks to washer. Insert brad through washer and adhere to edge of car panel. Adhere panel to card as shown.
  • 7. For tag card, follow steps 1-4 using wine card and 3-7/8"x5-1/8" mustard matte.