Tuesday, December 12, 2017

A Cardinal in a Pine Tree

One of my favorite card making techniques is using gilding wax on embossed images.  I find it relaxing to rub the wax over the raised surfaces for some reason.  I also found that if you make a mistake with the wax, you can easily  remove it with a rubber pencil eraser.

So, I first embossed the card panel with the Leane Creatief Pine Twigs EF then rubbed on the Holly gilding wax with my finger.  I started light and did several layers to get the darker color.  I then used a red distress marker and some gold Smooch to cover the berries and dots that were also embossed.

Products Used:

Leane Creatief Pine Twigs embossing folder 35.9746
Creative Expressions Holly gilding wax
Penny Black Merry Christmas
Frantic Stamper Small Birds
Smooch Gold Pearlized Accent Ink

I'm entering this in the Christmas challenge at Simon Says Stamp


Word Art Wednesday's Challenge

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann


  1. Beautiful! Sounds like a fun technique!

  2. This is so wintery and pretty Ann! The cardinal in the corner is a wonderful pop of color. I've still never tried gilding wax. Every card you've made using it is so pretty too!

  3. Love your gorgeous holiday card! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)