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Embrace The Next Chapter In Your Life Amber

We had the most truly amazing news about our granddaughter Amber’s ‘A’ Level results on Thursday and how proud are we????


She got an amazing … 2 A*s and an A.  How super cool is that???  Couldn’t get any higher sweets – you are a star yourself.

One A* was in Art, no surprise there!!!!  An A* in Graphics Design, again no surprise there as she worked so hard to achieve this.

The real surprise came with an A in English which she worked her socks off for.

Grandma and Grandad are extremely delighted and happy for you sweetheart.

She’s off to Arts University Bournemouth in September and we wish her all the luck in the world in her newest adventure in life.


Late for the FSC challenge this month because not long back from holiday with Andrew.  Went to Turkey and crafting was not even on the horizon.  So sorry girls.

FSC is resisting this month and it was the lovely Avril who picked the theme for this challenge.

Went for a very old technique where you use wax paper for the resist.  This technique is fabulous as it gives you an embossed effect but with none of the raised area, which means you can stamp without any problems.

Wax Resist

Ran the wax paper through the embossing folder first, then placed the wax paper onto a piece of A4 white card before ironing over the top.  Please put a silicone craft sheet over the paper before you put your heated iron on top.

You could always sandwich the wax paper between two sheets of cardstock (then iron over) this means you would have a negative and a positive of the embossed image.

This is how the A4 card looked after I blended DI’s picked raspberry, peacock feathers, spiced marmalade and mowed lawn over the top.

A4 Resist 1

The embossing folder used was an 8″ x 8″ so the ends of the A4 card had no resist wax on it.

When you get to this stage you can do anything with the cardstock … cut into quarters so you have enough to make 4 cards, die cut into tags or you can get at least 10 ATC’s from it.  Watch out for some lovely tags and ATC’s in the future, all using the above cardstock.

This is my card for the challenge, decided to use a different embossing folder for the background because I wanted to make an 8″ x 8″ card.  Also used different coloured DI’s.

A little bit steam punky and if you click on the image you will be able to see that the embossing folder used is full of clock faces.

Steam Punk

All stamps and inks used are from the Tim Holtz range, the white on the card is acrylic paint and the border of the card is machine stitched with black thread .

Here is another card which I made a few weeks ago and the background is done using the exact same technique, an embossing folder and wax paper.

I would love it if you hopped on over to see all the DT’s work as they are simply stunning.  Also don’t forget that the winner of this challenge has $20 to choose anything they like from Flonz’s store.


8 Responses to “Embrace The Next Chapter In Your Life Amber”

  1. Sandra says:

    Lovely to have you back Shirley and I’m pleased to hear that you’ve had a good relaxing holiday. Many congratulations to Amber for gaining such amazing results and I can see why you’re so proud. I love your card. The colours are so vivid and there’s just so much to look at. I really like layout and your Steampunk theme. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Crafty hugs, Sandra X X

  2. Carola says:

    Hi Shirley, I’m glad you’re safely back. Many congratulations to Amber.
    Your card ist beautiful. Wonderful background with the technique and great layout with the stamps and the sewn edge.
    Hugs Carola

  3. Woohoo…big congrats to Amber. It is good when all that hard work pays off! Welcome back Shirley – it sounds like you got to have a relaxing holiday. The best kind!!! I love the effects that you got with this technique – and with the bright colours it really pops.
    Dot x

  4. Sandra says:

    Many Congratulations to Amber, fantastic achievement. Fabulous cards Shirley.
    Catch up soon. Sandra xx

  5. Craftyfield says:

    Fantastic results for Amber! Congrats to the grandparents too…
    Lovely card Shirley, great resist technique.

  6. coco says:

    Hi Shirl!
    First and foremost, big congratulations to Amber, I understand how proud you must be!!! 🙂
    Then looking at your card and this great technique using wax paper and embossing folders, as usual thank you so much.
    I have never done it before.. I must find such wax paper and have a try on it, ABSOLUTELY.
    Your card is amazing, love the texture but withour raised areas as you said, it must be perfect for us, all stamping lovers!!!!!
    Hope you are well… To speak about something else, I’m a bit surprised and worried about my previous sending to you (with Paloma inside, a card from me and a few gifts for you too). Have you received it or not???… Please tell me.
    Hugs xxx

  7. Donna Ellis says:

    Congratulations to the proud grandparents and to the very hardworking, talented granddaughter!

    Hi, Shirl! Wonderful project with the bright colors and fabulous textures created with wax paper! Wow! Thanks for sharing the technique. It’s beautiful! Hugs, de

  8. Avril says:

    Hi Shirley, a tad late with this (don’t remember it popping up in my emails either – will re-tick the box) Hope you are back in the old routine after your hols – sounds fab.
    A big Congrats to Amber, you must be so proud of her.
    Love your card, the background looks amazing, always forget about this technique, thanks for the reminder.
    Hugs, Avril xx

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