Saturday, May 11, 2013

Cards Created with Napkins and Wax

Hi Dreamers,
We had Card Ministry this week.  We had plenty of cards made and did not really need too much.  So, the members decided they wanted to learn something new.  I had learned how to make cards with napkins and wax a while ago from my stamping buddy Elaine Fellows.  This is the technique I demonstrated to the members at Card Ministry.  It is fairly easy--very messy.  But the finished product is pretty impressive.  Check it out.

 I stamped directly onto the wax with Stazon ink for the butterfly card.

 Butterfly Napkin by Ideal Home Range

Materials Needed:
A block of wax--the kind for making candles.  (I purchased from Michaels Craft Store)
A Craft Iron or a small travel iron.  (Do not use you regular iron--you will get wax all over it!)
Sentiment stamps
Stazon ink

Rooster Napkin from Amscan, Inc.


  • Cut area from napkin that you want to make your card from
  • Separate the napkin layers
  • Lay the napkin on top of white CS
  • Lay down lot of layers of newspaper to protect your work area--this is very messy
  • Heat up the iron
  • Run iron over the block of wax
  • Run the iron over the napkin to transfer the wax
  • Repeat until the napkin is completely adhered to the cardstock--usually about four layers of wax.
  • Make two if you want to add a dimensional layer.---As on the butterfly and Floral cards

 See the cool effect of the wax!  Very antiquing!


 I added a fun sentiment of the inside ( Firecracker Designs)

Floral Napkin from Jo-Ann Stores

And, a couple more views.  I cut out the flowers and used dimensional adhesive to bump them up.

And, how about a few fun challenges for my Napkin Wax Cards!!
Simon Says Stamp: things with wings
Creative corner: things with wings
My time to craft: show us the inside--rooster card
Sister act: anything goes
Fashionable Stampers: anything goes

I am still working on my studio room.  Worked on it all day yesterday.  I decided to wash the walls and windows too.  LOL   I removed the old blinds and replaced them with new ones.  I was able to get my old table unloaded and removed from the room.  Also removed a few other pieces.  I have lots to do yet.  Haven't even started putting together the desk with hutch.  That will probably have to wait until Monday.  Have a great weekend.  Love ya.


  1. What stunning projects! This technique is amazing.. thank you for taking the time to explain it! :) And thanks for playing along in our "Things With Wings" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog! xo

  2. "WOW" They are all stunning and the colours are gorgeous x

  3. Very pretty! I love how you created these!!!
    Thank you for playing on Creative Corner Challenges!

  4. Beautiful, love thre sentiment. Thank you for joining us at my time to craft, good luck x

  5. Gorgeous! You wouldn't believe the stacks of napkins I bought over the years because they were beautiful. I have racked my brain for a way to put them on cards and you have answered my prayers! LOL
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. gorgeous card

    thanks for taking part at CREATIVE CORNER CHALLENGES

    Love Mel

  7. What a fab technique - thanks for sharing it. Love that rooster!
    Alison x

  8. I love roosters! All of these pieces are extraordinary! Thanks for sharing with us at FSC!

  9. Just gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining in with our FSC Anything Goes challenge.
    Fliss x


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