You may have to see this technique to believe it.  This technique transfers a wax image of your stamp onto paper which then resists the ink that you then apply, leaving the white paper to show through.  Not only do you get a completely different look to your image... it's SUPER easy! 
Here's how you do it: Place your stamp on your table stamp-side up. Cover the image with a piece of wax paper. Cover the wax paper with plain white cardstock.  Now press a hot iron on the paper.  This warms the wax and transfers the stamped image to the cardstock .  You will be able to see a very light wax image.  To really see the effect rub ink over the carstock using either the ink pad or a sponge. 
The stamped image can't be too detailed or it just comes out like a blob. I found that the Mixed Bunch stamp set worked perfectly for this technique. 
We tried out all three mixed bunch flowers for this card and inked them with Calypso Coral, Pool Party, and Rich Razzleberry. Then we punched them using the Blossom Punch.  The inside of the flower we inked the same color with the other Mixed Bunch stamps and punched them out with the 1/2" and 3/4" circle punches, and added Pearl Embellishments. The little leaves Sizzlit added the perfect little accent with the sentiment from the Just Believe stamp set.
Update:  I added a little of the new 2012 1/4" stitched grosgrain ribbon as a last touch
I had an extra blossom after all of this, so decided to put it to use.  Here is another card with the same Little Leaves Sizzlit and I added in the Beautiful Wings Embosslit.  The sentiment is from the new 2012 catalogue called Itty Bitty Banners and cut out with the coordinating Bitty Banners Framelit.  This card also got a strip of the 1/4" stitched grosgrain ribbon. 
I made this simple elegant card for my Grandmother-in-law's 85th birthday! She loved it :) 



06/24/2012 8:44pm

These look awesome! Thanks for the new technique idea, Amanda. I have really enjoyed reading your posts. On one of them you talk about showing gratitude and it struck me as the reason why, aside from the creative outlet, I so enjoy card making! Love all your projects!


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