I started with cardstock card blanks. Heavier cardstock will hold up better to the beeswax.
I cut pieces of fabric and lace the length and width that I wanted for the first layer. I choose fabrics from my stash that reminded me of the beautiful colors of autumn.
I used a hand carved acorn stamp to stamp images on some white tissue paper. I used a
StazOn ink pad in timber brown. Later I added these to the cards between layers of beeswax.
I went over the entire card again with the quilting iron to smooth out the beeswax. I also hit it with my heat gun to make sure that everything was fused. Don’t worry if it isn’t completely smooth, the texture is part of the fun of using beeswax.
I rubbed Inka Gold onto the edges of the card as well. I love the shimmer that the gold adds to the card. Gold just seems to go well with autumn.
Inside the front I glued on another piece of white cardstock. I glued a piece of painted paper to the center of the cardstock. After the glue was dry I rubbed a bit of Inka Gold onto the painted paper. These extra papers protect the stitching, cover the beeswax that leaks through the paper, and makes the inside of the card extra pretty.
I didn’t add a sentiment yet, I’ll wait until I am ready to send the card. That way I have cards that I can use for any occasion.
Here are the five cards that I made. I hope that you go and make some unique greeting cards of your own.