Hand Made Cards

Experimental Sunday 2

Hello Crafters

The second card I made was an experiment with gilding wax.

I can’t help but think that everytime I see the 3D embossing folders, that I want to make them come alive with gilding wax! The wax makes the impression look like metal, and I love that idea. When it comes to making men’s cards, this idea always comes first but I struggle to get the effect I want, however today I was really pleased! First I thought bronze, then Green!



  1. I cut a plain white card base and then printed 2 of the Spellbinders Medallion Folder.
  2. Cut out the oval circle of the middle of one of the embossed card. Colour with Distress Ink Bundled Sage and go over the top with Cast Bronze gilding wax.
  3. Using Distress Ink Bundled Sage, add to the decorative oblong shape.
  4. Using Cast Bronze Gilding Wax, add to the edge. I got a really good result with the wax using make up sponges, that I bought from the pound shop.
  5. For the second embossed piece, I ink with Bundled Sage all over and glued to inside of the card. I cut and embossed the largest oval of the Spellbinders Large Ovals and ink the same, but lightly. Edged with a bronze brush maker. Then stamped in bronze with versa ink in the centre of the oval with a sentiment. Mount on 3mm small foam pads and place in the centre.

The picture above didn’t do it justice, so I found a sunny spot and took another;

Medallion Embossing Folder

Now you can see just how effective this can be!

What does your ideas with gilding wax create, I would love to know 🙂

Kim x