Wax Paper Resist Technique

Wax Paper Resist Technique

I’ve got an oldie, but goodie, technique for you guys today. It’s the wax paper resist technique. Grab your favorite embossing folders, a sheet of wax paper and your iron. Yes, you know that thing you use to get the wrinkles out of your clothes. We’re going to use it in a fun way instead.

Wax Paper Resist Technique, Prized Peony, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I created my wax paper resist technique on Shimmery White Card Stock, my card is nice and sparkly. That card stock holds up to techniques, especially those with water. But, today it’s all about our embossing folders.

Wax Paper Resist Technique, Prized Peony, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Isn’t that gorgeous flower from the Prized Peony set the perfect addition to this card. Coloring with Stampin’ Blends was also pretty quick and easy.

Wax Paper Resist Technique, Prized Peony, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I know, you’re asking, how did you do that? Let’s break it down. First heat up your iron to the highest setting, but no steam. Next, cut 2 pieces of Shimmery White Card Stock. Why, two? Because with the wax paper resist technique you can create two mats at once. Emboss your piece of wax paper and then sandwich it in between the two pieces of card stock. Enclose the sandwich inside a piece of aluminum foil and iron away. It will only take about 10 seconds or so to melt the wax and transfer the pattern.

Wax Paper Resist Technique, Prized Peony, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Now you’re ready to roll on your color of choice. Today, mine is Rococo Rose. It’s a fabulous dusty rose, and works well with vintage designs.

Wax Paper Resist Technique, Prized Peony, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By using both the dark and light Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blend, it’s very easy to create shadows on this gorgeous peony. I stamped everything on this card in Basic Gray. That’s a very classic color combination. Watch how easy the wax paper resist technique comes together.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Very Vanilla CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mats – Basic Gray CS – two @ 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Inside Mat – Very Vanilla CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Technique Mat – Shimmery White CS –  3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Flower – Shimmery White CS – 4 1/4″ x 3 1/2″, color with blends and die cut with the die from the Peony set.
  • Sentiment Accent – Basic Gray CS – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″, cut with the die from the Ornate Frames set.
  • Sentiment – Shimmery White CS – 2 1/2″ x 2″, cut with the die from the Ornate Frames set.
  • Envelope – Very Vanilla
  • Pearls – Metallic Silver – 3

Wax Paper Resist Technique Product List

Hope you give it a try. Let me know what you think. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Ridiculously Awesome Card Set

Ridiculously Awesome Card Set

Let’s make today Ridiculously Awesome! I’ve got four fabulous card designs I can’t wait to share with you. My card designs include a little heat embossing, a watercolor wash, paper piecing and so much more. So, sit back relax and enjoy.

Ridiculously Awesome Card Set, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

What came to your mind when you saw the collection? I’m hoping you had thoughts like, fun, happy, and inspirational. Let’s take a quick look at each one. Because I needed a card to send to my beautiful daughter, I created the first of my Ridiculously Awesome set.

Ridiculously Awesome Card Set, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Jennifer is starting a new teaching position in the middle of a global pandemic. Additionally, kids are both in person and virtual. Talk about a huge task at hand. It was important that she knew I was thinking about her and I have no doubt she’s got this!! The Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper is fun, colorful and full of happiness. Including that in the deisgn was a no-brainer. Another way to add some importance to the sentiment was by adding that sweet ribbon zig-zag.

Ridiculously Awesome Card Set, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

This card makes me smile so much. I remember singing that “you are my sunshine” song to kids when they were little. By adding in a wash of Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie, I think it enhanced the look of rays of sunshine. What do you think? One of the best features of the Ridiculously Awesome set is that you can combine it with lots of others in your stash. In the next card, I’ve used the His Love set.

I’ve got a couple friends that could use this message in their life right about now. I’m excited to put a few in the mail this week. As a result, I hope to put some smiles on a few faces. What do you think of the soothing color palette of Balmy Blue, Whisper White and Night of Navy? Next up, is a fabulous card designed by my WOW Team Member, Lisa Lepine.

Ridiculously Awesome Card Set, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

That gorgeous Artistry Blooms DSP did most of the work. But, I’m also lovin’ the little cutting technique Lisa incorporated. Not only did Lisa created this stinkin’ cute card, but a whole set as well.

Ridiculously Awesome Cards, Lisa Lepine

Each month, I host a Team Challenge on our Team Facebook Page. All those that participate enter the drawing. We pick a winning ticket and that card is highlighted here on my blog and YouTube Channel. Speaking of which, I’ve filmed a tutorial that includes all the Ridiculously Awesome cards in today’s post.

Futhermore, as a little thank you to all my followers and subscribers, I’ve prepared a FREE PDF for all the cards in today’s video. Just click the link below to download, save or print.  Enjoy!!!

Ridiculously Awesome Card Set FREE PDF

If you need any supplies, I would very much appreciate your business. Just click any of the images below to start filling your cart in my online store.

Ridiculously Awesome Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00

Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Mason Jar of Daisies Happy Card

Mason Jar of Daisies Happy Card

Hi and Welcome! Are you smiling? I hope my Mason Jar of Daisies brings you some joy today. Daisies are perhaps the most cheerful plant on the planet. The meaning of daisies is related to their cheerful appearance. They are flowers that symbolize positivity.

Jar of Daisies, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

A friend of mine needed a pick-me-up this week. So, I broke out my punches and created this sweet mason jar of daisies happy card.  

Jar of Daisies, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Here’s a little trivia for you. The daisy flower actually contains two flowers: the petals and the cluster of disc petals are two separate flowers. Daisy flowers also symbolize a new beginning, with fresh hopes, as they close their petals at dawn and open them once again when the sun shines. This card just makes me happy.

Jar of Daisies, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

First of all, I wanted the card to be simple to reproduce. I’m teaching a class of 12 and wanted everyone to be successful and happy. Stampin’ Up! punches to the rescue. I’ve combined the Medium Daisy and Small Bloom to create the sweet mason jar of daisies.  By adding a little of the greenery from the Forever Flourishing die set, my arrangement was complete.

Jar of Daisies, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Finally, adding the cute mason jar shaker dome, I was able to cut some stems to give a realistic feel to my mason jar of daisies. Another great touch was to add a watercolor wash in the background. It gives the appearance of water in the jar.

Jar of Daisies, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

While I used Christmas paper, you’ld never know it. The Toile Tidings DSP is a returning fave from last year’s holiday catalog. The plaid pattern was perfect for this card. I would love to share my free video tutorial with you. Hope you decide to create one of these very happy cards.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Very Vanilla CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Mats – Garden Green CS – two @ 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Toile Tidings DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″, punch the bottom center wih the Jar Punch.
  • Inside Mat – Very Vanilla CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Inside Accent Band – Toile Tidings DSP – 3/4″ x 5″
  • Backer for the Mason Jar – Very Vanilla CS – 3 1/2″ x  3 1/2″, watercolor wash with Balmy Blue ink.
  • Daisies – Very Vanilla CS – 11″ x 2 1/2″, punch 6 images with the Medium Daisy punch.
  • Daisy Centers – Crushed Curry CS – 3 1/2″ x 1 1/4″, punch 3 images with the Small Bloom punch.
  • Leaves – Garden Green CS – 3 1/4″ x 4″, cut with the die from the Forever Flourishing die set.
  • Stems – Garden Green CS – three @ 1/4″ x 3 1/2″
  • Tag – Very Vanilla CS – scrap – punch tag with the Gift Bow Builder punch.
  • Linen Thread
  • Gold Glitter Enamel Dots – three large
  • Mason Jar Shaker Dome

Mason Jar of Daisies Product List

Jar Punch

$18.00
Paper Snips

$10.00

Thanks for stopping by, until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Fun Zoo Globe Trio

Fun Zoo Globe Trio

WOW! A fun Zoo Globe Trio. Today’s card is a lesson on how to use lots of the stamps in the Zoo Globe set. Not only can you use the little characters to create fabulous focal images, but you can mix and match to create your own designer series paper.

Zoo Globe Trio, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Creating my own designer series paper is a favorite technique of mine. And why not surround the Zoo Globe trio of characters with balloon bouquets and sweet birds. I’ve stamped them tone on tone on Bermuda Bay card stock. 

Zoo Globe Trio, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Watercolor pencils are your friends today. Did you know we have two different color packages available? They are one of the most affordable color mediums and oh so easy to use.

Zoo Globe Trio, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because our Layering Circles die set has soooo many sizes in the set, it’s easy to create just the right size circles for this an any other project. That set is a definate staple in my studio.

Zoo Globe Trio, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

And surprise, there’s even a koala you can add to the tree! Can’t get too much cuter than that.  Let’s do some watercoloring together.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″.
  • Mat – Early Espresso CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Stamped Mat – Bermuda Bay CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″.
  • Scalloped Circles – Early Espresso  CS – 7 3/4″ x 3″, stamp the Zoo Globe Trio in Basic Gray. With the watercolor pencils, color the elephant in Basic Gray, giraffee in Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry, kangaroo in Early Espresso. All the leaves are stamped in Old Olive and colored in Old Olive watercolor pencil.
  • Circles – Whisper White CS – 7 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
  • Sentiment Whisper White CS – 1 1/4″ x 2 3/4″, stamp in Bermuda Bay, cut with the die from the Ornate Frames die set.
  • Inside Mat – Bermuda Bay CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Inside Stamped Mat – Whisper White CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″. Stamp the tree and koala in Basic Gray. Color the koala in Basic Gray, tree trunk in Early Espresso and tree in Old Olive.
  • Note: All grass mounds are colored in with a blender pen and ink from the Old Olive ink pad.
  • Metallic Pearls – 9 in silver
  • Ribbon – Playing with Patterns Combo Pack – 5″

Fun with Zoo Globe Trio Product List 

Paper Snips

$10.00
Paper-Piercing Tool

Paper-Piercing Tool
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$4.00
Blender Pens

$12.00

Wasn’t that fun? Hope you enjoyed it, until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Nothing’s Better Than Fun Technique Card

Nothing’s Better Than Fun Technique Card

Welcome! Time for a fun, vibrant card with the Nothing’s Better Than bundle.  Have you seen that stinkin’ cute set on page 91 of the Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog?

Nothing's Better Than, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I used the Artistry Blooms DSP, the color palette is bright and fun. Magenta Madness is a new in-color that’s almost a neon, but not quite. To me, it’s just a happy color.

Nothing's Better Than, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I think this set has a very retro feel. First of all, the Nothing’s Better Than font is perfect.  Seems like a set June Cleaver (you know, Leave it to Beaver star), would have designed. At least, that’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.

Nothing's Better Than, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Sequins without holes, genius! Seems like Stampin’ Up! heard me. The Artistry Blooms sequins don’t have any of those pesky holes. They are the perfect bling for this card. Another great product addition is the new Adhesive Sheets.

Nothing's Better Than, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Now, you’ll be able to pop-up those word die cuts, quick and easy. By backing your card stock with the sheet, you can create a dimensional sticker. Therefore, it’s easy to adhere the die cut to your project.

Nothing's Better Than, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I can see incorporating the Nothing’s Better Than bundle into lots of projects to come. But, today, I’ld love to share my video tutorial with you guys. Hope you enjoy!

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Magenta Madness CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Banner – Artistry Blooms DSP – 2″ x 5 1/2″, punch one end with the Triple Banner Punch.
  • Accent Band – Daffodil Delight CS – 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, embossed with the Absolutely Argyle 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Accent Band Trim – Whisper White CS – 2 1/4″ x 5 1/4″, cut with the die from the Ornate Layers die set.
  • Scallop Oval – Magenta Madness CS – 3 1/4″ x 4″, cut with the die from the Layering Ovals die set.
  • Oval – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 4″, cut with the die from the Layering Ovals die set.
  • Word – Magenta Madness CS – 1 1/4″ x 3″, back with Adhevise Sheet, die cut with the die from the Love You More Than die set.
  • Cocktail – Whisper White CS – 2 3/4″ x 2″, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. Color with the Stampin’ Blends. Die cut with the die from the Love You More Than die set.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Inside Accent Band – Artistry Blooms DSP – 4″ x 1″.

Nothing’s Better Than Fund Card Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00

Thanks so much for stoppibg by, until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Prized Peony Friendship Card

Prized Peony Friendship Card

Welcome! I just can’t get enough of the Prized Peony bundle. Creating these gorgeous 3-D flowers is easy. Because you can use all types of papers and colors, you’ll be creating custom flowers for all your projects.

Prized Peony Friendship Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By adding a few layers and dry embossing, with the Seabed 3D Embossing Folder, your gourgeous Prized Peony will pop! My color palette for this card is Rococo Rose, Whisper White and Soft Sea Foam. 

Prized Peony Friendship Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Prized Peony die set is a revoluntary new set, if you ask me. The four dies that create the peony, fit into each other. As a result, each element is easy to line up.

Prized Peony Friendship Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Even more helpful, when building your peony, our mini dimensionals come in handy, They create lots of dimension and a realistic look. The leaves are also super special. The die set cuts the large leaf and the veining.  WOW!! So, you can mix and match colors to your heart’s desire.

Prized Peony Friendship Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Furthermore, there is a large peony image in the set. I’ve stamped it on the inside of the card, 2nd generation, Rococo Rose. There’s also a die for that image. That’s another reason this set is so fabulous, lots of options!

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Rococo Rose CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Embossed Mat – Soft Sea Foam CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″, embossed with the Sea Bed 3D Embossing Folder
  • Frame – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, cut with the die from the Ornate Layers set.
  • Peony – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, cut with the die from the Peony die set.
  • Leaves – Soft Sea Foam CS – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ and Pear Pizzazz CS – 2″ x 2 1/2″, cut with the dies from the Peony die set.
  • Stamen – So Saffron CS – 1″ x 1 1/2″, cut with the die from the Peony die set.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Gold Glitter Enamel Dots – 3

Prized Peony Friendship Card Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00

Thanks so much for stopping by, until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations