After a couple days out ‘n about on the web, I’m excited to be back with cards here on my own blog. It’s fun to visit, but I never know how many people will bother clickin’ a link to follow me around! 🙂

It’s Friday, so you probably know what that means – I have a video out! Patrons voted for one of the techniques I taught in my class with Hero Arts at CHA….so this is a version of that. I had wanted to play around more with it anyway, so this was a good chance to do so….I tried it with a bunch of different styles of embossing folders, just to see what would hold up to the ironing. Yes, ironing! Paper is about all I ironed in the last number of years. Make sure you read the NOTES at the bottom of this post. Enjoy the video:

Here are stills of the cards made with the birthday background…I’ll make cards with the others over time, so stay tuned for them to show up sometime. This one is in Hero Arts neons – a fun rainbow of color!

Sandy Allnock Embossed Wax Resist Tutorial 1

Here’s the masculine version, using Wet Cement and Cup o Joe shadow inks.

Sandy Allnock Embossed Wax Resist Tutorial 2

On OWHtv next week I’ll see about doing a tutorial on how I did the star (see closeup over on Instagram)- it was a total accident but came out looking like camo!


  1. I found that the Hero Arts shadow inks worked best for this technique; the darker the ink, the more important it’ll be to dab off excess ink, like the Red Royal or Navy.
  2. When adhering something onto the waxy surface, you’ll find tape runners and ATG don’t stick very well; keep it simple and use supersticky adhesive like Tombow Power Tabs.