I can’t always respond to questions by buying supplies to test – but when several folks asked if I knew what the quality level is for the wax seal supplies that Altenew sells, I figured I could use that “hello” stamp – so I’d toss a few wax items in the cart too. I think I hit a busy time because it took quite a while to get my order – but once I got it I wanted to try them out!
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First off – I do love the hello stamp! I am not as big a fan of my stamping. I’m a terrible normal stamper (ink on paper) so some of this might be me – but I do have more trouble getting clear impressions using less-than-optimal wax. The red one is the only one that makes me want to peel it all apart and restart with new vellum.
The blue color is super pretty – while it doesn’t go with the kind of blue in the background all that well, the vellum kind of makes that not a big issue.
This is the rose gold – same color as the hexagon-shaped beads I bought.
And here’s the brighter gold; you can see what the wax quality can do to a stamp, but as long as it reads clearly, an angle like this only emphasizes scratchy marks in the wax that the average person will never notice. Your card recipient would just LOVE that there’s a wax seal on their card!
Be sure to consider seals on cards as embellishments; if you do like I do and keep the dimension to a minimum underneath a thick item so the post office doesn’t eat the card in their machine – do that with these.
The card backgrounds
Painting the backgrounds:
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