My New Sealed by Spellbinders Wax Seal Starter Kit has arrived! This kit is super cool and so much fun! I have 4 cards to share today.
Here is my Instagram reel to give you a quick unboxing and show you how it works. There are full instructions in the kit. All you need is a tea light and a lighter.
This card in the reel was also the first card I made. These fun Postage Edge Shapes by Becca Feeken slimline dies are new too. More on those to come.
Take a closer look. I paired the wax with Sealed Berry Sprig Etched Dies and it’s so beautiful:
Here are a few Wax Seal tips:
After making 3 attempts to wax seal the cute stems, here is what I learned
— Don’t over heat your wax. If its bubbling it’s too hot.
— Use 3-4 wax beads. I used 5 on my 1st attempt and it was too much wax. Use 4 one the 1st heat and then 3 after was perfect as there was still some wax left in the spoon.
— Practice on a piece of scratch cardstock. The 1st wax I poured was too hot (and too much wax) and warped the cardstock.
— Leave the wax seal stamp on the hot wax and wait for it to cool a bit. This drastically reduced the cardstock warping.
— It’s very cool to wax seal right on the paper but if you mess up you have to completely start over. pretty time consuming ( I die cut all new pieces) after making the above card 3 times
— If you are looking for card embellishments, it’s perfectly fine to make a bunch of wax seals on the rubber mat and then glue them to your card. This is my personal preference.
When using the wax seals I prefer to keep the card very clean and simple. I want the wax to be the star of the card.
Of course I added to my wax seal order! Pastel Pink Wax Beads and white wax beads and 2 stamps: Mandala Wax Seal Stamp and the Sweet Happy Birthday Wax Seal Stamp. I already had the dies, I used them on this post.
This seal was made on the rubber mat and glued to the card and you can’t tell the difference! Oh and I love that it is a note card for any occasion. Mandala Wax Seal Stamp for the win!
Also wax seals and 3-d embossing folders pair very well together. I recommend adding the metallic markers to you order to add some highlights to the wax. I did not and wish I had them. FYI: Copics do not color on wax.
Here is my fourth and final card for today. I love them all but this one is my favorite!
Sweet Happy Birthday Wax Seal Stamp
Pastel Pink Wax Beads (The gold wax beads come in the kit)
Sealed Berry Sprig Etched Dies
Sealed Leaf Sprigs Etched Dies
Postage Edge Slimline dies by Becca Feeken
Sentiments for you Clear stamp set
These cards are gorgeous and thank you for the tips!