Hi friends, today I have a fun card with an interesting technique to share with you.
I have been wanting to try foiling for a long time and finally I figured out a way. I don’t own a Minc machine or a laminator yet. But a lot of crafters from YouTube inspired me, especially Nina-Marie Trapani, with her recent video where she used scor tape to adhere foil to paper. That was my clue :-)
For this one I used one of the patterned papers that came in October 2017 Simon Says Stamp kit. This is from My Mind’s Eye Blush collection and has rose gold foiling with steel navy color brushstrokes design. I used the largest die from Spellbinders Labels 54 die set to cut out an almost oval shape.
From leftover piece of the same paper, I die cut a banner with the Shapeabilities Floral Berry Accents etched dies set. It was a happy accident that both ends of the banner had slight rose pink color :-) I stamped the words ‘Happy Birthday’ using Hero Arts sentiment and Hero Arts brown ink. I also punched out a few tiny butterflies from this same leftover patterned paper.
For my main focal point, I used the die d-lites Flower Surprise die. I layered a white cardstock paper with adhesive sheet, left the release paper intact and die cut it out. I removed all negative pieces etc and peeled the release paper off to expose adhesive. I put my foil face down on this exposed adhesive and burnished it in with my fingers. I left a few imperfect areas to make it look natural.
Finally I adhered all the pieces as you see here on a brown card base, punched decorated corners and finished the project. I am hoping to play with foil a lot more and share more fun ideas with you as I create projects. Feel free to share your thoughts and also share more ideas for foiling. Appreciate all your support!
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