Friday, July 24, 2015

Have you discovered foiling?

Jennifer McGuire is a technique queen who has been in the card making business for quite a while, now.  She has an engineering background (like me), and has a very precise and scientific way of putting together her cards.  I just love it when she gets out her T-square to line up card elements!

Perhaps a month or so ago, she demonstrated techniques using foil.  Christine and I were all over it! We fired up the laminator, and here's what we made:

The foil was applied with two-sided adhesive paper die cut in the shape of the butterfly.  I over-stamped it with the dictionary background stamp in Crumb Cake, rubbed with a bit of Pool Party, added coffee splotches (Kaisercraft) and sentiment (Stampabilities).

Another die cut.  Post-it tape is invaluable for keeping the die in shape while you peel the backing off. I overstamped the starburst image in Daffodil Delight.  The stars were punched from a sheet of sequin plastic.

A stamped image needs Versamark, clear embossing powder and a laminator.  stamp, emboss, and then run the image through the laminator with the foil on top.  The embossing melts to the foil.  This give the best image of the methods we tried. The sentiment was embossed with silver embossing powder.  I didn't have any silver paper, so I swiped the edges of some Whisper White with Versamark, and heat embossed with silver. A bit of sheer Cherry Cobbler ribbon looks like it is tied around the stem.

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