There are some great blog hops going on right now, and presenting so many wonderful ideas. I finished up these cards this morning and wanted to share. First off I want to thank Jennifer McGuire for her blog today. I have had this background on my desk for about a week and could not figure out how to finish it. The background was using the Deco Foil Transfer Gel with a stencil (sorry, I don’t remember the maker) and a Deco Foil rainbow foil sheet. The die cut layer was added after seeing Jennifer’s blog. Wonderful idea!!! The card base and die cut piece are GinaKDesigns WIld Dandelion Card Stock. While you are there, follow the rest of the Simon Says Stamp release blog hop. There are great ideas from some amazing ladies.
The next technique I want to highlight is a combination foiling and glitter card. This makes such an impressive background.
The red foil is from a negative piece I had from an earlier foiled card. I used the Swirls and Flourishes Foil-Mate from GinaKDesigns to make a red foiled card and then had this negative piece left over.
After attaching some double sided tape (Ken Oliver’s Stick-It) to a piece of cardstock, the sticky cardstock was placed on top of the foiled negative piece This is the easiest way to get it smooth. Turning it over, rub the foil piece onto the sticky tape and peel away. The foil that was left on the piece is now on the cardstock! The areas that were not still foil on the negative are now sticky. Taking some Nuvo Gold glitter, I rubbed the glitter into the cardstock. It will also attach somewhat to the red foil, but rubbing with a piece of swiffer sweeper cloth will clean it up and let both the glitter and foil shine. As you can see a couple spots were missed with the tape, so I covered it with the sentiment strip. I mounted on a mat of GinaKDesigns Metallic Gold card stock, and a card base of GinaKDesigns Red Velvet. The sentiment is stamped on the Red Velvet card stock and embossed with a Detail Gold embossing powder. The sentiment is from GinaKDesigns Scripty Sayings 2.
My last card is one I really love.
I live in an area called Maple Run. So I make these cards to welcome new neighbors when they move in. This is a single layer card made with GinaKDesigns Dark Chocolate card stock, Deco Foil Transfer Gel, copper foil, and a Memory Box maple leaf stencil. The sentiment was embossed with fine white embossing powder on gold vellum and attached to the card. There is a strip of thin scor tape under the embossed sentiment, and glue dots under the die cut maple leaf and the vellum underneath so they do not show through the vellum.
Oh yes, My glitter containers.
Sometimes you just like a light layer of glitter – I learned this in one of the napkin layer card classes. I put some of my fav glitters in small salt & pepper shakers and store them in a little makeup organizer (sorry, don’t have a link for that) .
That is it for today. Foiling is a LOT OF FUN, and I have many more made and waiting to be made.
Have fun and create! Mary Kay