I do a lot of foiling. My favorite products are from Thermo Web, Gina K Designs, and Creative Vision Stamps. And I do save my scraps – no matter how small (well, at least an inch or so). I put them all in a box to use later. One of my favorite ways to use it is on double sided tape strips – but I was playing the other day with some adhesive foam and came up with something new (at least I think so)
After peeling off one side of the release papers from the foam circle, I started wrapping pieces of the foil bits around the tip of my index finger. The ends were held with my thumb and middle finger, making sure the shiny color part is against my finger. I pressed bits into the sticky foam to get a marvelous colorful mix of foil. After a lot of it is down, you can just press the foil down in the open areas. *I did mess up a few areas and pulled up some sticky, so I just put some double sided tape in that area and tried again.
Once I had the colors all down, I ran the circle through my big shot with a piece of black foil to fill in any areas I may have missed. You could use about any color of foil here.
I cut out the Awesome using a Neat & Tangled die set, using white for the shadow to make the gold pop.
The finished card is below – the shine in the circle is amazing. I had not originally planned on the white cardbase, but had put it upside down originally. Yes, it happens. But this really is a cleaner look. The small “you are so” is from a Right At Home set called Color In Sentiments, along with the stitched edge called Sweet Stitched Die Set.
This was fun to do, and I plan to do more with my scraps. Have a great day — Mary Kay