Foiled Time to Celebrate

When I got my Crafter’s Companion Gemini Foil Press Machine I pulled out a lot of different background dies and experimenting with foiling them. For the most part they worked great. I had this polka dot pattern on pink laying on my desktop when I was doing some Copic Maintenance and cleaning the caps and filling the barrels. I accidently got a streak of green ink in the lower left of the pink panel. At first I threw it away, but then I got thinking that maybe I could cover it up with a focal image. I decided to use Altenew’s Cake Love.

I stamped the layers of the cake and then added details with Copic Markers. I decided to use the small flowers and leaves from Spellbinders Glimmer Foliage Border and Christmas Organic Foliage. I colored them with Copic Markers as well.

I adhered the layers of the cake together with liquid glue and then fussy cut the image out. I added Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape behind the image for a little dimension and placed it over the green streak on the pink cardstock. The flower and leaves were adhered with foam tape as well.

The sentiment is from Spellbinders Glimmer More Sentiments. I used the pink Copic Markers I had used on the cake to create my own ombre cardstock and hot foiled the sentiment. I was adhered over the cake stand with foam tape.

Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape is low loft, which means you can add multiple layers of foam and it will still mail well. I added foam tape behind the pink focal image panel and adhered it to a top folding cardbase and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Cake Love
  • Spellbinders Glimmer More Sentiments
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Foliage Border
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Christmas Organic Foliage
  • Crafter’s Companion Papercraft Gold Foil
  • My Favorite Things Swiss Dots Background Die
  • Memory Box Matinee Rectangle
  • Memento London Fog Ink
  • Copic Markers: C0, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7; R85, R83, R81; G46, G24
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Bubblegum Pink
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Carnation Pink
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Sparkled Especially For You

This is the last card I made lately using Altenew’s Sparkled stamp set. This time I decided on a sunny yellow color.

I had previously made a foiled background using My Favorite Things Peek-a-Book Polka Dots Background. This time I used ivory cardstock. I love the subtle shine it adds to a card when hot foiled. I cut the panel down using a stitched rectangle and adhered it to a top folding A2 cardbase.

For the focal image I adhered the leaves directly to the card front with liquid glue and added sticky back foam to the flower for a little dimension.

This was a quick and easy card to create, but has an elegant look with the foiling.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Sparkled
  • Spellbinders Glimmer More Sentiments
  • Altenew Inks:  Frayed Leaf, Forest Moss, Citrus Burst, Fresh Lemon, Maple Yellow
  • VersaMark Onyx Black Ink
  • Crafter’s Companion Papercraft Gold Foil
  • My Favorite Things Peek-a-Boo Polka Dots Background Die
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Pink & Main Sentiment Strip
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight and Layering Weight Ivory Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Sparkled Sending My Love

Its hard to see in this picture but for this card I used Altenew’s Dotted Swirls Debossing Background. I found out that this type of die does not work well with foiling. You can barely see the swirls, which were foiled with Holly Green Foil. The foiled background was cut down using a stitched rectangle and adhered to a top folded A2 cardbase by adding sticky back foam to the back for dimension.

I had previously created a purple flower using Altenew’s Sparkle stamp set and decided to use it on this card. The leaves were adhered with liquid glue to the foiled background and the flower was adhered using sticky back foam that was cut with the flower die and trimmed down to be smaller than the image.

I wanted to sent this card to my niece who is struggling with health issues and decided to use “Sending My Love” from the Spellbinders Glimmer Yana’s Sentiments. It was adhered with thin strips of foam and liquid glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Sparkled
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Yana’s Sentiments
  • Altenew Dotted Swirls Debossing Background
  • Altenew Inks:  Frayed Leaf, Forest Moss, Wisteria, Hydrangea, Ultraviolet
  • VersaMark Onyx Black Ink
  • Crafter’s Companion Papercraft Gold  and Holly Foil
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Golden Swirl Happy Birthday

This card also uses a background created with a regular die and gold foil. The foiling creates such a lovely background. I have learned that when you are foiling a large background you get a better result if you use a larger piece of cardstock. It was cut down using a stitched rectangle. Sticky back foam was added to the back and the panel was adhered to a top folded A2 cardbase with liquid glue.

For a focal image on this card I decided to use Altenew’s Sparkled stamp set, which is a layering stamp. When you are stamping a layered stamp it is easy to create more than one at the time. For this card I used the pink flower. Once the stamping layers were complete the leaves and flowers were cut out using the coordinating die. The leaves were adhered with liquid glue to the card front. The flower die was used to cut out some sticky back foam, which was trimmed down to be just smaller than the focal image. It was adhered to the front of the card with liquid glue.

The sentiment is another foiled sentiment from Spellbinders with a matching die. Sticky back foam was added to the back so that it would be on the same level as the flower, with the exception of the portion that laid on the flower.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Sparkled
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Yana’s Sentiments
  • Altenew Inks:  Frayed Leaf, Forest Moss, Baby Pink, Fuchsia, Magenta
  • VersaMark Onyx Black Ink
  • Crafter’s Companion Papercraft Gold Foil
  • Crafter’s Companion Grande Swirls Background Die
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Foiled Leaf Frame Happy Birthday

I decided to try using the Altenew Leaf Frame die with hot foil. I left behind a very delicate and thin gold lined frame. I decided to color the leaves with Copic Markers. There is a large center area to the frame for a sentiment. I had just purchased My Favorite Things Impressive Die-namics, which are their line of foiled impression dies. It fit perfectly in the opening and it was hot foiled with Crafter’s Companion Gold Hot Foil. The frame completely cover the front of an A2 card. It was adhered with dotliner adhesive.

I wanted to add a focal image to the card and decided on another Altenew products, Perfectly Perfect stamp set, coloring it with light peach colors. It was die cut with the coordinating die. The leaves were adhered with liquid glue and the flower with foam tape to add a little dimension in the lower left of the card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Leaf Frame
  • Altenew Perfectly Perfect
  • My Favorite Things Impressive Die-namics Happy Birthday
  • Crafter’s Companion Gold Hot Foil
  • Copic Markers: G46, G24, G21, G20; R05, R02, R01, R00
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Foiled Layered Cupcake Happiest of Birthdays

I decided to use the navy and silver foil color scheme for a masculine birthday card. I foiled the chevron background and then die cut down the panel with a stitched rectangle.

For the focal image I pulled out the Altenew Layered Cupcake Stamp and coordinating die. This is a layering stamp, but I like the way it looks when colored with Copic Markers. I first stamped it with gray ink, colored it with Copics, and then stamped it again with Versa Mark Ink and heat embossed it silver. It was then die cut using the coordinating die.

The sentiment was foiled with a scrap of navy cardstock and silver foil, then cut into a fishtail banner with a Pink & Main Sentiment Strip.

To assemble the card the chevron background was adhered to a top folding white cardbase with Simon Says Stamp’s Big Mama Foam Tape. To add dimension to the cupcake it was cut again with with blue sticky back foam, which was adhered to the back of the cupcake and then adhered to the chevron background with liquid glue. A thin strip of foam was also added to the sentiment strip and adhered just below the cupcake. The final embellishment was to add confetti drops to the frosting using Nuvo Crystal Drops in Midnight Blue and Silver.

I love the look of the lighter blue focal image on the navy cardstock.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Layered Cupcake
  • Spellbinders Glimmer More Sentiments
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Midnight Blue and Silver Linings
  • My Favorite Things Chevron Coverup Die
  • Copic Markers: B99, B97, B95, B45, B41, B91; E53, E51, E50, W3, W1, W0
  • Crafter’s Companion Silver Hot Foil
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight In the Navy Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Sticky Back Blue Foam
  • Memento London Fog Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Pink & Main Sentiments Strip

Foiled Anemone Happy Birthday

I liked the way the hot foil looked on black cardstock so much that I decided to use it on a navy blue with silver foil. I loved the way it looked.

For this card I used the Avery Elle Horizontal Strips Die. It leaves a lovely circle where a sentiment can be foiled.

For the focal image I pulled out Altenew’s Anemone Coronaria stamp and coordinating dies. I first stamped them with a light gray ink and then colored it with Copic Markers. Once the coloring was complete it was stamped again with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed silver. The images were die cut with the coordinating dies and then adhered to the lower left of the foiled circle with Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape.

A quick and easy card to make, but so beautiful.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Anemone Coronaria
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Stylish Script Happy Birthday
  • Avery Elle Horizontal Stripes Die
  • Copic Markers: B99, B97, B95, B(3, B91, YG67, YG17, YG03
  • Crafter’s Companion Silver Hot Foil
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight In the Navy Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Sticky Back Blue Foam
  • Memento London Fog Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Gold Foiled Mandala Lace Birthday Wishes

I decided to try foiling on a dark cardstock and used the Gina Marie Designs Mandala Lace Background die. It turned out beautiful on black cardstock from Gina K. Designs. Such an elegant look. I cut down the background with a stitched rectangle so that there was a small black border when it was adhered to a black cardbase using Simon Says Stamp Mama Foam Tape.

I wanted something elegant to add as focal interest and decided to cut the Altenew Fantasy Floral Layering Die with two different pink mirror cardstock. To make the base layer darker I used some Copic Markers. The leaf cluster was cut from green mirror cardstock.

The sentiment was hot foiled using the same gold foil and cut into a flagged banner with a Pink & Main Sentiment Strip. Foam tape was added to the back of the banner as well.

The banner was adhered to the flower and leaf with liquid glue and then the release paper was removed from the foam tape and everything was adhered to the lower left of the card.

A very elegant look with this pretty background.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina Marie Designs Mandala Lace Background Die
  • Altenew Fantasy Floral Dies
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Everyday Sentiments
  • Crafter’s Companion Papercraft Gold Hot Foil
  • Crafter’s Companion Mauve and Dusky Pink Mirror Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Green Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Pink & Main Sentiment Strip

Foiled Blooming Wreath Happy Birthday

This pretty wreath from Memory Box was another die that I experimented with using on the FoilPress. I used gold foil and then colored the images with Copic Markers. I decided to pull out some of the flower centers for Altenew’s Garden Picks 3D Flowers to add to the center of these flowers. The centers of the flowers were the perfect size to foil the Spellbinders Stylish Script Happy Birthday.

This is a large image measuring about 4 1/8″ in diameter. That doesn’t leave much room for the front of a standard A2 cardbase, so I decided to make into a round card. I cut the focal image with a 4 1/4″ round die and then cut two 4 1/2″ purple circles. I scored the top of the inner circle and added Be Creative Double Sided Tape above the score line. This will create the circle cardbase. To allow the card to stand I trimmed a small amount from the inner circle so that it had a flat surface.

I used the 3 in 1 Memory Keepers Punch Board to create a 5″ square envelope. The final embellishment was to add some Nuvo Glitter Drops in Golden Sunset to the flower centers.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Memory Box Bloomington Wreath Die
  • Altenew Garden Picks 3D Flower Centers
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Stylish Script Happy Birthday
  • Crafter’s Companion Papercraft Rose Gold Hot Foil
  • Nuvo Glitter Drops Golden Sunset
  • Copic Markers: V09, V06, V04, V01; YG67, YG17, YG03
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Purple Cardstock from Stash
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Foiled For Someone Special

I saw this big, beautiful peony foiled impressions die from Picket Fence and thought it would make a lovely card. I was not disappointed.

I had the background sitting on my desk. It had been hot foiled with gold using the Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle on pink cardstock.

For the peony, I had just received the darker pink Cerise foil and thought it would really make the flower pop on the page. It comes with a coordinating die. Once the flower was foiled I took Copic Markers to add some shading the petals. I also used a leaf die from Altenew’s Fantasy Floral and used some green cardstock to foil it with gold foil and added some shading to it as well.

I used the coordinating die to cut out some sticky back foam and trimmed it down and adhered it behind the flower to add some dimension.

The sentiment was foiled onto a scrap of pink cardstock with gold foil and cut into a thin banner using a Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label. Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape was added to the back to help it pop on the page.

To assemble the card the background was adhered to a top folding white cardbase. The flower was placed on the front to determine where to adhered the leaf with liquid glue. The flower was adhered using liquid glue on the back of the foam tape and the sentiment was placed over the top of the flower.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Picket Fence Studio Foiled Impressions Peony
  • Altenew Fantasy Floral 3D Leaf Die
  • Spellbinders Glimmer More Sentiments
  • Copic Markers: RV25, RV23, RV02, YG67, YG06
  • Paper Studio Texture-Lime Green Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Bubblegum Pink
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Crafter’s Companion Papercraft Gold and Cerise Hot Foil