Shimmer Flower Oval Especially for You

This card uses another regular die that was used in the Gemini Foil Press. It turned beautifully and was such a lovely focal element I didn’t want to cover it up. I decided to cut down the panel using a stitched rectangle and add just a small flower from Altenew’s Beautiful Day.

The flower image was stamped with a light ink and then colored with Copic Markers. When the coloring was complete it was stamped again with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed gold. The coordinating die was used to cut out the flower spray and it was adhered to the lower left of the foiled oval with Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape.

The sentiment was also hot foiled and cut into a thin banner using a Pink & Main’s Sentiment Strip with has fishtail ends. It was adhered with foam tape as well.

Darice Sticky Back Tape was added to the back of the focal image panel at it was then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Beautiful Day
  • Spellbinders Glimmer More Sentiments
  • Simon Says Stamp Shimmer Oval
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight and Layering Weight Ivory Cardstock
  • Pink & Main Sentiment Strip
  • Copic Markers: YR24, YR23, YR27, Y15, Y11, YG17, YG03
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Memento London Fog
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Crafter’s Companion Papercraft Gold Foil

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

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 Have an All-Star Birthday

I have a lot of background panels that I have created white experimenting the the Crafter’s Companion FoilPress. It has been so much fun seeing how all these different dies turn out. Most do a wonderful job.

For this card I used the Memory Box Starry Night Background Die. It was foiled onto ivory cardstock with gold hot foil and then cut down with a stitched rectangle die.

Going with the look of the background I pulled out a Spellbinders Star Die and cut it from gold mirror cardstock. I liked the way it looked, but on the same magnetic panel I had the Simon Says Stamp Vented Star Die. It was the exact same shape as the Spellbinders star and so I decided to emboss it into the mirror cardstock star.

I have the My Favorite Things Written in the Stars stamp and die and decided to cut the word “Star” from Tim Holtz Idea-ology Metallic Copper Craft Cardstock. This care some additional visual interest with the two different colors of gold mirror. The word was also cut from sticky back foam. Once the mirror word was adhered to the foam a gold Copic Marker was used on the side of the foam so that it would blend in better with the background and not show a stark white edge.

I didn’t have a stamp for the secondary sentiment I wanted to use, so I created it in Microsoft Word and printed it with a gold font. It was then cut into strips using a Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label.

A mat of gold mirror cardstock was added to the starry night background and then adhered to a top folding ivory cardbase. The star was adhered on an angle with liquid glue and the word die cut was adhered below. The foam was cut away from the top of the “t” that overlapped the star so that it would be level. Strips of sticky back foam was added to the secondary banners and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Written in the Stars
  • Microsoft Word Banners Calibri Pt 16
  • Spellbinders Stars Five Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Vented Star Die
  • Memory Box Starry Night Background Die
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Crafter’s Companion Gold Hot Foil
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight and Layering Weight Ivory Cardstock
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology Metallic Copper Kraft Stock Paper
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Copic Markers YR24
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

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

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

Hot Foil Hope Your Birthday is a Hit

I used Gina Marie Designs Stud Dot Argyle Background to hot foil a panel with silver foil for this card. The foil adds such great visual interest to a card.

I have been pulling out some of my dies that I haven’t used for awhile. I love this Honey Bee Stamps for the Record stamp and dies. I am a music fan and the record, controls, and player arm makes a terrific card.

I used black, red, and silver mirror cardstock to cut out the elements of the record player. I used smaller circle dies to add behind the record and base of the arm to pop them up on the card.

I stamped the sentiment onto red mirror cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it silver. I love Honey Bee Stamps sentiments because they come with matching dies. I die cut the sentiment from red sticky back foam to pop it up on the card as well.

A top folding cardbase was used and the elements of the card were adhered with liquid glue.

This die set makes a great masculine birthday card, or its great for anyone who is a music lover.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Honey Bee Stamps For the Record Stamp and Dies
  • Gina Marie Designs Stud Dot Argyle
  • Crafter’s Companion Papercraft Silver Hot Foil
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangle
  • Paper Accents Red, Silver and Black Mirror Cardstock
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape