Foiled Celebrate with Cake

I had a thin strip of the pretty blue and white flowered patterned paper leftover from a previous card and decided to use it on another card instead of throwing it away. I searched through the same 6×6 paper pad to find a coordinating paper. A rectangle was cut down using a stitched rectangle die.

I decided to use my new Crafter’s Companion Distress Border die. I determined where to place it so that it would be covered up by the patterned paper strip and ran it through the Gemini FoilPress with gold foil. I love the way it turned out. The strip of patterned paper was also cut using a stitched rectangle die. Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape was added to the back and it was adhered to the left of the foiled distress border.

For the focal image I decided to use the Spellbinders Celebrate With Cake die. Each layer of the cake was cut from a scrap of navy cardstock and the background die was used to cut gold mirror cardstock and adhered it behind the navy cake layers with the patterns cut out. It was pretty, but I decided to cut the detailed layers from gold mirror cardstock that had double-sided tape added to the back and inlay the pieced into the navy layers. I liked that much better.

The cake stand, flowers, and leaves of the die set were also cut from gold mirror cardstock. Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape was added to the back of the cake stand, cake layers, and flowers and then each was adhered to the blue patterned paper.

The sentiment was cut from gold mirror cardstock and adhered below the cake with liquid glue. Copic markers were used to add a little dimension to the cake layers.

At the last minute I decided to add a thin strip of navy blue cardstock between the flower patterned paper and the foiled border.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Spellbinders Celebrate With Cake Die
  • Penny Black Doodles Thin
  • Crafter’s Companion Distress Border FoilPress Die
  • Pink Paislee Choose Happy Indigo & Ivy Cardstock
  • Navy Cardstock From Stash
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: B39 and B34
  • Be Creative Double-Sided Tape
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape
  • My Favorite Things A2 Rectangle Die
  • Blue Sequin from Stash
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Foiled Geometric Happy Birthday

I had the inside of the card with the impression from the sentiment leftover from the previous card I made and didn’t want to throw it away. I decided to try ink blending over it, but the impression was shallow enough that the ink went into the impression and it was difficult to see the sentiment. I decided to foil the sentiment, lining it up with the impression so that it was in the same place. It worked great. Now I needed to figure out how I was going to use it on a card.

I have some background dies that cut circles, but there weren’t placed in the center of the card. I thought about using Altenew’s layered plaid dies, but they would cover up the sentiment and if you cut away the center the plaid could fall apart. I finally decided to pull out Altenew’s Layered Geo Cover Dies A & B. The smallest opening covered up the sentiment, so I pulled out the Hero Art’s Infinity Circle Dies and found the perfect size to make the opening larger.

The ink blended background was green and so I used two different colors of blue cardstock I had in scraps. I cut each color twice for a little more depth and adhered them together using Elmer’s Craft Spray Adhesive. When everything was adhered together the panel was adhered to a side folding cardbase and the card was done.

This is a completely different style of card than what I usually do, but I do like it and it is a great masculine card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Layered Geo Cover A & B Dies
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Stylish Scrip Happy Birthday
  • Crafter’s Companion Papercraft Gold Foil
  • Distress Oxide Mowed Lawn and Bundled Sage Inks
  • Elmer’s Craft Spray Adhesive
  • Light Blue and Navy Blue Cardstock from Scraps
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Foiled Regency Frame Happy Birthday

This frame is a frame foil and cut die from Crafter’s Companion. It had been sitting on my desktop every since I first got my foiling machine and I finally decided to make a card with it.

I placed the frame on a side folding white cardstock cardbase to determine where to foil the sentiment. I wouldn’t recommend doing the sentiment foiling directly to the cardbase. The impression could be seen on the inside of the card, so I cut down the card front and create a panel smaller than a A2 cardbase. I decided to add some texture using the Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder. The foiling handles the embossing great. Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape was added to the back of the panel and it adhered it to another side folding cardbase.

I removed the release paper from a strip of Big Mama Foam Tape and curved it around the back of the frame adhered it over the sentiment panel. It was pretty, but it needed a little color. I pulled out the Spellbinders Foliage Border and used a few of the flower and leaves. The flowers were foiled with pink and the leaves with green. Once the foiling was complete the coordinating dies were used to cut them out. Any open areas on the leaves and flowers were colored with Copic Markers. The leaves and two smaller leaves were adhered to the bottom of the frame with liquid glue and the top flower with a little bit of foam tape. It was just the pop of color needed on the card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Crafter’s Companion Regency Frame Foil & Cut
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Stylish Script Happy Birthday
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Foliage Border
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Organic Foliage
  • Crafter’s Companion Papercraft Silver Foil
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Pink Foil
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder
  • Hero Arts Super Fine Clear Embossing Powder
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Vintage Flower Foiled Thinking of You

I used Crafter’s Companion Grande Swirl Background die with the Gemini FoilPress to create the background for this card. It added a beautiful background to Altenew’s Vintage Garden flower and leaves. The background was cut down using a stitched rectangle.

The flower and leaves were stamped with a light memento ink and then colored with Copic Markers. Once the coloring was complete it was stamped again with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed gold and then cut out using the coordinating die. Foam tape was added to the back and it was adhered to the bottom of the foiled background.

The same Copic Marker colors as were used to create matching cardstock for the sentiment. It was hot foiled with gold foil and cut into a thin banner. Foam tape was added to the back and adhered in place.

When I went to place the focal image panel onto the top folding white cardbase I decided it needed a little more color. Copic Markers were used to color cardstock to create a mat of cardstock in the same color as flower. It was adhered using dotliner adhesive and then adhered to the cardbase using liquid glue.

At the last minute gold confetti was scattered around the flower and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Vintage Garden
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Everyday Sentiments
  • Crafter’s Companion Grande Swirl Background
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Polished Brass Foil
  • Crafter’s Companion Papercraft Gold Foil
  • Studio Katia Gold Foil Confetti
  • Copic Markers: V17, V28, V25, V22, V20; G46, G21, G20
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder

Flower Grid Foiled Background Thinking of You

I really love the way this flower grid background looks on yellow cardstock with gold hot foil. It was cut down using a stitched rectangle and adhered to a top folding ivory cardbase with dotliner adhesive.

Altenew’s Beautiful Day stamp and die was used to add the focal image to the card. It was colored with a deep yellow and the accent flowers in pink. Once the coloring and die cutting were complete the small flowers and leaves were added to the card front with liquid glue to the end of the stems. The flower was adhered using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

The sentiment was hot foiled on ivory cardstock and cut into a banner using a Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strip. Foam Tape was added to the back to the strip only where it did not overlap the flower.

At the last minute I decided to color the background flower petals with Copic Markers and added a drop of gold stickles to the centers. It turned out lovely.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Beautiful Day
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Everyday Sayings
  • China Flower Grid Background Die
  • Crafter’s Companion Papercraft Gold Foil
  • Copic Markers: Y26, Y23, Y32, Y13, YG67, YG17, YG03; RV23, RV00, RV000, E41
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Sweet Corn Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight and Layering Weight Ivory Cardstock
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Ranger Gold Stickles
  • Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strip
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Foiled Butterfly Birthday Wishes

Spellbinders Impressibilities Butterfly Magic Die is always beautiful, but when hot foiled with gold on red cardstock it is truly lovely. I could have left it complete alone and it would have been striking, but I decided to add some focal interest by adding a large two layer butterfly from Paper Artist.

The foiled background was sized down using a stitched rectangle. It was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase with liquid glue. The detailed layer was cut from mirror cardstock and the back layer from the same red cardstock as was used for the foiled background. The butterfly die cut was placed over the butterfly in the foiled background so the antenna were showing in the proper place. It was adhered with a thin strip of foam tape in the center of the butterfly body. Martha Stewart punches were used to add smaller gold butterflies.

The sentiment was hot foiled onto red cardstock with gold foil. hen placed on the background it was complete lost and so a thin border of gold mirror cardstock was added to the back of the sentiment strip. It was adhered with foam tape as well.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Spellbinders Impressibilities Butterfly Magic
  • Paper Artist 3 Butterflies & 2 Shadows
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Everyday Sentiments
  • Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
  • Martha Steward 3 Butterflies Punch
  • Crafter’s Companion Papercraft Gold Foil
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Red Hot Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Copic Markers R39 and R37

Foiled Birthday Balloons Happy Birthday To You

This is another card made with foiled background dies. The darker foiled balloons are made from foiling the waste. I added a couple of white glitter balloons to make a larger balloon bouquet. The balloons were cut using the Birch Press Designs Party Balloons. I like the stitched edging to these dies. DFN Craft Thread in Turquoise was used for the balloon strings. They were adhered to the back of the balloon with Scotch Tape. The balloons were laid out in a pattern I liked and then glued together with liquid glue. Once the glue was dry Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape was added to the back.

A quarter sheet of white cardstock was sized down using a stitched rectangle die and then run through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Happy Birthday Embossing Folder. This adds great dimension and visual interest behind the balloons. The balloons were adhered to the front and the strings were pulled behind the embossed panel and held in place with Scotch Tape. Sticky back foam was added to the back of the embossed panel and it was adhered to a top folding turquoise cardbase.

The sentiment was also hot foiled with the turquoise foil and cut into a banner with a Pink & Main Sentiment Strip, which add fishtail ends to the banner. It was adhered using Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Birch Press Design Party Balloons
  • Spellbinders Glimmer More Sentiments
  • My Favorite Things Modern Morocco Background
  • Crafter’s Companion Grande Dots
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Turquoise Foil
  • Cuttlebug Happy Birthday Embossing Folder
  • Doodlebug Designs White Sugar Coated Cardstock
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Tranquil Teal Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape
  • DFN Craft Thread Turquoise

Foiled Time to Celebrate

When I was experimenting in foiling regular background dies with the Gemini FoilPress I used Hero Arts Woodgrain Fancy Background die onto Kraft cardstock. It was lovely. I knew I wanted to use it for a masculine card and decided to use the masculine image from Art Impressions’ Birthday Wishes.

I decided to paper piece the shirt in the image. I stamped the gentleman and the balloons onto Neenah Classic Crest cardstock. I also stamped it onto some Recollections Bright and Basic striped paper. I used the colors in the striped paper to color the rest of the image. I fussy cut around the shirt and then adhered it onto the image with liquid glue.

Once everything was colored the stamped panel was adhered to the Silhouette PIXScan Mat and cut with the software.

The woodgrain panel was cut down using a stitched rectangle and adhered it directly to a top folding ivory cardstock. The silhouette cut images were adhered to the woodgrain panel with Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape.

The sentiment was foiled onto ivory cardstock and cut into a thin banner with a Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label and adhered with foam tape as well.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Art Impressions Birthday Wishes
  • Spellbinders Glimmer More Sentiments
  • Crafter’s Companion Papercraft Gold Foil
  • Hero Arts Woodgrain Fancy Background Die
  • Gina K. Designs Layering Weight and Base Weight Ivory Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Kraft Cardstock
  • Recollections Bright and Basic Paper Pad
  • Copic Markers: YR18, YR16, YR14; YR23, YR21, Y21; E99, E97, E93; E11, E01, E00, R22
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle

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