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

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

Hot Foil Life’s a Journey Masculine Birthday Card

I am having so much fun experimenting with different background dies I have using them with hot foil. I have done a lot on white cardstock and decided to give it a try with a dark cardstock. I love the look of silver on black and that combination using hot foil did not disappoint.

For this card I used Spellbinder’s Basic Lattice Impressibilities Die. I wanted to use it on a masculine card and pulled out the Cottage Cuts Racecars and Flags die. This is a solid die that cuts out all the pieces you need to assemble a couple of cars. I cut it from black, red, and silver mirror cardstock and assembled the race car and the flags together to create this card.

I needed a sentiment that would go along with the car image and found something perfect from Unity Stamp’s For the Guys. It was stamped on a scrap of black cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed silver. It was cut down so size using a Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label Die. Since the car was red I added a red mat to the back of the sentiment.

To assemble the card I added foam tape behind the images and sentiment to make them pop on the card front and adhered them all using liquid glue. Before adhering to a black side folding cardbase I decided to mat the foiled background with red mirror cardstock. I love the way it turned out.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Cottage Cuts Racecars and Flags
  • Unity Stamps For the Guys
  • Spellbinders Basic Lattice
  • Crafter’s Companion Papercraft Silver Hot Foil
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label Die
  • Paper Accents Red, Silver and Black Mirror Cardstock
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

Hot Foil Butterfly Magic Birthday Wishes

I had seen that you can take a die cut image and hot foil it. I wanted to give that technique a try and it works beautifully.

I die cut the Spellbinders Impressibilities Butterfly Magic background from white cardstock and used gold hot foil. It looks like a textured mirror cardstock.

This is a large is approximate 4 1/8″ x 6″ so I cut it down to be 4″ x 5 1/4, which fits nicely on an A2 cardbase with a nice border around it. I wanted to have some dimension to the background. I could have cut it several times from cardstock and adhered them together, but this die in very intricate and takes some time to removed all the excess, so I decided to cut it from gold sticky back foam and adhered the two together.

The butterfly background needed some color behind it. I must have been in a red mood lately, I’ve made quite a few cards with that color in the last week. I pulled out some Gina K. Designs Red Hot cardstock, it it down to fit behind the butterfly background and adhered the two together with liquid glue.

I had a gold hot foil sentiment on black I didn’t use on a previous card and decided to put it to good use. I decided to add the red and gold butterfly panel to a black cardbase and love the way it turned out.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Spellbinders Impressibilities Butterfly Magic Die
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Everyday Sentiments
  • Crafter’s Companion Papercraft Gold Hot Foil
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Gold
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Glimmer Daisy Bouquet Happy Birthday

This card uses different hot foil techniques. The daisies are foiling a regular die, which gives you a fine gold border. The second is foiling the waste of another project, which gives a solid foil look with a pattern. I’ve had mixed success with foiling the waste, but this one turned out nice on Kraft cardstock. The sentiment and small leaf and flower is a hot foil stamp/die.

The daisies were colored with Copic Markers, which work great with hot foil. It resists the maker, but you need to work slowly and precisely to stay within the thin gold outlined. I decided to use a golden yellow. The daisy die comes with a coordinating outline die and works perfectly on foiled projects.

The foiled waste background was cut down using a stitched rectangle and adhered to a top folding Kraft cardbase with liquid glue. The daisy bouquet and sentiment were adhered using Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape.

The final embellishment was to add small gold rhinestones to the center of the larger flowers.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina Marie Designs Cut In/Cut Out Daisy Bouquet
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Stylish Script Happy Birthday
  • Copic Markers: YR24, YR23, YR21; E37, E35
  • China Flower Grid Background Die
  • Crafter’s Companion Papercraft Gold Hot Foil
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Kraft Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gold Rhinestones from Stash

Three Candles Hot Foil Birthday Wishes

I’ve been experimenting with my Gemini FoilPress Hot Foil Machine using regular dies. I pulled out Elisabeth Craft Birthday Candles and hot foiled them with Spellbinders Red Foil. One thing I have learned as I’ve experimented is that the Spellbinders foil need a higher heat setting. I use the medium setting.

When you use regular dies in the FoilPress you get a thin outline. You could get a wider line by using the back, but it will also leave openings in the foil where the release holes are.

I foiled three of the candles. You cannot use the dies to cut the images foiled because they will cut on the exact lines of the foiling and you will loose the foil, so I fussy cut the images.

I liked the candles, but they were very white. You can easily color the images with Copic Markers. In fact the foil will resist the marker. You just have to color slowing and carefully since the lines are so think.

I also foiled a sentiment with red foil and then die cut it using Pink & Main Sentiment Strip.

I wanted some pop behind the candles and decided to use some red mirror cardstock, which is so complimentary to the foiling. I cut down a smaller panel with a stitched rectangle and adhered the candles and sentiment with Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape.

I wanted to use a birthday embossing folder behind the candles, but the embossing folder I had wasn’t large enough to cover the card front, so I decided to cut down a smaller panel of white cardstock and embossed it. I’m actually glad that this was needed, because it was adhered to a red cardbase and I love the look of red/white/red with the white candles.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Elizabeth Craft Birthday Candles
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Everyday Sentiments
  • Copic Markers: R39, R37, R35; YR27, YR24, YR23, YR21
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Red Hot Foil
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Cherry Red Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Red Mirror Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape
  • Pink & Main Sentiment Strip
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Cuttlebug Happy Birthday Embossing Folder
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Confetti Cupcake Birthday Wishes

For a previous card I used a silver cupcake. Whenever I have small images I go through my scraps of cardstock to cut the image. For that card I pulled out a circle of silver mirror cardstock and cut the cupcake from the center, because I thought I could then use it on another card. This is the card I made from the leftover circle.

Since the cupcake is so small, I wanted to add some visual interest to the circle, so I ran it through the Big Shot using an Oxford Embossing Folder from Cuttlebug. Mirror cardstock embossed beautifully.

I guess I was in a red mood lately because I decided to cut the cupcake again from red mirror cardstock and adhered it to the center of the circle. I held it in place with washi tape and then cut a smaller circle from sticky back foam and adhered it to the back of the circle, which held the cupcake in place.

I cut down a panel of red cardstock with a stitched rectangle and placed the circle where I wanted it to determine where to place the sentiment, which I decided to hot foil silver. You can use your regular dies with hot foil so I pulled out a Honey Bee Stamps Sentiment Banner and hot foiled it first. I then used a Spellbinders hot foil sentiment and foil it into the banner. I loved the way it turned out.

The circle focal image was added above the sentiment, but it looked lonely, so I cut some confetti from mirror cardstock and scattered it round the front of the card, adhering it in place with liquid glue. I also pulled out some silver confetti from Martha Stewart and filled in the open spaced. I really like the way it turned out.

The focal image was adhered to a top folding cardbase with liquid glue and the card was done, my last card of 2020, number 630, WOW!

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Mini Cupcake Maker
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Everyday Sentiments
  • My Favorite Things Balloons Shaker Window
  • Honey Bee Stamps Sentiment Banner
  • Paper Accents Red and Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Red Hot Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Hero Arts Infinity Circle Die
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Gemini FoilPress Silver Foil
  • Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder
  • Martha Stewart Sterling Confetti