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.
- 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