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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

{Digital Wednesday} Fabulous Fun with Foils

It's Wednesday and it's time for Digital Wednesday. We have the talented Kristina Hein sharing some fun cards featuring our digital stamps. Make sure you comment on this post for a chance at a $15 prize code. Every month, we draw 7 winners, with the winners randomly drawn from all posts published during the month. The more posts you comment on, the more chances you have.


Hello and welcome! Kristina here to share some digital stamp inspiration. I bring you a trio of cards created with the French Marigold digital stamp. And of course, some foil!

I enlarged the marigold and tilted it at an angle before printing it out twice onto Copic friendly cardstock. The first one I traced around an oval die so I would know what areas I needed to cover with color. Then I got out my Copic markers to do the coloring. Did you know there is a variety of French Marigold called Strawberry Blonde? This is what inspired my color choices.  


Next I cut it out with an oval die. I used a Zig 2 Way squeeze and roll glue pen to add bits of glue to some of the outer edges of the petals. I let it dry for a minute or two until sticky. Then I took a of sheet of gold foil and laid it on top. I rubbed over it with my fingers and slowly peeled it off. I love this method to add touches of gold to any piece without having to use a Minc or laminator.


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The second marigold piece I cut with a stitched rectangle die just slightly smaller than A2 size. I splattered the entire piece with gold, then silver splatters. Once it was dry I added it to a coral card base. I put foam tape on the back of the oval, lined it up over the splattered panel and adhered it to the card. Easy peasy!



My second card was an experiment that totally paid off!

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I inverted the color of the digital stamp so it made the lines white and the area around it black. I printed it out with my laser printer. Then I cut a piece of Rainbow Shattered Glass foil large enough to cover it and ran it through my Minc twice. I peeled it back and found this beauty waiting for me.

 
I'm not going to lie. I may have gazed at it for a while before I could bring myself to cut it apart. I cut it into 4 equal parts and added a white piece of cardstock behind each of the pieces.

Next I grabbed a piece of black cardstock and the Bloomdalascopic #7 stencil. I ran them through my die cut machine to get a subtle embossed pattern on the black cardstock. To help bring out the embossing I swiped a platinum ink pad lightly across the surface.  I also added some white splatters.


I cut the black panel down to fit onto a 5" square white card base. I added foam to the back of the foiled squares and added them to the card. I finished it off by adding a sentiment sticker from the Just Everyday Greetings sticker pack.


My third card is actually a bonus card I got from the project above! When I did the foiling for the second card I had the leftover foiled flower. I couldn't bring myself to throw it away. I grabbed a piece of toner paper and ran it through my Minc with the foiled flower leftover.


Isn't it so cool? I cut it into 4 pieces and added different colored cardstock behind each square. I took a piece of black cardstock and cut it to 6 1/4" x 3 1/4". I taped the Half Circles slimline stencil over it and spread Pixie Effect paste over it. Once the paste was dry I added it to a white mini slimline card base. Then I adhered on the foiled squares.  



That's it for me today.  I hope you found something that inspired you!

~Kristina

17 comments:

  1. Oh, I have been waiting to see some foiling.....I bought the laminator and foils, but just need to see what can be done with them. Thank you. I will definitely try it out tomorrow.

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  2. Incredibly gorgeous results and love to see how you designed your cards.

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  3. Beautiful and informative. I didn't realize you could print on black paper! Thanks!

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  4. Beautiful French Marigold image! I love what you created with the digi stamp and foils! Gorgeous cards!

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  5. Wow-your cards are amazing!
    These are some great foiling projects!
    I don’t have a Minc or laminator, so the first technique is something I could try. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. These are some georgous and fun card's I love what you did on them thanks for sharing and thanks for the inspiration

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  7. Very pretty and creative with the foil.

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  8. wow, these are so beautiful and amazing technique!

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  9. All three cards are all so different. I have never tried foil. Love them all.

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  10. I like the idea to cut up the images. Great idea shares.

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