More Hot Foiling

by Sandi MacIver

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Hi crafty friends and welcome back.  It’s Sandi here and I decided it was time for some more HOT FOILING.   I combined it with  Gina K Peaceful Floral.  I haven’t used my hot foil machine since before Christmas and I recently purchased the Spellbinders Glimmer Scattered Dot Pattern die as I thought it would make a great background.

Before Diving into the card, just a note:   Raya is offering 10% Off Hot Foil products over in the Scrap ‘N Stamp Store starting today through Jan 30th, get the coupon code at the end of this post.  Thank you Raya!

More Hot Foiling

I also decided to try foiling on card stock vellum (40 lb) to see how it worked and looked, and I think it looks FABULOUS.  This is the 40 lb vellum, often referred to as card stock vellum, I have not tried the lighter vellum, as I think it might pucker with the heat, I’ll give that a go another day, LOL.


More Hot Foiling

The card sentiment is also hot foiled.  This is Spellbinders Glimmer Best Day Ever die plate gold foiled onto Gina K Turquoise Sea card stock.

Card details:

  • I die cut a piece of Gina K Turquoise Sea card stock with the Penny Black Leaf Stitched Frames.
  • Next I attached my foiled piece of vellum to the back of the frame before attaching it to my A2 card base.
  • I heat foiled the sentiment and added that with foam squares to add dimension to my card.

  • I used my MISTI to stamp the Gina K Peaceful Floral image onto a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 piece of White card stock.  Using the Misti allows me to stamp a couple of times to get a nice dark outlined.
  • I used the Gina K Amalgam Black Ink for this as it’s waterproof and Copic friendly.
  • Next I colored the image with only SIX Copics:  The flower is done with BG11, BG13, BG49 and the leaves in YG03, YG17 and YG67
  • You may notice a bit of green in the flowers:  I like to take the lightest green and use it for a little highlight in the flowers, I think it really adds life to the image.

More Hot FoilingOnce the floral image was colored I cut it out and used small pieces of foam squares on the back to attach it to the card to again add a bit of depth.

That’s it, a quick and easy monochromatic card, with a pop of wow thanks to my Gemini Hot Foil Machine.

SAVE 10% on HOT FOIL at Scrap ‘N Stamp – use code SMFOIL10 – good on Spellbinders and Gemini Foil Press Products and good through Jan 30th.

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I have listed the products I used below, you can click on them for a larger view

Until next time – Happy Stamping




Glitter Stripes

by Nancy Elrick

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Hi all… It’s Nancy E here, back to posting once in a while on the Scrap ‘n Stamp blog.  I’ve been creating, but I haven’t felt up to trying to do the posts for my Design Team duties with the team… so I’m happy I was able to get something done for them in January!  In fact, this is my second post for them this month!

My card is very clean and simple… and honestly I think it needs a little something… but I sat with it for days and had no inspiration….  so that’s the card you get today LOL!

What I want to show you with this card, is how important it is to burnish your glitter if you are using it….  I LOVE the Be Creative Tape with glitter…. and the backing of the tape is perfect for burnishing the project.

To create the stripes, I started with a strip of cardstock and then put a strip of the Be Creative tape, then another strip of cardstock and so on.  I could have done one large strip of the larger Be Creative tape, but then I was worried that my strips of glitter wouldn’t be even.  So I switched it up to use the skinniest tape instead.

This photo was taken after I covered the project with the silver glitter.  It was everywhere!  I should have used my anti-static tool on the cardstock before pulling off the backing of the tape… but I didn’t.  So instead, I used the Be Creative Glitter Magnet to remove the glitter from everything except the tape.

In this photo you can see that I started burnishing the glitter.  What this means is that you rub the glitter with your finger (or in my case, I used a piece of the backing from the tape and my bone folder)… this makes the individual pieces of glitter lay down flat, allowing the most amount of shimmer to show on the card.  If you don’t burnish, your glitter won’t look nearly as shiny and shimmery. In the above photo, the two lines of glitter at the bottom of the photo have been burnished and you can see that they are more shiny than the top two lines.

Items Used:

*Cardstock:  Neenah Solar White 110lb; assorted blues from my stash

*Images (and die):  Hero Arts Eat Cake All Day

*Ink:  Versafine Clair Nocturne

*Etc:  Be Creative TapeBe Creative Glitter Magnetfoam tape; Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter

*Tools:  bone folder; Gemini Jr

Tuesday with Tara {take 236} Simply Snarky

by Tara

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Happy Tuesday! Today I’ve got a couple more snarky cards to share… I originally planned to include these as part of the SNARKY New Year Blog Hop, but had technical difficulties getting my images loaded. Never fear, the issue seems to be resolved and you still get to see my snarky cards!

Both cards feature a background made using just ONE Distress Oxide Spray on white card stock- Frayed Burlap. I’m loving the mix of blues & browns from a single ink! Like my other card, I’ve used it with paper dolls and snarky Big Talk stickers. These cards also feature some inking through a stencil. This time I used the Letter It Dancing Dots stencil and some dark brown ink.

My second card really doesn’t need an explanation… just a request to please don’t be offended by the language! With the little smirk on this boy’s face, it seemed like the perfect sentiment to use!