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More Hot Foiling

Saturday, January 25th, 2020

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.

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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




Winter Thanks

Sunday, January 12th, 2020

I know you’ve heard it 1000 times already, but how on earth is it 2020? I saw a meme on facebook in the last few weeks that said something about how can it be that the new millennium started 20 years ago when 1980 was only 20 years ago. I had a good laugh at that. I was born in the 70s so the 80s are very vivid in my mind… and there’s no way that was 40 years ago!!!

I am back with the design team, but on a part time basis right now… Hopefully you’ll see some more from me in the coming weeks.

For this month, I knew I wasn’t done playing with my Christmas stamps and dies… so I wanted to create something that shows you can use these images for at least a little while in to the new year. And since I’ve needed quite a few thank you cards in the last little bit, I decided to make a winter thank you card.

I don’t have any process photos for this card because honestly, it was pretty easy to put together. I cut out the Memory Box Telluride Snowflake using some silver glitter paper from the Concord & 9th 6×6 neutral glitter pack and I trimmed off the extra piece I didn’t need (the hanger). I used a Spellbinders circle die to cut out a window on a 4X5.5″ piece of white cardstock. I added some Gina K Connect Glue around the one portion of the window and glued the snowflake so it was peeking out of the window. I used foam adhesive to put the layer of patterned paper from the MFT 6X6 Over the Rainbow pad behind the snowflake. I added regular double sided tape behind the patterned paper and foam adhesive behind the rest of the panel before adhering it all to the card front. I finished it off using the Lawn Fawn Simply Sentiments stamp with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and cut it out with the Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiments Banners die.

Once designed, this card would be great to mass produce as it wouldn’t take long to get a bunch of them put together.

Tuesday with Tara {take 231} Peace & Joy

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

Happy Tuesday! Today I’ve got another card featuring the Festive Overlay stamp set by Tim Holtz. I colored directly on the rubber with Distress Markers, misted with water lightly and stamped on an oval panel which I had pre-cut from Ivory card stock. To keep things simple, I added the sentiment in black over it.

I pulled out an old plaid embossing folder (also by Tim Holtz) to add some texture to my background. The green oval has some pearly shimmer to it and the twine & charm I used finish it all off.

Here’s a closer look…

Here’s another look at my card along with the second card I made, using a second generation stamping of the bird on a white panel. This is done by simply misting the inked stamp with water to reactivate the remaining color on it. It gives a softer version of the original image. It’s always nice to get two for one 🙂 I finished it off with some die cut holly leaves and some bling as my holly berries.

I especially like the sentiment I chose for these cards, it’s perfect for people like me who tend to get their cards in the mail a bit late for Christmas arrival! ha!

Inky hugs,