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Sending Some Love- MFT Sketch Challenge 430

Welcome back! I’m so happy that you decide to spend some time hanging out with me today! Today is pretty special, as I played around with foils, and wanted to show you what I did.

I’m fairly new to foils, on purpose. It was the one card making frontier I purposely stayed away from. I’ve spent so much money on all the different techniques, I guess skipping foiling made me feel thrifty? I know, I never said I made sense, lol.

Last September I purchased that month’s card kit from Simon Says Stamps. I mention the kit because it included some foils from Gina K. So, I’ve had some foil sheets for months. And, I already own a laminator (I used it for organizing, a la Jennifer McGuire). At this point, it’s kinda silly NOT to foil. The only thing I was missing was the means to get the foil on the card stock. Then I discovered Toner Sheets. Again, I know, not exactly a new product… And…here I am, foiling!

Back to MFT now. This week the sketch is:

I wasn’t planning on participating in the challenge this week, but then I started thinking about foiling die cuts, and remembered I hadn’t used my Straight From The Heart die set yet. I thought it would cool to foil the hearts in different colors. I took some pictures of the foiling steps so I could share. The Toner Sheets I used are from Deco Foil, and they are Peel and Stick.

I started out by die cutting the heart from the Toner Sheet. I did this three times.
Next, I cut out pieces of foil to fit the hearts. I used three different colors (Red Velvet, Sweet Mango and Wild Dandelion. I laid the hearts in the parchment carrier sheet that came with the Toner Sheets,
Then I fed the parchment through the laminator.
Last, I peeled the foil off the die cuts.

It’s so easy, I can’t believe I waited so long! Here is the finished card.

I used Gina K Design’s Black Onyx cardstock to cut the arrows, and Silver Foil cardstock for the arrow heads. Once I had the arrows threaded through the hearts, I snipped them in the middle to make them shorter (they wouldn’t have all fit on the card otherwise). Then, I layered the hearts together with Scor-Tape and added foam tape to the back.

Next, I added the hearts to a MFT Kraft card base. I stamped the sentiment from MFT’s From The Heart onto more Onyx cardtsock with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Wow Opaque White detail powder. I die cut the sentiment using MFT’s banners from the Hearts In A Row Vertical die set, and adhered it with foam tape.

I really like the combination of the shiny foil and the simple kraft cardstock. What do you think?

I’m having a blast with foil! Check out my post later in the month for MFT’s Birthday Project.

Thanks for stopping by!

Nicole

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