Challenges · Making Cards

Hooray For You -SSS Work it Wednesday

Hello and welcome back! Today I am sharing more of my new found love of foiling. It works out great, because June’s Work it Wednesday theme is Foil it! Foil Everything!

This time I’m going legitimate, and actually using Deco Foil Transfer gel!That’s not to say I am giving up on foiling heat embossed images, I still really love that technique. I just thought it was time to try the good stuff!

I also continuing my love of herringbone patterns, this time with Altenew’s Broken Chevron stencil. And, of course I went for the imperfect, distressed look, by not completely covering the stencil with the transfer gel. Using a plastic pallet knife, I mainly focused on the center of my 110lb Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock panel. Once I had the coverage I wanted, I set the panel aside to dry (a little over an hour).

Once the panel was dry, and the gel had gone from white to translucent, I added my foil, Fab Foil’s Glitter Silver (by Wow) over my cardstock. I put the piece in the parchment carrier sheet, and ran it through my laminator. I ran it through twice, just from habit. I let the piece cool after it came out, then peeled back the foil (the reveal is the best part).

I trimmed down the panel using Concord & 9th’s Confetti Card border die. Ok, I have my foil… now what? I flipped through my sentiment dies, and landed on the Hooray from MFT. I die cut it three times from Lawn Fawn Black Licorice cardstock, which had double sided adhesive on the back. I layered them together, then added it to a piece of vellum (the background is a bit busy). I stamped the for you, from Concord & 9th’s Grateful For Everything, with black Stazon ink. I added one of the Squidgy Pals I had watercolored for the Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring challenge with foam tape. She was stamped with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink, and embossed with clear powder. I watercolored her with Altenew watercolors.

The card base is more Black Licorice cardstock. I added a white panel to the inside of the card, so I can stamp a sentiment or write a message.

I’m really glad I got to finally play with the Deco Foil Transfer gel. I’m not sure if I would ever foil a fully stenciled background, but it’s fun to have the option. Have you played with transfer gel before? Let me know your thoughts below!

Thanks for stopping by!

Nicole

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