Monday, April 30, 2018

Some Foiled Cards

I've been intrigued with foiling and recently treated myself to some foiling supplies.  Here's my first play with them.

supplies: white and Green Leaf card stock, Gina K Designs Vibrant Vines Foil Mates sheet and Lime DecoFoil, (retired) MFT happy die, white embossed sentiment from Simon Says Stamp, adhesive foam strips

The leaf flourishes are larger in scale, and so the foiling shows up much better on this card than the others, but never enough for a photograph.  I added a big die-cut Happy and popped that layer above my card base for some fun shadow play.

Next up, a pink card.

supplies: white and Cotton Candy card stock, Gina K. Designs Blooming Hearts Foil Mates sheet and Bubblegum foil, Simon's Leanna butterfly die and a hugs die, Doodlebug Heart sprinkle

After foiling the heart print sheet, I also burnished the same foil onto the edges of a panel of pink card and also a die-cut sentiment before assembling.  I wish I could capture the shine these make when the light hits them just right!  You can see just a bit of the pink foiling at the bottom right corner......

Here's another one.

supplies: white, purple, and periwinkle card stock, Gina K. Designs Polka Party Foil Mate sheet, Deco Foil Lilac foil, Simon's Artful Flowers, leaves from Beautiful Day, and sentiment from Brush Stroke Messages, alcohol markers to color, adhesive foam squares

If you look closely, you can see the foil reflecting at the very bottom and a bit at the top left, too.  I cut this sheet up into 3 pieces and then added some flowers and a sentiment.

Not having an ink-jet printer, I went the way of also getting myself a laminator, and it works great with these supplies! These are a good value for the price, in my opinion, and work beautifully.

Can't wait to learn more ways to use these supplies!  If you need me, I'll be watching videos!


Betty said...

these are so pretty Lin - love those Gina K. preprinted card designs.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Fantastic foiled cards, Lin! Especially love the trio of dot panels with the flowers atop!! You are working wonders with foiling - that's something I haven't attempted.

Greta said...

I haven't been thrilled with my laminator results, but need to get it out & try again. Your cards are beautiful, Lin!

Cat Craig said...

Lovely shining cards Lin. Love your new header too.

Dawn T said...

Gorgeous Lin. I've seen some of the foil designs but never tried them. Your cards are lovely

Lisa Elton said...

Lovely cards! The green is my favorite, so fresh and springy!

kiwimeskreations said...

Gorgeous cards Lin - Foiling is certainly taking the card world by storm, and I can see why