Saturday, June 16, 2018

Foiling

I recently added a few more foiling supplies to my arsenal, and today I made a card with them.  I really like the results!  Here's what it looks like standing upright:


supplies: black, Island Blue, and DCWV silver foiled card stock, Gina K. Designs Floral Sketch Clear Designer Toner Sheet, Sparkling Silver Fancy Foil, and a toner sheet, Chameleon Cool Tones alcohol markers, Penny Black Stitched Stacker die, Simon's Script Thanks dies, adhesive foam strips, laminator

To begin I cut a piece of the clear acetate designer toner sheet and a piece of foil and ran it through my laminator.  I set aside the foil, and colored the reverse of the acetate with alcohol inks.  Then I framed it.  


Next I placed the used foil piece over a piece of toner sheet and again ran it through the laminator.  You can see that the reverse image comes through, a silver background with the design in black.  Lying flat like this, you can see the iridescence of the foil


This was attached to a white card base and, after adding my die-cut sentiment to the clear panel, I popped it above and a teensy bit off-center from the silver layer.  Here is the finished card laying flat:


As you can see, the light plays with the foiling and gives all kinds of different looks.  From a distance, depending on which way you tilt your head, the background turns to purple, gold, green, or blue - so fun!

What I was unable to capture in my photos was the dimension, almost a shadow-box effect that lifting the clear panel gives to it.  You can kind of think of this design as a shaker card minus the shakings!

Thanks for stopping by today - I hope your weekend will be a fantastic one!

5 comments:

Cat Craig said...

WOW Lin, this is a STUNNER! Fabulous colors and such a pretty design. Thanks for sharing all the steps.

Betty Keefe said...

looks like you had a lot of fun playing with foil and making beautiful cards - love those Gina K. toner sheers

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Your foiling looks amazing, Lin! I've not tried it but it looks like fun!

donna sherman said...

Both cards are BEAUTIFUL! I have some foiling supplies myself, but have never been brave enough to try them. But with your inspiration, I think I will get them out again! Thank you! Hugs

Mary Jo Stew said...

Love this card. I never thought of using alcohol markers on the toner sheets. Thanks for sharing how this came together.