Thursday, June 27, 2019

Some Foiling......

One of the supplies inside this month's Simon Card Kit was a pack of 5 Shattered Glass foils.  I couldn't wait to play with them, and once I had my laminator heated up, I made it worthwhile and did a couple more foiled cards at the same time.  This foil is gorgeous!

supplies: white, several ivories, pale yellow, green, and black cardstock, Altenew Watercolor Stripes stencil, Deco Foil Rainbow Shattered Glass foil, transfer gel and stencil pal, Altnew Fantasy Floral dies, sentiment from Simon's Beautiful Flowers, adhesive foam strips to separate flower layers

I love foiling with a stencil and transfer gel!  And now with the new stencil pal, spreading the gel smoothly is a piece of cake!  It's a nice large 5 1/2" long, SO much better than a credit card!  

Here I used a striped stencil and tried to get a rainbow effect with the foil, then just added my flower and a sentiment.  With all the color in the stripes, I opted for a simple cream/off-white flower and a small black sentiment.

The next card is REALLY simple, and lets the stencil and the gorgeous foil shine.  This one has blues, golds, and greens in it.

supplies: white and green cardstock, gold foil cardstock, Newton's Nook Tropical Leaves stencil, transfer gel, stencil pal, and Emerald Watercolor foil, lucky clover distress ink, IO Greeting Top Edgers sentiment die

As I did above, I spread the gel through the stencil, let it dry, then added a sheet of Watercolor foil to it before heating it in my laminator.  I didn't like the foiling against white, so I sponged on some lucky clover distress ink.  Next I sliced my foiled panel into 2 pieces, and added my gold foil sentiment die at the top of one, and edged the other panel with more of the gold foiled cardstock.  

My final card is all Tim Holtz - this Scribbles stencil is one of my favorites of his!

supplies: white, black, and Cotton Candy cardstock, Tim Holtz Scribbles stencil, Gina K Bubblegum foil, transfer gel, stencil pal, Detailed Butterflies dies, Big Chat stickers, Tiny Heart sprinkle

Since Tim's stencils don't cover an entire card width-wise, after I'd foiled it, I trimmed it down and framed it with white cardstock before adding it to the Cotton Candy base.  And I added a little Tiny Heart sprinkle to the butterfly.

And one final card, using the same stencil as above, and the same foil as my first card.

supplies: white cardstock, Scribbles stencil, Rainbow Shattered foil, transfer gel, stencil pal, sentiment from Simon's (retired) Birthday Flowers, Pretty Pink Posh Scallop Borders 2 die

Thanks for sticking with me on this long post.  Foiling stencils is a great easy way to add some oomph to a card!


Cat Craig said...

wow, you really knocked those foiled cards out of the park...the first in my favorite.

kiwimeskreations said...

Oomph is the understatement on these stunning cards Lin - they are exquisite

Dawn T said...

What incredible cards Lin. Your foiling is stunning.

I Card Everyone said...

Lin these are extraordinary! bet you can't guess which one is my favorite! tee hee…

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

These are all so gorgeous!

Enna said...

Wow! These cards really pack a punch! Love how using the transfer gel puts striae on even the non-textured foils. I bought transfer gel before the last holiday season & still haven't gotten around to using it. I need to drag it out & try this technique!

Cathy said...

Amazing cards! Now I need a laminator or a foiling machine!! Cathy x