Hot Foiling on Acetate

Hello again, crafty friends. Today’s card features hot foiling on acetate… I started by creating the clear acetate front panel. I hot foiled THIS plate using THIS gold foil on a piece of THIS heat resistant acetate. I trimmed down the piece to be 4.25 x 5.5 inches. Next, I trimmed down the front panel of the top folding card base. I cut the front panel so only 1/2 of an inch was left...

STAMPtember 2022 Release Inspiration

Hi there, crafty friends. I’m back with more inspiration from THIS STAMPtember release from Simon Says Stamp… I started by creating the background. I applied ink through THIS stencil on a piece of yellow card stock for a tone on tone look. Next, I stamped and Copic colored an image from THIS stamp set and used THESE coordinating dies to cut it out. I white heat embossed a sentiment from the same stamp set...

Vintage Garden Card Kit

Hello again, crafty friends. Today’s cards feature THIS new card kit from Simon Says Stamp… I started by creating the backgrounds. I used the kit’s embossing folder and embossed the pattern on white cardstock. I ink blended on top and used THIS die to cut the circle openings. I applied a light coat of white pigment ink on top of the pattern using my brayer to really make the embossing stand out. This is...

Coloring Die Cuts with Alcohol Ink

Hi there, crafty friends. Today’s card features coloring die cuts with alcohol ink… I stared by die-cutting the butterflies from the Graceful Butterfly Set from white Yupo paper. I put them inside the coordinating embossing folder from the set and embossed them to add some texture. I added some rubbing alcohol to the die-cuts and then applied alcohol ink on top. I mixed in a bit of pearl alcohol ink for some sparkle and...

Hot Foiling on Alcohol Inked Panels Part Two

Howdy, crafty friends. I recently shared THESE cards where I hot foiled on alcohol inked panels and I was having so much fun with the technique that I decided to create another set but this time with a larger, cover hot foil plate… First, I created the alcohol inked panels. I applied Rubbing Alcohol on four panels of Yupo paper. I added rows of color using alcohol ink and let the color blend by...

Repeat Die Cutting

Hello again, crafty friends. Today’s card features repeat die cutting to create a background… To create this card, I die-cut the Stained Glass Bird die four times from a white A2 cardstock panel. I left three of the birds all white. For the fourth opening, I removed all the white pieces and used the Stained Glass bird stencil to do some ink blending on the card base behind the die-cut panel. I die-cut the...

Background Strips Thank You Card Set

Hello, crafty friends. I have a thank you card set to share today… I started by stamping the Delicate Floral Background on five different colors of cardstock using ink that coordinated with each color. I cut each piece down in one inch strips and adhered them to A2 white panels making sure each color strip lined up to complete the background pattern. I added small strips of black glossy cardstock to the top and...

Hot Foiling on Black Glossy Cardstock + Blog Hop

Hello, crafty friends. I’m excited to be part of THIS Blog Hop celebrating THIS new release. I have a card set to share that features hot foiling on black glossy cardstock… Now I am late to the hot foiling party and just started doing hot foiling on my projects and absolutely love it. I’ve been mainly using white paper for all my foiling and wanted to switch it up so I tried it on...

Brushed Flowers Card Kit

Hello again, crafty friends. Today’s cards feature THIS new card kit from Simon Says Stamp… I decided to keep these cards super simple and just do some basic stamping. This is great to do with solid image stamps because it will fill up a card nicely. I stamped the floral images from the Brushed Flowers Stamp Set (included in the kit) using the kit’s mini ink cube colors. These ink cube colors are gorgeous...

Hot Foil Thank You Card Set

Hello, crafty friends. So, I finally decided to jump on the Hot Foil Bandwagon and I’m so glad I did. It’s so fun.. With any new product/technique, there is a bit of a learning curve. If you are starting out, I highly suggest watching THIS video by Yana Smakula. She shares great tips and tricks for any beginner and it really helped me. I used the Heart Grid Hot Foil Plate along with several...