Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Happy Birthday!: Hot Foiling Adventures no 4


As this is my first post of 2019 I want to wish you a (rather belated) Happy New Year -  I hope all your crafty (and other) dreams come true, that the Bad Fairy of Procrastination stays away from your desk and that your crafty mojo is always there for you.6
I hope all that for me too, of course!
A couple of months ago we started a Handmade Card group on FB, mainly to swap birthday cards, but there will be other swaps along the way, I'm sure!   Anyway, my first card make of the year was a birthday card for Andrea, one of our group and I couldn't resist finally trying out some of the new hot foil plates I bought late last year and hadn't had time to use, plus one of those my OH gave me for Christmas
I must apologise for the photos, I've not got the hang of photographing foiled items and I was in a hurry too!

 The dotty background turned out better than I expected.  The foil is one of the 'pearl' finishes and to be honest I've found them rather disappointing when I've tried them before.  The colours look stunning on the roll but when you actually use them the colour hardly shows up at all, which is a shame.  I can't remember whether I've tried the pearl foils on coloured card so I should add that to my foiling 'to-do' list!

I'd just tried out this same pearl finish turquoise foil with another regular hot foil plate using white card and the image was really poor, so when I tried it with this lovely dotty background plate I didn't really hold out much hope - but as you can see, it worked really well and the tiny coloured dots show up very nicely.
The flower is from a foil and cut set by Spellbinders Glimmer.  It's lovely!  You get four sizes of flower along with the cutting dies for each, and also two foiling plates only for some leaves - I didn't use the leaves here as I wanted to tuck some die cut leaves behind the flower head for this card.
I foiled two of the flowers in shiny turquoise then used the cutting dies to cut the shapes out.  The cutting line wasn't as close to the foiled images as I wanted, so I just hand-cut around to make it closer
The sentiment is another Spellbinders Glimmer plate and I used lots of scrap foil, cut into strips to make a multi-coloured sentiment panel.  I'll tell you more about making these next time, and have more pictures to share too

Hot Foil Plates:
Background; Swiss Dots by Couture Creations 
Flowers; Foil Flowers by Spellbinders Glimmer
Happy Birthday Faux Script also by Spellbinders Glimmer
Hot Foil rolls all Couture Creations
White card blank plus extra for foiling elements
Turquoise card for matting
Leaf die Spellbinders
Turquoise satin ribbon to finish
That's all for today.  Back soon with more Hot Foil Adventuring and other things from my crafty journey too.
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Jackie T said...

Hi Kathy Happy New Year to you and your family. Your card is gorgeous I love it and I bet the recipient did too. Thank you for your kind comments on my blog. Enjoy the rest of the week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Sylvia said...

A wonderful card Kathy with beautiful foiling. Love the blue foiled dots, must try the pearl finish foils.

Sylv xx

jane stillman said...

Love the design and colours x

Sandra Carey said...

Gorgeous card Kathy hugs Sand xx

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Kathy, love the design and gorgeous colours. Happy New Year to you and your family.
Linda xxx

Gwyneth said...

Wonderful card. I love the mixed colour greeting.

Ewelina Nowak said...

Beautiful work
Hugs xxx

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Shabneez said...

Beautiful card Kathy. That dotty background is a favourite of mine. Shabneez x said...

Wow stunning beautiful work

Karenzkardz said...

How beautiful xx