Sunday, 31 March 2019

Foiled and Inked Backgrounds by Jaine

I don't know about you but during this month of foiling, I've certainly learned a lot! There are so many different ways to apply Fab Foils and so many different finishes to be created. I think for me, it's the abstract ways I can incorporate them into my backgrounds and the subtle finishes I can achieve which I find the most interesting.

These two cards came about after some experimenting with a few backgrounds already on my worktable. The watercolour/inky backgrounds were created on textured watercolour paper so I knew I wouldn't be able to get a nice perfect impression from a stamp.

The dandelion card came out better than I first thought it would but still the impression is less than even. I don't mind that at all and decided as an accent over the turquoise it would be so cool.

For the second card, I thought that seeing as I wasn't going to get an even impression on the textured card base, I would stamp the flowers background stamp, only randomly in parts. To make this even more random I didn't use an acrylic block to hold the stamp. I love the shiny foil over the watercolour background, it just adds a little pop of colour.

I stamped and die cut the butterfly onto a piece of vellum which also helps to create a little hint of the background underneath. 

I hope you've enjoyed foiling month.

Happy Mothers Day to all the mothers out there, these are for you.

Jaine xx

Friday, 29 March 2019

Bold Butterflies with Gemma

Today I’m sharing a card using this month’s theme of Foils. I used double sided adhesive to add Bright Gold Fab Foil to some pretty die cut butterflies.

I began by adding some Stick-It double sided adhesive sheet to a piece of white card. From this, I die cut two of the smaller butterfly from the Pretty Pink Posh Bold Butterflies die set, making sure to have the adhesive on the top layer.

I removed the adhesive backing from the butterflies, then placed the Bright Gold Fab Foil over the top. I burnished with my finger, then removed the foil sheet. The foil adheres well to the adhesive sheet. Any areas that are missed, just go back with the fab foil sheet and add more.

Next, I worked on the background. I die cut a rectangle using the Heffy Doodle metric stitched rectangles set. I blended on distress oxide inks in Weathered Wood, Evergreen Bough, and Peacock Feathers.

I flicked the panel with a mix of gold perfect pearls and water, to give more interest to the background. Then I put it aside to dry.

For the sentiment, I die cut the Pretty Pink Posh Celebrate Shaker die twice from white card. I trimmed the die cuts so I was left with the word 'Celebrate', then layered the words to get a dimensional sentiment.

To tie in with the gold theme, I decided to add some Pearl Gold embossing glitter to my sentiment. I used the new embossing ink rollerball refill tool to partially ink the sentiment. I love the control this gives.

I finished by adding some Pretty Pink Posh Pearl White jewels to compliment the white in the sentiment.

Have a lovely day,

Thursday, 28 March 2019

FABfoil wih Transfer Gel

Hi all, Jo here and welcome to today's blog post where I use the Ice Blue FABfoil with Deco foil transfer gel.
TIP 1 - Make sure when using the transfer gel with stencils I suggest your secure the stencil down with washie tape especially when with an intricate design. 

I have used a new release product also for the sentiment from Pink & Main directly from our store. Check out the new BANG in action.
TIP 2- When using this gel I highly recommend washing the stencil and wiping down any tools used and surfaces straight away.
I have created a youtube on how I made today's card over on the WOW! Embossing Powders  youtube channel. 

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Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Fab Foils and Liquid Adhesive with Jenny Colacicco

Hi Everyone!   It's Jenny here and I'm excited to be joining you with another post featuring WOW!'s Fab Foils.  Today I'm focusing on black and gold which is one of my favourite color combos -  super cool but also pretty elegant in my humble opinion!

I'm using liquid adhesive to apply my foil for these cards.  I only tried this with FlitterGlu which I have used in the past for applying gold leaf.  You could try it with other glues and see if it works though!

I created a video showing you how to create these cards over on the WOW!  YouTube channel:

To create this first card, I die cut the letters using Altenew's Bold Alphabet. I die cut 5 of each letter and adhered 4 together, saving one of each letter.  

 I then applied FlitterGlu with an ink blending tool to the bottom of each of the letters. (I squeezed a bit out on my craft mat and dunked the blending tool in it).

Then the fun part - use WOW! Fab Foil (I used Gold) and press it into the glue - I used a bone folder to push it in.  You can lift it up and reapply several times get the effect you want.  This will be quite distressed but it looks almost like brushed metal up close. I adhered the foiled letters onto the others.

For this card, I arranged the letters in a square on a white notecard and scattered some gold sequins (Vegas Baby by Catherine Pooler) to finish.

For my next card, I used the blending tool to apply the FlitterGlu to a white notecard (I recommend using 110lb cardstock) and blended it out towards the centre.  I then applied the Fab Foil in the same way as before.  When you lift up you have to be careful not to pull too fast or you'll get streaks (which also look cool though).  I then adhered the panel to a white notecard.

I created the letters in the same way as before, using black cardstock, with the last layer being black glitter cardstock, and adhered them down onto the card.  The additional sentiment was created from my handy Dymo Label Maker! I then added some more of the gold sequins.

For my final card, I took another panel of thick white cardstock and flicked FlitterGlu onto the panel using an old paintbrush. I added a little bit of water just to make it more 'flickable'.    I then went back in with the foil again.  The bone folder squishes the spatters and you get streaks - it looks very shiny in real life!

For my sentiment,  I die cut the Catherine Pooler Celebrate die from black craft foam and black cardstock and adhered them together.  I bent the word a little to give it an arch, and then adhered it down.  I added some more of the sequins for that extra bit of sparkle!

Word of warning - this is a little messy. You'll get glue on your hands, and this is very sticky.   If you don't like sticky hands, I'd recommend gloves!

Jenny x


Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Bonding Powder + Foil With Karen Reategui

Hi shiny friends! Today I'm up at the WOW! Embossing Powder Blog sharing this card made with Gina K. Watercolor Flowers Stamp and WOW! Pink Fab Foil.

Let's shine! I started by stamping the flowers onto Kraft cardstock using WOW! Bonding Powder.

Then, I placed a piece of WOW! Pink Fab Foil on top and put it in a laminator. Once it was dried, I removed the foil.

I adhered this Kraft panel to a white card base that was previously stamped using an Impression Obsession Background stamp and Altenew Pink Diamond ink.

Additionally, I cut a thin stripe out of fuchsia cardstock and added it to the background.

I stamped the sentiment onto a white oval die cut and placed it on top of the card using foam tape.

Finally, I added a few jewels to the flowers as a final touch. I hope you like this card and start using more WOW! Fab Foils on your projects. WOW! has a great variety of beautiful colors that you can find at the shop. You can use my discount code WOWDTKR to get 10% off your purchase.

Have a bright and shiny day my beautiful crafty friends!



Monday, 25 March 2019

Thanks Card with Dana

Happy Monday, everyone!

It's Dana here with my last *Foils* monthly inspiration. If you haven't joined our Facebook Monthly Challenge, click HERE :)

For today's card, I started by stamping cactus images from Studio Katia Cactus Hugs Stamp Set onto watercolor paper. I watercolored them and cut them out using coordinating dies.

I took A2 sized watercolor paper and ink blended it with distress oxide inks for background. I used Fossilized Amber, Worn Lipstick and Cracked Pistachio colors. I then spritzed clean water using mini mister and let it dried.

Next, I die cut cover panel and sentiment from white card stock using Studio Katia Grid Cover and Sweet Latte Coordinating Dies.

Especially for the 'thanks', I added double sided tape on white card stock before cut it out. After I peeled off protective sheet, I took a WOW! Bright Gold Fab Foil (UKUSA) and rubbed it with my finger.

I mounted every elements where I wanted them using foam adhesive and glue. To finish off, I embellished with Studio Katia Gold Sparkle, Sunny Topaz(November) and Sour Apple(August) Crystals.

Thank you so much for joining me today. Happy crafting!

Exploring Embossing - stamping foam!

Hey everyone, it's Jayne here with the latest instalment of "Exploring Embossing". I don't know if you know, but I am actu...