Recognition

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Happy

Inspired today by a Spotlight Project from Stamplorations...
Cornelia's Burning Question: Are You Foiling Yet?
Here is her card.......
Cornelia used Rolls of Foil, ordinary glue and a stamp for her card.....

I have used Mega Flakes/Mica Flakes many times before, with special glue but 
I have quite a few rolls of foil that I have never used.
I wanted to try out these foils and to try ordinary glue as well.
Some of my foils also said they required a heat machine or heat tool.

I thought I would try some ideas out.
This is my take and inspiration from her card.....
I wanted to try using glue and a stencil and not a stamp.
Some glues where too runny and leaked under the stencil and some glues dried too quickly.
Eventually, an old thick glue worked and I got all my foils to work, 
even the ones that required heat to activate them.

Yes, you can use the mega flakes and special glue which stays tacky, 
(this will always be a favourite of mine), or heat embossing to get pretty much the same effect but....
This is another idea to use up glue and foils already in your stash, which I thought wouldn't work.
The difference, I thought was by using a continuous sheet of foil you got a slightly
different look than using the flakes. I found my stencil washed up easily too.

Thanks to Cornelia and her spotlight project that encouraged me to try this out, so thank you.
The sentiment on my card is stamped and heat embossed with gold glitter embossing powder.
I was fussing over which sentiment to use when Mr Posty delivered a parcel from America, 
with my new stamps and stencils in it, so I used the Big Greetings Stamp...Happy....
Another play day today...learning all the time x
Crafty Hugs x
Challenges.....
Stamplorations-Spotlight Project Showcase
Stamplorations-Never Ending-Anything Goes-Using their Products




14 comments:

  1. Your card looks really amazing!! I haven't tried out foil yet. I bought a roll of it to play with and maybe someday I will have some time to do that!! LOL! I really love that image and your results!! Really breath-taking!! Thanks for sharing! HUGS

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    1. Kind of you to stop by Vicki. Yes I had my foils for ages before actually doing something with them. Will continue to use them now I've found them again! Thanks for you lovely and kind comments x

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  2. Beautiful card. I did not think that you can use the stencil to work with the foil ... You're very creative. Thanks for the inspiration.
    hugs,
    BozenA

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    1. Yes that what I thought too but I persevered and got it to eventually work. Thank you for stopping by and leaving such kind comments x

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  3. Ok... so I'm going to get me some of that foil ... Sheesh this is so classy!

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    1. I'm liking the foiling too, less messy than the flakes too x Thanks for stopping by x

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  4. You've got some real WOW cards here! That gold is amazing!

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  5. Wow! Love this card! So elegant and rich looking! I have foils and have never got around to use them! Thanks so much for inspiring!

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  6. Thanks! Its an honor to be CASEd by you! It worked great with that pretty stencil! Such a fabulously elegant card!

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    1. That is so very generous of you to say...I love your card and was honoured to CASE your card xx

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