Saturday, May 21, 2022

A Day For Daisies - Flower Maiden 1

Happy Saturday!

Today, I have a couple cards I made with a digital image from A Day For Daisies called Flower Maiden 1.  This is one of those images I purchased over 4 years ago and I don't think I ever used until now. I love the whimsy and elegance of this image, all at the same time.  I think it makes a perfect image for a birthday card.

I colored a few of these images, different hair colors and different dress color.  Above, I colored a blonde maiden in purple.  I tries to match hair color and favorite colors of the person I was making the card for.

Patterned Papers: My Minds Eye Graceful
Copic Colors: V12, V15, V17, YR21, YR23, YR24
E00, E01, E11, E21, E31

Below, a brunette in teal. 

Patterned Papers: My Minds Eye Hattie
Copic Colors: BG45, BG49, BG57, YR21, YR23, YR24
E00, E01, E11, E21, E31, E35, E37

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Saturday, May 14, 2022

Sweet Blooms Border - Mother's Day

Happy Saturday!

Today, I have the Mother's Day card I made this year.  I used my Glimmer Hot Foil Machine for this card.  The Hot Foil Plates are "Sweet Blooms Border" and "Yana Sentiments & coordinating dies" by Spellbinders.  

The white cardstock is Hammermill 110lb weight cardstock.  I've had great results with this cardstock, perfect impressions.  The Glimmer hot foil system uses a combination of heat and pressure to transfer the gold foil to the cardstock.  

I colored the flower border with Copic markers.
Copic Colors: RV14, RV17, RV19, YG61, YG63, YG67, Y35, Y38, E55

If you missed the post were I got into Hot Foil see the post from May 7.

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Saturday, May 7, 2022

The Greetery - 2022 Graduation Card

Happy Saturday!

Today, I gave a graduation card to share.  This card started a whole obsession.  It all started when a craft company called The Greetery had this 2022 Graduation Bundle 50% off in April.  It was quite the bundle - sentiment stamps, die, hot foil plate and 3 stencils. The "Congrats, Grad" is from the sentiment stamp set, red is the die cut, the silver 2022 is done with a hot foil plate and the silver stars uses one of the stencils and silver embossing paste.

So, I received the bundle within a couple days and played the die cuts and stenciling...but the hot foil plate - I wasn't sure what to do with that plate.  I have the Spellbinders Platinum die cutting machine.  Spellbinders makes the Glimmer Hot Foil machine, so I ended up researching and purchasing it.  

I spent about a week watching how to videos on YouTube and taking notes on tips, techniques, the best cardstock to use and how to get great results. 

Hot foiling uses a combination of heat and pressure to transfer the foil to the cardstock.  The Glimmer machine has a base plate that you heat which replaces you normal die cut base.  You heat the metal plate on the glimmer base, add spellbinder foil, then your cardstock and 2 glimmer plates to the sandwich. Then run the heated sandwich through the Spellbinders Platinum die cut machine.  Here is a short video showing the Hot Foil process. 

My machine works great without extra cardstock shims or anything other than the plates provided.  Every machine is different, so I was excited I didn't have any just worked.  And...the obsession began.  

The cardstock recommended online is white Hammermill 110 lb cardstock.  It is not very expensive and works great for hot foil.  You need a very smooth cardstock for a good transfer.  I had already made the red die cut using PTI Pure Poppy cardstock.  It is a heavy and smooth cardstock, so just used it and it worked really well.  I have lots of PTI cardstock so I look forward to trying more colored cardstock in the future.  

I made quite a few cards using hot foil, which I will post in the coming months.  Next week, I will post the Mother's day card I made with a hot foil border and sentiment.

Until next week, thanks for stopping by...