I recently attended the online Stress-Free Holiday Card Summit and learned loads of fun techniques. One of them was to add metallic ink to a 3D embossed background, so for this A2 card, I used Altenew's Perfect Poinsettias 3D embossing folder on deep red card stock and then used a gold ink pad to swipe over the top of the embossed details. I then trimmed the panel to 4.25X5.5 and added gold ink to all four sides of the panel just by running the ink pad along the edges. Then I adhered that panel to a white A2 card blank. That was the end of the easy part 😂.
Next came the foiling. I really want to enjoy hot foiling, and I love the look of it, but it seems like for every one project that comes out looking nice, I end up with several that either didn't transfer the foil to all parts of the image or overfoiled quite a bit. I'm sure it's user error! Part of the problem is that I don't have the Spellbinders Glimmer Machine or the Gemini Hot Foil Machine. I'm using the Create and Craft Todo Machine that I bought brand new years ago for $5 at a local craft outlet. Unfortunately it never really took off, so there are very few YouTube videos out there on how to use it for hot foiling, so I'm kind of experimenting on my own and taking notes on what seems to work best. If anyone out there has a Todo and uses it for hot foiling, please share any tips you've discovered.
For the sentiment, poinsettia, and foliage, I used Spellbinders'
Challenges I'm entering:
October Mood Board Card Challenge with Card Sketch (not2shabbyshop.com): I chose the Christmas theme and the red and green colors and poinsettias from the mood board: (3/3; ends at the end of the month)
Word Art Wednesday: ATG (2/5 for the week; 2/10 for the challenge; ends 11/8/23)
Ready, Set, Christmas! 🎄 Come Play Along with This Month's Challenge! – MFT Stamps: ATG Christmas (unlimited entries; ends 11/22/23)
Peace On Earth Christmas: ATG Christmas (3/3; ends at the end of the month)
Doodle Challenge (rabiscochallenge.blogspot.com): ATG (3/5; ends at the end of the month)
Most Magical Time of the Year!: ATG Christmas or Halloween (ends 10/27/23)
simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/: ATG (4/5; ends 11/1/23)
Cut It Up (cutitupchallenges.blogspot.com): Add a sentiment (3/3; ends 11/1/23)
The Paper Shelter: Favorite Color Combo: Red and Green (especially with gold) (2/2; ends 11/1/23)