Foiled Hugs Card

Hi everyone, Christine here. I have a foiled card to share with you today.  The process of using transfer gel with a stencil to make a foiled background is new to me and I thought I would share the process on the blog today!  I used the Leafy Green Stencil, Alice stamp, Springtime Banners stamp, Magnolia Sympathy stamp and a sentiment from the Hippo Hooray stamp.

I took an A2 panel sized cardstock (110 lb Neenah solar white cardstock) and ink blended with speckled egg distress ink in a circle; how the card ended up was not how I envisioned it initially, but that is just my creative process.  The only thing I knew what that I wanted a foiled circle with the Leafy Green Stencil.

After ink blending a circle, I placed the Leafy Green Stencil on top and carefully applied Decofoil Transfer Gel Duo to part of the stencil with a palette knife.  I then removed the stencil and let the gel dry for about an hour until it was clear and sticky (make sure to clean your stencil right away).  I then put a sheet of Deco Foil in Glass Slipper over the sticky area, smoothed it down and placed both the cardstock & foil inside a folded over piece of printer paper and then let it go through a thermal laminator/Minc machine.  The product does say that it will work without heat, but I didn't try that this time.

I decided that I wanted to mute the foiled part and only wanted a bit of it showing through on the card, so I die cut an A2 stitched panel from Lawn Fawn's speckled cardstock, die cut a circle in the middle and then speckled it further with gold and white diluted acrylic paint.I die cut all the images from the Alice stamp, Springtime Banners stamp and Magnolia Sympathy stamp with my Brother Scan-n-Cut2 and then gently colored it with BG0000, B000, Y21and YR30.  I tend to use muted colored anyway, but especially with metallics.

Finally I adhered everything down, added some yellow sequins to pick up the yellow in Alice's hair and some watercolor butterfly embellishments.

Thank you for stopping by- I hope you will give foiling a try!