Hello and welcome, everyone! I’m kicking it back old school today with our Simple Florals set. This set debuted in our SECOND release. It seems like a lifetime ago but it has only been about a year! My Fabulous word die cut is foiled but I did not use a laser printer to achieve the foiled look. Instead, I used our new Gold Foil Tape! Without further ado, please enjoy the video 🙂
First, I heat embossed the outline flowers in our Simple Florals set (I used all the florals except the smaller freesia stamp) using some gold glitter embossing powder. Then I colored each embossed floral with zig markers (they blended beautifully!). After I finished my coloring, I die cut each floral using their coordinating dies.
For the leaves, I put down two rows of gold foil tape onto regular cardstock. For my project, I used some white cardstock but you can use any color cardstock that you have since the gold foil tape will be covering it. Then using two leaf shape dies from the Simple Florals Coordinating Die set, I die cut these leaf dies multiple times using our gold foil panel to get 10 large and small leaves. These leaf dies fit perfectly within the foil tape rows. Some of the leaf dies in our Wild Peony Coordinating Dies or our Petal Cut Peony Dies also fit within the foil tape rows.
Next, I put down two additional rows of foil tape on cardstock. I made sure that the two rows of tape were immediately adjacent to each other since I was basically creating my own mini foil sheet to die cut my Fabulous word die. After I taped down my word die over the foil taped panel, I ran it through my die cutting machine.
Next, I die cut an A2 sized card panel using an A2 sized stitched rectangle die. I also die cut a smaller rectangular window inside this panel. Next, I lined up my die cut panel over a horizontal, top folding A2 card base and lightly drew the outline of the window onto the card base. I blended our Peach Blossom, Vanilla Frosted Cupcake and Ballet Slippers dye inks within the window of our card base.
I then adhered my florals and leaves onto the stitched and die cut panel using reposition-able adhesive and mini foam squares. I adhered my fabulous sentiment over the window using thin strips of foam adhesive. I also used liquid adhesive to glue down the two ends of the sentiment to the die cut panel. Next, I heat embossed the Hello sentiment onto some black cardstock, trimmed the panel and popped it up right above the fabulous sentiment. Lastly, I glued down some Strawberry Margarita sequins (8, 6mm), Sittin’ Pretty Pink Sequins (4mm) and Light Amethyst Sequins (6, 5mm).
I love that I was able to achieve the foiled look without the need of a laser printer. I would not recommend this foiling technique on die cuts that have a larger surface area. However, the line where the foil tape rows meet are subtle and barely noticeable when you use a more intricate die.
Hope you enjoyed today’s card and video! Thank you for stopping by!