Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Fun With Foiling

Hi my friends, I'm sharing a Christmas card that was inspired by a fun "when Tim blows your mind" collaboration on Instagram between Heidi Swapp and Tim Holtz where Tim shared some amazing hacks using stamps with Heidi's Toner Ink, Foil and the Minc. I've finally managed to get my hands on the Toner Ink and Ink Reactive Foil and couldn't wait to play but before I rushed in where angels fear to tread, I needed a reminder of the techniques, tips and tricks that Tim shared which you can find HERE and HERE. It didn't go entirely to plan but us makers are a crafty lot (excuse the pun) and as luck would have it, I managed to come up with a solution to save the day.

The step-by-step photos are not in sequence because I was so excited to see if I could make this technique work, I forgot to get the camera out. I began by creating a blended background on Distress Watercolor card using Villainous Evergreen Bough and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide inks, added water splatters and woohoo, already I'm in love with this colour combo.
Then it was time to try my hand at foiling a stamped image. I followed Tim's instructions to the letter, laid down a line of the Toner Ink on the craft mat on my Glass Media Mat and picked up the ink with my brayer. I brayered the ink on to the snowflake stamp from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Retro Flakes, pressed on to the panel and immediately lifted the stamp. I repeated the process to add snowflakes around the edge of the panel and did the same with the sentiment from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Mini Weathered Winter.I placed Gold Toner Reactive Foil over the panel, ran it through my laminating machine which will work just as well, if, like me, you don't have a Minc machine and woohoo was I happy with the foiling on the snowflakes, not so happy with the sentiment. It did foil perfectly but I obviously chose the wrong stamp as it didn't show up very well.I wasn't quite ready to ditch the panel and start over, so I stamped the stitched circle from Simon Says Winter Seals on to the panel, inked with Versamark, sprinkled with Simon Says Detail White Embossing Powder and heat set.  I inked the Peace Love Joy Hope stamp with Villainous Potion Distress Oxide ink and stamped on to a die-cut circle. To introduce a touch more white, I added splatters of White Gesso over the background and die-cut circle, sprinkled with the Detail White Embossing Powder and heat set.
I added the stamped circle, popped up on foam adhesive to create dimension, trimmed out words from Simon Says Reverse Merriest Christmas Sentiment Strips and matted the panel on to a 4.1/2" x 5.3/4" white card blank.

I have to say this foiling with stamps is very addictive so I'll be back soon with another fun foiling card.
Have fun with whatever you are making
Hugs Kath xxx


Janette said...

Stunning results Kath.xx

Sandra H said...

Beautiful Kath x

scrappergirl56/Sherry said...

That was a great save...I have the product, and I, like you, need to try my hand at the foiling...loved the Istalive he did with Heidi Swapp...would love to see another...

DorothyA said...

Beautiful card!