Monday, November 21, 2022

Simon Says - Fun With Foil

Hi Everyone...welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog. Thank you for joining us for last week's challenge and we hope you can join us this week too because

and the theme for this week is...
I created sparkling foil accents and sentiments on colourful Christmas cards using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks, Stampers Anonymous Retro Flakes and Bold Tidings 2 with Heidi Swapp Toner Ink, Ranger Small Brayer, Thermoweb Gold and Silver Fancy Foils and a laminator.
The cards were inspired by an Instagram Live from Tim Holtz and Heidi Swapp where Tim shared amazing mind-blowing hacks using the toner ink and how easy it is to clean your stamps and work surface after using toner ink. It is definitely worth watching and you can find it HERE.If you don't want to listen to the fun opening chat, scroll to 15 minutes.

I coloured the first 4" x 5.1/4" panel of Distress Watercolor card with Lumberjack Plaid Distress Oxide using the direct to paper technique and smoothed out with a mini round blending tool. I added a few drops of Heidi Swapp Toner Ink to the craft mat on my Glass Media Mat and picked up the ink on my brayer. I ran the brayer lightly over the snowflake images from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Retro Flakes, stamped on to the card and lifted the stamp away immediately. I repeated this process over the background.
I placed Thermoweb Sparkly Gold Foil over the panel and ran through my laminator. I stamped another of the snowflakes, inked with Black Soot Distress Archival.
I stamped the sentiment from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Bold Tidings 2, inked with Versamark ink, sprinkled with Simon Says White Detail Embossing Powder and heat set. I flicked on droplets of Distress Resist Spray, also sprinkled with white embossing powder and heat set.
I created the other two cards in the same way on backgrounds coloured with Villainous Potion, Prize Ribbon and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide inks using mini round blending tools and spritzed with water and dried to create that water droplet look. I used Sparkling Gold Foil on one and Sparkling Silver on the other.
I rubbed Simon Says Craft Glue Stick randomly round the edges of the panels and pressed left over pieces of the foils on to the tacky surface.
To finish I matted the panels on to A2 white card blanks.

You can find all the products I used over at Simon Says Stamp, just click on the links below

Why don't you pop over to the Monday Challenge Blog and check out the amazing creations from my very talented Design Team mates and as always you have until Monday 8am Ohio time...1pm UK time...2pm CET to join in with the chance to win a $25 voucher to spend online at Simon Says Stamp

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I look forward to seeing what you create this week...
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Beautiful cards! I love the way you combined the toner link and foil with the heat embossing.

  2. Wow! I love the different ways you used foil on these beautiful designs! I'm feeling so inspired! Thank you so much for sharing!!!