Sunday, October 18, 2015

foiled foliage

my love affair with all things fall has translated into my crafty adventures this weekend. while it rained outside, ellie (my clingy dog) cuddled in my studio chair and i inked many leaf die cuts until this came together. it was a good weekend.
- i started with a 3-1/2 x 5 piece of desert storm. i used a bit washi tape to tack it down to my non-stick craft mat.

-then i used micro pore tape to block out just the design i wanted to use on a stencil with multiple patterns (washi tape would have worked well too but i liked the width of the micro pore). then i applied cosmic shimmer glue through my stencil with blending tool.

-i removed the stencil, gave the glue about a minute to become tacky and then applied a square of gold transfer foil. i burnished over the foil and then removed it, leaving the foil design behind. i repeated the process again across my piece of desert storm to make a border. i love using the glue with the transfer foil and stencils. it's not as crisp of a look as when you use some of the other applications but it's easy and still really pretty.

-next i die cut leaves and floral pieces from essentials by ellen designer dies thankful and wild garden sets. i inked them with antique linen, mustard seed, spiced marmalade, twisted citron and abandoned coral distress inks. 

-i applied some ground espresso distress ink splatter to my foiled panel and then arranged my foliage over it, with a nest of gold thread underneath.

-finally i finished with a "hello" sentiment from the mama elephant happy everything set.

thanks for stopping by!



~amy~ said...

sigh, I love this.

Louise said...

What wonderful cards. I am enjoying the hop. It's so fun to see the ideas and creations for this new release!

Rachel Bergfeld said...

Your cards are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

This is beautiful!!! and I learned some new techniques, too...SCORE! Thank you!!

Jo Herbert said...

Such clever use of the foils.I especially love the 2nd card where you have made the presents and Christmas tree pop by muting your background. Thanks for being so inspiring. Hugs Jo

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

these are incredible! I love the use of the foil, brilliant idea!

Jan E said...

I am stunned speechless! What awesome tips I just learned and how pretty! Thanks Carly.