Thursday, May 14, 2015

Happy Anniversary (Foil)

Hello, everyone!  I haven't been in my craftroom much lately, but I wanted to try some Thermoweb Deco Foil that I got in a bargain bin at Michael's.  It's so trendy right now and I thought it might look nice on an anniversary card. This is my first attempt at using foil, and although it's hard to photograph, it looks fabulous in person.

The foil is green so I decided to go with a tone-on-tone look. I stamped Hero Arts City Map CG649 in Versamark and heat-embossed in clear, added the green foil, and sent it through my laminator.  I die-cut this panel with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle and mounted on black cardstock.  

For the sentiment, again I stamped it in Versamark, heat-embossed in clear, added the green foil, and used the laminator. I die-cut the foiled sentiment with Spellbinders Floral Oval and affixed to the card. I added two black butterflies to finish it off.

I was inspired by Leslie's sketch over at The Crooked Stamper. I don't think I've ever made a sentiment-focused card before so this was a real challenge for me! Here's the sketch, which I rotated.

There's a Clean and Simple challenge over at A Blog Named Hero that I will link to, and I would also like to join the anniversary challenge at Dies R Us.  It's a month-long challenge to celebrate their first anniversary!  

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!


Leslie Hanna said...

Whoa, NICE! I have a few friends who have been challenged with the embossed foiling technique. It's one option I haven't tried myself, but it's on my list.

Thanks for playing CSSC!!!

Darlene said...

BEAUTIFUL! I'll have to give this a try too! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘ANNIVERSARY’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

brenda said...

Stunning colours Kitty, a real eye catcher and the foiling picked out nicely on your photo, often so difficult to catch.

B x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so beautiful Kitty. Love the gorgeous colour and those very pretty butterflies. Your photo is great sweetie.

Bad Kitty said...

Beautiful card

Vicki said...

Lovely card! I have never tried this technique but love the results. Thanks for joining the Dies R Us' Anniversary Challenge.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wow Kitty, fabulous technique and stunning card with foil, embossing and laminator!!
The butterflies silouettes look great with this background!!! Great work!

Pamellia said...

Gorgeous Kitty!! WOW! These colours just jump right off the screen, what an amazing contrast! Love the shimmer on that green paper! hugs :)

Donna said...

Gorgeous card! I am having fun with the foiling too, got mine on clearance at Michaels also, going back for more today, you are right, pictures do not show the true shimmer and beauty of this technique.

Lisa said...

I love this, Kitty!! The foil looks amazing!! The black against the green is perfect!! What a beautiful card this is!! Have a great weekend :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

jimlynn said...

Stunning with all that green and shine of the foil! GORGEOUS!

Sherri said...

Wow! What a great technique! Love the look foil gives you & that green color is beautiful! Thanks so much for joining our Anniversary challenge at Dies R Us!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is fabulous! I love the shiny shiny foil and that you used city maps... What a great looking card!

cotnob said...

This is brilliant Kitty, I love the contrasting colours - a fabulous card.

Monika Reeck said...

woooww looks elegant Kitty
and I never try this technique and dont have laminator
also I enjoy your card and Donna too using this popular technique
and the add of the butterfly is a Clever idea Love your elegant card dear Kitty
me too since last sunday no post on my Blog if you see it its empty hehehe
miss you
hope you are doing well now I try to catch up
hugs, Monika

Taunya Butler said...

Very elegant looking and that black looks so great with the green and the foil!! Well done and super cool!! What a fun new toy to get to play with!!

marion said...

owww that is always good getting such jummy trendy things in a bargain bin, I am so happy you found this, it looks already great on this lovely card I am sure the receivers will love it, lots of hugs to you and cuddles to Kiwi, Honeydew and Snowy, Marion

Jessica Frost-Ballas said...

Great card! Love the green!! Thanks for playing along with us at A Blog Named Hero!!

Bhavana said...

beautiful card.. Loved the bright green.. Thanks for sharing your card over at A Blog Named Hero!