Foiling with a laminator

Today I have a project to show you that has a first attempt for me on it again - the foiled background. I received a laminator as a gift some months back and so I have, as time allows, been trying various designs. Since I don't have a laser printer, I am using the local copy shop to get the laser prints I need. This one the machine's toner seemed to not spread very evenly, but I opted to try it anyway and I really liked the almost distressed look that came out the back of the laminator.


To make this card, I cut the background panel down to allow a small frame to show on my notecard and then adhered it to a white side-folding cardbase. This month's Altenew Craft A Flower die set is a Morning Glory and so I could make blue flowers without getting whimsy! I die cut the pieces and then assembled them. When I laid them onto the background, I felt it needed a little bit of muting just right in the corner and so a triangle of vellum came to the rescue. 

Following the tip that Jennifer McQuire showed on her channel using Press 'n Seal to keep my arranged bouquet in tact, I lifted it to apply the glue to the back and then adhered it to the card.


The sentiment is a Hero Arts die which I cut three times out of black cardstock and then adhered together with E 6000 spray glue. I added the sentiment to a piece of white cardstock and fussy cut around the word to make a shadow.


I completed the card by adding Wink of Stella to the dark blue sections of the flowers and also Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the sentiment. I love that epoxy look that the crystal glaze gives to anything one puts it on.

And now the card is on its way to the sweet lady that sent me the laminator off my Amazon wish list.

Supplies Used
CAF Morning Glory
CAF Morning Glory
Platinum 6
Platinum 6
Craft Tweezers
Craft Tweezers
Aleene's Tacky Glue
Aleene's Tacky Glue
Blessings Stamp & Cut
Blessings Stamp & Cut
Gold Foil
Gold Foil
Scor-Tape 1/8
Scor-Tape 1/8
Wink of Stella
Wink of Stella
Nuvo Crystal Glaze
Nuvo Crystal Glaze
E6000 Spray
E6000 Spray
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Travel

It is time for another challenge between myself and BożenA and our theme is "Travel". It could be any form of travel, both physical or metaphorical. Although I chose the theme this time and I did know what route I wanted to take with it, it took me a while to find some inspiration for how I was going to show what I had in my mind. But it was year end and such times come with many other distractions and so in general, my crafting table was not busy.

Anyway, back to our project. I decided to create another page in my art journal for this one.


Panda with a difference

Hello Blogland! Yes, here I am after quite a long absence. The year-end was quite busy including a change of location for our RV. We decided to do small town for a while. The peace is almost palpable and the silence loud, but we are enjoying it a lot.

Recently I saw that Kris at Imagine That Digistamps had started a progressive challenge. I love her stamps and when I saw this cute panda, I had to join. So here is my make.


Microbeads

Today is December 15 and so time for another Crash your Stash challenge with the Outlawz. This is my last project as DT of the challenge team. This month our cue is microbeads. I actually think my beads are bigger than microbeads, but I think they worked OK. The sponsor is Pattie's Creations and I am working with the digi set Joy 1 and Joy 2.


Metallic and Black

As you will already know, my friend BożenA and I run challenges between each other as we are able, taking turns to choose the topics. This time it was BożenA that got to choose the topic and she chose a watercolor technique. The method is to smoosh metallic watercolor onto black cardstock and then use the result for either die cutting or a background. I opted to go with the die cutting of the metallic covered cardstock.


Use only Dies

Today it is time to show case the results of the next challenge between BożenA and I and this time it was my turn to give the theme. I decided to go with my second favorite card-making technique and that is using dies. So the challenge was "Use only Dies". No stamps, no coloring medium, no embossing folders. Only dies and cardstock or patterned paper.


Use a Charm

It has been a while since I had an Outlawz Crash your Stash project to show you as my stash is not very varied. But this month we are playing with charms and I have a few charms. November is Epilepsy awareness month, so I decided to use the awareness ribbon charm and make my card in two shades of purple.