It’s hop time again! The Collected Crafty Collabs hop is all about making use of supplies that we’ve squirreled away and perhaps don’t give as much love as we should. We’ll have two themes each month, and for October those are Thankful and Foil/Shiny. I decided to use both on my project. If you’ve already been hopping and joined me from Virginia, then welcome! And if I’m your first stop on the hop don’t worry, I’ll have information on how you can keep hopping later in this post.
The video for this post is also part of my month of celebration. If you’re not sure what the month of celebration is, I’m celebrating both reaching 2000 subscribers on my YouTube channel, and it being my birthday month. All month long I’m going to be creating videos, and the more you comment on the more chances you’ll have to win a prize! Check out the original video to hear all about it, then leave a comment on the video, and head over to the Rafflecopter to confirm your entry. Commenting on today’s video is just one way to get an extra entry towards the prize draw.
I had a plan for this card. It involved watercolours and flowers and was going to be great. Until I messed it up. And didn’t have time to spend fixing it, or to start over. So I had to come up with a new idea, and it had to be something that would be quick.
My plan all along had been that I would add my foiling through a thanks stencil from Love From Lizi, and I decided that for my new fast card I would have that be the focus of the design. I’ve shown this technique a few times before (and of course you can see it again in the video for this card) but I’ll briefly explain it anyway.
It’s really simple – you place your stencil onto your card base, put some Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue onto a sponge (you can probably use any other glue that would dry tacky) and pounce it through the stencil onto the card base. The layer of glue is so thin that it doesn’t take long at all to dry and you can probably place the foil on immediately. You do want to wash your stencil straight away, so by the time that is done the glue should definitely be ready to foil.
Chose the foil you want to use. I picked out some autumn colours I had in my stash. Place the foil over the tacky areas of glue and gently rub with your finger. Then slowly peel the foil back. If you notice an area hasn’t picked up the foil you can lay it back down and rub again. If there is any overfoiling, use a sand eraser to lift up the foil, and an adhesive eraser to get rid of any of the stickiness beneath it.
My words were not very evenly spaced. In order to disguise this and also add a little interest to the card I bought in some of the small accompanying sentiments from Pink & Main’s Thanks to You stamp set. I arranged them in a way that I felt would help balance the design, then stamped them with Hero Arts Cocoa ink.
Though this isn’t at all what I’d had in mind for my project I’m pleased with how it turned out. I think it made for an eye catching design with the foil, and it was simple to make. Foil is really difficult to photograph though… The colours just don’t look right! Oh well. Don’t forget to leave a comment over on YouTube, and complete the Rafflecopter for a chance to win my giveaway prize for the Month Of Celebration.
Be sure to check out Sharon’s video to keep hopping!
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