Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Foil, Foil, Foil

I do love creating with foil & finally looked into getting a laminating machine after watching some videos.  Fortunately, a friend told me to check Target.  At under $20 with free pick-up I couldn't resist!  I don't have toner sheets or transfer gel yet, but a Heidi Swapp video showed that you can use embossing paste & that I have!  Here's my first attempt using HS Zigzag stencil & Deco Art Rainbow foil.
I got kind of a distressed look & I like it, but will try again for full coverage.  Recently I received a gift of Poppystamps Tunnel Tags & Shasta Twigs dies and the Grateful Heart stamp set.
Can't really see it, but both the card front & the twigs are covered in Wink of Stella.  I'm entering CropStopPoppystamps & Word Art Wednesday--thanks so much for the Top 3 last challenge!
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I really wanted to use colored cardstock for a background after seeing Stephanie's example for last week's PTI MIM.  Again I used PTI Snowflake Flurries stamps & dies.  
This time I used silver foil with double sided adhesive on cardstock--no heat required.  The ink is Enchanted Evening, but the sentiment is actually heat embossed.  I just used my Mini MISTI & stamped with Versamark over the dye ink. Nuvo glitter drops add some sparkle.  I'm entering Christmas Card Challenges & HLS Christmas Challenge & Merry Monday.

June already & that means 4th of July is just around the corner!  The current PTI MIM challenge is baby wipe inking & one of Ashley's examples was to make stripes.  
I have very few reinkers, so it wasn't hard to pick colors: Brilliance Rocket Red & Mediterranean Blue.  Love the die from Mix & Mat Flourishes that leaves dots.  The small Sketched Stars are foiled using the double sided adhesive technique.  Always fun to use products from an Oregon company & this Peddler's Pack sentiment from 1999 is still one of my favorites.  Once again, Nuvo glitter drops provide a little sparkle.  I'm also entering Retro Rubber & Word Art Wednesday.  I've gotten behind in blog reading, but will catch up with you soon.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
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36 comments:

  1. Loving the foiling you've done. Yes the vintage look does look good and would be good to see the technique again with full coverage as well. Such a pretty effect with the rainbow foils. Love the classy second card and the technique on the third card is fabulous x

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  2. I love your tag!! The colours are really gorgeous and the distressed look makes it even more beautiful! Loving the blue and silver together there too and you did a great stars and stripes!

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  3. Wow Greta, look at you go! I'm glad you found a laminator at Target. Your cards are just great. I love the varigated card and the blue and silver is a showstopper. I haven't heard of using embossing paste but have heard of using embossing powder. There are all kinds of ways to foil. I have a list of things I want to try. That is a cool way of doing the flag. I love the stripes and the foiled stars really shine.

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  4. Gorgeous cards, Greta! Just love the foil and the baby wipe inking!!

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  5. Wonderful cards Greta, the foiling looks great...looking forward to more foiled goodies from you.

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  6. Fabulous shiny cards . Foiling is obviously going big...I've just ordered some Deco Art gel and foil!

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  7. LOOK at you go!!!!! Your tag is so cool, love all the colors and the other card...very elegant!! I haven't even tried foil lol geezzzzz!

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  8. What a fabulous trio of amazing cards! I love your use of the foil, the only thing I use foil for is to cover leftovers with. I may have to take a look to see how to do this. Love your incredible creations.

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  9. what a fabulous set of cards, greta!! each one so different and unique from the others! my favorite is the first one... the foiling is so cool!!

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  10. Would you just look at you with all of this pretty sparkle and glimmer!! Wowza Greta, these are fabulous!!

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  11. Oh shiny, sparkly things today! Love the first tag with it's distressed look - so vibrant and cheery. The middle card uses my favourite colour blue; just gorgeous with the silver and the patriotic end to you post is lovely too. TFS

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  12. Great cards Greta. I'm loving foiling too at the moment. Didn't think of using embossing paste. Will have to try and find the video to watch. Love the rainbow foil. I'll be looking for some of that at the craft fair I'm off to at the end of the month.

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  13. Love the bright and beautiful tag you entered in the Cropstop gallery! One of the loveliest uses of foil I've seen! Thanks for linking up -- I love visiting your blog!

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  14. Oh, my! Such gorgeous cards, Greta! Do love the foil card, so pretty! Maybe one day I'll give it a try! Your second card is super lovely with the royal blue and silver...love it! And, last card with the stars and stripes is so fun!

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  15. Wow! You're on fire Greta!
    Love them all ;-)
    Hugs~

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  16. Wow! The foil looks great!!
    Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Challenges!!
    Debbie (CCC DT)
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

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  17. A lovely trio of cards...but my fave is the first...the lovely zigzag foil card!

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  18. These cards are fabulous Greta, I like when we can find bargain at the store!
    Thanks for the thank you card I received in the mail, it is fun and beautiful!

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  19. All are fab Greta. I love the tag and funnily enough I actually purchased a laminator today for the same reason !

    Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog it really made my day. I cannot wait to see what you create using the technique.
    I hope you're having a nice weekend x

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  20. Your July 4 card is a honey. Love the soft stripes and the foil stars but the star for me is that lovely dies that leaves the circles. Thanks so much for joining us at Retro Rubber.

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  21. Love the distressed look of the foiling Greta, makes for a fun and colorful card! Thanks for playing along with us at Poppystamps this month.

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  22. Love your creations, Greta!

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  23. FABULOUS cards Greta! I especially like your snowflake card...that foil really pops! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday!! :0)

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  24. Love, love your 4th. of July card, such a fabulous design, awesome foil stars, festive and fun.
    Thank you for sharing with us at RETRO RUBBER, hope you play again soon.
    Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.DT

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  25. All three cards are awesome, Greta, and there's something about each one that I love - different techniques. I need to check out that video...even though I don't need more toys. Your patriotic card is my fav!

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  26. Fantastic distress colourful foiling Greta, love the zig zag on your tag.
    Thank you for joining us over on Poppystamps blog..
    Pam x

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  27. Your tag turned out great, Greta! I love all the fun colors on the chevrons, and I'm so impressed with your bargain at Target :)
    Your Snowflake Flurries are so pretty and I love your baby wipe stamping on the last card...you've been a busy girl!!!

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  28. Wow, this tag is simply GORGEOUS! Amazing work!

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  29. Beautiful cards, I especially like the top one, the shape and colours are fabulous xx

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  30. You're on a roll! All wonderful creations and the one you submitted to us at Retro Rubber is a great take on the baby wipe technique. Now you're ready for the holiday in plenty of time. Thanks for playing with our Anything Goes challenge and look forward to seeing you back in our gallery soon.

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  31. You are on a roll here, love the Retro Rubber entry, the stripes are awesomely messy. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time Greta. Claire DT

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  32. You are definitely rockin' the foil cards! These are great! Thanks so much for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

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  33. Loving the patriotic theme and colors!! Thanks so much for sharing with Retro Rubber this challenge. Love seeing you in our gallery!

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  34. Nice card! Thank you for blessing us with your entry to the WORD ART WEDNESDAY challenge. Please join us to a new challenge starting 6/21/17. Leaving you the encouragement found in Psalms 16:8 (NIV) which says: "I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken."

    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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  35. Wonderful designs! I really love that rainbow stencil!

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  36. Gorgeous cards Greta. Thank you for playing along with the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge xx

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