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Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Foiled Valentine card

Hello, Welcome back and Happy New Year. Hopefully 2018 is going to be a great year, with lots of cards and chit chats.

I am starting off this year with a couple of Valentine cards, this one I am using foil and the wonderful Deco foil transfer gel I discovered last year.

I started off with a card base 5 X 7 inches in pink, a panel that was a smidgen smaller and another spare piece that I will foil and then cut my heart shape out. 

I started off by using the stencil and the foil transfer gel, and spread a thin layer over the stencil onto the front panel down the left side and on the small spare piece and set that aside to dry.  Once dry ( you can tell when it is, as it goes completely clear and shiney) I put a strip of red deco foil over each piece and ran it through my Minc machine.  

I cut out the red scalloped square with a die to go behind the foiled heart, cut the heart shape out from the spare foiled piece with a heart die, stamped a sentiment, made it into a banner and backed that with the same red card as the scallped square die cut. 

I stuck the foiled front panel straight down on the card base with double sided tape, put some craft foam on the back of the scalloped square and heart die cuts and stuck them on to the card panel towards the top half. Did the same for the sentiment.

Finally a little red satin bow and a tiny heart shaped gem and that was the card finished. 

Quite quick to do but the foiling makes it so sparkly.... I like sparkly!!!

Here is a video on how I made it, if you would like to see it in full HD, then click here to view it on my You Tube channel.

The materials I used for this card were:

Tim Holtz floral layering stencil
Deco foil - red
Deco foil transfer gel
Card base and panel in pink card and a spare piece of card 
red card
Couture creations scalloped square nesting dies
Heart die (not sure brand)
Palette knife
Paper extra sentiment stamp
craft foam 
double sided tape
small satin ribbon bow
small heart shaped gem from my stash

Thank you for dropping by, I hope this card inspired you to have a go at foiling, the results are amazing.  You could make this design in other types of cards too.