Jun 8, 2020

Foiled Again!

Hey everyone, Anne here from Anne-Made and today I'm sharing another project I created for the Dies R Us Inspiration team using foil.

Last week I showed you how to create a foiled die cut using a small, thin die cut.  I wanted to show alternative ways to apply foil to die cuts without needing a foil machine. Today's project uses a similar technique but with a large die cut word and the same fun DIY embossing plate.

I used the following dies for today's projects:

Sue Wilson Designs: Italian Collection-Background (many of these would work as well)
Poppystamps: Luscious Script Hello

The first step in this project was to create the DIY embossing plate.  I used the Sue Wilson Background die and die cut a thin piece of magnetic sheet.  You might have to run it through your machine a couple of times to get it to cut all the way through.  But once it does, it created great dimension to your dry embossed projects.  

I used the debossed side instead of the raised side for this card front. After using the direct to paper method and grey ink to color the main part of the white cardstock, I added vibrant color to the indented areas using Spectrum Noir sparkle markers.  The contract between the dark grey and the bright blues and pinks really made the flowers pop.

Next I began the foiling process for my die cut.  

I die cut a piece of a double side sheet using my hello die.

After carefully removing the protective layer from the front of the die cut, I applied the foil, decorative side up onto the exposed adhesive and burnished it in with my finger tip.

I also exposed the adhesive on the backside of the die cut and added a strip of vellum.

Once everything was burnished on both sides, I removed the foil and my sentiment was ready to be added to the front panel of my card.

For the background, I used a piece of glossy photo paper and added alcohol inks to the surface.  You don't see too much of it, but it adds color without overwhelming the focal point.

Here's one more look at the finished project: 

I hope you've enjoyed today's project.  Head back to the Dies R Us Blog tomorrow for more fabulous inspiration from the DRU Inspiration design team.

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1 comment:

  1. Awesome! Thanks for sharing this technique with die cuts and foil!


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