Monday, June 1, 2015

Let's be royal with foil

Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! The theme for this week is: "Let's be royal." Think princesses, crowns, jewels, etc.

My spin to this challenge was: Let's be royal with foil! That rhymes too. Friends of mine recently got married and it I had to make a wedding card for them. I wanted a combo of the grungy distressed look with a bit of elegance. That's why I chose gold foil combined with black and white. This time I did a different technique with foil.

For those who don't have a laminator, but got a heat tool and also loves the distressed look, this might be something to try. I've used the Minc gold foil from Heidi Swapp, Clear Embossing Powder, stamps of the Regal Flourish set by Tim Holtz and a heat tool. First I stamped the stamps with Versamark and used clear embossing powder. This I heated with the heat tool. I placed a piece of gold foil over it. Placed it on a heat resistant surface and something by hand to rub over immediately afterward. I first used a brayer, but that doesn't really give the desired result. Later I found that an old bank card worked a lot better. Heat it with the heat tool, not for too long, otherwise the foil melts and the embossing powder soaks into the paper, so there is nothing to hold the foil. It's a matter of expirementing a few times to know the boundries of the foil and embossing powder.

This technique with the heat tool is so cool because it gets you larger pieces of foils than the stamp is. The wings are much more detailed, but are more massive covered with foil. Love that!

Do you like clean look more, then the laser prints is the technique for you, along with the laminator. Cleanest result I got was with this combo. This technique always got me great clean results.

To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Stamp and Show Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!



Suzanne C said...

Love this technique and very intrigued by it and this will definitely be something I try out. Fabulous wedding card so elegant with the touches of gold.

Stephanie said...

Absolutely beautiful gold foiling, Sandra!

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Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

LOVE this!!! The gold is artsy too!

Meihsia Liu said...

Love this gorgeous card, Sandra. The gold foiling is fabulous. :)

Anna-Karin said...

That's a perfect combination between grungy and elegant! Love all the gold.

Emma Williams said...

Beautiful foiling which gives the card such a richness and sophisticated feel ~ I love this, Sandra! Hugs... :)

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Royal with foil! Love this idea! I really like how the wings look below the crown. This is the perfect mix of grunge and elegance!