16 posts categorized "Foil Paper"

01/17/2021

Sun 17

Add Color to a Washi Tape Background by Jean Okimoto

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A Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tape heart - layered over the new Woodgrain Heart - creates a quick Valentine  or friendship card.  Add a layered BIG Hugs Posh Script greeting and strips of gold glittered cardstock to balance the bold hearts - and that's it!

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Hi there, Jean Okimoto here with an easy way to add interest and a watercolor-y look to the beautiful floral wide washi tape.  The tape is 4-½" wide - perfect for layering over the 4-½" wide Open Studio Watercolor Paper.

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Sponge or brush overlapping layers of picked raspberry, squeezed lemonade and carved pumpkin Distress Oxides onto the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  Move the colors around with a large damp round paintbrush, the heat-set the inks.  It looks scary-bright here but it'll be softened and muted when the tape is applied!

Attach Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tape to the watercolor paper.  Place it between 2 layers of printer paper and run it through a diecut machine between the plates used for cutting.  The machine's pressure smooths small wrinkles and reduces some of the frostiness.

Cut the taped/colored paper with the second-largest Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out die.  Cut pale peach cardstock with Woodgrain Heart.

Cut the solid Big Hugs Posh Script from slightly darker peach cardstock.  Cut the delicate BIG Hugs from a gold sheet in the Polished Foil Pad - leave the diecut in the die.  Attach strips of Diecut 'n Bond doublestick tape to the diecut and run it through the machine again to cut the adhesive.  Remove the officuts and bits of tape liner.  Press the diecut (still in the die) firmly onto the peach background diecut and carefully remove the die.

Cut 2 narrow strips of the gold glitter sheet in the Holiday Glitter Pad and trim the ends.

Attach everything to a cream A-6 card (4-½" x 6-¼") - use foamtape for the greeting.

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Pick your favorite colors and create multicolored backgrounds for Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tape.  I cut 4 additional smaller hearts from the washi tape-covered watercolor paper and I'm saving them for another project to share with you.

Thanks for visiting - see you again on Thursday...

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01/09/2021

Sat 09

Double Emboss Gracious Woodgrain
by Trina Pham

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Happy new year everyone!  Did you enjoy the Valentine blog blitz this past week?  You still have until tomorrow, January 10 at 11:59 pm EST, to leave a comment on any of the posts for your chance to win the corresponding giveaway.  Today I’m using the Woodgrain Heart die again, which you can win from Michelle’s post yesterday, to create a masculine love card.  Because this die is solid, it was perfect for one of my favourite double embossing techniques using a die and an embossing folder (EF).

Started by opening the Gracious Leaves 3D EF.  Adhered the Woodgrain Heart die with cutting edge facing up onto the flat side of the EF. 

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Secured a piece of mixed media paper over top with temporary adhesive.  This is the die/EF setup for the technique. 

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Placed an embossing mat then cutting plate on top and ran it through my die cutting machine according to its recommendation.  For a good impression, I ended up adding a couple of shims. Having secured the paper with temporary adhesive in the previous step allows for multiple run throughs.  This is what resulted.

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As you can see, the patterns of both die and EF are now dry embossed onto one piece.  Important things to note about this technique: 1. die must be solid 2. heavy thick paper or cardstock works best 3. do not close the EF.

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To complete the card, the heart was die cut from masking paper and the negative cut piece was used as a stencil.  Blended two shades of brown dye inks to colour the woodgrain heart.  The sentiment was die cut twice from white cardstock and once from dark brown and stacked for dimension.  The butterfly was die cut from white Polished Foil paper and popped up with mounting tape.  Crystal glaze was added to the sentiment for more shine to finish.

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And that does it for today.  Thank you for joining me.  Have a wonderful weekend. 

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01/07/2021

Thu 07

Paper-Pieced Crystal Heart and Big Hugs by Jean Okimoto

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Welcome to Day 4 of our Valentine Blitz and giveaway!  

The new Crystal Heart sets the scene for a colorful mix of contemporary brights and the sparkle of gold Polished Foil.  Make it a trio with Double Stitched Loving Heart Cut Outs. Glittered Big Hugs Posh Script is paired with its background diecut for added dimension.

Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a bright mix of colors, shiny gold and sparkly pink - hope you like this combination.  Be sure to add a comment below for a chance to win the Crystal Heart for your collection of Memory Box heart dies.

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Attach a layer of lined doublestick tape to gray cardstock and cut it with the 2nd-largest Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out die.  Cut Crystal Heart from a gold Polished Foil Pad sheet - remove the little pieces but leave the delicate diecut in the die.  Press the diecut onto the adhesive-covered heart and carefully remove the die.

Cut Crystal Heart from orange, pink and dark pink cardstock.  Attach a mix of colored pieces to the exposed adhesive. 

Cut orange and pink cardstock with the same Double Stitch Loving Heart die - then cut the hearts again with the smallest heart from the set.

Cut the Big Hugs background from dark gray cardstock.  Cut the delicate words from the pink Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad sheet.  

Attach the diecuts to a dark gray slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-⅝") - attach the greeting with foamtape.

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Diecut your favorite colors and create bright, pastel, traditional or contemporary cards for the special people in your life.  Three sets of colorful Crystal Heart offcuts will create three cards.  Celebrate a marriage in the couple's wedding colors.  Try this idea as a vertical slimline card.  There are so many ways to use this great new die - it's great for watercoloring and pressure-embossing too!

Would you like a chance to win the new CRYSTAL HEART die? Just leave a comment here before 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, January 10th for a chance to win. One comment will be selected at random to win the die, and all winners will be posted on the blog  Monday, January 11th at 5pm EST.

Thanks for visiting!  

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12/28/2020

Mon 28

Shiny Foil Pinpoint Burst and Bubble Circles to Celebrate the New Year
by Anne Thompson

I spent some time going through my Memory Box supplies to find dies I could use to create some cards for the New Year, something that looked celebratory.  I decided to use the PINPOINT BURST PLATE 94514 cut from foil paper as the background for some BUBBLE CIRCLES 94439.

Card One

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I used silvery foil from the POLISHED FOIL PACK FP1001 and used the full size of the Pinpoint Burst Plate to cover the front of a white A2 notecard.  I added Bubble Circles cut from a green plaid from the CHRISTMAS PLAID  6X6 pad PP1009.  I'm still looking for my CELEBRATE CURSIVE SCRIPT die 94393 which I know is here somewhere and will be the perfect sentiment to add to the front of this card.

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For this one I trimmed a little bit off each edge of the blue foil Pinpoint Burst design to expose a border of the white notecard.  I added silver foil Bubble Circles.  I also put a single silver foil candle in the center of the Burst using the TALL BIRTHDAY CANDLES 94395 die.  

I made two more similar cards and found a discontinued clear stamp set from Poppystamps that I cut apart to make the two sentiments.

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Happy New Year!  I'm sure we are all looking forward to whatever 2021 has in store for us!  

Happy Crafting!

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12/25/2020

Fri 25

Blessed
by Michelle Bala

Hello there! Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!  Michelle here,  sharing a mix of patterns and texture. 

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Here are the steps I followed to create this card:

  1. Fold and trim card base to measure 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.
  2. Trim a piece of foil paper to fit the card base.
  3. Emboss the foil paper with Pinpoint Snowflake Plate.
  4. Adhere the embossed foil paper to the card base. 
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  5. Trim a piece of pattern paper, same size as base.
  6. Secure the star die to the center of the pattern paper with washi tape. I used the largest star die from the Shining Star Set.
  7. Run the die through a die cutting machine.
  8. Adhere the die cut panel over the embossed foil base. 
  9. Splatter with white paint.
  10. Stamp the sentiment onto solid cardstock and trim to desired length. I used the stamp set Harvest Love and Kindness.
  11. Finish with a twine bow.

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Thanks for stopping by for a peek!

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12/11/2020

Fri 11

Peace Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone! Today's card is a fairly simple card to make. I started with a piece of green cardstock and gold heat embossed the wreath image.

Then I used a blender brush and Rustic Wilderness Distress Ink to deepen the color green. 

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I also used a paint brush and the same green to deepen the color of the leaves. You can add as much detail to your image as you want, but I really wanted to keep it simple.

Next I used a white gel pen to add color to my berries and spattered the background with white acrylic paint.

I die cut the word "peace", once from gold foil paper and twice from white cardstock. I glued all the words together ending with the gold word on top.

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I gold embossed the sentiment on a strip of white cardstock and glued that to my card. 

I adhered the card front to a white card base and that's it!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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11/18/2020

Wed 18

Pinecone Christmas Tag
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I have something a little different to share today.  This month is the 10th annual 25 Days of Christmas Tags event hosted by Tracey McNeely.  There are tons of tag inspirations each day for 25 days with chances to win prizes.  One way is to create a tag inspired by one of the tags.  When I saw one of Bobbi Lemanski’s beautiful tag on day 15, I couldn’t help myself to join in.

I didn’t use a specific tag die, and you don’t need one.  I started by die cutting a piece of Bristol paper and pattern paper from the Christmas Plaid pack using the 2.5”x3.75” Rectangle Basics die.  Glued them together then trimmed off one corner with my paper trimmer.

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Flipped the cut-off corner piece to the opposite side and used it as a guide to trim off that corner.  Punched a hole with a hole punch and the tag is ready to decorate.  

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The Pine Cone Stackers were die cut from suede cardstock and the edges sponged with white gouache paint using a sponge dauber.  The direct-to-paper method was then used to add color to Memory Box watercolor paper before die cutting the Forest Pine Branch and Mistletoe Swags from them.  For the pine branch, I used Lucky Clover and Evergreen Bough distress oxide inks, but it wasn’t dark enough, so Mowed Lawn and Pumice Stone distress inks were applied on top.  For the mistletoe, Candied Apple, Aged Mahogany and Seedless Preserves distress inks were used.  Copic markers BG99 and RV69 were used to color the edges of the die-cuts to cover up the white and give them a clean look.

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The pine sprig from Antique Pine Label was die cut from Bristol paper and left uncolored.  Assembled the tag, then splattered with white gouache paint for a snowy look.  The Peace Cheshire Script sentiment was die cut three times from black cardstock and once from the gold Polished Foil paper.  Stacked them onto another piece of black cardstock and a black shadow was fussy cut from it.  Thread a black ribbon through the punched hole to finish.

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One great thing about tags is it could easily be turned into a card if you don’t want to use it as a tag.  So with the leftover die-cuts, I made another tag for a matching card!  And that does it for me today.  Thank you for joining me.  Enjoy your day.  

 

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10/22/2020

Thu 22

Build a Background for the Gilded Angel by Jean Okimoto

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Here's another mix of new dies and classic favorites designed to make the most of our Memory Box stash.  Trim the new Pinpoint Burst Plate with a Knotted Circle Wreath and create a radiant background for the Gilded Angel.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a detailed - but simple - card in just a few colors.

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Cut white cardstock with the largest Knotted Circle Wreath.  Cut the offcut with the central portion of the Pinpoint Burst Plate.  Wondering if you'll have a zillion little dots falling out?   No - thank goodness - the die pierces the cardstock without creating a pile of loose dots!

Cut the wreath again from Smoky cardstock and attach the interior circle behind the white circle to add contrast to the pinpoint design.  Attach the gray and white pieces to a side-folded A-2 card of Petunia cardstock.

Cut delicate Gilded Angel from the silver sheet in the new Polished Foil 6x6 Pad - save the two pieces we'll attach as accents later.   The new Memory Box Polished Foils are the perfect weight for detailed designs and you won't have any of those annoying little metallic "strings" found on double-layered foil cardstock.

Cut the solid Gilded Angel Background from the smother side of Petunia cardstock and pressure-emboss it with the detailed Gilded Angel using the plate(s) and rubber embossing mat required for your machine. Embossing the background adds dimension and makes it easy to inset and attach the detailed silver diecut.  Attach the silver diecut as an "offset-inset."

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Stamp the greeting - from the new Spirit of Christmas Clear Stamp and Die Set - on white cardstock with Orchid Brilliance.  Dry the ink, then diecut the cardstock with the smallest Knotted Circle Wreath.  Cut gray cardstock too - for the narrow crescent accents.

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Use the entire design - or just a portion - of the new Pinpoint Plates for cards, layouts and mixed medial projects.  Layer them over contrasting cardstock to make the designs stand out. View our growing collection of pinpoint dies and create great holiday and everyday greetings!

Thanks for visiting...see you again this weekend!

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10/14/2020

Wed 14

Mistletoe Print Making Coloring Technique
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I have another simple Christmas card to share today featuring the just released Mistletoe Bundle die and a fun and easy watercolor background technique called Print Making Coloring that Kathy Racoosin shared HERE.  

The mistletoe was die cut from Memory Box (MB) watercolor paper and placed on top of a full sheet of MB watercolor paper.  Spritz lightly with water then started watercoloring the mistletoe using Zig markers.

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Spritz more water to get the colors to move and flow over onto the bottom piece.  While the mistletoe is still wet, flipped it over onto the panel to make the “print(s)”.  I wanted a lighter print background, so I used more water and added less color to the die-cut.  Repeated the process until I was happy with it.

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For texture and more interest, added black splatters.  Set aside to dry.

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Next, die cut a window opening from Bristol paper using Double Stitch Rectangle.  Heat embossed the sentiment from Berry Wreath stamp set with Liquid Platinum embossing powder on the bottom.

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The bow and Stitch Rectangle Trimmings frame were die cut from gold foil paper in the Polished Foil Pad.  The berries were die cut from white glitter paper in the Frosted Glitter Pad.  Used C1 and C3 Copic markers to add shading to them.  Adhered the print background piece directly onto the card base.  Popped the Bristol panel on top with foam tape then assembled the card to finish.

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More new products have been added to the Holiday collection, so make sure to check them out.  And that does it for today.  Thank you for joining me.  Have a wonderful day. 

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09/17/2020

Thu 17

3-D Embossed Chrysanthemum Field Slimline Card by Jean Okimoto

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Creating a colorful card is easy with our 3-D Embossing Folders - here's the Chrysanthemum Field on a simple fall card.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with an easy way to add color and texture to any project.  It's also a nice way to use that stash of watercolored paper - like I did for today's card. Brighter colors are great for this process.

Trim watercolored cardstock (or watercolor paper) to fit into the Chrysanthemum Field folder.  Spray it with a light mist of water to soften the paper a bit, then pressure-emboss it using the plates recommended by the manufacturer.  Trim it with the 3-¾" x 2-½" Rectangle Basics die.  

Place it on a smooth, hard surface and scruff it with sandpaper or a sanding block to remove the color of the raised patterns.  Use short, upward strokes.  Remove the residue with a tissue.

Cut the delicate white frame with the medium-sized Stylish Rectangle Trio die.  

Stamp the greeting - from the new Berry Wreath Clear Stamps and Dies Set - with coral ink.  I used Impress' Melon Fresh Ink.

Cut a ¾" strip of the pink glitter paper from the Delicate Pastel Glitter Pack.

Attach everything to a white slimline card - I trimmed mine to 3-⅝" x 8-¾".

Cut gold metallic accent dots from the new 6x6 Polished Foil Pad.  The Poppystamps Big Dot Border die is perfect for this!

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Add color to your projects with simple techniques like these.  Use your stash of watercolored papers - or create a bunch of them while hunkering-down at home.  Pressure-emboss them with a 3-D folder and make the design the central point of your card.  

Thanks for visiting!

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