Thursday, May 25, 2017

Using Foil to Fix a Boo Boo

Hi Everybody,

The card I made today wasn't planned.  I started a pretty Altenew layered flower card and when I was almost finished, I accidentally grabbed the wrong color ink!  It was the first layer and I grabbed the darkest color.  Has that ever happened to you?  I have friends that would say, well don't tell everybody, I'm human, I make lots of mistakes.  Matter of fact, the card I made today is a mistake in a way, that I fixed.

I embossed the word Hello in white originally and the embossing powder had lots of pits so I did it a second time and it looked better but still not as good as I would have liked.  So, I was about to pitch the paper when an idea came to me.  Everybody is using foils these days and I had forgotten about mine so since I had the matching die to the stamp, Hello, I decided to foil it and see how it looked.  I think it looks fun!  The shiny, bright foil against the matte background is interesting.  I forgot how much fun it is to use foil too.

I used Decofoil Toner Sheets with the dies and the foil is Decofoil, Rainbow.  The small butterfly dies are from Impression Obsession and the scribble flower and leaves are from My Favorite Things.  The die, beautiful comes with a butterfly die too and they are from Gina Marie Designs.  I used Arches Cold Press 140# watercolor paper with Faded Jeans Distress Ink for the background.  The card stock is Denim Blue by Gina K Designs, this is such a pretty blue.  Love her card stock!  

SO... can you tell I embossed the Hello in white?  You might can see it a little but that's okay.  I'm really trying to learn to fix my mistakes rather than toss what I've done.  

Try using foil on your cards, you'll be addicted!  You just need a Minc machine or a laminator. I have a 9" laminator but it didn't get hot enough so I bought the Mini Minc and it does, I use setting 3.  It only takes up to 6" but it is very rare that I would need more than that so the Mini Minc works for me because I only make cards, which aren't more than 6". 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


1 comment:

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wow! That is a great save. Foil to the rescue...gotta remember that when I do a boo boo now too! Your card is awesome.