Friday, September 1, 2017

Gracielle Design Hydrangea Stamp Using Mottled Foil Technique

Hi Everybody,

I have a beautiful card to show you today along with a special promotion that starts today at the Graciellie Design shop.  There are four bundles that include four stamp sets on sale for 30% off until 9/14 and 50% off select stamp sets. Leave a comment on the Graciellie Design blog and you could win a $10 off coupon to use in the shop.  

I chose a bundle called Beautiful Singles.  The stamp that I used today is called Elegant Greetings. The bundle also includes the stamp sets Amazing Things, Cup of Tea, and Bouquet of Blessings.  

HERE is a link to this bundle 

I made this card around an oxide ink background that I really liked.  I used card stock from Paper Temptress called Amethyst Mica/Metallic.  This card stock is very pretty and a great weight with a beautiful sheen.  It worked great for the shaker card I made.  

I used lilac Deco-Foil by Thermoweb initially to foil the hydrangeas and I thought it was very pretty but I wanted some blue in them to match my background.  

There is a technique video on Graciellie Design blog called The Mottled Foil Technique  and I gave it a try and was very happy with the results so I wanted to share it with you.  You do need to use a laser printer to print the digital images and sentiments in order to foil them.  

I also made a short video on the promotion and the foil technique. 

First I crumpled up the piece of lilac foil into a little ball and then uncrumpled it and put it over the hydrangea and ran it through the Minc machine.  Then I took the piece of lapis watercolor foil and laid it on the hydrangea like I normally would to foil and ran it through the minc. There were no lines doing it this way!  

To ensure I had everything foiled since there are so many petals, I ran it through a third time with lilac foil on top as I normally would.  This is an easy way to give your image a two toned look or if you use a color crumpled up and then use the same color normally, it can give a distressed look.  I also used the lilac foil to foil the sentiment.  I also think it would look awesome to cut a few extras hydrangeas, cut out petals and layer for some added dimension.  

This is just another idea to put into your arsenal of techniques to use one day.  I hope you'll check out the Graciellie Design blog to see this video where I originally learned this technique and also to comment to win a $10 off coupon to the Graciellie Design shop.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!



Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Have a great weekend!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Fantastic card design.

María Pilar said...

Beautiful shaker card. Love the foil and the dimensional effect.

Cynthia said...

This is lovely, Regina. Fun technique!

Sharla said...

Stunning card, those flowers are just gorgeous!! :)

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Vicki Huffman said...

Wow! I'm a newbie at this and I'm so glad that I found you. This technique and stamps are beautiful!!

Regina Cooper said...

I'm glad you found me too Vicki! :)