Friday, December 1, 2017

Country Christmas Using Foil

Hi Everybody,

This month Graciellie Design is collaborating with Thermoweb.  We are having a blog hop to show you beautiful projects using Christmas and Winter themed stamps from Graciellie Design combined with products from Thermoweb such as Deco Foil, Gina K Designs Foil-Mates and Fancy Foils, Transfer Gel, and more to inspire you to make some beautiful Christmas cards.

I am using a digital stamp set called Winter Blessings
HERE IS A LINK to this stamp set 
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HERE IS A LINK to Thermoweb's Website

The first thing I did was position the pine limb and pine cones how I wanted them and printed on a laser printer.  This is one of the neat things about digital stamps... you can size them and place them wherever you want to and when you print out using a laser printer, you can foil the image because it printed with toner ink. In this case, I used multiple foil colors to make it look as realistic as I could. 
I am using a few products from Thermoweb on this card including the Gina K Designs Fancy Foil in Radiant Red.  This foil is SO pretty because it looks glittery. I used the Gina K Designs Fancy Foil in Radiant Red for the bow and Green Deco Foil for the pine cone with the Mini Minc Machine.  I am very fond of the watercolor foils and the Amber Watercolor Deco Foil is so perfect for the pine cones. I sponged around the focal image stamp with Distress Inks in Pumice Stone and Antique Linen to give it a 'rustic' appearance.  

I have a scalloped rectangle die that cuts out a 'frame' piece so I used that part along with the Gina K Designs Foil-Mates Backgrounds in Ornamental Holiday.  I love the look of diagonal lines on a card, which is one of the choices in this package.  I used the Gina K Designs Fancy Foil in the Radiant Red with this. 

Let me explain what the Foil Mates are in case you are not familiar with them because you do not want to miss out on using these on your cards this year. The Foil Mates Backgrounds and Sentiments are designs printed with toner so that all you have to do is cut them out however you want to, put your foil on top like you normally would and feed through your Minc or Laminator.  That's it!  I had a family emergency occur in October and we are still dealing with this so I am not on schedule at all making Christmas cards.  A friend of mine told me to start in July and I did not listen lol, so I will be using these Foil Mates and Deco Foil because it is so quick to use but looks like you spent hours getting it to look that way. 

The sentiment is from the Gina K Designs Foil-Mates Sentiments in Holiday Cheer. I also used the Gina K Designs Fancy Foil in the Radiant Red with this sentiment and I cut a background out for it using the Thermoweb Toner Paper and a stitched oval die and then foiled the toner paper oval that I cut out with the die.

The bottom layer card stock is Gina K Designs Christmas Pine and the red card stock behind the pine cones image is Gina K Designs Red Velvet.  I think those colors make the perfect "Country Christmas" card. 

I also used Thermoweb's Sticky Tape Runner and Medium Zots Singles. Both of these adhesives work wonderfully.  I do believe the Sticky Tape Runner is permanent so make sure you put what you're adhering exactly where you want it, but that's a good thing. It's nice to know my card will get to the recipient in one piece without corners lifting, etc. I like the size of the Medium Zots and that they're packaged as singles.  I would recommend any of Thermoweb's products.  I have been happy with every product that I have tried. 

Your next stop in the hop will be Terri Burson.  Make sure you finish the hop with Graciellie Design blog because she always has amazing techniques to share including videos.  The November winner will be announced on that post and a $20 gift card to Gracielle Design Shop as a prize for today's hop.  

Also be sure to check out the Words and Shadows SVG Word Bundle - Winter Edition, 50% off, no code needed.  These are Christmas and Winter themed words, detailed and shadow, over 126 total.  They can be sized to whatever size you need them to be. 

I hope I inspired you to check out the Foil Mates and Fancy Foils from Thermoweb.  They practically do all of the work for you.  You just sit back and watch the foil works its magic.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!



the PaperTemptress said...

wow what a pretty and cheerful it!

cghundley said...

Gorgeous foiling and
love the many layers.
Carla from Utah

cindybearj said...

I love the layout of this card. The foil makes it so festive!

Karen said...

Love how you positioned the pine cones with the greenery. Great layout design. Merry CHristmas!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Very festive and eye catching! Have a great Christmas!

Terri Burson said...

This turned out fantastic! The foiling on that pine branch is breathtaking!

Dee Earnshaw said...

OMG love this layout and the the layering is just perfect:)

Cynthia said...

This is lovely, Regina! Love the deco foil pinecone and branch.

Verna Angerhofer said...

That is so gorgeous with all the foiling used on it. Very festive design.

Sue LD said...

Wonderful. I like the layers and the foiling.

Ginette Legendre said...

Very good i love learning new things and d'œil techniques i loved it

My Kraft Kloset.Kim Klinkovsky said...

This just stunning! Love the foiling on the branches. Love this! Thank you! Happy Holidays!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

The foil gives such an incredible touch !

GRS shoes said...

wow!!! what a pretty and cheerful card...