Botanicals For You Foil Card

Happy Friday stampers!  I have a quick and easy card for you today.  This card took me less than 10 minutes to make.  I think the most time consuming part was waiting for my laminator to warm up so I could run the foil through.

I love the foil trend and have been searching for a way to get that foil look with the stamps I have.  I bought an inexpensive laminator from Amazon and a few colors of foil.  I have tried unsuccessfully using the Minc Toner Pen to color directly onto my stamps and then stamp the image on paper.  I find that this method just did not give me good coverage and the foil was blotchy.  I also tried using heat and stick embossing powder, applying the foil, then running through the lamintor but found this method blurred out the stamped image so I did not get a crisp foil image.

So what was the final technique for adding foil that I used to get this excellent result?!?  I used a product called FlitterGlu and applied this directly onto the stamp with a sponge which I then stamped the glue image onto my paper, applied the foil over the glue stamped image, and then ran this through the laminator.  The glue keeps the image more intact and gives a nice crisp foiled image.  Disclaimer: The glue was a bit hard to get off my rubber stamp but after cleaning it with soap and water I gave it another clean with a baby wipe which seemed to be the trick for getting all the stickiness off.

The rest of the card was super easy to complete.  I created a card base from some cajun craze cardstock and layered some of the beautiful DSP from the 2016 Occasions Catalog called Botanical Gardens.  Every piece of DSP in this paper pack is awesome!  I then layered the foiled image onto a piece of cajun craze cardstock and this was applied to a card base with foam adhesive.  That gives you the finished card...super easy huh?!?!

What are your plans for the weekend?  I hope to get some watercolor practice in and of course, lots of card making!  



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