Saturday, January 12, 2019

Foiled Cards

Hello Friends!

During the Christmas season, I treated myself to a laminator and some Gina K Designs foiling products. The foils I chose where silvery iridescent and looked SO cool when I tried foiling for the first time. I also got a few Minc gold and iridescent foiling papers from the family on Christmas morning. Of course I had to have more colors. Gina K Designs was having a sale at the time on some toner products and I treated myself again to several colors of her foils. I now understand fully when cardmakers say that the foiling looks so much better in person. It's very hard to capture on camera.

So, I foiled this panel  after I cut the piece down. I used a Freshly Made Sketch #361 that Kristie Marcotte used in a recent 6x6 paper pad tutorial. She figures out the measurements (with permission) and shares them in her tutorials. Anyway if you scroll through the cards, there is a pink one where she created diagonal stripes with some Peel Offs. I thought the foiled panels would look great using that sketch.

What I didn't count on was it taking forever to find a paper to coordinate well with the foiled panels. Oh my, did I struggle. I think I went through ALL my paper pads that had red or pink pattern papers. I even tried solid cardstocks. But either the colors were off or the white in the panel stood out way too much. Finally I found two, with Jessica helping me decide. And I finished the cards. You guys, this is why I don't venture out on my own too much. It takes me WAY too long to figure out what to use! LOL I mean, it took an hour or more to find these papers. And I was ready to ditch the project, I was getting so frustrated. Just being honest! I'm okay with how they turned out in the end.

I found the paper in Doodlebug's Sweet Things 6x6 pad. The solid paper in the red card  is actually a shimmer paper from DCWV Holiday Jewels Shimmer pad. I found it at Joann last year (2017) at Christmas time. 

We (Jessica and I) liked the stripes in this pattern paper. The cardstock is from a Recollections package of pink cardstocks. I used the smallest stitched circle in a Lawn Fawn die set and the sentiment is also from Lawn Fawn, Simply Sentiments. Jessica is holding the card to help me try to capture the foiled look. 

Thanks for stopping by. 
I hope you have a great day!
Crafty hugs,


I Card Everyone said...

Jeanne! Your cards are both gorgeous... you know what I love best? That you and Jessica made them together! Two heads, ya know? My minc machine never did give me the results I expected... maybe Jessica would come give me a hand?
Don't think you're alone in the paper picking, my friend! This is why we ALL have that huge stash... because we can never figure out when, which, or how to use them all!!! xx

Kay Miller said...

These are both so pretty Jeanne! It is hard to tell how beautiful the foiling is in the picture, but I can still tell that they are gorgeous! I love the papers that you picked out to use, with Jessica's help. She has good taste :) You guys make a great team! I'm so happy that you got the foiling products for Christmas and are having fun with them! Can't wait to see more! ((Hugs))

stampmonkey said...

Beautiful cards, Jeanne! I'm not really familiar with foiling, but from what I can tell in the pics, it creates a very pretty look. And I love the design you chose --hearts are always a great choice IMHO. So fun that Jessica was helping you with these. I can totally relate to agonizing for what feels like F-O-R-E-V-E-R to decide on papers (and other card elements...big and small), and sometimes I'll run things by my daughter to get the nod before proceeding. Always nice to get another opinion at times like that. ;) Looking forward to seeing more of your foiling creations!

big hugs,

Happy Crocheter said...

I love the foil cards. They are beautiful. Hugs, Tamara

Darnell said...

Well done with the foiling, Jeanne! You and Jessica did a great job of picking the pp and I love the design your chose. I think you're in one of those Catch 22 situations where I was several years ago: you want to quit because it's taking too long, but actually and ironically when you do MORE cards and play MORE with matching card stock and patterns and embellies, etc., then it becomes easier and becomes second nature, so it takes less time! I'm glad you were a good role model for Jessica and didn't give up. You stuck to it until you ended up with two really gorgeous cards!! Hugs, Darnell

Jeanne J. said...

Beautiful cards Jeanne! I love the pretty papers and clean lines.. and of course I love the SHINE!

Anita in France said...

You had me smiling, Jeanne ... I can so relate to your hunt for just the perfect colour and pattern of pp (or anything else in my case ... I should really plan the sentiment with the rest of my design!). How fun that you had Jessica help you with these two pretty, dainty cards ... the foiling is so deliciously shiny ... they're fabulous! Hugs, Anita :)

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Patti said...

Get Jessica hooked on paper crafting now and she'll be like a bird with salt on her tail and follow you anywhere!! heeheehee These are so super beautiful!! I have not yet dipped my toe into the foil arena but I usually get around to new trends about 2 to 5 years late! giggles!!

Pop's Cards said...

Two gorgeously super stunning cards I love them both they are so sweet and I love the layout you used too...

Hugs Pops x

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