Saturday, April 17, 2021

April's Zoom fun - Simple Foiling

Hi everyone.  This month our Zoom group worked on simple foiling.  There are several simple ways to add foil to your work without a laminator and even without transfer gel.

First up is using double-sided adhesives (sookway tape in different widths used on card above).  They are covered with Deco Foil's Gold Shattered Glass.  It's so beautiful and really catches the light.  I finished the design by adding a die-cut cherry blossom branch (Cherry Blossom die - Penny Black) that is watercoloured using Gold Delicata ink for the branches and leaves, Kitsch Flamingo Pink and Picked Raspberry distress inks for the blossoms (diluted with water to get a very soft look), and a sweet, little sentiment (Happy Snippets - Penny Black) stamped repeatedly with Spun Sugar distress ink.

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For the second card, I've used foam tape (1/4") to create a fun rainbow foiled background.  
Burnished the rainbow foil from Deco Foil onto foam tape using my fingers to press firmly.  Cut the long foam tape into smaller pieces and just laid them side-by-side to form the background.  The foam tape is sticky on the sides, to they stuck together nicely.  Added a simple die-cut hello (Small Hello die - SSS), cut three times and layered together, with the top layer painted with Gold Delicata ink.

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I'm adding the top card with Cherry Blossoms to The Flower Challenge #55 - Pretty Pastels.
The second card (rainbow hello) I'm sending to SSS Wednesday Challenge - CAS.

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Card #1 - Cherry Blossom Hugs
Stamps:  Happy Snippets (Penny Black)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:   Delicata Gold (Tsukineko); Distress Inks:  Kitsch Flamingo, Picked Raspberry (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:   Cherry Blossom die (Penny Black); Gold Shattered Glass Foil (Decofoil); Sookwang double-sided adhesive strips, Stylus and mat

Card #2 - Rainbow Hello
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:   Delicata Gold (Tsukineko)
Accessories:  Rainbow Foil (Decofoil); 3M double-sided adhesive foam strips, Small Hello die (Simon Says Stamp)

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27 comments:

HilaryJane said...

I love foil and yet, I haven't used it for ages, must change that. Both these cards are brilliant and so simple to use foam tape, must try it xx

Susan said...

Love both of these. Such beautiful and effective backgrounds! I'm going to have to buy the gold shattered glass foil as it is just gorgeous! Two wonderful CAS cards!

nancy littrell said...

Two Stunning foil designs using double sided tapes, Lolly. Such a fun and easy way to use foil, which I have plenty!! I love how you added the beautiful die cut cherry blossoms that you had colored with pastels. Gorgeous geometric design and die cut Hello for your 2nd card. Gosh, now I have another new to me technique to try. TFS and always inspiring me, my friend. Love and Hugs..Nancy

conil said...

Wowzers...this glittery, gleamy cards a totally awesome.

Nstiz said...

What great effects you achieved with alternate foiling methods. How beautifully these are designed too. I am addicted to foiling and must try these. thanks for the inspiration.

Tracy said...

beautiful cards! I must try these techniques - you make it sound so easy :)

Bunny said...

Beautiful cards. I love those cherry blossoms and the beautiful foiling on the 2nd card is grand. [Bunny]

Pat said...

Both foils are beautiful Loll and the two finished looks are gorgeous. I will definitely try using the double sided and the foam tape to stick the foil with. I have tried using the WOW Bonding Powder but have not had great success with it..I'm probably not using it properly. x

Robyn Oliver said...

Cool foiling without the gel and laminator.. two fabulous cards Loll, of course I love the pretty pastel floral... and something else to add to my must try list. Have a fantastic weekend, hugs Robyn

TK said...

Wow beautiful, Loll, both but particularly the rainbow one!

Julie B said...

I don't have a hot foiler and my laminator is temperamental so these ideas are inspiring me to have another go at foiling. Love that cherry blossom spray, our hedgerow ones are just coming out and the birds are singing. We have our first swallows too but only one that is always on out TV ariel twittering!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Fabulous ideas and wonderful cards!

Linda said...

WOW! Your foiling looks amazing, so much shine and colour.
Love the die cut blossom branch, and the foam tape on your second card looks fab, so dimensional.
I've never used foil with foam tape but I'll be giving it a whirl now. Thank you for the inspiration xx

Mac Mable said...

Wow to the shine and eye catching technique Loll. I like the different widths of the foil and the delicate blossom on your first card and a striking design on the second Loll x.

I Card Everyone said...

Loll these are fantastic ideas for foiling - I've been steering clear of any 'new' machines in my studio - and your results are gorgeous!
=]
p.s. thank you SO very much for the prizes I received yesterday! I've had my eye on that Altenew stamp set for ages! xx

Bonnie said...

Thanks for your instruction on these techniques, Lolly! Your foiled cards are gorgeous! The foiled strips of different sizes are so pretty with the cherry blossom die cut! And those strips with hello are rich in color and shine! It's always such fun to get together!

Daffodil Cards said...

Gosh love those foils, a beautiful result on your cards.
Faith x

Heather said...

These are so lovely, Loll and have given me some ideas for a little stash of 'foil of unknown origin' which doesn't work with a laminator or transfer gel.
Thanks once more for inspiring me!

Brenda in IN said...

That shattered glass foil is just stunning. The card is so pretty with the added cherry blossom branch. The colored foil is also beautiful. I loved this zoom and you made it so easy to foil, something I was reluctant to try.

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Loll, love the simplicity of the stripes on the card. Great zoom session and loved the idea of using foam and double sided tape :)

Papercraft Boutique said...

Both foiling cards are stunning, Loll! The contrast between the pretty cherry blossoms and the edgy shattered glass foiling is awesome! Using the strips in different widths adds so much interest to the design.
The second card is super cool and my kind of card. :-) LOVE the gorgeous rainbow shine and the simple side-by-side strip layout!
Hideko xx

Ros Crawford said...

How gorgeous!! Fabulous designs and so sparkly!

Viv said...

Such stunning creations Loll! Great technique idea also. Thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' too ;) hugs Viv xx

Julia Aston said...

I really enjoyed learning all these ways to use the foils just sitting in a box in my room Loll - thanks for finding all these techniques for us to try - and your cards are all beautiful! xxx

Leslie Miller said...

Hey, I like this technique and it's definitely a simple way to do foiling! The colors on your second card are fantastic, especially with the gold sentiment. Wow!

Bobby said...

I knew about the tape with foil but have I even done it? I don't think so. I did buy three colors of foil and there they sit. Now you've inspired me to get them out and do something, Loll. I love the card with the foam tape. That foil is gorgeous cut into strips.

Anita in France said...

These are both so wonderfully glimmery and eyecatching, Loll ... the first is so pretty with the delicately coloured blossom branch ... and how cool and graphic is the second ... delicious with the gold die cut sentiment! Hugs, Anita :)