Tuesday, 22 October 2019

A Foiling First!

I have been trying out some new to me techniques the last couple of days and I confess I am now hooked............... on.................. foiling! I am sat here now waiting for some new stash 😊😊 after buying some teeny samples to see if I could master/like using foil.
I have a laminator (very old but works!) and I have also made some cards using that too and been happy with the results for first attempts.
This share is a card made without having to use a laminator!

I am dead chuffed with how this turned out (although those of a nervous disposition should not have been in the room when I was trying to take the photograph!)

Red Pepper and Lettuce Alcohol Inks onto a scrap of Yupo and just let them mingle together.

Allowed to dry for a short time then laid over a small piece of gold foil and rubbed with my finger. Where the 2 colours meet and leave a marked 'join'  the foil simply sticks to whilst it is tacky!
Simples really!

My trees were done by using double sided tape on another odd piece of card and putting the foil over. Rubbed lightly with a bone folder and then die cut.

Here's a close up -  I L💗VE it!!
Stamped a greeting in Metallic Gold Ink, die cut an oval frame and done!

CAS Mix Up's challenge this month is Foiling so am linking up to the gallery before the challenge closes in a couple of days.

Allsorts challenge is Add something gold/silver

It's dry here but a little overcast today.
I am off for some fresh air and a little walk round out local dam and then intend to foil, foil and foil some more!!
Have a great day whatever you're doing! x


Lynne said...

That looks stunning Viv, so rich and sumptuous x

Doreen said...

This is beautiful,love the technique.xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Your background is beautiful Viv lovely card


Bonnie said...

Wow, Viv! I love the amount of foiling you got on your alcohol ink background! The little foiled trees look perfect with that background! I'm with you on the pictures! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

Carole said...

Si it's don't stand still or be foiled at your your house..lol. Lovely card Viv..clever you. Does alcohol not dry quickly on yupo paper then? Just wondered if you have time to foil over it. Anyway I love your card and those gold trees really do stand out. xx

Pia S said...

Gosh, how gorgeous! Fantastic blend of colors and foil!

Mac Mable said...

Yay to foiling Viv. It truly does produce a unique effect. Your card is absolutely beautiful and so very pretty. Great colour combination and stunning foiling x

Kathleen said...

What lovely bold and beautiful colours, a great design and the image certainly doe snot need anything but a white background, well done too on your first attempt.

Kath x

Kathleen said...

Oops, sorry forgot to say.. Thank you for joining our 'Gold or Silver' challenge at Allsorts.

Kath x

Meggymay said...

Wow, the shine and the colours on this project look beautiful Viv. You may have had trouble taking the photo but the card looks fabulous.
Yvonne xx

Pat said...

Oh Viv, you have mastered this so well as it looks fabulous, and the combination of the red and green AI's is perfect for Christmas, and the trees look beautiful too with the foil sticking beautifully to the double sided tape. I have some foil which I have barely used so must give this a go..you have inspired me! x

Christine Alexander said...

Stunning background Viv, the AI's with foil look so cool :)

Susan Joyce said...

Awesome design Viv I love every element of your stunning card. Thanks for playing at CAS Mix Up this month.

brenda said...

A really pretty creation, many thanks for sharing and joining in with our 'Gold or Silver' theme at Allsorts challenge. Was pretty edge Sunday, lets hope tonight is less stressful.

B x

Aquarius said...

Great result and I'm sure it was fun to do even if taking the photo wasn't easy - shiny things are difficult to capture with a camera.

Linby said...

It is addictive isn't it! Your results are fab, love how you used them on this card.
Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts.
Lynn x

Mrs A. said...

Those two colours are gorgeous together. Love the resulting card. Must admit I have looked at foiling and thought shall
I shan't I . The jury is still out . I son’t Have a laminator but have seen one I quite like.! Hugs Mrs A.

Jo said...

I love it too, Viv. This card is so alive and the colours perfect for the Christmas season. Truly intense and beautiful. Thank you so much for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

Loll said...

WOW! No wonder you are chuffed, Viv! This is STUNNING!! I LOVE how you've joined red and green alcohol inks. No easy to do without ending up with mud. Your colours are bright and glorious. And the gold foil really adds so much shine and elegance. I love the artsy look of your background, so perfect with the gold foiled trees. Great work Viv! xx

Viv said...

Oooh this looks so gorgeous Viv ! daren't buy anymore craft stash atm. as we have spent so much on our new kitchen and then 3 new floors too. BUT I do have a bit of foil.....somewhere, may have a bash soon too ;) hugs Viv xx

Sarn said...

WOW . . . You nailed foiling that's for sure. Fab results, no wonder you're chuffed!

Hugs, Sarnie xx