Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Foiled Again! Birds With Branches

Only a little over two weeks away until the Dreamweaver Stencil's Dream Team "gets hopping"! That's right! Plans are in the making for our very first blog hop over the weekend of September 30 through October 2nd. Mark it on your calendar because not only will you see some amazing new designs by our extremely creative team, but you will have the opportunity to win some wonderful blog candy in the form of fabulous stencils for your own creations. Get ready to be inspired! Check back for more deets. Meanwhile, I'll try to tide you over with this deceptively simple holiday card. I "foiled" the embossed stencil design and layered it with cardstock and borders to a square red card with cute paper and a cheerful satin bow. 
The technique for foiling the design using your embossing machine (I use  a
 Big Shot) goes like this:

1. Place stencil on platten in your machine according to directions for embossing with a stencil.
2. Place foil shiny side down on top of stencil. (Not the kind from the kitchen! The kind you buy at your craft or stamp store that adheres with a tacky adhesive.)
3. Spray front side of cardstock panel with spray adhesive. Spray back side with rubbing alcohol (helps to ensure a deep emboss). Place panel adhesive side down onto foil layer.
4. Cover with embossing mat and 2nd platten and run through machine.
5. Remove from machine and peel off carrier from foiled panel. Tip: For a more broken up look to the foiling, crinkle sheet of foil really well before using.)
See! Really simple and big wow factor. It's easy to do several in a row for multiple cards. Happy stenciling!

Bird & Branches from Dreamweaver Stencils (LL526)
gold foil
3M spray adhesive
red linen, black, and white cardstock from Kelly Paper
print paper
embossing/die-cutting machine (Big Shot)
border punch from EK success
ribbon (Michael's)


Jamie Martin said...

Very elegant, love the color combo :)

Clarkvwxc said...

Very elegant, love the color combo :)