Happy Thanksgiving week! I know, I should be posting something with pilgrims on it! I did love studying about Pilgrims and all they endured to come to American! Amazing! I don’t know that I could’ve been that strong a person. Thankful they were!
Here’s a fun, festive card using dies again… I did something different with them though. I foiled everything! A couple months ago, I needed a new printer so I went ahead and got an HP laser jet, so I could foil of course too! I ‘leaped’ into the beauty of foiling with the mini 6×6 Minc after a friend demoed her’s at stamp club.
Here’s the scoop. If you photocopy the back side of your dies with a laser printer, then run them through the Minc foiling machine, then die cut them, you get this neat edge like you see on this Elliana Ornament. You’ll see it on the next card below too. One trick I figured out though, you have to photocopy your die twice. So when it spits out, just copy again, to get it black enough because the dies are silver… if you can’t figure out which way to put it back in, put a mark on your paper, you won’t use that part anyway. I also found that smoother cardstock works the best. I used Hammermill Color Copy Cover cardstock. I use it a lot for coloring with Copics too.
I really love the look of foil and it really is easy! :D I used Heidi Swapp Red Foil on the Ornament… I die cut a piece of vellum with the Drop Ornaments die to put behind the Elliana Ornament die.
Can you see how the silver is just on the edges of the cut? That’s because there are holes in the die, so the holes leaves white when you photocopy it. cool. My photos don’t do it justice. Here’s a couple pictures of the parts, photo taken under the ott lite.
I did run these back through the Big Shot to get the embossing too.
I layered the Modern Tile Backgound die cut from white cardstock to a piece of navy cardstock that I’d spattered with white ink and the Ink splatter tool and then to a white top folded A2 card base. The snowflake was mounted with thin mounting squares cut to fit and the center flake mounted with regular thickness mounting squares. The Lindeman snowflake is stuck on with a dot of glue in the center.
Crazy but fun seeing what you come up with! : )
Thank you for stopping by today! I appreciate it! Happy Thanksgiving Day!
Dies and Supplies I used to make these cards… be sure to check out my links for the Big Shot and the Minc machine…great prices @ scrapbook.com. Thank You!