Happy Saturday, friends! Please join me in welcoming special guest Lea Lawson representing PinkFresh Studio on our blog today! They have been coming out with some really FABULOUS foiling products lately, and Lea is sharing a few of them in this post! Read on and enjoy!
Hi friends! This is Lea Lawson with Pinkfresh Studio, and I’ve got a fun card set full of foiling to share with you today! I’m not one to make cards for St. Patrick’s Day, but I love all the green we see in March. That is what inspired these cards…plus the fact that I recently purchased the Viridian Green Glimmer foil roll, and I REALLY wanted to use it. Lol!
We LOVE foiling at Pinkfresh Studio, and I featured a lot of this technique on my cards today! I started these cards by foiling the Bougainvillea hot foil plate with my Spellbinders Glimmer hot foil system in that Viridian Green foil I mentioned above. Next I foiled my Celebrate sentiment and Let’s Connect sentiment (from our Fancy Script Words hot foil set) in the same color. Finally, I used our innovative Solid Hot Foil Plate to foil the leftover “negative” foil design that the Bougainvillea design produced. We absolutely love that this one product produces far less foiling waste, and give you 2 for 1 designs with pretty much anything you foil!
With the foiling complete, I proceeded to ink blend the standard Bougainvillea hot foiled panel with the coordinating layering stencils in the following Pinkfresh Studio premium dye ink colors: Aquamarine, Mermaid Cove, Meadow and Emerald City. I cut down both the standard and solid foiled panels with our largest Essentials: Stitched Rectangle, then cut each one in half at an angle.
I cut two decorative edges from white cardstock using our Slim Lacy Edgers, and Lacy Edgers 1 die sets. I also cut out our Essentials: Fancy Oval Frame and Essentials: Stitched Scallop Rectangles from champagne colored glitter paper. Finally, I diecut the Celebrate sentiment and Let’s connect sentiment with their coordinating dies.
With all of the elements foiled and diecut I proceeded to put together my cards as shown, popping up many of them with foam adhesive for added dimension. I decided that each card needed a secondary sentiment, so I stamped and heat embossed them in white to aqua cardstock from our Simply Sentiments: Hello and Happy Birthday Sentiments stamp sets. I trimmed those down with a stitched banner die, and mounted them to each card front with some foam tape. To complete the cards, I accented them with our Jewels Mix in the following colors: Emerald City, Ocean Breeze and Glacier.
I hope you enjoyed my card set that features both standard and solid hot foiling! The solid hot foil pieces do feel a bit bold, very shiny and maybe a tad overwhelming to use at first. But by breaking them up like this in more of a color block design, it makes the solid design feel less scary. I hope you’ll try it out!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and thanks to Lea for being our guest!