Monday, December 28, 2015

Foiling Fun

Dear Ones`
It's the Holiday Lull.....the time between Christmas and New Year's Day when we all step back and take a deep breath. Maybe even feel a little at sixes and sevens because we have been so busy that now we don't know what to do.  Well I have the solution - go create something.

For Christmas Himself gave me a laser printer. I already have a laminator (not a Minc, unfortunately), so I have been foiling my little heart out.

Here is something I came up with:

 Of course it's difficult to photograph foiling. It's never as pretty in a photo as it is in real life, but there you just are. I did an A2 card with a little curvy die cut border. The inside is lined with Blue Raspberry card stock so that it shows along the bottom. I stamped the image and greeting in black ink, photocopied it with my laser printer and then ran it through my laminator with silver foil. Then I stamped the patterned circles in different colors. I have been having a great time playing with my new toy.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD White Card Stock
GKD Blue Raspberry Card Stock
GKD Pretty Patterns Stamp Set
HOTP 11 Labels and Trims Stamp Set for Greeting
Spellbinders A2 Bracket Borders
GKD Inks In:
*Grass Green
*Turquoise Sea
*Blue Raspberry
Heidi Swapp Silver Foil

I'm entering this in:
The Mod Squad Challenge - Anything Goes 
Simon Says Wednesday - Make it Sparkle

Hope you all are relaxing and enjoying the quiet of the moment. We are expecting a storm, the first bad one we have had. We will see if it happens. Stay warm, dear readers, and thanks for stopping by. I adore your comments!!


  1. A fabulous card Judy, a super design and a lovely colour combo......your foil stamp is stunning and beautifully coloured!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  2. Oh WOW! Your printer works really well for your beautiful foiling! I can see the shine and sparkle all the way from here! I love the simplicity of your card, yet it is so festive. Would make for a wonderful Happy New Year card, loving that POP of bright blue!

  3. This is such a great looking card. Love the colors and the design and the shine of all that foil.

  4. I love it and have no idea how to go about doing any foiling but it sure looks amazing on the paper. I bet you are having fun. I love that design and the beautiful colors you chose too!

  5. Donna's right.. Oh WOW!!! I love this with all the sparkle & shine and the bright blue is the perfect touch. Think I'll leave the foiling to you experts ;)

  6. shaZAM! That is gorgeous! I love how you even foiled the pretty patterns stamps!! I just got a minc, the small one. Read the destructions and have not used it yet. Thank you for the inspiration ♥

  7. Oh Judy this is gorgeous. Love the foiling bezutiful colours and fabulous layout. I am in far north Queensland visiting our daughter and family. Very wet here but the rain has been a blessing for farmers in the outback who have haven't seen rain in years. I am missing my craft time but loving family time. Looking forward to new challenges and new blog posts to check out in 2016. Happy New Year.

  8. This is so pretty! What a great way to use this stamp set. I've not tried to foil....something else I'm going to have to buy. lol

  9. Beautiful card! I love the foiling and the border. I've been away for the holidays & hadn't been able to comment for a while, but I've looked at your beautiful work. Keep on, keepin' on!