Fabulous Finds Friday — Foil Follies

In my last post, I showed off some of the fabulous foils from Therm O Web’s new line of designer foils and foiling products.

This time I used some mixed media products. First up, these pretty roses:

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I used the TOW iCraft® deco foil™ transfer gel as a paste, spreading it over the rose design from a Plaid garden (59794) stencil set.  When the gel dried, I applied my foil as normal. Here is a detailed photo:

 

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(Yes, I got a little messy with the medium!)

This was a different look:

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I wanted a more subdued, aged look, so for the above card (which is a 4Bar size, 3 1/2 x 4 5/8, folded) I brushed on the Rebekah Meier Mixed Media Medium (a light coat using a dry brush) then pressed on it a piece of her Mixed Media Transfer Foil (Patina — love this color). Because the medium dried relatively quickly, I was able to achieve the distressed look. The sentiment and cardstock are from Therm O Web’s Gina K.™ Designs line.

There’s more foiling to come, including how to use of the “waste” foil.

 

 

Fabulous Finds Friday — Dog-gone it!

Our pets so easily become part of our family! Which is one reason why I love this Hot Diggity Dog set from Stampin’ Up!

Besides the cute sayings (“never underestimate the warmth of a cold nose” or “pugs & kisses”) what I REALLY love is the sympathy sentiment, “no greater companion, no better friend. so sorry for your loss.” How often I’ve needed a card to express that loss.

Here are two simple, fast and easy cards I made using the set:

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I stamped the body on a square, then stamped and black embossed the head, cut it out and attached with a small foam square. The textured blue background was run through one of my new favorite embossing folders, Fabric Weave, from Spellbinders’ Celebra’tions Collection. I then decided I wanted a little something extra, so ran the piece through the Celebra’tions pierced rectangle die. (Ooops! I should have done this BEFORE I dry embossed, as I lost a bit of the nice texture.) Papers from Stampin’ Up!.

The next one is pretty straight forward:
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Stamping, embossing, etc.

Thanks for coming by … and do check out the dog and cat sets from Stampin’ Up!.

Fabulous Finds Friday — To Die For

I am now addicted to dies. I love dies that are so delicate I could never cut them myself, I love dies that match stamps, I love dies that let me cut multiples of something…I love dies!

Here’s a pretty one from Penny Black stamps:

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The daisy die is called Bashful. The sentiment is also from Penny Black. The background paper is an old one from The Robins Nest (I distressed the edges then added yellow ink) and the daisy chain ribbon is from Making Memories.

Thanks for stopping by!