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    Double foiling

    Hi crafters. Another double foiled card with embossing folders which resulted from a mistake. I foiled the Couture Creations large Hepburn folder in green to represent seaweed, but when I did the seahorse (Kaisercraft), I foiled the wrong side of the folder. I tried again and foiled the negatives of the two layers and got this. It’s a bit grungy but I like it. I had taped the blue foil down so it stayed lined up with the green. The tape affected the foil so I added Kaisercraft Flora branches from silver foiled cardstock to cover the marks. The Papertrey Ink sentiment was navy heat embossed onto Vicki Boutin paper…

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    More foiled birthdays

    Hi crafters. I had foil waste from the last card so I used it on this one. I heated the flat metal plate and the Vicki Boutin paper in the foil press. Then I placed the circular blue scrap from the last card, onto the paper. I ran this through the diecutting machine with a couple of shims. This foiled the blue waste piece onto the paper. Then I heated the MFT Hot foil impressive Happy Birthday dienamic. I foiled this with copper/chocolate hot foil on top of the blue foil. I also used this foil to foil a scrap of blue cardstock from which I cut MFT bottlecap letters…

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    Hot foiling with an embossing folder

    Hi crafters. I looked at the MFT sketch challenge 490 and decided to hot foil some distressed dots onto my background paper. I put a flat metal plate on the bed of the machine then my paper and let it heat up. Then I placed a circle of foil, the raised side of the Kaisercraft embossing folder and then a shim and my cutting plate. The door of the foiling platform was left open. I ran this through with a cutting plate on top and got foiled dots. I placed the MFT Swirly Birthday die cut from black glitter paper on top. I am entering this card in the following…

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    Hot foil machine tips 1

    Hi crafters. I bought myself a hot foil machine for Mother’s Day. It is a Couture Creations Go Press Foil. My first attempt was missing some foiling on the edge so I increased the shim. During my second attempt, I was distracted by getting everything lined up and put the foil upside down and foiled the hot foil stamps! Tip number 1: When under-caffeinated and accidentally foil the metal, just use alcohol spray and a rag to rub it off the metal. On my third attempt, which is in the picture, the foiling turned out perfectly. Did you notice what I missed? My background paper is upside down! The most…

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    Stencilled male card

    Hi crafters. As I crossed the messy craft room, this Dylusions stencil beckoned and asked to become a card. I taped it at the top edge and put other stencils underneath, one at a time. There are Kaisercraft Speckles and typography and Dylusions squares small, all in acrylic paint with Catherine Pooler inks blended on top. When I went to wipe the ink off the paint, the black paint smudged a bit. I then stencilled the Funky Fossil stencil on top in white. The sentiment is a Pinkfresh Classic words die cut. I am sending this to the CAS stencil May challenge. Thanks for visiting, Christine

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    Layered stencil birthday

    Hi crafters. I had a chance to make a card for the CAS is stencil May challenge. I used scraps for this card. I used about 7 stencils with paint and heat embossing. I added bright distress stains over the top. I trimmed the panel and placed it on a copper matt. The sentiment die is from Tonic with a copper embossed wishes from Paper Smooches. Thanks for a great challenge Hilary.

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    Diecut twofer

    Hi crafters. I made a card for the Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge and it became a twofer. I have some shiny, translucent, rainbow vinyl which I thought would be great with the Waffleflower Rainbow birthday die. I decided to cut it from gold glitter cardstock as a contrast to the vinyl. I backed the glitter cardstock with Diecut n bond and diecut it to make it more like a sticker. I was influenced by Jennifer McGuire and cut it and another sentiment from the centre of a 5×7 area and then cut Simon Says Stamp A7 thin frames from the remaining. It was pretty thick with the diecut n…

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    Outback birthday

    Hi crafters. I needed a 60th birthday card. The person likes cycling and running in the bush. I took a piece of Kaisercraft Scrap studio paper and cut it to background size. There was another piece of paper in the Anthology pad which looked like dark cracked leather. I tore the top edge and adhered it to the bottom edge. I think it makes a great mountain. The bicycle is from Couture Creations and embossed in SSS gold. I added a shiny brown MFT bottletop ‘60’ and a Pinkfresh Classic words Happy Birthday. I did use something for the first time: Couture Creations Diecut ‘n Bond. I added some to…