CAS stencil plus hot foil

Hi crafters. I have a card for the CAS stencil challenge for October which has a theme of stencilling over pattern paper. Jennifer McGuire had a video on using scraps to make cards this week. I layered pink and purple scraps and cut them with the Spellbinders Labels 44 die. I decided to use this as my pattern paper to stencil onto. I found a Kaisercraft flourish stencil from their mini mix and sprayed purple and pink onto the shape. I wasn’t happy with that so I put the stencil back on and pounced a mixture of Nuvo embellishment mousse in English Heather and Black Ash onto it.

I decided to try another hot foil without a machine for the sentiment. I took a piece of vellum and laid pink-purple mirror finish foil ( Go Press and foil ) onto it, pretty side up. I took the Ultimate crafts happy birthday hotfoil Stamp and heated it on a wooden board with my heat gun. I then placed this over my foil and ran it through my diecutting machine. When I put it through, it was firm, but as it turns out a little too firm. I ran it through till I thought I was past the end and then went back. I think I should have run it through a bit further as the ‘b’ didn’t foil perfectly . I touched that up a bit with the foil quill pen and used a knife to tidy up the foiling there. These ‘stamps’ are meant to impress into the paper, but vellum doesn’t like that much. Where it impressed the letters some started to pop out. I trimmed the vellum and glued it over the stencilled piece. I adhered that to a card front which I put in an embossing folder and pressed in a couple of places with my hand.

I am entering this card in the CAS stencil challenge for October.

and Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Think Pink

Happy crafting,



  • Therese

    Looks like you are having such a great time experimenting with the hot foil, I think for such a fine lined image the result is great, and it’s on vellum too!

  • Loll

    This is so cool!! Love the idea of using scraps of paper to create a background. Your darker stenciling over top looks awesome! And how cool to foil on vellum. I have not tried that yet! 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Stencil and CAS Mix Up!

  • Linda Walmsley

    This looks fab …. clever use of those paper scraps and I love the foiled sentiment. Thanks for playing along with the CAS Stencil challenge xx