Many foil stripes

Hi crafters. I’m always on the lookout for ways to use my foil quill pen. Because it is drawn by hand, the design has to embrace the imperfect, wobbly look. When I saw this card by Lydia ( the last card), I knew this would be great to try, and great for some current challenges.

I started by making a stencil using the mega J die from Altenew. I chose J as it doesn’t have any bothersome middle bits, and there are a few J’s in the family to offload it to. I took out lots of hotfoil scraps and placed them under my J stencil one at a time, and drew horizontal lines. Of course, many are wonky but I am hoping this adds to the handmade charm. You could use a ruler if you wanted. There was trouble with a blue foil, but the others were fine. The foil quill pen only works with hotfoils such as Spellbinders, Go Press n Foil etc. After foiling, I stamped a sentiment from the Concord and 9th Stamptember 2018 monster set, and gold heat embossed it. I did the foiling directly on a cardbase so it is truly one layer, which doesn’t happen often.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Less is More #413: More but still CAS.

My idea was many lines.

CAS mix up February challenge: Stencil from Die cuts.

My choice is heat embossing.

CAS stencil challenge February: Foil

Happy crafting,



  • Loll

    This is so unique and a very creative way to add foiling to a card. I love the mix of colours for your foil stripes. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Stencil!

  • Joanna

    Well this is special. I love this fine line foiling through the handmade letter stencil. It gives a statement. Truly a beautiful CAS card. Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

  • Izzy Scrap

    Fabulous ! Very original and so beautiful. I think that it is even better with wonky stripes ! LOVE it. Beautiful CAS design too. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More.

  • Hilary

    This is so clever, I love it. what a brilliant idea. I have a foil quill and i think I am going to have to give the technique a go. Thank you so much for sharing it at CAS Stencil Challenge xx

  • Stephanie Lanzalotto

    WOW! This is fantastic. The wonkier the stripes, the better, in my opinion. I can’t imagine the patience this must have taken. What an awesome idea, and it is perfect for our challenge at Less Is More. Thanks so much for playing with us.

  • Cathy R

    Such a creative idea! Love the wonky stripes and what a great way to use up foil scraps. Thankyou for joining in at CAS Stencil, Cathy x

  • Nancy Littrell

    OMG…your CAS card design is so unique and colorful. I love your wonky lines, which adds a wonderful texture to your creative card. How great that you have several J birthdays in your family:-) TFS and joining us at CAS Stencil Challenge, Christine. Hugs…Nancy

  • Bonnie

    I love these wavy foil lines, Christine! Wonderful colors and the shine is fabulous! What a fun design! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!