Sunday, March 15, 2020

Foiled Floral Silhouette

Good morning, Junkies!  It's Holly posting today, and I'm sharing some foiled floral silhouettes with you.  Did you see the new foils in the Technique Junkies store?  They are so much fun to play with!

I stamped the Floral Silhouette1 and a masked off portion of the You Are Old sentiment with Versamark onto some black cardstock.  I covered the stamped images with clear embossing powder and melted it with a heat tool.  Then the fun part began!  I cut some Bright Gold foil to cover the stamped areas and placed it with the foil side UP on my card.  Then I ran it through my heated laminator and carefully peeled the foil off to reveal this great card.

Truth be told, this was my first time playing with foil.  I didn't know what temperature my laminator should be on, so it was a trial and error period until I got the fun bumpy textured look that you see in the card above.  My first five attempts looked like the card on the left below.  My laminator was so hot it melted the embossing powder and the foil completely flat.  There's nothing wrong with that if that is the look you are going for, but you can see how it spread out the letters in the sentiment and made it unreadable.  So I turned the temperature down in small increments until I got this gilded, textured look on the right side.  Pat made a video on using the foils HERE if you'd like to watch it.

Go check out all the colors of foil in the store.  If you're like me, you need them ALL!!  Feel free to use my code, TJ10Holly, to help you save money when you shop at Technique Junkies.  :-)