Friday, February 10, 2017

Happy Valentines Day...

 Valentines Day is coming!

Hello everyone, I have a Valentine post for you today. I have recently fallen in love all over again with foiling, lol. I've always loved it but forgot about my poor Minc machine. Well, it's been up and running once again. Today's project has some foiling and some electronic die cutting.

So, for the elements on this card, I printed some digital paper with my Brother laser printer. Foiling will only work with the toner in this type of printer. An ink jet will not work. Fleurette has recently added "Foil Its" to her store already printed in toner ink and all you have to do is have the foil and a machine to run it through. No printer needed!!! Check those out, for sure.


It is so hard to capture high shine images, but the red heart has been foiled with red Deco foil. Heidi Swapp foils are good too. I first cut the heart out using my Silhouette Cameo and then ran it through my Minc with the red foil. The gold heart is cut from gold metallic paper in my stash.
I used foam tape to adhere the hearts/arrow element to the scallop shape. I then added that, along with the sentiment, to a piece of red card stock matted with black.


Sorry for the reflection but the red and gold are so shiny! Beautiful in real life. I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and embossed with gold embossing powder. I scattered around a few gold, black and red, sequins and glitter dots to finish off the card front. This entire piece was put on to a white A2 sized card base.

Here is where I got the parts and pieces for this project.


I hope you get a bit of inspiration from my post today. If you have never done any foiling, maybe you'd want to try with some of the Foil Its first. If you love it like I do, you'll wanna foil everything. I picked up my Brother laser printer at a local office store for under 75.00. The one thing with laser printers is the ink cartridge lasts a long time! And you don't get the clogging of the ink jets that you can with an ink jet printer...which they say you need to print something often to keep them open. If you don't, you'll be paying for a cleaning or worse, replace your print head...if it can be replaced! Ask me how I know!!! In fact, I recently had to replace a almost new ink jet printer (clogged jets too costly to repair) with a Brother color laser printer. In case you want to check it out, I got mine from Amazon.

Here's a link to a past Valentine project in case your interested.

 Valentine Party.

So...pull out your crafting supplies and have some fun. There's still time to whip up some Valentine goodies. Your loved ones will think you're a rock star!

Happy Crafting

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