Hello everyone, I hope May finds you well and enjoying some warm(er) weather! We are ending a rainy period here in Montana, but it should clear shortly to some beautiful spring weather. Most of the cards made from the April Fully Loaded kit from Creative Escape Papercrafting (CEP) has strong spring vibes- the colors are pink, mint green, yellow, light orange, and several shades of blue/green. A lot of florals and papers with foil accents. The kit coordinates with the Maggie Holmes "Flourish" collection. Also included, are some Nuvo flakes for gilding some of the wood pieces in the kit, or foiling a stamped image like I did.
But let me go back and describe the technique I used to guild the roses image from the Heidi Swap stamp set called, "Only You" that came in the kit. To prep my pink frame paper piece, I first used my Embossing Buddy to eliminate static and any possible oils on the paper from me handling it with my fingers. I then stamped the image in Versamark Ink and applied some WOW! Bonding Powder to the image. I quickly melted it with my heat tool, then applied the Nuvo Rose Gold Flakes, pressing them down firmly to the surface. I then took a stiff bristled brush and brushed away the excess. Do this in a box as the flakes are quite messy! You get sort of a vintage foiling look, as it is not perfectly or uniformly applied. This image has a lot of fine details that did make the foiling more challenging. However, I was satisfied with the result. I then stamped the "my love" sentiment in Distress Oxide Ink, in Evergreen Bough as it matched the color of the roses. I previously had gilded the wooden heart, and after I assembled my card I felt it needed that gilded accent to go with the rose gold foiling of the roses. After adhering my creation to a white A2 card base, I attached a navy ribbon bow at the base of the die cut white rectangle.
This was a simple card, but elegant. The blues and greens take it to a place where I think it is a bit masculine, even though it is floral. I hope you enjoyed my card creation. There are many products on the market for foiling stamped images. Ranger makes a Sticky Embossing Powder that works well, and an older product (I don't know if it is still available) called Stuck on You bonding powder by Stampee Crafts. I've had it for a long time and I like it a lot. To help you foil your stamped images, I do recommend using a stamp positioner, like a MISTI or other similar device to allow you to restamp and apply more bonding powder if the first time did not yield adequate results.
If you enjoy my blog and want to see more of my card creations (I don't post a blog on every card I make), please visit me on Instagram, as jktaylor911. To see other great card designs and videos from CEP's other designers, please visit Creative Escape Papercrafting on Facebook and don't forget to visit the store online at Creative Escape Papercrafting to see their wonderful card kits, but also the many other products recently added to the store (Lawn Fawn, Avery Elle, Concord and 9th, etc.). Visit their Blog for more CEP information from the store's site as well.
As always, thank you for visiting me and I hope you return to see what else I create!
Blessings to you and happy crafting,
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