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Hot Foiled Best Wishes | Jenny Colacicco

Hot Foiled Best Wishes | Jenny Colacicco

Hello there crafty friends!  It's Jenny here.  How have you been enjoying all the hot foiling goodness this past week?  Wasn't the latest release simply stunning?  I'm a giant hot foiling fan and even after foiling for a couple of years now,  I'm still always in awe at how beautiful the results are.   As you may know, I love experimenting with colored cardstocks, and hot foiling is the perfect companion. The foil is opaque, and shows up wonderfully against darker cardstock. My card today features a deep teal cardstock, just perfect for hot foiling. 

To create my card, I first did my foiling.  It takes a little time to get the machine warmed up (I use a Spellbinders Glimmer machine) so I like to do any foiling all in one go. I used the Bougainvillea Print Hot Foil Plate and Matte Gold glimmer hot foil onto a panel of teal cardstock. The gold looks simply stunning with the teal (or almost anything).  

I also foiled (in the same Matte Gold) the new Best Wishes Hot Foil Plate onto 110lb white cardstock. The Best Wishes plate has a coordinating die which is awesome -  I love die cut sentiments, saves me a lot of time (and error) fussy cutting! I die cut out the sentiment, and used the same coordinating die to cut two more layers of white cardstock, then adhered them all together to create almost a chip board sentiment. 

I adhered the sentiment to the center of the Bougainvillea panel with foam squares trimmed to size.  To add interest, I wanted to surround the sentiment with die cuts, and the Curvy Leaves die set is perfect for this.  I die cut each of the leaves from white cardstock and then to add some color, ink blended a few coordinating shades of ink onto them with mini ink daubers.  The colors I used were Mermaid Cove, Candy Violet and Soft Lilac, making sure to leave a little white peeping through, by fading out with the dauber.

I arranged the curvy leaves around the sentiment with a few trimmed foam squares and dots of glue, tucking the leaves under the sentiment in some places and overlapping it in others.  I adhered the entire panel to a white note card, leaving a small white border to tie in with the sentiment.  And of course, I couldn't resist adding a few Essentials: Jewels to finish!

I think this may be my favorite creation from this latest release - those purples and teals really pop against the hot foiled gold. If you've not yet tried hot foiling, you're really missing out, take the plunge and give it a try. You'll be hooked!

Enjoy your day!


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