This was my first opportunity to play with Therm-O-Web foil and I wanted to play and explore with it. I didn't want to use the most usual stenciling and plain image transfer-and wanted to stretch my exploration a bit more beyond the traditional applications. Through my exploration, I discovered my favorite foiling technique...I'm not sure it's a well known technique, but it's one I loved to use.
To create my first card (Donuts anyone?), I applied some DecoFoil Transfer Gel to the Sprinkled with Love donut stamp and stamped all over some paper. After I let the paper dry, I foiled the image as normal in my cheap Scotch laminator. After I peeled off the foil, I set that page aside and took another piece of cardstock. I brushed some Transfer Gel onto the paper with a paintbrush and then applied the foil that I had previously used. I ran it through my machine and what came out was a gorgeous brushstroked masterpiece. I love how the rainbow foil looks distressed and you can still see the donut images.
Mighty yummy, 'eh?
My next two cards were created using the traditional stenciling technique. I used some Transfer Gel, the Abstract Circles Stencil and the New Baby stamp set. I used my finger to apply the Transfer Gel onto the paper, then ran the paper/foil through my laminator. After I removed the foil, I added a little sentiment and stamped the cloud/rainbow and then colored it with Copics.
Take a close peek at the stencil marks. Rainbow-licious!
So that I could make the most of my leftover foil, I brushed some Transfer Gel onto a piece of white cardstock, applied the used stenciled foil and ran it through my laminator. I LOVE how the brushstrokes show up and the rainbow foil needed absolutely nothing else on the cardfront (I did stamp "Congratulations" on the inside. :)
Just look at that rainbow goodness!! A little tilt back and forth and you can just see it shine!
Yep! It needed NOTHING else...I held restraint! I sure did! I just added some ribbon, stamped a sentiment on the inside and said THIS IS GORGEOUS!
Alrighty, so now I'm in love with rainbow brushstrokes! Yep, I need to do a bit more shopping at Therm-O-Web too!
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope I inspired you to think out of the box! Have fun and GO WILD!