Hey, all! I'm so excited to be back again on the blog this week! I was playing around with Brutus Monroe's Fall Tangled Elements papers and I came up with this clean and classic card.
One thing that I absolutely LOVE about this paper stack is that it is printed with toner ink which means that it is able to be foiled! Now, I'll admit that this is my very first experience foiling anything, but I am totally ready to jump on the foiling bandwagon! I think adding some of that metallic shimmer just gives any project- and especially a simple one- an unexpected pop of somthin-somethin!
I started by taking a piece of the Tangled Elements paper and laying a small piece of foil on top. Then, I placed my Tangled Elements paper and the foil in between a piece of folded printer paper and ran it through my heat laminator. The heat and the pressure of the laminator helps the foil stick to the toner ink.
Here's a closeup of that gorgeous foiling! After my paper was foiled I cut a piece and adhered it to the bottom left corner of my card base. Then, I cut a piece of white cardstock on an angle and added a scalloped border to it. I adhered that to the top of my card with some craft foam to give it dimension. I love using craft foam for large panels of cardstock because let's face it... foam adhesive isn't cheap!
Now, before I adhered that top panel down, I did add a little Canvas Corp twine at the top and tied it in a bow. I thought bringing in a little natural texture would really fit with the theme of this card.
For the sentiment I used a steel die that says, "Prayers". I felt that this would be a perfect "Thinking of You" or sympathy card because of the clean, classic look. I cut the word out of white cardstock three times and then stacked and adhered them together. Then I adhered the whole stack to the card right under the string.
For the last little thing to bring this whole card together, I fussy cut a few of those foiled leaves and adhered them right behind the twine bow. Two of them are adhered flat and one is popped up a little for just a bit of dimensional interest.
That finished the card! I love the simple yet stunning look the foiled leaves bring to this project. Im sure I'll be pulling out my laminator even more now to foil all the things!
Now, if you want to see the whole process of how I put this card together, please watch the video I made for you! I show more detail of how I ran this paper through my laminator in case you would like to try it for yourself!
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope I've given you a little crafting mojo and inspired you to "Create Your Own Ending"!
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