Foiling + Aqua Pigment Smooshing with Jess

Foiling + Aqua Pigment Smooshing with Jess

Hey friends!

It's Jess and I'm so excited to share this new card with you featuring one of the adorable foilable pages from the Brutus Monroe Christmas Card Kit. I loved this mitten pattern so much, I just knew I had to get foiling with it!

To start things off, I grabbed my printed cardstock and grabbed my aqua pigments. I used Pink, Violet, and Turquoise for this color combination. I did dilute the colors so they aren't the true pigmented color variation. They have a softer appearance, which is so pretty! img_8734 I added a few drops of each color to my Media Mat and spritzed it with water. I didn't want to add too much water because I wanted my colors to stay the shades I mixed them. I flipped my cardstock over on top of the liquid watercolors and let the ink cover my paper. I lifted and repeated a few times to get nice coverage, then set my panel aside to dry. Once my cardstock was dry, I decided to see if I could still foil after using the ink smooshing technique. I'm so happy to report that it works! I pulled out my Mini Minc and foiled the cardstock with Pink Reactive Foil from Heidi Swapp. I thought the pink was perfect - it was a matching color, so it's subtle but it packs a huge shiny punch when you tilt the card! I popped the card panel up on fun foam to give it some more interest and then added a heat embossed sentiment from Altenew on black cardstock. I tied some pretty jute twine around the top of my card and then added a few clear rhinestones from the Christmas Card Kit to finish things off. This is such a pretty combination and I'm thrilled with the way it turned out. Do you love non-traditional Christmas cards or do you prefer to stick with those traditional greens and reds? Let me know down below!

Hugs and love to you,

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