Yana is not only a very talented and skilled papercraft artist and I’m thankful for her as she introduced me to the word of glimmer! This was a whole brand new thing to me and the first time I used the hot foil system I glimmered everything except the cardstock lol. I guess I was impatient and distracted. Soon I realized that this is way easier than we might with just a bit of practice you will be able to master it.
I especially like hot foiled sentiments, they definitely add a wow factor to any project and Yana’s Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set are just stunning. The coordinating dies that come with Yana’s Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate cut them perfectly just around the borders. Beautiful!!
Silver Foil on Kraft Card
As I wanted something a bit different I chose Kraft card for this card and I applied colors using Arteza colored pencils.
- I foiled the paper using Foliage Border Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set and silver foil.
- I die-cut all the pieces.
- I used an A2 stitched die to cut the front panel.
- For the background panel, I used the largest rectangle die from the Becca Feeken Candlewick Rectangle dies here. I think the die-cut edge adds a nice accent to this card.
- To create the wreath on the A2 panel, I foiled the piece three times using the foliage plate in Foliage Border Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set.
- I used Yana’s “washi tape hinge technique” to secure the foliage glimmer plates in place before foiling.
- I also used a 2-1/8 circle die cut from my stash to die cut the circle topper.
- I used a C6 card base and I assemble the card using foam pads to adhere to the circular topper and liquid glue for anything else.
- To finish, I added silver fashion embellishments.
The good thing about glimmer plates such as the new Polka Dot Strip is that they allow you to foil segments of a panel so that you can use different hot foil colors.
I also used and Espresso Bean for the sentiment and the darkest images on the card above that were made using Foliage Border Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set.
To create a piece of coordinating paper to add on the panel border, I simply applied double-sided tape on a piece of cardstock and with the shiny side of the foil, I rubbed over the tape. The foil will stick to the tape.
I did the same for the 5×5 inches card below and I this time I only used Pink hot foil.
- Make sure the shiny side of the paper is always facing the glimmer plate.
- When using Yana’s Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plates and Polka Dot Strip use washi tape to secure the plates and foil on the cardstock. This will avoid the plates to move during foiling achieving sharp results.
- Use “Yana’s washi tape hinge technique” to place the plates in a specific area of the card.
- when placing the hot foil platform on your machine run it slowly.
That’s all for today. I hope you like these ideas.