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Let's Get Foiled

Happy Friday! It's Julissa of Paper Gems by Jules on the blog and I hope you've been enjoying this months theme of "Maximizing Your Stash"! Today is the last Friday of July and I'm capping it all off with Unity Toner Card Fronts and Deco Foil Transfer Sheets. These came out a while ago, but maybe they faded a bit in your crafty space... so let's bring them back out and get foiled!

It's been a while since I foiled and I'll be honest... I don't always nail it. This was my first try using the Tranquil Leaves Deco Foil Toner Card Front and Emerald Watercolor Deco Foil Transfer Sheets. I started by ink blending the toner card front using Cracked Pistachio, Evergreen Bough and Black Soot Distress Inks. For this one, I started with the lightest color, Cracked Pistachio, in the center and blended out. Next, I blended Evergreen Bough around the edges and fading toward the center. Last, I blended the edges with Black Soot.

Using the Emerald Watercolor foil, I rolled it through the laminator. I should have used a thicker shim so the wrinkles didn't allow the foil to transfer... but I kind of liked the edgy look. Using the Scallops and Stitched Rectangles Nesting dies I layered the toner card front on Black Licorice Luxury Card Stock. Because the background was so cool, I added Pinkfresh Studios Leafy Branch die cuts and a sentiment sticker. Let's get foiled again...

This time, I used the Wild Garden Toner Card Front. Again I ink blended first using Aged Mahogony, Victorian Velvet and Milled Lavender Distress Inks. Somehow, these inks blended into this beautiful pink hue, so I paired it with Pink Melon Deco Foil Transfer Sheets.

I used a shim this time, but I think I need a thicker shim and maybe to turn up the heat. Most of the foil transferred. I decided to compliment the black spots, but stamping the floral image from the Steps of Courage stamp set. By leaving the image black and white, I felt it kept the background bold. Using thin black framing, sentiment sticker and layering brings it all together. But let's do another one!!

This is where I nailed it! Let's talk about the inks first... this blend was a combination of Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans and Ground Espresso Distress Inks on a Paisley Dreams Toner Card Front. This was a vertical blend so I kept the width of the card and trimmed the top to create borders above and below on the card front. Then, I used the Gold Deco Foil Transfer Sheet with a thick shim and more heat... and it was perfect!!!

It looks so cool and had a retro vibe, so I paired this card front with Make It Happen, Girl stamp set. Keeping with the vibe of the black sentiment strips, I used one of the type font sentiments to heat emboss onto Black Licorice Luxury Card Stock and adhere it to the card along with some black flat sequins.

Now, I didn't share another great technique for the left over foil sheets. Check out this great video by Gaylynn Martling where she makes several cards using the those left over foil sheets and Toner Sheets.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you've enjoyed the "How to Maximize Your Stash" theme this month. Next month... I'll be sharing sharing some of my favorite stamping techniques, so make sure to join Unity's mailing list to stay tuned to all things Unity!

Until next time...

Happy Crafting!

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