Once again in today's post I am featuring products from Therm-o-Web along with a poinsettia stencil design from the Tim Holtz Collection 19 series. I am showing both the positive and negative designs I came up with using these products.
First step to the process was to add the design to the pink card stock using Deco Foil Transfer Gel which was spread thin over the stencil design. I then allowed that to dry overnight. The next day I then added the foil to it by using some Deco Foil Summer Rainbow foil and my laminator. I heated the laminator up for 25-30 minutes and then placed the foil over the stenciled design with the shiny surface up. I placed this between a folded sheet of parchment paper along with an extra shim of card stock to make for a good pressure when it went through the laminator. This made my positive design.
I used this panel then to make my first card. I used an old credit card type tool to add my gel but I think I might have to invest in a different device as I seemed to get some of the gel along the edge. But that did not deter me as I then just added some gold rickrack to cover up those smudges. And all that was left to do was add it to a white card base.
What was left was the negative design which I then placed over a panel of Deco Foil Toner Sheet and again using the same process ran it through my laminator. I was thrilled when I saw the beautiful way it looked and it was then just a simple matter of adding it to a black panel before adding it to the darker pink card base. I stamped the sentiment from the Gina K. Designs Festive Foliage stamp set, die cut it with a Cheery Lynn Design oval die and then popped it up over the card design.
Some might find it strange that for a Christmas card design that I chose to use the Summer Rainbow foil from Deco Foil but I am so glad I did as I really love the way both of these cards turned out. I hope you like them too. And I love the pink card stocks I chose as well to go with them.
I confess I made these up a couple weeks ago when I was not so busy with gardening and just now found a break to post them. I have as of today frozen 10 pints of green beans, pickled 19 jars of dill pickles, nine jars of beet pickles and 10 pints of frozen beets for buttered beets. The tomatoes are starting to come in now as well and I am sure I will be working with those this next week. The cabbages have been maturing and we are enjoying cole slaw and cooked cabbage dishes as well as cucumber salads. I even gave a couple heads away. So now you know why my blogging and card making is sort of been put aside. But this is a good thing. And, it is a great feeling when you realize that you have foods put away for winter enjoyment too.
Well, it is time to work on lunch. I hope you are having a very fun and productive week. Thanks for visiting and as always I love to see your comments. I read them all too.
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