Hello! Well, I finally got the nerve up to try my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Machine. I bought one, right after Lawn Fawn released their first hot foil plates and the first time I used it, it wouldn't heat up. I contacted Spellbinders and they were absolutely amazing about replacing it. However, one thing led to another, I didn't use it and then was hesitant in trying again.
I decided to foil on Lawn Fawn Pearlescent Vellum using the Woodgrain Background hot foil plate. I used a Crimson Stars Glimmer Hot Foil. It wasn't a solid red, but I figured that the foil lines were so thin that I wouldn't make too much of a difference. Since the vellum is so thin, I added two pieces of cardstock for an additional shim. It turned out amazing. I just wish the pictures could capture the shimmer.
Since it is tricky to adhere vellum to something without the glue showing, I just cut a piece of Ballet Slippers cardstock and folded a 1/4" of the foiled paper to the back of the cardstock and used a strong tape adhesive. Then I layered it on top of the largest Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackable cut from Barn Red cardstock.
In order to cut out the heart frame, I cut the largest heart from the Lacy Heart Stackables from Pink Pastel Shimmer cardstock, and then cut the inside of the heart with the Outside In Stitched Heart Stackables to create the frame.
I cut the LOVE YOU out of Red Holiday Sparkle cardstock and Pixie Dust Sparkle cardstock using the letters from Finley's ABC's. I offset the Red Sparkle cardstock to the right of the Pixie Dust cardstock on each of the letters.
I cut the small hearts from Red Sparkle cardstock using the heart from the Build A Cabin die set.
The little beaver from Wood You Be Mine was just perfect for this card. I used a craft knife to cut around his little arm so I could tuck a little red hear under it.
This was a really quick and fun card to make and I am so pleased with the way the hot foiling came out. I think if I did anything different, I would have used the Red Sparkle paper in place of the Barn Red. Oh well, maybe next time.
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