Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Tuesday Morning Sketches #319

Good Morning!  We're off to a great start this week.  The sun is shining, the weather has been beautiful in Florida because now it only rains every other day.  The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's an awesome one by Debbie.  I think you're going to like it.  We're sponsored by Sami Stamps.

I cannot wait to show you my card!  I wish you can see this in real life - it's so cool!  As you know, I've been bitten pretty hard by the foil rage bug.  I got my laminator on Monday and I finally played with it over the weekend.  Love it!!

So all the videos I've watched on foiling always has a mention in it about toner...laser printer... etc.  Well, I don't have a laser printer, nor the inclination or funds to buy one.  Staples will let me do copies for $0.11 a copy.  But!  Did you know that you can use heat embossing, too?  You can and I am so super stoked that I figured out how to do it with digital stamps, too.

Here's my card using Web Veil by Sami Stamps.  I printed it out with my ink jet printer onto some glossy card stock. That's key!  Let me say this, be ready with your heat tool and some clear, fine embossing powder.  The ink will stay wet for a bit on glossy card stock.  Apply the embossing powder and heat as normal.

Now, my first attempt, I thought I should run it through the laminator twice.  It wasn't a good idea.  I lost a lot of detail.  So I did it again and this time only running through once and I got some beautiful results.  However, I did get some specks on my finished piece after foiling because there were grains of embossing powder still stuck in places.  (I didn't use an embossing buddy or powder tool because I wasn't sure how that would react with the ink.)  But you know what - I actually loved how that turned out, too.  Sometimes artists flick ink or watercolor to get those spatters - well, I did it with foil and embossing powder.

Pretty cool, huh?  I love how this turned out!  So yes, Virginia, you can foil a digital image without a laser printer and you probably have glossy card stock in your stash!

Now, head on over to the TMS blog and join in the fun.

Card stock:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Black (Recollections),
  Metallic Embossed card stock (Walmart)
Paper:  Halloween Basics (Recollections)
Dies (unknown), Spider Web border (Silhouette Online Store)
Silver Deco-Foil, Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger)

4 Encouraging Thoughts:

Notes by Nina said...

Very cool and so artistic, you can't tell that the left over embossing powder was not part of the image and adds to the design.. great card.

Jenée said...

WOW, quite an impressive technique! Very unique and creative card. I do like that foil background and wish that I could see the entire card IRL because I bet it really is gorgeous!

Kris B said...

Wonderful Halloween card Melissa! Love the foiling! I haven't been able to play with mine much, your card really gives me the itch to do more! The embossed background looks fabulous!

Debbie said...

You're really rocking the foil!! :)
I love the embossing!

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