Monday, April 1, 2019

My Cards and Tags: Gina K. Decorative Tags and Foil

We were challenged to incorporate foil into our projects this week here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.  I'd never used foil before, so this was the perfect chance for me to learn!  We are also highlighting Gina K. Designs products and that's the tag die set I used here.
I started by watching a bunch of YouTube videos on how to use foil. :)  I decided to go with the stamp, emboss, heat-the-foil method.  It began with stamping some Dina Wakley images onto Strathmore mixed media paper that was cut into tag shapes.  I stamped the images with embossing ink, then covered the images with white embossing powder, then heat set it with a heat tool.  Next, I cut a piece of foil and laid it over my embossed images (with the pretty side of the foil facing up) and ran it through a cheapy laminator.  I didn't sandwich it between anything-- just the embossed tag with foil on top.  Here's how it looked when it came out of the laminator and I peeled the foil off:

It's hard to capture the shine through photos, but this is a rose-gold-colored foil.  Next up, I used my Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers and added color.  Then I shook some Infusions stain onto the tags and spritzed them with water.

As I'm prone to do, I then added some acrylic paint here and there (white and other various colors).

With my backgrounds situated, it was just a matter of cutting and adding some scraps and stamped elements.  The numbers are from Inky Antics' Big Houses stamp set and the ring is cut from a scrap of Yupo paper I'd decorated with alcohol ink.

I tied a piece of embroidery floss through the top of each tag.

Here's an angled shot I took to try and show the foiled parts more clearly.

I'm glad that I ventured into the world of foil!  It's always good to learn a new skill set and I had a lot of fun.  

Here are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

I'm looking forward to seeing how you use foil in your projects this week!  Upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store!