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Simon Says Stamp-Monday Challenge 2

I have a couple more examples of foiling for the foil challenge at Simon Says Stamp.  This is an interesting post (maybe to me only  🙂 ) as it and the next post show examples of being able to use regular dies as foiling plates.  Additionally, the two posts show that it is possible to successfully use both the positive and negative pieces of the hot foil on cards.  You will note, I didn’t say it was easy.  It is actually easy to use the positive piece.  It foils just like any of the foil plates that you can buy.  Foiling the negative (part you would normally throw away) is a bit trickier as it requires some experimentation to get the right combo of heat and pressure, but my second post  today shows that it can be done.

The card uses Bubbles and Fishes cover plate from Lawn Fawn as the hot foil plate.  Take a look:

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Thank goodness that it is Valentine’s Day, because I couldn’t use “Where doe the time go? …again…….even though it is very appropriate.

I once again had big plans to send some Galentine cards to my gal friends………..even bought two stamp sets that specifically said “Happy Galentine’s Day”.  Alas, it did not happen.

I did make this card for my male Valentine friend but did not get it in the mail on time either.  The stamp set is a layering set from Hero Arts and the yummy looking chocolate sauce is Vintage Nuvo drops from Tonic Studio.  The waffles and strawberries are so realistic looking, it is making me want to head out to IHop.20190208_211422656_iOS

 

Hero Arts Peacock Layering Stamps

I am really loving all the new layered stamps from Hero Arts.  In fact, I am loving the whole release.  It was hard for me to pick just one or two stamp sets to add to my collection.  In a stroke of luck I was able to get the Layered Peacock from SSS.  It had been saying “out of stock” almost from the moment of release, but one day when I was checking out the website, it was showing “in stock”  I added it to the cart and checked out before they changed their mind about its’ availability.  Sure enough, right after I checked out, it went back to showing “out of stock”.

I have already created three cards with it.  Two are in traditional peacock colours and the other was based on a white peacock I saw at a zoo in Australia.

Here are the cards:

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These all look better in real life than they look here sitting weirdly on the seat of the golf cart.  I was trying to have full sun, otherwise the pictures look very bluish, and yet not have a shadow from the camera showing.  Glitter rarely shows well on camera but looks great in real life. The white one is embossed with both white and iridescent embossing powders and is my favourite.