Today I’ve got a clean and simple card to share featuring the new Pinkfresh Studio Folk Garden hot foil plate and die. This is one of several hot foil plates that was included in the March 29 release, and this past weekend I finally had a chance to play with it. You know when you’ve got lots of new and exciting craft supplies but not enough time? That’s the predicament I’ve been in!
I began by creating the foiled image, building my sandwich while my foil machine got hot. (The order: Plain white cardstock, gold foil with the shiny side facing away from the cardstock, hot foil plate, then 2 shims.) Once the indicator light told me it was ready to go, I let the sandwich heat up, then ran it all through my die cutting machine.
I noticed a teeny bit of overfoiling on some parts of the image, so I used a simple pink eraser to remove them. (This is SO easy to do – don’t think that you have to start over if it happens!) Next, I used the coordinating Folk Garden die to cut out the image, backing all of my die cut pieces with foam tape before mounting them on my plain white card panel.
The gold foil provided enough shine so I didn’t feel the need to use any embellishments, but this beauty still needed a sentiment – and some color! I reached for my tried-and-true Heather’s Lower Case alpha die set and cut the letters for ‘thanks’ out of a combination of teal and blue cardstock. With these adhered to my card, I covered the back of the white panel with foam tape and popped it onto the white card base. Done and done!
I’d love to hear – have you fallen for a hot foil machine yet? I have to admit, I’m absolutely smitten with mine and love how much more the consistent the results have been in comparison to other methods of foiling. Stay tuned – more shiny foiled goodness to come soon!