Two ways to foil

A Place to Start: Stencil
CAS Watercolour: Something Blue
CAS Mix Up: Ombre

Background was a leftover from playing with colorburst added to gesso and pushed through stencil once dry then sponged light blue for ombre. Sentiment and butterfly cut on Silhouette in white layering weight then were smeared with transfer gel and laminated in silver foil. The dragonfly was cut with a sheet of label making paper. I then peeled backing to reveal sticky side that I placed the foil on then ran that through Cuttlebug. Just pressing with finger or rubbing with anything was not working. The Cuttlebug gave great results and in the future I will use this for the my sentiments that get foiled.

Tip: To keep the butterfly wings free but able to lay flat for mailing, I make a hinge out of a thin strip of heavy acetate, like 1/8″ x 3/8″, that is folded in half lengthwise and dbl. tape on outside. Placing them near the body it really pops up the winds.

13 thoughts on “Two ways to foil”

  1. This piece is Stunning!! From your background to that beautiful Butterfly everything is just Stunning!!!! You can truly see your inner love for making cards, with each piece you do, the love for this art shows, you have a talent Bonnie and it shows you love what you do. TFS. Hope you have a great week.

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  2. Very pretty card! I love the technique using the Gesso and Colorburst, it creates a very nice effect. Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us at A Place To Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner/Designer
    A Place to Start Challenge Blog
    613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog

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  3. This is a beautiful butterfly, Bonnie! Love the sparkle and shine and the beautiful shades of blue. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

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  4. Great tips, thank you. Such a pretty card and the foiling looks fabulous. Great technique with the gesso and powders and the stencil to achieve the ombre look. Thank you for joining in The fun CAS mix up challenge x

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  5. So much love has gone into this, the different techniques and the ombre effect is wonderful, thankyou so much for sharing it with us at ‘a place to start’. Tina Chianna DT

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