Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Hand Made Birthday Card with Hot Foil Greeting and Foiled Wooden Embellishment

Hi Everyone, I'm still hot foiling  - almost anything that moves!! For today's card I have used a hot foil stamp for the greeting as I did in my first hot foil card, but this time I have used the same rose gold foil on a wooden shape so that it co-ordinates perfectly with the rest of the card and gives it a really professional finish.

Hand Made Birthday Card with Hot Foil Greeting and Foiled Wooden Embellishment


Start with a 14cm square cream card base by cutting a piece of cream card to 14 x 28cm, scoring it down the centre and folding in half. Cut copper mirror card to 13.5cm square and marble patterned paper to 13cm square, matt these onto the card base using double sided tape.

Set the Go Press and foil machine to heat up, put the Happy Birthday hot foil stamp onto the heating plate, cut a piece of Cream Pearlised card a bit bigger than 6.5 x 9 cm and a piece of Rose Gold, heat activated foil big enough to cover the hot foil stamp. When the green light on the machine indicates that the correct temperature has been reached, lay the foil over the stamp, coloured side down and the card over the foil, add the necessary number of pieces of card to act as shims, close the lid and leave it to heat for 40 - 60 seconds. Take the heating plate off the machine and run it slowly through your die cutting machine a couple of times. Remove the card from the heating plate and peel away the excess foil to reveal your foiled and debossed greeting.

Trim the foiled card to approximately 6.5 x 9cm and matt onto copper mirror card cut to 6.9 x 9.4cm, use double sided tape to attach this to the card front towards the right hand top corner.

Take a wooden gift shape and cut rose gold foil big enough to cover it, lift the cover on the Go Press and Foil machine and lay one of your card shims on the heating plate, lay the piece of foil (coloured side down) on the card, put the wooden shape on top of it, and remaining shims on top of that. Leave it to heat for about a minute then run the whole thing slowly through your die cutting machine a couple of times. Take the wooden shape out of the heating plate and gently peel away the excess foil to reveal a beautifully foiled embellishment. Adhere this to the card front below the greeting panel.

I really like this card and love the technique of foiling small wooden shapes to make your own embellishments. I think it could be suitable as a card for a male recipient, although my daughter thinks not!!! let me know what you think in the comments below 😊
Thanks for reading.
Debbie x

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