Friday, 25 May 2018

Gold Hot Foil and Die Cut Birthday Card

Hi Everyone, I was asked to make a birthday card for an elderly lady who's eye sight is failing, I wanted to put a big Happy Birthday at the centre of the card and keep the rest of it fairly simple. The hot foil Happy Birthday stamp seemed the obvious solution and I was very happy to give our new Spellbinders Labels 59 die sets a test run too.

Hot foil happy birthday card with gold die cut border

Start with a cream 12.5cm sq card blank, trimmed down to 12cm sq. Add a layer of gold mirror card and a layer of cream card.

Die cut the fancy frame from gold mirror card and adhere to the centre of the card using double sided tape.

Heat up the Go Press and Foil machine until the green light shows, lay the Happy Birthday hot foil stamp on the heating platform and leave it to heat up for a minute or so. Cut a piece of gold heat activated foil slightly bigger than the stamp and trim the corners off, cut a piece of cream card to approximately 10 x 11cm. When the stamp has had chance to heat up, lay the foil over it, coloured side down, the card on top of that and a couple of sheets of card to act as shims on top of that. Close the lid and run the whole thing through your die cutting machine (you don't need any of the plates or platforms in the die cutter). Run it through quite slowly a couple of times then remove the platform and return it to the base unit, remove the card and the stamp carefully as the stamp will still be hot. Before removing the excess foil, gently rub over the foiled words with your finger to make sure the foil has fully transferred, then peel away the excess foil.

Die cut the foiled Happy Birthday using the die from the Labels 59 set that fits inside the fancy frame. Adhere this to the centre of the fancy frame. (I used glue to adhere it so that I had chance to slide it around a little to make sure it was positioned perfectly). Add a gold self adhesive gem in each corner of the card and you're done. I think it's turned out very well, I like the cream and gold combo and love the new die sets. Hope the recipient likes it and you too, please leave a comment to let me know what you think.
Thanks for calling in.
Debbie x

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