exploring embossing: fab foils

Welcome to WOW! Embossing Powder!

Hey friends, how are you? I’ve got a fun technique to share with you today (and it’s a 2-for-1 situation as well – bonus!). It’s been a while since I played with Fab Foils, so I pulled some of my favourite colours – Ice Blue, Teal and Fuchsia Satin – and got to work!

I’ve known for a while that you can use Fab Foils with double sided tape, but never had the chance to try it. I love adding stripes of colour to a card as a simple background option! I placed a wider piece of double sided tape horizontally across my card panel, just up from the bottom, and removed the release paper. I then pressed the Fuchsia Satin on top of it, gave it a good burnish with my finger, then pulled the foil back to reveal a perfect stripe of foil! I repeated with different widths of tape, alternating my colours as I went, until I’d covered just under half of the panel.

I decided to use MFT’s Big Birthday Wishes die, and turn my panel into a shaker card. The great thing about die cutting out of the striped pattern is that you can save the letters and get another card from them! So, I added acetate on the reverse of the panel and placed foam tape strips around the edges. I then filled the shaker window with sequins in co-ordinating colours with the Fab Foils (the mix is called Be Bold by Lucy’s Cards).

For my bonus card, I stencilled some balloons on to a card panel in similar colours to the foils (I used Mermaid Lagoon, Speckled Egg and Seedless Preserves distress oxides). I then added the die-cut words with liquid glue, and finished off with a few sequins from the same sequin mix.

If you’re a visual learner, check out the Reel on Instagram / TikTok today!

Thanks for joining me again, and I’ll see you next time for some more Exploring Embossing.

Jayne Vaughan

Hey! I’m Jayne, or you may know me as Card Days’ Night!

I live in Chester, UK, with my husband and two young daughters, and I work as a travel lawyer – so life is pretty full on! When I’m not busy with work, kids and family life, I love nothing more than spending time in my craft room. Cardmaking is my passion but I also love planning, memory keeping and sewing.

I love to explore new places, but I’m always happiest when I’m home!

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