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.
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!