Friday, September 8, 2017

How to Make a Quick and Easy Foiled Fall Birthday Card

Hello crafty friends! Kathy here from Create.365 and today's card was made with a sketch and some great products from ScraPerfect .

Don't you think the stamp set I used for this card  perfectly compliments the paisley embossing folder? I also used 3 colors of distress inks -which aren't the best inks to usually stamp with because they don't offer full and complete coverage, but since I was going for a batik type look here, I felt it would work anyway...and it did, lol!

First step was to emboss the actual card front -not just a layer like I usually I sent the whole A2 rustic cream card through my machine with just the front tucked inside. Using a fall palette, I then  blended 3 distress ink colors from top to bottom over the raised images to make my own background paper.

I used those same 3 inks to stamp my focal piece, stamped the sentiment in black ink and distressed the edges using the distress tool.

I used my circle cutting tool to trim the half circle from a gold matte metallic paper, dotted the border with ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever + the No Clog Writing Cap and then walked away for an hour to let it dry until it was clear and tacky. (Don't you just love how uniform those tiny dots get when using our special glue cap?) Next, I used the gold star Transfer Foil to add accents to my glued dots...all you have to do is lay it over the glue with the pretty side facing up and burnish it with your finger until the foil releases.

Pretty and super simple to do...gotta love it!

After assembling my layers using the BGE according to the sketch, I then wrapped some cream and gold floss along the left hand side and tied a bow.

Using the embossed design on the actual card front means that we get to enjoy the back side of the design on the inside -bonus! Using all the same inks, I did some simple stamping inside too. 

 Until next time, happy crafting with ScraPerfect~