Foiled Again with To a Wild Rose
Happy Friday, my friends! Welcome to another Stamp Off! with my dear friends Jackie and Susan. Today’s challenge is “Foiled Again.” We all love using foil in our projects, so I’m looking forward to amazing projects from Susan and Jackie.
It was hard to narrow down products to use for this challenge, so I’m using a mix of current and upcoming products in my card today. And there are several sneak peeks, so get ready!
I wanted to use the Gilded Leafing that’s in the upcoming January-June (JJ) Mini Catalog. It’s foil, right? The Art Gallery Bundle in the JJ Mini Catalog works so well with the leafing, but I’ve used that bundle in the Fine Art Floral Suite a lot. I wanted to try something else, so I decided to use the To a Wild Rose Stamp Set from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog for my card.
I stamped the base (lightest) image in Daffodil Delight Classic Ink on Whisper White Cardstock. Then I stamped the next darkest image using Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink. The darkest and most detailed image, I stamped with Versamark Ink, then sprinkled some Heat & Stick Powder (YES!!!! It’s back in the JJ Mini Catalog!) over the Versamark and heated with my heat tool.
Here’s the thing about Heat & Stick Powder. You need to pay attention. When you heat stamp & emboss powder, you can let your mind wander a bit, but you cannot do that with Heat & Stick. Once you see it melt, you need to quickly move on. If you overheat, it will lose its stickiness, and you do not want to “de-stickify” the powder. And do not give in to the temptation to touch it to see if it’s sticky. That will also de-stickify the powder. Just trust the process! Once the powder is melted, move on.
After you’ve purchased the amazing Gilded Leafing, here’s a tip. When you open the container, you need to dump it into a larger box, because it tends to grow. I used a “shoebox” from the Dollar Store (size A). Place your sticky image into the gilded leafing flakes in the box, then use a Stamping Sponge to move off the excess leafing. Keep rubbing with the sponge until all the excess is gone.
For the leaves, I stamped the base image in Granny Apple Green, then stamped over the original image with Versamark. This is easy to do if you use a Stamparatus. Again, I sprinkled the Heat & Stick Powder over the image, then heated just until it melted. And then I dunked it into the Gilded Leafing box and used the sponge to take off the excess. I used a Water Brush and the Granny Apple Green Classic Stampin’ Pad to color the inside of the leaves.
Here’s a close-up of the gilded flower.
After I die-cut the flower and leaves with the coordinating Wild Rose Dies, I set them aside.
I cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of the Gold Foil , then die-cut the center with a Stitched Rectangle Die. Hmmmm – what should I add to the frame?
Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators can not only preorder products from upcoming catalogs, but we can also pre-earn Sale-a-bration products, so I added the Flower & Field Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the Sale-a-bration brochure to my preorder. I cut a piece of the DSP that would fit inside my Gold Foil Frame. Then I added the DSP and the Gold Foil to a Basic Black card base.
To put the card together, I added the flower and leaves to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals, then added a Daffodil Delight tag with the sentiment from the Happy Thoughts Stamp Set (another new set from the JJ Mini Catalog) stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Daffodil Delight Cardstock and punched with the Everyday Label Punch. I added Elegant Faceted Gems to the center of the stamped flower and a couple of the DSP flowers.
Now, please head over to Jackie’s and Susan’s blogs to see what they have created for you.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!
Product List: (please note that the Gilded Leafing, Happy Thoughts Stamp Set, Flower and Field DSP, and Heat & Stick Powder are not included in the product list as they are not yet available except to demonstrators)
Beautiful card Buffy! I like that you used the Wild Rose so that you could add the foil. Frightening that I would have to keep my mind on what I am doing! It would be a first.
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Thanks, Jackie! I’m usually pretty good about not overheating the Heat & Stick, but I had cut the flower before I used the powder and I was thinking about keeping from burning my fingers more than watching the powder. It was a good cautionary tale, though!
This is gorgeous. Thank you for the tips about the foil and H & S! I am hoping mine will be delivered today!
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Thank you, Susan! You are going to LOVE playing with the foil. Well, I hope you do. It’s a little messy, and it does tend to jump out of the box a bit. The H&S was a little intimidating to me the first time used it (but it was a long time ago and everything was intimidating to me!), but I love it. You can run your finger over whatever you add over it (glitter, foil…) and it doesn’t come off.
Very nice, and a godd idea. With the outlining like that it looks a little like the Fine Art dsp with the Golden Garden Acetate overlay. This way you can almost make your own overlay look. Your card is very pretty.
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Thanks, Sandy! Ooooooh – I didn’t even think of making an overlay! That would be so fun. I will have to try that today. 🙂
Good move by SU! to bring back the Heat & Stick! That stuff is great – and gold foil? Fun!! Great card, Buffy!
I know! I love Heat & Stick. Just in case they decide to “retire” it again, I’m stocking up! (And thank you.) 🙂