Hi crafty friends, it’s Tracey here today and Happy New Year! Before putting Christmas stamps and dies away for next year, make a few cards while you still feel the holiday spirit. Life in quarantine doesn’t always mean that your ahead of the game and then Christmas shows up. So it’s always good to have a bit of a head start.
I wanted to make some of the Birch Press Design Ornaments using foil paper. I chose to make all of my ornaments primarily using the Marisol Ornament Layer Set. I chose red, light aqua and silver foil from the Memory Box Polished Foil Pad and made three cards all using the same three colours each with a different outcome.
To start off I prepared three top folding card bases. I die cut the Pinpoint Radial Plate from white cardstock then trimmed them down to 5 1/4″ x 4″. I adhered the panels to card bases using foam tape and set them aside.
For the first card I die cut Layer C of the Marisol Ornament Layer Set from white cardstock. Using the polished foil paper I cut the Marisol Ornament Layer B from the light aqua and Marisol Ornament Layer A from red. The ornament cap was die cut in silver foil using the Ornament Basics die set. I carefully assembled the ornament using liquid adhesive.
TIP: If you get any glue onto your foil die cuts while assembling, set it aside to allow the glue to dry slightly. Then gently use a microfibre cloth to wipe the marks away.
I drew a string for the ornament onto the Pinpoint Radial panel with a Copic Mutiliner and adhered the ornament with foam tape. The word ‘Joy’ was die cut in red foil using the Simple Joy die set.
The foil papers work just beautifully with the layered ornaments.
For the next two cards I cut the ornament shape from the Ornament Basics die set in white carstock. I cut the Marisol Ornament Layer A in both light aqua and red saving the interior pieces so I could inlay the red pieces into the light aqua bauble and the light aqua pieces into the red bauble.
The ornament caps were die cut in silver foil using the Ornament Basics die set. I drew the ornament strings with a Copic Mutiliner and adhered the ornaments with foam tape. The word ‘Joy’ was die cut in red foil using the Simple Joy die set for the red inlay card and the light aqua for the light aqua inlay card.
These cards turned out even more elegant than I thought they would. There is something so beautiful about cardmaking with foil.
Thank you for stopping in today to craft with me. I hope I have inspired you to make a few more cards before for close the door on Christmas for 2020. Come back again for more inspiration here on the Birch Press Design blog!