Hello, Everyone! Look who has hot foil plates now! We are very excited to be able to show off these gorgeous plates and how hot foiling can complement the rest of the beautiful Birch Press Design products.

Not only are there sugar script hot plates, but one of my favorite background dies is now available as a hot foil plate, too. And that is what I started this card with. I took a piece of smooth white card stock and hot foiled the String Art Frame plate with copper foil. This foil looks gold in the pictures, but that’s the wonderful thing about foil – it changes color and luminosity as the light hits it. The hot foiled image came out crisp and beautiful on the first try, so I set that aside.

Next, I foiled the hugs hot foil plate with the same copper foil onto the same white card stock. I cut it out with the matching die that comes with the plate. It came out gorgeous! The hugs sugar script die has always been one of the most used sentiments in my stash, and I know that this hugs hot foil plate will get just as much use.

To ground my sentiment in the center of the string art frame, I cut two circles from yellow and orange card stock. On the smaller yellow circle, I stamped a partial sentiment from the Kind Hearts stamp set. The full sentiment is “Sending you sunshine, laughter & hugs.” In order to stamp just the “Sending you,” I masked off the rest of the stamp with washi tape, inked the stamp with VersaMark ink, removed the washi tape, and then stamped it onto the yellow circle. I then heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I assembled the two circles together, glued the hugs sentiment below the stamped sentiment, and adhered it onto my foiled panel. I then adhered the panel onto a hot pink A2 card base.

To embellish the card, I die cut three butterflies using the Simple Butterfly Contour Layers die set. I cut the larger layers from vellum and the top layers from white card stock. The bodies of the butterflies were actually cut from the same copper hot foil that I used on the rest of the card. If you have a solid hot foil plate in your stash, you can easily create solid foiled pieces of card stock. As a final embellishment, I added colorful fairy jewels to the butterfly bodies.

In this last photo, you can see the copper color of that foil. Again, it just depends on the lighting – the foil gives the card such a dynamic feel. I hope you’re all as excited as we are about these new hot foil plates. Thank you so much for joining us today. I hope this card brings a smile to your face!

Wishing you a crafty day,