Thursday, August 26, 2010

Marvelous Metallic Foiling

What better way to top off a certain look for your cards then with Metal Leaf Foiling. This metallic flake product is so fine that it will adhere beautifully to tape, glue, or Palette's Stamp & Stick glue pad and re-inker @ $12.95.

For the following two cards we used the Palette glue pad. Keep in mind that this pad wants to be lightly re-inked for each stamping session. Once you have inked up your stamp and stamped it onto gloss card stock, you will need to heat it for approximately 15-20 seconds. This ink/glue is not tacky until it is heated, so it is kinder on your stamps then some other products. If you have trouble with the metallic leaf smudging it is because your ink is not dry. When your heating the ink, watch for the look to go from glossy to flat. With a brush, softly work the flakes into the adhesive and brush away extra. This coloured combination of metallic flakes is dynamite on black gloss. The stamp used in the first card is Hero Arts' Silhouette Grass.
It's easy to change your white gloss card to coloured gloss by blending a few colours of Distress Inks on the surface before you stamp and foil. The below sample was made with Faded Jeans and Concord Grape. The stamp is Iris by Penny Black.

Another way to decorate with foil leafing is by laying a strip of double sided tape to frame up an image. In this card we've used Be Creative 3mm tape as a very fine foiled border on the edges. This tape is a great value, $3.50 for a whopping 25 metres. We carry this tape in a number of different widths up to almost 5" and each roll is 25 metres long. The stamp used in this card is from a kit by Elusive Images called Tall Trees.

We presently have the above mentioned products in stock, Happy Foiling!

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