Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Foiled Die Cuts, Use My Stash Card

Hello! My primary motivation in creating this card is to use a craft item or tool that I have not used in a while. For this project, I chose my Minc Machine. I was going to tie it in with Pinkfresh Studio's FB challenge but I did not made it to the deadline. Luckily, they have a blog challenge. 

I am using a die from the Pinkfresh Studio Floral Squares die set. I just need the vine and the flower for this card. I don't want to waste a lot of paper so I selectively die cut a toner sheet. I did a bit of die cut surgery to cut off the frame from the vine and the flower. 

I cut pieces of Minc Reactive Foil in light pink and mint green, and Therm O Web I Craft Deco Foil in dark pink making sure it is large enough to cover the toner paper die cuts. I sandwiched the die cut, foil (with shiny side facing away the die cut) and tucked this in a folded parchment paper. I also added a cardstock for extra shim as I fed this through the Minc Machine. I set the Minc on setting 4. The result is simply amazing!

I trimmed a Neenah Solar White Cardstock to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". I blended Tim Holtz Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide on this paper. I die cut this panel using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Wafer die. I trimmed a teal patterned paper to 4 1/4"x 5 1/2". Instead of using this whole paper to mat the inked paper, I used the same wafer die to create a stitched frame. I carefully blended Tim Holtz Peacock Feather Distress Ink to this frame. I positioned this frame on the inked paper, flushing the edges together, and securing this with a tape on the back. 

I placed the panel on the Misti Stamping Tool. I arranged the flowers, the vines and the sentiment which is from Pinkfresh Studio My Favorite Things To Say stamp set. I closed the Misti door to pick up the sentiment stamp. To maintain the arrangement of the flowers and the vines, I placed a Glad Press 'N Seal on top of the arrangement, gave it a little rub, then lifted this off the panel.

I heat embossed the sentiment using Wow! Primary Blue Topaz embossing powder. 

Now, it is time to adhere the floral arrangement back into the panel. I flipped the Glad Press 'N Seal to reveal the back side of the die cuts. I placed dots of glue to the vines. Flipping the Glad Press 'N Seal with the die cuts facing up, I positioned the vines then gave the vines a light rub to adhere it to the panel. 

Since the flowers did not have any glue, I was able to lift if off from the arrangement. I cut small pieces of foam tape and adhered it to the back of the flowers. I then adhered this to the panel. I added pink Ink Road Stamps sequins to the flower centers. 

I added water splatters and white paint splatters for added texture. I adhered this to a white top folding A2 note card.

I really enjoyed playing with my Minc Machine again. I plan to make more projects of this kind wherein I feature a craft supply and/or tool in my stash that has not been getting my attention lately.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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  1. Thanks so much for sharing your project using our Deco Foil!

  2. This is simply gorgeous! Love the metallic finish and the shimmer!

  3. Very pretty! Thanks for playing along with our July challenge!