Friday 14 February 2020

Stenciling with die cuts and foiling

Good evening and happy Valentines Day!
It's time for a brand new challenge at Perfectly CAS.
Here's my card for your inspiration.

So we would like you to use any shape or shapes as your focus but keep your design to just 1/3rd of the card.
My choice of shapes as you can see was hearts.

I used a homemade stencil made from an IO heart die and scrap card, adding some embossing paste to create dimension. (I must admit that I added a second layer as I thought the hearts were still a little flat looking.)
 CAS Stencil are asking you to use foil so I decided to have a go. Mind you my foil is positively ancient, at least 20 years old and I found to my cost that as I was using it, it might have become a little compromised! 
I used some Indigo Blu Flitter glue to attach the foil as I don't have a reliable laminator and besides I'm not sure that the foil was suitable for heat! Any how I persevered and I quite like the distressed look which resulted, instead of a silky smooth finish.
My sentiment from Uniko was added to a thin card strip and heat embossed with gold EP.

The photography of foil is notoriously difficult but the textured surface added extra twinkle!

For more shape inspired CAS inspiration, check out the rest of the team here.

I'm joining in over at:-

                                                      Foiling, embossing paste,
                                                   heat embossing
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  1. Your foiled hearts are beautiful, Jules! Love the texture and dimension! Good for you persevering in using what you have on hand! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  2. Fun card!Thanks for playing along with us on the CASology Challenge blog.

  3. Gorgeous card! I love the shimmer in the stenciled hearts! Thank you for joining us at CASology!

  4. Oh I love your heart made of hearts! Very clever! Glad you joined us at Fusion!

  5. Love the gorgeous heart made of hearts! Thanks for playing along at CAS on Friday Challenges! Crafty hugs Linda

  6. Your foiled hearts are so pretty, Julie! I love all the sparkle and shine on those tiny hearts and your CAS design is lovely! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Stencil!

  7. My apologies...I also meant to thank you for playing along with us at Fusion! It's always a treat to see your creations in our gallery, Julie!

  8. This is so beautiful! Love the shiny hearts... Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS Mix Up!

  9. This fabulous heart was well worth the effort Julie, its absolutely gorgeous. So Dennis kept me awake most of the night, worrying, but thankfully didn't do any structural damage...phew!! xx

  10. I love the grungy appeal of those hearts, topped with foil, it really accents all that beautiful texture. A beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

  11. Your foiled hearts are beautiful, love the texture. Thank you for sharing on the CAS Challenges too xx

  12. Beautifully cas and lovely clean embossing too.
    Thanks for sharing with us at The Male Room.
    Linby x

  13. This is so beautiful Jules! LOVE your foiled heart ... it just pops off all the glorious white space! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Stenil and CAS Mix Up! xx

  14. Beautifully stenciled and foiled heart, Jules. TFS and joining our CAS Stencil Challenge. Hugs..Nancy

  15. What a beautiful "love" card you made :-))
    Thanks for joining in at The Male Room challenge.

  16. So glad you persevered as your hearts are lovely!

  17. What a lovely red foiled heart Jules! Thanks for joining us at CAS Stencil!


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