Friday, 25 October 2019

Hot foiling

I really wanted to play along at CAS Mix Up this month, if only because I wanted to break in my early birthday present: a Gemini Junior and Gemini Foilpress. Yay! My husband told me to order it for my birthday after I saw an offer a while back that was too good to pass up on.

Being caught up in work and life and creating pink Christmas cards, I did not think it was going to happen, but then tonight I decided I could at least give it a try, using the supplies I had already out.

So I used the snow globe scene die (that I used for my pink snow globe card) and the gold foil that came with my machine to impress and foil the scene onto watercolour cardstock (Crafter's Companion) and I was thrilled to get it right on my first try. I used the accompanying stamp set and Tombow markers to stamp the (solid) tree and the outlines of the house, such as the windows and roof details, and then used more Tombow markers and a water brush to add colour to the house itself and to the background. For my sentiment I used an older stamp set and die by SSS. I stamped the sentiment in Black Jack (CP) ink instead of black for a softer look.

I'm playing at:

CAS Mix Up - Stamping, foiling + 
watercolouring and die cutting

Watercooler Wednesday - WWC244 All about occasions

ATSM - #364 CAS


  1. I like this a lot, its beautiful.
    Kind regard, Anita

  2. Lovely card, I love the foil effects!

  3. Mooi cadeau van je Hubby, Mar.😊
    En je kaart is prachtig, lieflijk. Xx Ineke☀️

  4. Wauw, een heel mooie kaart, die foil-techniek ziet er prachtig uit ! Groetjes, Enny

  5. This is such a sweet snow globe, Marianne! Love the foiled edges and snowfall and the soft watercoloring! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  6. Prachtig kerstkaartje is dit...
    groetjes Rosina
    DT 52 WTC

  7. Such a pretty winter scene in your snowglobe, Marianne! Always fun to have new toys to play with. You did amazing work with your first try! :) Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  8. Such a serene scene in lovely soft colours! The addition of the foil adds class:) Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  9. Its beautiful! Wonderful CAS card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Addicted to stamps and more and we look forward to seeing more of your wonderful creations again soon. Hugs, Gwendolyn

  10. Love how you outlined your little scene with the foil, so soft and pretty. Thanks for playing at CAS Mix Up this month.

  11. Great CAS card! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges!

  12. Marianne I love the CAS card you made here
    lovely Image and color so soft
    many thanks for joining us at ATSM this time

  13. Looks fab! Fun to have a new toy to play with especially as Christmas cards do look great with a touch of gold foil on them. xx

  14. Oh boy, yet another technique I'd like to have a go at one of these days. Such a serene scene, peaceful vibes emanating from this card.