Do you enjoy hot foiling? I certainly do! For this card, I pulled out a few colors of Pop Tone cardstock and started playing. Since Pop Tone is a lighter weight (65lb) cardstock, I needed more shims to make it foil well.
- Foil the butterfly on Pop Tone Blue Raspberry, the leaves on Pop Tone Gumdrop Green, the sentiment on Classic Crest Solar White and the hexagon on Basis Natural 80lb Cardstock cut to 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” with gold hot foil.
- Die cut the foiled images with coordinating dies. Die cut the sentiment three extra times.
- Die cut the flowers from Pop Tone Cotton Candy, the leaves from Pop Tone Gumdrop Green and the butterfly bodies from Curious Metallic Gold Leaf cardstock and Basis White cardstock.
- Die cut the center of the hexagon and adhere the panel to another of the same size with foam tape.
- Adhere the sentiment and the three extra die cuts together with liquid glue the attach to panel.
- Adhere the flowers with thin foam squares and the remaining die cuts with liquid glue.
- Add metallic gold drops to the flower centers and panel.
I have found the thicker and smoother the cardstock, the better foiling works but sometimes I want to use cardstocks that are neither of those. In most of my hot foiling I use the foil plates and shim plus I add one piece of cardstock in between. For the cardstock I used today, I added two extra shims. I foiled the pieces a few times until I got things right.
This is my last blog post for CutCardStock. I have enjoyed creating with their products for the past year and sharing them with you. I will continue to use them on my personal blog in the future. I think it’s quite fitting that my first and last posts were both butterfly cards.