Hello there! I am so excited to share a new video tutorial and LOTS of project ideas with you today. Foiling is something I haven’t done a lot for myself but thought it would be fun to give a foiled look to stamped images!
Today’s project features one of the brand-new stamp sets that were just released by Altenew, along with many of my favorite products. Some old, some new – can never go wrong with those! Along with today’s featured project, I will be sharing a few more projects I’ve done using these new products, so make sure to scroll all the way down!
I am also participating in a fun blog hop to celebrate today’s release along with uber talented designers and friends. There are TWO giveaways you can check out, to make sure to read on!
One of the reasons I didn’t do much foiling with stamps was because there wasn’t really a simple and easy way to do so while getting still great foiled results. So I was thrilled when the Transfer Gel came out. You can easily foil detailed stamped images using the gel. Make sure to watch the video above to see how today’s card was made!
This card was made using one of the images from the Focus on You stamp set. I simply inked up the outlined image using the gel and stamped onto the navy cardstock. After putting it through the Minc machine with a Gold Foil, you will get a beautiful background result like above.
Since the background was pretty busy, I wanted something bold for the focal point. For the sentiment, I used ‘hello’ from the Super Script stamp set along with it’s coordinating die to cut out the sentiment. To add a bit more pattern to the card, I tucked in the Decorative Element in Iridescent White to balance things.
You can use small elements like gold sequins above to bring out the background color to your focal point. Here I used 4mm and 6mm Metallic Gold Sequins to bring out some of those gold onto the white sentiment area.
What do you think of the card? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment below!
Before I let you go, I wanted to share a few projects I made using both February and March 2018 Release from Altenew. These were created for 2018 Creativation Workshop, which I had the honor to teach. I thought I’d share a few more inspirations here so you can get more ideas on how to use those amazing stamps and dies!
Stamps used: Birds of a Feather
Stamps used: Hope
Hope at least one of these projects will inspire you to create something beautiful and amazing! I cannot wait to see what you create using the new stamps and dies.
See below for all the products used in today’s project. Click ATN for Altenew, EH for Ellen Hutson, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, or AMZ for Amazon. I participate in several affiliate programs where I get a small commission at no additional cost to you when products are purchased through links I share here. Thank you for your support!
There are TWO giveaways you can enjoy!
- Altenew is giving away SIX $50 gift certificates to Altenew store! Make sure to visit their blog and leave a comment to win.
- I am giving away $30 gift certificate to Altenew store! Please leave me a comment below by March 29th, 11:59pm PST. I will post a winner here on the 30th. Good luck!!
Congratulations, Michelle W! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with an email subject “Altenew March 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop Winner from Nicole’s Blog” by 4/15/2018 to claim your prize!
Next stop on the hop is Vicky Papaioannou! Make sure to stop by and leave some love for her! Please see below for full blog hop list.
- Altenew Card Blog
- Laura Bassen
- May Sukyong Park
- Laurie Willison
- Enza Gudor
- Heidi Jakobs
- Erum Tasneem
- Kathy Racoosin
- Altenew Scrapbook Blog
- Nina-Marie Trapani
- Sandra Dietrich
- Nicole Picadura
- Vicky Papaioannou
- Flora Monika Farkas
- Therese Calvird
- Anna Komenda
- Yoonsun Hur
- Kymona Tracey
- Marge Yoon
- Virginia Lu
- Justine Hovey
- Terhi Koskinen
- Joni Andaya
- Jennifer McGuire
- Debby Hughes
- Simon Hurley
- Svitlana Shayevich
- Lilith Eeckels
- Carissa Wiley
- Agnieszka Malyszek
- Lydia Evans
- Mayline Jung