Foiling Two Ways with Christine

Foiling Two Ways with Christine
Foiled and Stencilled Purple Flowers on card
Hi there!  It’s Tuesday and that means another week of guest posting for from me, ChristineCreations and this week our theme is foiling! Today, I’m bringing you TWO very different designs with foiling, a floral and a masculine style design.  
First up is this gorgeous array of flowers from Crafty Meraki’s very beautiful Elegance Hot Foil Plate and coordinating Stencil.  It’s a large sized flower and makes a great statement on a card.  I foiled the image twice in gold, once on white cardstock and then a second time on the new Rainbow Canopy Paper Pack.    
After stenciling in purple shades with ink and trimming the flower arrangement out fussy cutting style, I carefully added in a few of the patterned paper leaves into the design paper by paper piecing.  Glueing in the patterened leaves where I wanted the unique patterns of the paper.  Those little pops of colour and pattern are a fun touch.  I used some die cut octagons in the background in purple cardstock and pattern paper to die the colours and pattern papers together.  
The pretty sentiment is also foiled on purple cardstock from Crafty Meraki’s Handmade Love Hot Foil Plate and coordinating die.  These are fun scripty fonts to play with, and the perfect petite size!
Next up is a more masculine style (or maybe better said a more neutral design.)
I’m playing with my favourite colour, green!  For this design I started with Crafty Meraki’s Evergreen Elegance EAP.  This ipatterned paper has images that are already coloured by Crafty Meraki Designers, and it makes for quick card making, embellishing or using as an entire design as I created today!  I picked a few sheets of coloured leaves that I liked, trimmed them out (though there are coordinating dies) and combined those leaves with some Olive Leaf Meraki Para-Dies, cut on vellum.   Then, because this is a foiling focussed card, I foiled both the sentiment from Meraki Moments Hugs Hot Foil Plate and die Combo in green faceted foil.  
To add foiled Olive Leaf die cuts into the arrangement, I foiled a flat rectangle using a solid foiling plate, and then die cut the foiled olive branches out of that piece of foiled paper.  When I found an arrangment I liked, I spread some Press n Seal overtop the arrangement to hold everything together while I created the background.  
The background rectangle is run through the Crafty Meraki Parisienne Mini Slimline Para-Dies for that beautiful impressed pattern, and then I spritzed that layer with water and sprinkled some Lindy’s Magical powders (Pondorosa Pines Olive) onto the layer, spritzed again and all this beautiful pigmented green starts to play!  
Then I assembled the card with lots of foam dots to create a good amount of dimension.  All that green is so wonderful, and feels like Spring!  A few enamelled dots complete the accents. Thanks so much for joining me today! 

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