Hot Foiling

Gold and Black Hot Foil Plate Fun!

Gold and Black Hot Foil Plate Fun!

Hello again Crafty Meraki Friends, Aly again, and of course, for my third project of the month, I couldn't just make one card with this beautiful hot foil plate. I had to make two! Come see how I made them and fall in love with some non-traditional Valentines Day colors. 

The moment I saw this gorgeous floral hot foiling plate, I knew I needed to have it! The Love Forever hot foil plate is a showstopper when making backgrounds that pop. A million ideas came into my head of how to use this hot foiil plate, but creating some Valentines Day cards with non-traditional colors was on my to-do list. Enter the marvelous color combo of GOLD & BLACK! 

To start these two cards, I hot foiled the  Love Forever hot foil plate with gold foil onto white cardstock and black cardstock. I wanted to make two cards that were very similar, but also had some subtle differences. I also hot foiled with gold foil the Handmade Love hot foil plate sentiments on black and white cardstock. I used the coordinating Handmade Love die set to cut out all of the sentiments. This set is amazing, because even though I used two sentiments for these cards, I now have a BUNCH of other sentiments ready to go! 

Next, I used a sand eraser to "erase" any excess hot foiling on my card panels and sentiments. If there is anything you take away from this post, it's to always have a sand eraser around when you are hot foiling. It saves the day! To finish off my front card panels, I splattered gold, white, and black paint on them. Then I cut them down slightly, so they would have a thin border around them once glued to the front of the card base. 

In order to make the cards a bit different from each other: I picked two different sentiments, changed the orientation of the floral background, reversed the colors, and glued the accent white/black strips of paper in different directions. Next, I put foam tape on the back of each of the sentiments to pop them up and added some gold and black embellishments. 

I always like to decorate the inside of my cards, so I stamped two sentiments from the Wedding Bouquet stamp set in black ink as well as stamped in gold some of the leaves from this set in the corner of the card. Finally, I paired each card with a gold or gold trimmed envelope. 

I love that the fonts from the Wedding Bouquet stamp set and  Handmade Love hot foil plate have similar or identical fonts, so it makes coordinating the two sets super easy. I hope that I inspired you to make some two for one cards with these gorgeous hot foil plates. I wish you all the most magical and crafty day!

Aly Ricke

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