Tuesday, October 15, 2019

More Foiling for CAS Mix Up

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

There's still time to join in at CAS Mix Up

This time I used some Sizzix Sticky Sheet with one side adhered to white cardstock.

After it was die cut, I peeled off the liner and burnished some of a
Ranger Foil Sheet.  I found that it didn't cover perfectly.  There were a lot of
what looked like scratches where there should be foil.  No doubt it was user error.
So I laid some foil on top of the worst scratches, rubbed it good and was able to
cover most of the bare spots.

Then I replace those little inside pieces that I had poked out, peeled off the liner
and sprinkled some Dazzling Diamonds on them.  The dazzle stuck to the
scratchy places too so this has sparkle and shine.

I used the same technique to cover a small piece with red foil and used
a paper punch to get some ornaments.

The tree ended up on a piece of festive embossing and a stamped 
sentiment finished the card off.

Pictures were another story.  I think I must have tried thirty times.
This is as good as I can get it!

Our wonderful Design Team have some shining examples to
share with you.  We are joined this month by the fun and talented Michele
I hope you'll check out the inspiration and join us at

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Scribbly Christmas (TH)
Ink:   Shaded Spruce
Paper:   Neenah, Whisper White, Foil Sheets (Ranger)
Other:  Woodlands Die (TH), Beaded Garland EF (Sizzix), Sticky Sheets (Sizzix)


Loll said...

So pretty, Bonnie! I end up with scratches with my foil too ... and that's through the laminator. Good idea to add more foil on top. The tree does sparkle as well as shine - bonus! Love the pop of the red ornaments. And fabulous texture with your dry embossed background. xx

jimlynn said...

The picture is fine and the card is gorgeous as always. Love that embossed background too.

Brenda in IN said...

The foil made a beautifully decorated tree. That is a great embossing folder you used too.

Nstiz said...

What a lot of work this was and it's so worth it. Your photography is just fine. It's mission impossible with anything that shines. The results are incredible, Bonnie and I just love that embossing folder you used in your background!

Jo said...

Oooooooh how I love this combo of sparkle and shine. The traditional seasonal colours make this beauty stand out. Truly a beauty beyond words, well worth all the effort on the foiling. Love this card design too. xxx

Pat said...

The foiling on this tree is so shiny and pretty Bonnie and love the red circle baubles and the white Dazzling Diamonds on the rest, and what could be better for a background than this pretty embossing folder. x

Barb Ghig said...

I think your photo turned out great, Bonnie! Such a gorgeous Christmas card...WOW! I love all the sparkle on your tree and your embossed background is so elegant! Great save on your foil, too...I think it tends to be a little tricky and you did a fabulous job making it work! Barb xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

Gorgeous Christmas tree - The foil and glitter look fantastic! Love that beautiful embossed background too:)

kiwimeskreations said...

WOW Bonnie this is gorgeous - love all the shimmer and sparkle on the tree and that embossed background is perfect!! Love it!! (Now to dive under my desk to pick up my jaw....)

Ros Crawford said...

What a lovely embossed BG for that beautiful tree! It's a nightmare trying to photograph anything shiny huh?

oldpunca said...

You achieved amazing effect with green tree on white background. Very elegant card. In the final result there is no trail of the problems you had. :-)

Marcia Hill said...

WOW...this is one GORGEOUS card Bonnie!! That tree die is one of my favorites and it looks wonderful with the foil...would never have known you had issues with the scratching! Love the pop of red from the ornaments too and of course all that sparkle also! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! Hugs. :0)

I Card Everyone said...

Bonnie, every bit of your efforts paid off! I love that tree die, and the glittery snow you've added to those foiled branches is SO pretty - another thing I've barely used!
I cannot believe I don't own this exquisite embossing folder - yet!
Thanks again, for inviting me to be your guest - it so was fun! xx

Linda said...

I love your pretty Christmas tree. The foil and the sparkle together make it look extra special xx

Sandy said...

Here we go again - another drop dead gorgeous card!!!!!
One day I will be able to meet you and have lunch -- I know it. We move to High Point probably in January.
The embossed background for this card is perfect!!
Sandy xx

Doreen said...

This is beautiful,love the tree.xxx

Susan said...

So beautiful and sparkly! Love the foiled exterior - the stray glitter bits certainly covered up the scratches well. I know what you mean about photographing glitter - I think I tried as many times as you did to get a good photo of my card for tomorrow's CAS Christmas post - it is so darn difficult to capture that real life sparkle!

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Bonnie, your glittery tree with the red ornaments just pop against the white embossed background :)

TK said...

Gorgeous shimmer, and a GREAT job at hiding those pesky scratches! Lots of glimmer and shine here

Vicky Hayes said...

Sounds quite frustrating Bonnie but the result is SO worth it! That wonderful embossing folder has gone on my 'covet' list! Vicky x

Karen Dunbrook said...

how pretty...great results, the eb bkg adds such wonderful interest.
xx karen

Trina P. said...

So pretty and sparkly in traditional red and green, I don’t think it was user error... I get very spotty coverage too when I try this method. The glitter is a great idea.

Mac Mable said...

Stunning end result Bonnie and what a pretty card x. Love how the foiling turned out and thank you for the fabulous inspiration x.

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is fabulous, Bonnie! The dry embossed background is so elegant and festive. The sparkle and shine of the tree (both foil and Dazzling Diamonds) and the ornaments is so pretty!
You caught wonderful shine in the picture. Your efforts (30 times!) did pay off!
Hideko xx

Bobby said...

I had a similar experience using Stick-It, Bonnie. There was missing stickiness so the gold didn't cover. Love that embossing folder and see that it's retired. :( Just my luck.

BożenA said...

:-)) I smile at the thoughts that this card has evoked. A beautiful Christmas tree in a room decorated with chains ... This is the time of my childhood and the first Christmas tree in school. It was so long ago!