Hello and welcome to the Simon Says Stamp Happy & Joyful Blog Hop Day 2. Today I’m sharing 3 ideas – 5 projects using the new Intricate Rose and Blooms Bouquet hot foil plate and die set.
Intricate Rose and Blooms Bouquet
So here is the star of the day!
- The Intricate Rose and Blooms Bouquet is a set of a hot plate and coordinating outline die.
- It produces delicate and ultra-fine lines enabling colouring.
- Great to add hot foiled accents and colour to any of your papercraft projects.
- The size of the hot foiled images is about 3″x 4″ inches.
Rose and Blooms Bouquet 2 Easy card ideas
To make these C6 cards I used:
- Intricate Rose and Blooms Bouquet hot foil plate and die.
- Sketched Leaf Branches hot foil plates and dies.
- A2 Marquee Wafer dies by Simon Says Stamps
- Spellbinders Mini Everyday Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plates and Dies
To do hot foiling, I used the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System and the Spellbinders PLATINUM 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine.
For today, I also used my fav hot foil that is the Spellbinders Polished Brass hot foil.
This paper is fab to do foiling ( you won’t get over foiling and if you do is minimal and easy to remove)
You can die-cut the cluster any time during the cardmaking process using the coordinating die included in the set.
Then, the hot foiled image will be ready to be added in many different ways to any of your papercraft projects.
For the card above, I glue the cluster directly on a corner of a die-cut panel made using the new A2 Marquee Wafer dies by Simon Says Stamps.
I added a couple of hot foiled leaves to elongate the image.
For this other card (C6) I cut the cluster in half and I foam mounted it on a die-cut panel also made using the new A2 Marquee Wafer dies by Simon Says Stamps.
I added a hot foiled banner in the centre.
To make the hot banners, I also used Polished Brass hot foil and glimmer plates from Mini Everyday Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plates and Dies on black cardstock ( 250 grams).
For the tags below, I also cut the cluster in half and I used it to make 2 tags in one go.
The foiled die-cut can be adhered directly to the background using liquid glue or you can use foam pads to add a little bit of dimension.
To die-cut the tags, I used the Nested Tags die-set by Simon Says Stamp.
For the other one, I used a sentiment from the Sentiment Strips Reverse Love.
I also love the idea to add hot foiled accents to larger pieces or card bases.
These don’t need to be always geometric shapes.
I used the larger die from Butterfly Card Creator by Bibi Cameron (me 🙂 for Spellbinders to give you extra ideas.
To make this 5×7 inches side folding shaped card, I used:
- Intricate Rose and Blooms Bouquet hot foil plate and dies.
- Polished Brass hot foil.
- Butterfly Card Creator by Bibi Cameron for Spellbinders.
- Sending Wafer Die by Simon Says Stamps
- Outline Love Wafer Dies by Simon Says Stamps
This card was extremely easy to make using the oversized butterfly dies.
Later today I’ll be showing on my Instagram here the cardmaking process. I’ll also add a link to this post when the video is ready.
Hot Foiling Tips
Hot Foiling Tips
- If you are just starting, I will advise starting with the basic metallic foil colours by Spellbinders: Gold, Silver and Rose Gold.
- I find them to be the best hot foils and they won’t let you down.
Securing the hot plates and foil in place
- I like to make sure the plates and the foil won’t move while hot foiling. So I use low tack tape to keep the hot foil affixed to the cardstock. Then, I use the same tape to hold the hot plates over the foil.
- The Best Ever Craft Tape by Spellbinders, low tack tape by Crafter’s Companion, or Scotch 3M low tack tape are my fav ( I also use washi tape when I run out of these tapes).
The paper is very important too..
- Ultra Smooth-coated cardstock ( 300 grams) works the best for me.
- I found that Strathmore watercolour paper ( 300 grams) is the best watercolour paper I have to do hot foiling. It is also one of my favs to do colouring.
- Spellbinders Glimmer Specialty Cardstock is the very best for hot foiled sentiments, frames, or solid shapes.
Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from the blog comment section. Winners will be chosen and posted on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, the 27th of April.
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