I decided to enter two of Loll and Bonnie's CAS Challenges with this card as I have managed to cover both with the one card using an Xcut Sunflower Doily Die, and a little bird from Crafty Individuals which came with a few others as a freebie with a recent order. I did try to find it on their site but couldn't.
The CAS Mix Up Challenge
asks us to make a stencil from a die and include stamping, and a
technique of our choice which in my case is heat embossing, and CAS Stencil Challenge
asks for foil, so I combined both these challenges and using the
Sunflower Doily die I cut a stencil from a piece of thickish paper and
used some Pinflair stencil glue. I thought it might be strong enough to
use with the foil, and having used it with a wet sponge as a temporary
stencil adhesive literally to hold a stencil in placed I found that it
was inclined to stick to and lift the surface of the paper so thought if
I used it neat it would be strong enough to hold the foil. I applied
it through my stencil using a piece of blending foam but ommitted the
scalloped edge, and then I left it to dry off before placing the gold
foil over it and rubbed it down first with my fingers then with a bone
folder and I would say it worked reasonably well.
There were a few bits of foil where I didn't want them but I managed to remove these more or less with a Mono Sand Eraser. I then stamped the little bird using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and heat embossed it with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder, and then fussy cut it out. I also added a sentiment using the Nocturne ink before adding this to a 6" square white card. Lastly I added the bird to the centre of the doily using Pinflair Glue Gel for a bit of dimension.
I am not totally convinced that the foil would stay put when sent in the post, but saying that I have rubbed it with my fingers and it seems to be OK, but the coverage could be better, as you can see in the close up there are a few bare bits, but I think I will investigate other ways of applying it which may be better.
Thank you for visiting my blog today and I'll see you again soon.
I am also entering:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Add a Sentiment.
Penny Black and More February Challenge - Animals, Birds and Butterflies.
Seize The Birthday - No. 183 Show me your White Space.