Wednesday, March 1, 2017

You Are Loved Card

Hello Crafty Friends!! If you follow me regularly, you know that I am an avid cardmaker. In fact, cardmaking is how I got into paper crafting to begin with. 

So, when Xyron said our first project was a cardmaking one, I squealed like a little pig. Seriously.

But I wanted to try a little something different... 
I came up with this three dimensional die cut overlay, layered over foil cardstock.

Supplies Used
Peri & Peach Stack (DCWV)
Tim Holtz Alterations- Mixed Media Set #2 (Sizzix)
Tim Holtz Distress Inks- Weathered Wood, Walnut (Ranger)
Tim Holtz Ideaology- Word Bands (Advantus Corp)
Mega Runner (Xyron)
Engraver Brads (Prima Marketing)
Engraver Roses (Prima Marketing)
Craft Foam Sheets
Gears- Found Object (Bead Landing)
Clear Liquid Adhesive
Mini Brads (Recollections)
Heart Lock (Michael's)

 I wanted my overlay to look as if it leapt of the card. In order to do that, I need a thicker material to cut out my overlay. Since most thin metal dies don't cut out thick and dense materials, I opted to use a sheet of craft foam. It adds the thickness I'm looking for without the having to cut through a dense material or unnecessary weight.

I started by first running a piece of foam through my Xyron Creative Station Lite. I peeled off the protective layer, flipped it over, and ran it back through my machine again.

Now, I have a very die-cut friendly piece of material that is also self adhesive.
Then, I used very pretty flourish die, from Tim Holtz's Mixed Media dies, to cut out this pretty pattern. You may wanna crank it through a few times to make sure it cut thoroughly through.

I peeled off the protective liner and immediately attached the overlay onto a sheet of blue foil cardstock.

The foil shining through the cutout image catches the light like you would not believe... It's absolutely gorgeous!
 To add even more depth, I used my mini blending tool and applied Distress Ink around the cutout image and along the edges. I started with Weathered Wood and then added Walnut.

Then,  I tied crinkled silk seam binding along the left side of the card. 

I tied the heart charm in place onto the silk ribbon bow.

I used my Xyron Sticker Maker to add adhesive to the back of my gear embellishments, then attached them to my card front.

For the thicker and bulky pieces (like the flower and the sentiment band), to simply adhered them using a clear liquid glue.

And here is my finished card... 

I absolutely love how the blue foil shines through the cutout areas. 
It immediately draws your attention to it.

Well, that's my project for today! 

I hope that it inspires you to create your own foiled dimension die cut overlay!!

Until next time...
Happy Crafting Everyone!!