Sunday, August 6, 2017

XOXO / Thermoweb

Hello again, friends!  I hope you're having a great weekend :)  I have another layout to share for Thermoweb featuring some iCraft Deco Foil Transfer Sheets.  I can’t get enough of the beautiful shine of the foil. I used the Transfer Sheets in Aqua, Spring Green and Amethyst Watercolor.  To make the color shine, I used a white background and a black & white photo.  I used a whimsy floral cut file from The Cut Shoppe and colored them with the Deco Foil Transfer Sheets.  I used two different products to apply the foil.  I used the iCraft Easy Cut Adhesive Sheets and the Deco Foil Liquid Adhesive.

To create the Amethyst Watercolor and Aqua florals, I used the iCraft Easy Cut Adhesive Sheets.  I simply stuck the Sheet to my Cameo sticky mat and cut the shapes out.  I peeled off one side and then stuck it to a sheet of Gina K. Designs Premium 8.5×11 White Cardstock.  I peeled off the other backing and then pressed the foil on top of it, foil side up.  I pressed and smoothed it down with my finger and then peeled it off.  The result is gorgeous!  To create the Spring Green florals, I went a different route.  I cut those on some scrap textured white cardstock.  After peeling them off the mat, I used some of the Deco Foil Liquid Adhesive on them.  I used my finger to smudge it completely over the die cut.  Once it dried, I pressed the foil over it and then peeled it back.  Since the adhesive is liquid, the foiled areas are more textured and sketchy.  It’s a totally different look, and I really love the contrast.

I did the same steps with the iCraft Easy Cut Adhesive Sheets to create the Aqua floral and the same steps with the Deco Foil Liquid Adhesive to create the Spring Green floral.  Look how pretty they turned out!  On my background, I used some coordinating colors of blue, green and purple ink sprays.  I used some plastic packaging to smoosh the color around and then used the nozzles to splatter the ink.

Die cuts like this are so fun to create with because of the dimension.  The ends of florals like this curl up so they look like they’re coming right off the page.  I added a blue bit of paper behind my photo as well as some tissue paper and a bit of foam.  I finished the page off with some purple sequins.  I used the iCraft Mixed Media Adhesive to glue everything down.

I embellished the layout with some fun glitter and metallic stickers from Me & My Big Ideas that I keep on my desk.  These matched the colors on the page perfectly.

I love the dimension and shine here...the shine and texture always looks so cool with the Deco Foils.
I added some sequins from my stash to match.

I created a fun little cluster down at the bottom using some foam stickers and more MAMBI stickers.  My journaling fit nicely underneath that, and I also added a bit of machine stitching with a silver metallic thread.

I hope this inspires you to try out some of the Deco Foils with the Easy Cut Adhesive Sheets.  The possibilities are endless, and the results are always so beautiful.  I have a process video if you'd like to see how these products work.

Thanks so much for stopping in, and have a nice day :)

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