Foil for Interest

Hi Everyone, and welcome back! Today I’m sharing a birthday card I created for my son who turned 17 last month. I cannot believe he has grown to be such an independent, condfident, kind, and smart young man. We are so very proud of him.

Technique: Using Artist Markers to color foil for card interest

This card was inspired (and doubles as homework) for Altenew Academy class Magical Marker Techniques taught by the talented Sara Neumann. I used Ranger/Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Foil Tape Sheets colored with Altenew Artist Markers. I kept the background stamping monochromatic so that the colored foils would pop off of the page.

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Tips:

Pull the backing off of the foil and adhere to cardstock before you color, stamp, and die cut it. I did not do this, but definitely decided this would have worked much better. The foil was tricky to place on the card, because it is thin and pesky. Also, I then would have been able to use foam tape to pop the foil from the front of the card. That would have been awesome for dimension.

I scribbled with artist markers over the foil, then stamped the triangles, and finally die cut each piece.

I used black Archival ink on the foil, but you have to stamp carefully as it will slide easily. A stamp platform would help here.

Trick:

Keep it simple so that the foil and color are the focal point. The colored cardstock plays off of the artist marker colors, but does not distract from the triangles.

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So, what do you think? I’ve wanted a geometric stamp set for a while and I think this worked perfectly to create a playful, yet masculine, card. Thanks again for joining me in the craft room. Love and crafty hugs!

Erin

Altenew Trigonometry Stamp and Die set

 

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