I created a card to send to a person receiving treatment for Breast Cancer. She is in process and ready to begin radiation soon. This was a request at Splitcoast Stampers. I hope this card brightens her day and takes her mind off of things for a short time.
This card has a lot of pink. This person loves pink and this occasion fits pink. This pink is Polished Pink, which is a current In-Color from Stampin Up. Most of the marker colors are this year’s In-Colors with the neutral colors of tan and gray mixed in. I used a kit from Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System from August 2020. I tried the club sets for a while, but was not learning quickly so stopped receiving them. This person is a hair dresser, so the request also mentioned adding scissors. I knew scissors were on this plate, so I thought it would be a good option for the card. She is also crafty and makes cards when she is well.
I have been learning the Hot Foil System and having success. The paper is the key. I am using Hammermill paper most of the time. It works wonderfully and I have had success more time than not with this paper. Gina K Designs paper also works well when using colored paper as it has a smooth finish. I have had a few hiccups with that paper and a solid plate to foil, but most of the time, those cardstocks give good results. Taking photos of the foiled cards are tricky. I received help getting a successful photo where the sentiment was readable.
Thanks for sharing in my card that I feel is a foiling success.
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Huge foiling success and will be a spirit lifter success as well.
Lisa, such an uplifting card! Love the foil!
Love your background and your support for breast cancer. Your foiling looks really great and glad that you found a paperstock that works well with your glimmer. I’m still on the fence with adding one more thing to my stash but I love the professional look of the sentiments.
It is a big learning curve, I think. There is a new video series on the Spellbinder’s website that starts at the beginning. It is geared for people just getting started, or people thinking about it. I have watched the first one. I think it is a good resource.
What a lovely uplifting card. It is sure to brighten her day. Glad you’re having success with the glimmer. I’m still on the fence about it but I did order the paper that Jennifer McGuire recommended – I figured that’s a step in the right direction.
I love the Hammermill paper. It works great for many things besides foiling. Caly Person uses it for everything including Copic Coloring. There is a new class in Spellbinders YouTube channel introducing Glimmer Foiling and all involved. Thanks you!
Like Judy said, a lovely uplifting card. Perfect for your friend.
Love the background you created. This is sure to brighten her day.
This is a wonderful card and the foiling looks really great. I found the radiation part of my treatment in 2007 to be almost worse than the chemotherapy and if I had received a card like this at the time I would have been really touched and cheered by it.
Thank you. I used to send cards to my sisters telling them they are still beautiful. It has been 5 years, so their journey is almost over with the medication. I was happy to have something in my stash that seemed perfect for this person.
Lisa, this is a great card and I love that you are doing more with your glimmer system. This will definitely be an encouragement to her. I love that pink, too.