Crafty hugs

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.

Crafty Hugs

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.

11 thoughts on “Crafty hugs

  1. 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.

    1. 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.

  2. 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.

    1. 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!

  3. 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.

    1. 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.

  4. 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.

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