Hi there! Emily Midgett here with you today, and I have some inspiration using the marvelous new Spark Joy: Lily Bouquet hot foil bundle! The Spark Joy product bundles come with a gorgeously detailed hot foil plate and coordinating layering stencils, which you can use together or you can add color to the hot foiled image with your favorite coloring medium. Or, as I have done for today's project, you can use some vivid colored cardstock to create bold and elegant looks with minimal ink blending or coloring! I have two cards to share with you using these new products, so let's get started with the details.
I began by hot foiling the Spark Joy: Lily Bouquet onto some intense plum cardstock using Enchanted Gold Hot Foil. The deep plum colored cardstock paired with the metallic gold foil shows off the details of the Lily Bouquet superbly; the contrast is incredible and so elegant! I hot foiled the images twice on two different A2 panels of the same deep plum cardstock, orienting one towards the top and another towards the middle.
For the first project, I left the image itself alone, preferring to emphasize the beautiful details by intensifying the color around the hot foiled image to create kind of a reverse halo: keeping the image light while the area around it is darkened. To achieve this, I used a blending brush to blend some Plum dye ink along the edges of the hot foiled A2 card base, keeping the dark ink away from the image itself. I also splattered some metallic watercolor just around the edges to add some extra texture and interest to the background.
To emphasize the beautiful foiled image and keep the color scheme as cohesive as possible, I die cut a frame using the Fine Frames Cover Die from some metallic glitter cardstock in my stash that happened to coordinate beautifully with the Enchanted Gold Hot Foil. I also used the same metallic glitter and plum cardstocks to cut the sentiment components using the Sweet Sentiments die set. I trimmed down and flagged a strip of vellum, then layered the sentiment die cut over the top and tucked the end on the back of the card front to hide the adhesive. The semi-transparent vellum helps the background remain prominent, while also helping ground the sentiment. I added a few coordinating metallic gold gems for more sparkle and texture!
My second card features the same hot foiled image from Spark Joy: Lily Bouquet. This time, I used my sharp scissors to fussy cut the finished image. Because I had oriented it slightly off the edge of the plum cardstock panel, it had a straight edge along one side. I used the stage of the new Stamp Wheel to add some Plum stenciling to the foliage. The Spark Joy: Lily Bouquet comes with 5 different layering stencils so that you can achieve incredibly detailed blending, but I kept things simple by differentiating only the foliage from the bouquet so that the flowers themselves would stand out a bit more. I also splattered some more metallic watercolor on the cut out to add a touch more textural interest.
To add some subtle texture and pattern to the background behind my hot foiled flowers, I die cut the Garden Trellis cover plate from another A2 panel of the deep plum cardstock and layered it on yet another A2 panel of the same deep plum cardstock. This tone-on-tone creates beautiful texture without overwhelming your focal point. I also trimmed another thin strip of the same metallic glitter cardstock used on the previous card and butted the straight edge of my hot foiled cutout against it. I adhered both of these pieces with some Instant Dimension Foam Tape to add some extra height. I die cut another greeting from the Sweet Sentiments die set and adhered it to the card front with a double layer of foam tape to make it really pop from the background. A few more gold gems added one last touch of sparkle!
Well, that's all for my projects today! I hope that these projects demonstrate that you don't need a ton of different colors to make a big impact with your hot foiling projects… one bold color and some metallic accents are just enough to create some super elegant projects. Thanks so much for reading today, and have a marvelous day!
Beautiful! The gold and bold purple look very regal. Love how you only emphasized the foliage on the second card. Gorgeous work!