Hi, everyone! It's Jenny here and for today's Stylish Cardmaking Techniques, I'm focusing on hot foiling. Altenew has just revealed its brand new product line of hot foil plates and I LOVE hot foiling so couldn't resist. I'm going to show you five different ways with just one hot foil plate – the new Sunburst Doily Hot Foil Plate & Die Set. (I'm using a Glimmer machine and hot foils for all my cards today, but you can use any foils created for use with hot foil plates that work with your die cutting and hot foiling machine).
You can foil on patterned paper! Altenew patterned paper packs are wonderfully smooth, the smoother the better for foiling with! I used the Summer Garden 6×6 Set and foiled the doily in Matte Silver hot foil. I chose a pattern that would add interest but allow the foil to overlap but still stand out. After foiling, I trimmed down the panel to 4.25″ x 5.5″.
I kept it simple with just a bold sentiment in the space below the doily. This sentiment is stamped in Obsidian Pigment Ink and is from the Just a Number Stamp Set. I love how the foil overlaps the hot pink petals on this paper!
You can also hot foil on Washi Tape! I grabbed my roll of Watercolor Nebula Wide Washi Tape and completely covered a panel of white cardstock, folding over the edges.
I used Platinum hot foil, and hung the hot foil plate off the edge of the washi covered panel and then ran it through my machine. A simple sentiment die-cut kept this clean, simple and more on the masculine side. A very different look to the floral panel but just as simple. The sentiment I used is from the Bold Greetings Die Set, die cut several times from white cardstock and adhered together. Using a slightly darker metallic foil also gives a more muted look that works well this space-themed washi tape.
The Sunburst Doily Hot Foil Plate also includes a coordinating die that will die cut the image out once foiled. It's easy to line up and can be used to add dimension and overlay your hot foil onto a background rather than foiling directly onto it. I hot foiled the doily twice in Matte Gold foil onto glossy white cardstock. I then die cut out out the first, and also fussy cut out the floral center. I layered them up with foam tape for a sort of ‘decoupage' style look.
For the background, I used washi tape again, this time the Gold Splatter Cosmic Berry Wide Washi Tape, which I adhered at an angle to a panel of white cardstock and folded around the edges. I then mounted the double layered doily over the top and trimmed off the excess. I love how the Matte Gold foiling of the doily matches the foil on the washi tape! A simple stamped sentiment from Label Love Stamp Set finished the look.
My final two cards both bring in additional techniques that you can pair with your hot foil plates. The first involved watercolor! I foiled the Sunburst Doily Hot Foil Plate onto Jet Black Cardstock using Lavender hot foil. I then used the Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set and a round Artist's Watercolor brush to paint the image. When using these paints on non-watercolor cardstock, you don't need much water, and they really bounce the light off! Painting within the hot foiled lines is also super simple. It acts almost like heat embossing, guiding your paint. I added lots of splatters for good measure too!
For my sentiment, I used the Be Kind Die Set cut from both holographic cardstock, and purple craft foam, layered together and adhered to the panel.
For my final card, I dry embossed the hot foil plate. This greatly expands your dry embossing opportunities! You can do this in the same way you'd dry emboss a die, using a tan mat and one embossing plate in your die cut machine (or whichever sandwich works for your machine).
Keeping this super simple, I added interest by using specialist paper. This paper is actually Birch Wood, and can be dry embossed. I got a small amount of cracking but its unnoticeable. I stamped a sentiment from the Across the Pond Stamp Set in Obsidian Pigment Ink directly onto the cardstock – pretty perfect for pairing with a Sunburst!
You can check out all five cards in my Stylish Cardmaking Techniques with Jenny video here or over on YouTube:
I hope this gives you lots of ideas for featuring Altenew's new range of hot foil plates in your projects!