Sunday, February 20, 2022

Joyful Peonies

Hello and welcome!  I'm sharing a card that I made for two challenges - As You See It, where we are to use our favorite technique, and Anything Goes at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge, which sadly is the finale for this challenge blog. 

If you know me or have followed my blog, you know my favorite technique is coloring, specifically with Copics.  However, for my card I've combined Copic coloring with a relatively new-to-me and growing favorite technique, which is hot foiling.

I've been watching foiling take hold in the crafting industry and at first didn't think it was something I need bother with. But I've always loved metallics, and when I found out I could use my Copics with all those beautiful foiled images, plus found an excellent sale online, I went in head first!  

My card is pretty straightforward.  The Joyful Peonies image was foiled with a very sparkly foil (see photos below for a better example), then colored with Copics to achieve a pretty pinkish coral tone.  It was die cut with a matching die, then I went to work on the remainder of the card.

My go to is often white on white, so I reached for an A2 cover die, used it on a panel of white, then adhered it to the white card base.  Next, the circle was cut out with a die that left the pretty design around the outside and I used a smaller circle die to cut out the inside.  It was added to the card base using foam tape, then the floral image adhered directly to the circle plus foam tape on the bits that extended beyond the circle.  Lastly, the foiled and die cut sentiment was adhered on top.

Well friends, I appreciate you stopping by. And to the DT at Watercooler Wednesday, thanks for all the great challenges and all the best to you going forward. 

Take care and have a great week ahead!


Stamps:  None
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Hammermill
Ink:   None
Other:  Joyful Peonies Hot Foil and Die set (Pinkfresh Studio), Folk Edge Circle dies (PS), Dotted Scales Debossing Cover die (Altenew), Fancy Script Words Hot Foil and Die set (PS), Speckled Aura Glimmer Foil (Spellbinders)
Copics:  RV29, 25, 23, R22, 20, Y26, 15, 11, YG67, 17, 05, 03


Lisa Elton said...

Those flowers are just dreamy! Pretty card, Stef!

Heather said...

Wow, Stef, these flowers are just gorgeous! You have such an eye for color and shading, and the foiling is such an amazing extra! Just perfect! Thanks so much for playing at As You See It!

Jan Clothier said...

Stef, colouring with Copics might be your favourite technique but there is not doubt that you are an expert in the field! So gorgeous, I think I can smell them and the background layers are superb. Thanks so much for joining us again at As You See it Challenge.

Heather Cooper said...

These foiled flowers are gorgeous! I'm so glad you can still colour them with copics, because you always do a masterful job of it! Your background elements are so creative,too! Thanks for sharing your favourite technique with us at As You See It Challenges!

Jane Knudsen said...

Hi Stef! This is stunning! Your coloring is impeccable and the hot foil adds so much. I just bought a machine and am dipping my toe into the foiling waters. See your card makes me want to get on it! Thanks for joining us at As You See It!

Vicky Hayes said...

Your colouring always impresses me Stef! I adore the beautiful flowers here and the gorgeous background you created to show them off. Vicky x

LeAnne said...

This is amazing! The foiling really adds sparkle and zing, and of course, your coloring is divine as always! Thanks for sharing this with us at As You See It this week!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. Your flowers are colored beautifully. Love your arrangement of the dies, flowers and sentiment. I too love coloring with Copics and doing the new foiling technique. TFS

Cindy Beach said...

Hi Stef!
I see that a few of my fav bloggers have discovered that we need to add foiling. If I wasn't already also one of the newbies to this technique, this gorgeous card would surely push me over the edge!