Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Unity GIU Day 2

Well, since it is fall, I decided to step back a season and use some of my fall images for day 2 of the Unity GIU post : ) 

I used the Deco Foil transfer gel today to stamp my images and then foil them.

My first attempt was a FAIL!!!  The edges of the image were OK, but the center did not take too well. I think I was too skimpy on the amount of gel I used.....



  I did not throw it out though, opportunity for creativity, right???   I sponged around the image with distress ink, then restamped the image and fussy cut it out. After adding some color, I stamped Versamark over the top and embossed over the top with clear EP. I placed it over the foiled leaf, and offset it a touch so the foil peeked out. I think it turned out OK afterall......  This Unity set is called Full of Fall.
  The cardstock is SU Real Red and a metallic gold.


 So, a challenge is something I cannot resist.  I tried a second time to foil the leaf image, and this time- success!  I added some color to the center using an Arteza color brush and outlined the leaf to try to make it stand out. Much prettier IRL, so hard to photograph the shimmery foil!



 I used layers and layers of Distress Inks on the background.  I stamped a few images (from a Unity Grab bag : )  ) on the background. The sentiment is embossed with Ranger Queens Gold EP.  Love, love this card IRL!!!
  The cardstock is SU Cherry Cobbler and I used a gold metallic cardstock from the stash.

One more card using image stamping with Transfer gel


  I learned by watching a video by Gracielle Designs (for Thermoweb), you can color on foil with Copics : )  So, the image(s) from the Give Thanks set were stamped with transfer gel, and I colored Silver foil with E9 Copic marker, and I get a copper looking transfer. When you color on the foil it will look streaky (the ink does not blend on the foil), but I think it looks OK on these images.....
  Cardstock is SU Wild Wasabi and Copper.

If you leave a comment each day, you will have a chance to win one of two fabulous grab bags of 25 stamps from Unity Stamps!

(And, did I mention I have an item or two to give away as well?  )

HERE is a link for the Day 1 post if you missed it.

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

30 comments:

Donna said...

2 more gorgeous cards Shelly! I love that gold leafy. It really pops with that gold frame. Beautiful give thanks cards. I have to go check what I have in Unity stamps. Haven't had them out for a while. Have a super day!

Sue D said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing your foiling experiments.

*Vicki* said...

These cards are both stunning! I love how you've sponged over and corrected your foiling with the transfer gel! This is something that I haven't attempted yet, but of course have in my stash! LOL!! Thanks for sharing! HUGS

Rachel Duong said...

Both cards are beautiful. I especially love the leaf card. It is so warm and rich and glowing. I love that in art there are no mistakes. Thank you for inspiration!

Lisa said...

They are so gorgeous!! I love the foiling!! They are stunning!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Glennis said...

That looks an interesting technique - one I have not tried, I love your results

Wilma DeG said...

Once again, you've created some gorgeous cards! I even love your "fail"... you made a great save!

Bobbie Sue McConathy said...

Incredible day 2!! I just bought that large leaf! The 2nd card is incredible!!

Vicki Vinchattle Pearson said...

That leaf is gorgeous.... I have that stamp, thanks for the inspiration!

lynn said...

I love that you persevered...nice result!!! We raised your family in the Chicago Burbs...Naperville....

Darlene Kolojeski-Huttel said...

Gorgeous cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

That leaf set is one of my favorites. Great designs and tips. They turned out amazing. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Scrapper Myra said...

Great creations Shelly. Congrats for being a GIU gal.

Lisa Lynn said...

WOW, such gorgeous fall cards.

Donna Rakestraw said...

Oh my those are gorgeous! Love the foiling. Still haven't tried it yet. Looking forward to seeing what you have for tomorrow.

Lisa :) said...

Your cards turned out great!! Foiling is so fun

Crystal O. Minkler said...

Pretty cards! You’re really making me want to try foiling!! Thank you for the inspiration!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Absolutely stunning fall beauties!

Denise S. said...

All of them turned out well and I love the foil peeking out from the other leaf. It was truly a happy accident, lol.

Becca Yahrling said...

I love the maple leaf - it's such a beautiful leaf!
Your cards are very lovely and beautifully designed.

Phaline Perry said...

So pretty! I love the reds and oranges! Love your projects this week!
--Phaline Mays

Cindy Holmes said...

These cards are all so gorgeous! I really love all the different techniques that you used to create each one! I agree showing a little bit of the foil behind the leaf makes it even more beautiful!

Lynn McAuley said...

Your foiled leaves look stunning, Shelly! What beautiful autumn designs with these wonderful Unity images!!

Barb said...

The colors of the leaves are outstanding--nice job!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. Thats a great job fussy cutting your maple leaf, which I just love.

Linda said...

You must be a very patient person to do all the cutting you did on that leaf! Looks great!

Jhays said...

That big leaf is on my wishlist. Love love love it. Just stunning.

Jen R said...

Very cool with the leaves!

Alaine said...

I am having a hard time stamping with transfer gel also. Loved how you saved your first attempt.

Lynn McAuley said...

I am so loving that zentangled leaf with its gold accents, Shelly!! An autumn beauty!