This is my first time doing a week of Growing In Unity, aka GIU with Unity Stamps. I love to try different things and try new techniques. So, I decided this week to create using Foils! I have most of the supplies, just need to use them : ) Unity has just added Foils and accessories to their store HERE.
For Day One, I have used a simple toner sheet (This is from Gina K from last year- I do not see it available now). Terribly hard to photograph the shine and beauty of the foils, but I did my best!!!
from the side view.
The toner sheets go through a laminator with the foil and it adheres to the design. It is a stunning effect and very addictive....lol . Designers Gina K and Gracie Chavez both work with alot of decofoil products and have video links on their blogs.
On the toner sheets, you can add color just like regular cardstock- right over the foil. . I added a variety of Distress inks and Distress Oxide inks on this background.
This image is Winter Frosty. I colored it using Copics. I stamped the image and cut around it then glued it onto the background.
I took the remaining foil from the project above, and used it on a second card.
This is Joy girl- I love this stamp! I added double sided adhesive to cardstock and burnished the foil down, then ran it through the laminator. The foil I used from project one had 'blank' areas where the foil was used on the 1st project in the shape of the snowflakes. Those areas will be sticky from the adhesive on the cardstock. So, I sprinkled snowflake glitter on those areas (Sparkle and Sprinkle).
The image was colored with Copics and paper piecing for her shirt and hat. I added shimmer to the ornament and the hat using Wink of Stella.
I will be posting daily this week using foiling techniques. You do NOT need a laminator to apply the foil- stay tuned!
Thank You to Unity for giving me the opportunity to create using their images this week- I am like a kid in a candy store- so hard to choose which images to use to create with!!!
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?
In your comments, tell me- Have you tried foiling yet???
I love supporting American made companies like Unity!