Hey friends!!!

This is Amanda from Twiddler’s Nook. I’m so excited to be here sharing a couple of “SWEET” cards with you featuring the NEW and AMAZING Thermoweb HOT Foils! Today I’m using silver but there is a whole rainbow of nineteen amazing choices to play with!

Sweet Treat Cards with Deco Foil HOT Foil

Products used today:
Deco Foil HOT Foil – Silver
iCraft UltraBond liquid glue
iCraft Foam Squares
iCraft Foam Tape
Trinity Stamps Love Heart Cut and Foil set
Trinity Stamps Glossy Black Cardstock
Lawn Fawn Scent With Love stamps and dies
Lawn Fawn Scent With Love Add-on stamps and dies
Lawn Fawn Extra Sentiment Banners
Distress Oxide Ink – peacock feathers
Lawn Fawn Ink – peacock
LH Colors watercolor – unicorn
Glossy accents

I started my cards by hot foiling the Love Heart foil plate on Trinity Stamps glossy black cardstock with silver hot foil from Thermoweb. TIP: Be sure to play around with your foil plates and die cut machine. I have found that I need different thicknesses of shims depending on the foil plates. My first try here came out with a silver mess. So I removed a shim and replaced it with two pieces of cardstock and it worked beautifully! Be patient with yourself! Trial and error is a thing and that’s okay!

Once the foiling was finished, I used the die in the set to cut the hearts out. Then I set them aside for later. After playing with them in the light for a bit. They’re SO PRETTY!

I was excited for an excuse to use the Lawn Fawn cuties from last year in the Scent with Love and Add-on sets. I stamped and colored a few images with Copic markers keeping my color palette simple. R20s for my reds and toner gray for my skunks. With a few BG32/11 accents to tie in what will be my background color. I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out and a little UltraBond liquid glue to adhere things to the skunk’s hands.

Next, I prepped my images and hearts with foam squares and foam tape. Because, if you’ve seen anything I create…I LOVE dimension! Seriously…I’m a problem. 🙂

Finally, I got inky for my background. To save a step, I started with teal cardstock and inked the edges with distress oxide peacock feathers ink. Then I flicked watered-down ink on the panels and let it dry. Then I flicked unicorn watercolor from LH Colors on my panels for shimmer and shine. (Tip: I let it dry so that when I flicked my watercolor on the panel, they stayed separate and didn’t mix together. Extra splatters mean extra texture, which I love almost as much as dimension.)

I forgot to take photos but I did stamp sentiments from the add-on set in peacock ink from Lawn Fawn and used sentiment banner dies to cut them out. Then, I glued the teal panels to white card bases and started removing release paper and popping things in place.

I chose a cute little mini scene for my first card using these two skunks giving SWEET gifts to each other. I adore these two!!!

Then I kept the second card a little simpler with one skunk and her huge heart! We’re going to pretend this is a box of chocolates because, well, chocolate! 🙂

I love the hot foil shine on the heart! It seriously looks like I bought a foiled die cut. These foils are gorgeous and come out so smooth!

I almost forgot to mention! For finishing touches, I kept it simple with glossy accents on parts of the images – skunk noses, bow, balloon and hearts. No matter how the light hits these cards, there is something sparkling at the recipient! SO FUN!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

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