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  • Writer's pictureBonnie Crane

Reverse Foiling with Alex Syberia Designs’ Beautiful Day

Updated: May 30

Hello crafty friends! I hope you have had the opportunity to look at Alex Syberia Design’s Sweet Friends Release. It is gorgeous! Today’s cards, one A2 sized and the other 5 1/2” square, feature the Beautiful Day Hot Foil Plate with the coordinating stencil and die sets. True to my nature, after foiling the image, I couldn’t bear to toss out the foil! So a second card was born … reverse foiled!

  • Beautiful Day Hot Foil Plate and Tiny Hearts were foiled twice with Aura Glimmer Hot Foil on cream card stock using a Hot Foil System.

  • The colouring was completed with the Beautiful Day Stencil Set using Distress Oxide Inks. The inks were applied with Micro Blending Brushes. There are two stencils with four stencilling layers. Seedless Preserves was used for the first layer. For the second layer, Chipped Sapphire and Kitsch Flamingo were applied. Picked Raspberry, Shabby Shutters and Chipped Sapphire were used for the third layer and the fourth layer was done with Rustic Wilderness.

  • The leftover foil from the first card, both Beautiful Day and Tiny Hearts, used to create the second card with a reverse foiling technique.

  • A Solid Rectangle Foiling Plate was placed on the Hot Foil System followed by the white card stock. The used Aura Glimmer Hot Foil was placed shiny side down on cream card stock.

  • When feeding the platform through the die cutter, in addition to the two shims that accompany the machine, I added three sheets of copy paper folded in half to provide additional pressure for the large foiling surface.

  • The floral images and foam were cut with the Beautiful Day Die Set.

  • The Tiny Hearts panels were cut with dies from the Nested Scalloped Frames Die Set. The backgrounds were adhered to A2 sized bases. For the one card, a smaller regularly foiled panel was mounted on foam and adhered to the reverse foiled background.

  • The sentiments for both cards, Mom and Friend were also foiled with Aura Glimmer Hot Foil on cream card stock. The coordinating dies were used to cut sentiments and sheet foam. They were stacked and adhered to the cards.

  • The secondary sentiments from the Beautiful Day Stamp Set was stamped on cream card stock and cut with the coordinating dies. They were stacked on foam die cuts.

  • The reverse foiled card was embellished with pink confetti finished off with Nuvo Crystal Drops Morning Dew.


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