Hi! It’s Lynnea Hollendonner with a video for our ThermOWeb and Joy Clair collaboration week! Today I’m trying out a new to me technique – heat embossing on foil! The results are so fabulous! And I used the GORGEOUS Lion and Lamb stamp set from Joy Clair to create a fun gatefold card!
Embossed Lion Card
The line of ThermOWeb foils are so amazing and versatile! I’m always using them in different ways! I saw the Gina K Designs Dazzling Orange Fancy Foils and knew that I wanted to make them the background for the lion image from the Lion and the Lamb stamp set from Joy Clair. But how? Heat embossing of course! This was a complete trial for me – I didn’t even know if it would work! But I figured it was worth the try!
To add heat embossing to the foil I first needed to transfer it to some cardstock. I covered a piece of heavyweight cardstock with a piece of an iCraft 6 x 6 Easy Cut Adhesive sheet, removed the backing, and pressed some Dazzling Orange Gina K Designs Fancy Foil over the adhesive. I rubbed my fingers all over the foil to transfer it into the adhesive and carefully peeled back the release paper to reveal a shimmery orange foiled piece of cardstock.
I used my MISTI to stamp the two pieces of the lion image with Versamark ink just like I would if I was heat embossing on any other type of cardstock. For perfect heat embossing be sure to get your heat gun nice and hot before embossing the image and keep the heat gun moving. I only had one place where the adhesive under the foil bubbled slightly because I held the heat in one place too long – but the adhesive settled back down and I don’t even think you can see it anymore! I used my scissors to trim around the heat embossed images and set them aside while I stamped my card base.
My finished card is standard A2 sized, but because the stamp set had two separate lion head images, I thought it would be super fun to create a gatefold card! I cut a sheet of 8.5 x 11-inch cardstock in half so that my cardstock was 5.5 x 8.5 inches – like you would to create a side folding A2 card. I wanted my card to be 5.5 inches tall, so I laid my cardstock long ways in my scoreboard and scored at 4 1/8 inches from both sides – and folded the flaps in to meet in the middle. Super easy!
I put my card base in my MISTI and secured it with some Purple Tape and lined up the Wood Background stamp from Joy Clair. I used some brown ink to stamp the woodgrain background onto the front of my card and then opened the flaps so that I could stamp the same image on the inside of my card.
I stamped my sentiment with black ink on the inside of the card because I didn’t want it to detract from the gorgeous foil on the front of the card. I used some iCraft 3D Foam Squares to add dimension to the back of both heat embossed images and some iCraft Ultra Bond Liquid Adhesive on top of the foam squares so that I could wiggle my images around and get them placed perfectly on the front of my card. That’s all! This card was easy to make, but really packs a punch! I have a short step by step video tutorial for you below!
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ThermOWeb products used –
iCraft 6 x 6 Easy Cut Adhesive Sheets
Gina K Designs Fancy Foil Dazzling Orange
iCraft 3D White Foam Squares Combo Pack
iCraft Ultra Bond Liquid Adhesive
1.5 Inch Purple Tape
Joy Clair products used –
Joy Clair Lion and Lamb stamp set
Joy Clair Wood Background stamp
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