So, hot foiling is basically my new favorite thing. I can’t get enough. It’s so clean, so classy, so luxurious… and my favorites over at Hero Arts have come out with some stunning new holiday hot foil plates to kick your holiday cards up a notch! I created several projects, including some hot foil projects, for the Winter 2022 Catalog, and I thought I’d share the details here!
This first card uses the absolutely gorgeous new Wishing Tree Hot Foil Plate. I cannot seem to get enough of the look of hot foil on brightly colored cardstock, and I adore the somewhat tone-on-tone effect of emerald green on dark teal, so I paired Viridian Glimmer Hot Foil from Spellbinders with the gorgeousness that is Adriatic cardstock from Hero Arts. I hot foiled the main tree image, then used the die from the Wishing Tree Stamp and Die Bundle to cut the hot foiled tree. It cannot be overstated how handy it is to have so many products that coordinate so seamlessly! I also used Silver Hero Pearls to add a few little silvery accents on the tree.
While my pearls were drying, I used Blending Brushes to blend Deep Ocean ink around the edge of an A2 Adriatic card base. I love the effect this has on the finished product; it looks like the tree is glowing!
I heat embossed a greeting from Holiday Sparkles using some Silver Sparkle embossing powder on another strip of Adriatic cardstock. I trimmed it out using some sharp scissors to create a custom sentiment strip, then popped both the sentiment strip and the hot foiled Christmas tree up on the blended card base using foam tape. Monochromatic, shiny, sparkly holiday goodness!
My second card uses the new Stacked Happy Holiday Foil & Cut foil plate and coordinating die. I hot foiled the large blocked sentiment from Stacked Happy Holiday Foil & Cut on some Deluxe White Cardstock using some red hot foil made extra special with some shimmering stars! This foil is so festive-perfect for holiday cards!
The variety of star shapes in the Holiday Sparkles stamp set coordinated beautifully with the subtle stars in the hot foiled stacked sentiment, so used Pale Tomato, Crimson, and Granite inks to stamp a custom patterned background on my white A2 card base! I started with the largest image, stamping in random spots, rotating the paper and the stamp to make the pattern look more spontaneous and random. After I stamped the largest image, I used the second largest star to fill in a few of the empty spaces in a different color, working my way down the images from largest to smallest, always rotating the stamp and the paper to keep things from looking to planned and uniform.
I trimmed off the top portion of the foiled image, so that the stacked “holidays” was the main focal point of the card. To accent the foiled die cut and add some more color coordination, I added three thin strips of cardstock to the stamped card front: Granite, Cherry, and some sparkling silver glitter paper. I popped up the foiled greeting die cut directly over the top of the cardstock strips using foam adhesive, then added a greeting from the Holiday Words Fancy Die set, cut twice from white cardstock scraps and once from some more silver glitter cardstock, then stacked together using Precision Glue. This extra bit of dimension helps the sentiment pop up from the foiled greeting, and the combination of sparkling, shiny textures makes this card super festive!
Well, that’s all for my projects today! I was just thinking to myself that I’ve been crafting with holiday products since early summer… and I am so glad that I still have another couple of months left to keep using my holiday products! I just can’t get enough. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day!
Happy holidays card is my favorite! Beautiful red foil.