This post was sponsored by Simon Says Stamp. Thanks, Simon!
Hi friends! I am back today with a pair of technicolor holiday cards using the beautiful new Folk Art Floral Medallion hot foil plate and die from the Simon Says Stamp DieCember release! Hot foiling is such fun for me; I have been enamored with hot foiling on different surfaces beyond regular white cardstock for awhile now, and one of my favorite combinations was vivid magenta cardstock with bright orange foil! I also love hot foiling on glossy cardstocks, especially heat-resistant acetate, and so couldn’t resist using the coordinating die from the Folk Art Floral Medallion to create a shaker window with the hot foiled image. Let’s get started with the details on my projects!
Both of my cards feature the unbelievably gorgeous Dragonfruit cardstock from Concord and 9th. This pink cardstock is without a doubt one of my favorite shades from the Concord and 9th color range; it is a most unique shade of cool magenta, and it works beautifully with so many different colors, as both an accent and as the star!
For my first card, I hot foiled the Folk Art Floral Medallion onto a sheet of Spellbinders’s heat-resistant acetate using Sparkle Magenta hot foil. The super smooth surface of this acetate makes it an absolute dream to use with larger images like this medallion.
To create my shaker, I die cut the large medallion image from an A2 panel of Dragonfruit cardstock, backing this window with my hot foiled acetate panel, making sure to perfectly line up the image with the window! I also blended some Pawsitively Saturated Amethyst ink around the edge of my shaker topper, picking up the cool sparkles in the hot foiled image.
After I had filled my shaker with coordinating magenta sequins and sealed it up with foam adhesive, I heat embossed a greeting from Good Cheer onto some vellum using pink glitter embossing powder. (The bundle is out of stock at the moment, but you can sign up for email notification for when it comes back in stock! The Good Cheer set is a fabulous all-purpose holiday sentiment set, and the coordinating dies make it even better!) I added the greeting to the shaker card front using tiny dots of liquid adhesive, then finished the project off with some super sparkly gems.
My second card is an homage to my favorite fiesta color scheme of striking magenta and vibrant orange. I recently saw a white Christmas tree decorated with hot pink and orange ornaments, and my life has never been the same, ha! I started this card by hot foiling the Folk Art Floral Medallion onto some more Dragonfruit cardstock using Tangerine hot foil. This slightly-adjacent-of-monochromatic combination makes my heart flutter! I die cut the image using the coordinating dies, including the smaller center medallion. I also cut the center medallion three more times from scraps of Dragonfruit cardstock, layering them together to be able to pop the center up more effectively.
For the background, I used a technique that Jennifer McGuire recently shared putting cover plate background dies to use as hot foil plates. The detail in the gorgeous Dazzling Ornament die is stunning enough as a die cut, but it created the most luscious subtle foiled pattern when used as a hot foil plate! It’s difficult to capture the shimmer in a photograph, but it picks up the orange hot foiled medallion so nicely. I trimmed down the hot foiled background piece slightly using my trimmer, then blended Taffy Pawsitively Saturated ink around the edges to help make those beautiful hot foiled details a bit more visible. I nestled the hot foiled and blended panel in the corner of an orange A2 card front, then popped up my medallion with some foam adhesive.
For the greeting, I heat embossed a greeting from Cocoa and Joy onto some more Dragonfruit cardstock using Iridescent Gold embossing powder from Hero Arts, then die cut it with the coordinating die and popped it up with a double layer of foam tape. Finally, I embellished the card with some sparkling orange gems for one last hint of shine!
Well, that’s all for my project today! I am in disbelief that Christmas is less than two weeks away. I have so many holiday card ideas that I want to create still… and I still have to address and mail my own Christmas cards…. yikes! Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day!