Sunday, November 8, 2015

Christmas Heat Transfer Card #5!

Oh yes, I have more; that is, six all together, and this is only #5!  I do love these techniques. . . creating shaker envelopes, made to size by using my WRMK Photo Fuse Tool, and the foil heat transfer technique, which in the class I took at my local scrapbook store, was accomplished using Heidi Swapp Minc Heat Foil, Tags, and her Heat Machine.  As mentioned in a previous post, the heat machine is very much like a small laminator only a bit more elaborate, as it has six heat settings.  I also might add that it is a pricey little machine as well ($79.99 retail).  Thus, if you've read any of my previous posts, I have mentioned the use of a inexpensive laminator and using a laser toner printer or laser toner copy machine to create your heat transfer item.  A trip to your local copier business might be in order if you do not own a laser toner printer/copier as inkjet printer/copiers do NOT work.

My fifth card used most of the items offered in the class card kit, but again, I had some ideas of my own. . .after all our instructor challenged us to make our cards different than the samples offered in the class.  Give me a challenge, and I will certainly try to accommodate!

I decided to use the olive-colored Holly Jolly sentiment tag in my card kit and to heat transfer a small and a large snowflake with the gold heat transfer foil and layer the snowflakes together by popping the smaller snowflake up on the big snowflake.   At this step, once again, I had to stop because my creative mojo was telling me I needed to use a bit more of the olive color in my card to tie it all together.  I also wanted to use both the gold-dot foil cardstock and the gold-dot vellum and I needed some white cardstock to back the vellum so that the gold foil would not show through the translucent vellum.  My thinking was that this would show off the gold foil snowflakes in my my shaker envelope better.  I made a large-sized white cardbase and added an olive cardstock layer to it before I added the gold-dot foil and gold-dot vellum layers.  I also added olive sequins to my shaker bag.  Now, I was satisfied that all my colors and elements tied together to creative a cohesive looking Chirstmas card.

Recipe:  SU cardstock: Whisper White, Old Olive.  Jen Hadfield Gold Dot Foil.  Studio Calico Seven Paper Amelia Gold Dot Vellum.  Heidi Swapp Minc Tags (snowflake) (made with Minc Heat Machine + Minc Reactive Foil: Gold.  American Crafts: Remarks Holiday Dimensional sentiments.  American Crafts Christmas Sequins & Buttons.  Cake Sprinkles (snow).  WRMK Photo Fuse sleeve (made with WRMK Photo Fuse Tool).  (Size: 4-7/16" x 5-9/16").

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