Foiled Interlocking card made with a digital stamp

Happy Friday Unies!! It is Friday, right?

Hope you are all doing well and are enjoying these fabulous digital stamps!!! I woke up yesterday (at 2am) and wanted to make this card immediately, but I had to wait for the rest of the household to wake up first!! Let me show you the video first, then I think it’s easier to understand what I am trying to say.

Cool, huh? I downloaded and printed this Germs and Jesus stamp with a laser printer onto 110lbs Neenah card stock. The toner ink is important if you want to foil the stamp, like I did here. You can fussy cut the floral image but I used my Brother Scan ‘n Cut with an 0.08″ white border.

I wanted the sentiment a different color from the floral image. To do this, carefully cut along the inside of the frame’s border with a sharp craft knife. If the edges of the sentiment are jagged after the cut, use a paper cutter to achieve a clean and straight cut. Also, since the sentiment will be separate from the front card base, slightly trim all sides by 1/8. This will ensure that it doesn’t get caught when opening the card. You are now ready to foil the frame and the floral image.

I used Summer Rainbow for the flowers and green Therm O Web Decofoil for the sentiment. Make sure to add another piece of paper underneath what you want to foil as this serves as a shim and the foil adheres better when run through the laminator.

The next step can be done two ways. I first embossed a pink shimmery paper with an Altenew Cover plate and traced the inside of the floral frame onto it. Or, skip that step and take the flowers and add one layer of foam tape to pop it up and adhere it to the pink paper. Adhere both to the card base. Either way, you have to cut that same frame out of the pink and out of the upside down card base.

For the actual card base, I tried to take a photo to explain what I did here. This card requires two landscape A2 cards. These are also 110lbs Neenah card stock. They are glued together in such a way that the “upside down” base opens up first. Remember to cut about 1/8 off one of the “top” base’s edge. This will help to keep the card closed and open up without it sticking. Once you have your bases glued together (I used double sided tape), line up your sentiment through the front frame. Add TWO layers of foam tape on the back of the sentiment. This will help to “lock” the card in place.

I hope this make sense, that is why I made the short video! But please let me know if I can help you with this card. I will show you another card today on the Unity Show and Tell Page.

Happy Easter!

Charmaine

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Three cards Three styles

I am so excited to share with you Unity’s newest venture into the world of FOILING! We have an Instagram Blog Hop on Monday, March 9th, and I hope you can join us to see all the new releases paired with the various Toner card fronts!

So, how does this work and how can I use it? Each A2 pack contains 8 card fronts with a design in toner ink on white card stock. You will need a laminator and foil to use these products. You can also add color to these white card fronts, like I have done here.

I applied color before the foiling process to not dull the shine of the foil. Also, If you use dye ink or distress oxide, make sure you clean off excess color and heat set before foiling. Don’t ruin your Copic tips by coloring after foiling.

I made three cards today.  I took the three panels above (already colored and foiled) and used the new Purple tape with lower tack to combine and align the card fronts. I used two funky wavy dies and cut all three card fronts at the same time with my Gemini Jr.

You end up with 9 pieces which I glued together like a puzzle onto 3 different A2 card panels. Use a liquid adhesive to move the pieces together into the right position. Now I have 3 panels with 3 different colors on each.

For the first card, I added a stitched frame and adhered to a black background. The sentiment, mounted with dimensional foam tape, is from the Letterboard Quotes stamped with Altenew Antique Gold. I also added some wire for visual interest.

For my second card, I used an embossing folder to add some trippy dimension and mounted with dimensional foam tape on the back. This itty bitty, Undies in a Bundle, was perfect for such a busy and shiny background. I added vellum behind the undies to refocus the card.

My last card had to be a shaker. Cut a frame from the panel and TURN it so the colors are opposite from each other. This just made it a bit different and is more visually appealing. The Hello die with shadow is from Sizzix Thinlits.

I hope you like these cards and will check out our Foil selection in the store!

Happy Crafting!

Charmaine
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Therm O Web Collaboration: Fall is in the Air

Morning Friends! 

This week we are teaming up with Therm O Web to showcase you some old and new products that we use in our products. 

I am an Autumn baby so these gold Deco Foil and leafy designer toner sheets just spoke to me! I will link all my products used in the post.

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Using my favorite Love you more stamp, I decided that they need a Fall background. This stamp set is available at the Rabbit Hole Design store and at the Simon Says Stamp store

Deco Foil Clear Toner Sheets - Endless Leaves picture
Deco Foil Transfer Sheets - Copper picture
Love You More Clear Stamp 4x6

Here is what I did:
** Switch on your laminator***
1. Stamp, cut and color the lovely couple. I used Copics.
2. Cut a heart out of Tonic Metal Sheets/Aluminium Foil sheets, Copper Kettle
3. Stamp the sentiment on yellowish paper, used  My Creative Time’s sentiment strip for the stitched die
4. For the “Fall”, I used Pinkfresh’s Adore Alpha Die Set and craft foam. Cut another set out of yellow cardstock and another out of gold/ mirror card stock. 
5. Glue the foam and cardstock with liquid adhesive. I used Gina K connect glue

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6. Now for the fun background: This clear Deco Foil Designer Toner Sheet, Endless Leaves, is GORGEOUS.
7. Pair it with ICraft Deco Foil Copper Cabre transfer sheet and run it through the laminator.(Follow the directions of the packaging). 
The Rabbit Hole has transfer sheets in stock as well. Click here.
8. Cut the leafy background down to your card size (4.25 x 5.5)
9. Adhere the leafy background to the card using Therm O Web tape runner. This will not show through the clear sheet. Amazing right???
10. Adhere all the elements onto the card and as a final touch, use the gold “shadow outline” from letters and adhere to the word Fall. 
11. I used dimensional tape to adhere the sentiment

Hope you liked my card and all the elements I used from Therm O Web. These Clear designer Toner Sheets are amazing and very easy to work with. I hope you will give it a try!

Leafy kisses!

Charmaine 
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Fly, fly away with me!

Good Morning! Ready to make something pretty??


I am coming out of my glitter fort to bring you this awesome shiny card. Grab your laminator, foil and this gorgeous stamp!

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This is a very doable card, it took about two hours to do everything. 


This is a top folding 4.25 x 5.5 card. 


I used the previously released Love you More stamp and one of the new stencils, Candy Twist, to make the background. 

Click on the images to go to the store. Also, these stamps and stencils are also now available at Simon Says Stamp!  

Place the 6×6 stencil over a sheet of Neenah cardstock 110lb paper, or any other heavy duty cardstock. I use washi tape to keep everything in place but Pixie Spray is pretty handy here. Smear the transfer gel evenly across the stencil and paper using a craft knife or old credit card. Immediately wash the stencil in warm soapy water to avoid hardening of the gel. Set this aside and allow the gel to dry for about an hour. Switch on your laminator. Give it a good 20 minutes to heat up before use.

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Now, stamp, cut and color your pretty people and buildings. I used Copics and didn’t focus too much on the detail. The main attraction of this card will be the foiled stencil result. For the background, I used a green and blue distress oxide palette. Nothing fancy, just enough to peak through.


Vellum “paper” is a fantastic way to soften any card. I used a fluffy cloud metal die from Sunny Studios to cut clouds for the top and the bottom. Using black StazOn ink, stamp the sentiment on the vellum. This ink is amazing as it is PERMANENT! Give it a second to dry.

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Make sure the transfer gel is dry. Place a piece of red foil large enough to cover over the cardstock. Depending on your laminator (***please read your instructions***) place the foil and dried gel cardstock through the laminator.

Some machines require you to place your product in a piece of parchment paper to run through the machine.


Using the fluffy cloud die, cut two pieces from the red foiled product that match the vellum pieces.


Adhere the vellum to the red with a little overlap, and then to the card. Cut off excess paper to match the card size. Place the people on dimensional tape and use regular adhesive for the buildings.


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Ta-ta!

Charmaine

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Unicorns are sweet, magical and soo fluffy!

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Hi Sassy friends! 

My name is Charmaine from CharCards and I this will be my first time designing for The Rabbit Hole Designs blog. I am very honored to have been chosen for the team as these stamps speak to my sassy, sarcastic inner wild child. This was a definitely a match made in heaven!

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Let me show you how I made Miss Sassy Pants sparkle using heat and foil!

This magical stamp set can be used to make funny, sweet and silly cards. I chose to make a friendship card with the flying unicorn.

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The front of the card is made by using one of the newly released stencils, Diamond Flower stencilDeco Foil Transfer gel and foil similar to Deco Foil Silver Star foil available at The Rabbit Hole Designs store and at Simon Says Stamp.

Before we start getting shiny, switch on the laminator. Give it a good 20 minutes before using.

Place the 6×6 stencil over a sheet of Neenah cardstock 110lb paper, or any other heavy duty cardstock. I use washi tape to keep everything in place but Pixie Spray is pretty handy here. Smear the transfer gel evenly across the stencil and paper using a craft knife or old credit card. Immediately wash the stencil in warm soapy water to avoid hardening of the gel. Set this aside and allow the gel to dry for about an hour. 

Stamp and fussy cut the unicorn. I use a Brother Scan n Cut to save some time. To avoid from distracting  from the beautiful foil, I kept the coloring of the unicorn to a minimum. I used two shades of pink for the hair and Copic markers C1 and C3 for the “white” of Sassy’s body. Adhere a few pieces of dimensional tape to the back to give her some pizzaz!

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This is a 4.25 x 5.5 top folding card. Adhere patterned paper on the inside of the card, same size as the card.  For the sentiment, I used a dialogue box die and the sweet friend sentiment.

Place Silver Star foil or similar foil over the dried gel on cardstock. Sandwich both pieces between parchment paper and feed it through the laminator. Set the dial to 5mm. Cut the beautiful, shiny result the same size as the card, 4.25 x 5.5.

Place a circle die big enough on the bottom corner of the result and position the unicorn in such a way that the unicorn doesn’t get hung up as the card is opened. Use the shiny result card stock sans the circle and draw a pencil mark on the front of the white card to make an additional circle die cut. Two cuts are necessary because the gel result with two layers of cardstock might not make a smooth, clean cut. Adhere the shiny piece to the front, adhere Miss Sassy and there you are!

Pretty, shiny unicorn card!

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