Thursday, February 20, 2014

February Fluttters, Foil, and Fun!

The Dream Team is still fluttering along, despite our Queen being absent. Pam here, again, and today I'm sharing one of my favorite cards created by Louise Healy. If you ever have the opportunity, and are in the Chicago area, I highly recommend that you take one of her Dreamweaver classes!

As she hasn't written instructions for this card, I'm going to make a studied guess at how this beauty was created. Obviously, Louise has used the large Butterfly stencil. She has paste-embossed it onto white cardstock either with a sludge mix of yellow, orange, and red embossing pastes, or possibly Glossy White paste and then adding Color Solutions inks over the dry pasted surface through the stencil. I do know for sure that she has placed holographic foil over the surface and run it through her laminator...transferring the foil to the pasted surface. This is why you see the reflective hologram effect. Very cool, huh? Once the butterfly was cut out, she popped it up over a panel of cardstock machine-embossed with the Op Art Background, to which the StriƩ technique was added. A beautiful coordinating patterned paper finishes this card with the feel of being in a wonderful garden. Which is probably just where Louise would love to be, instead of up to her armpits in snow. That's okay, Louise, I'll think of you while in my flowering garden in sunny California. Wink, wink.

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Katia said...

is so beautiful!

Louise said...

Thanks for featuring my card Pam, I always loved this one. It was dry embossed on white cardstock, stencil brushes and Brilliance inks were used to add color, the whole thing was patted with VersaMark, the stencil removed and heat and stick bonding powder was sprinkled on, heated, THEN the holographic foil and laminator. Sounds putzy, but very easy.

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