Friday, November 18, 2022

You've got to accentuate the negative!


Wait - accentuate the negative?? OH, I don't mean that in a negative way!!  Only that I've rounded up all of those leftover 'negative' foil pieces and turned them into very pretty sentiments - a very positive move, I say!

I heated up the Glimmer machine and got to work using those leftovers using Waffle Flower Crafts Merry Christmas duo hot foil plates and coordinating dies.

Here is the first pass which creates the 'positive' image...

Those gorgeous Altenew Layered Snowflakes made quick work of a very
pretty home for it. Gluing them flat onto a panel helps with postage.

Here is the 'negative' foiling using 
Waffle Flower Crafts Solid Hot Foil Plate and cut with the coordinating die.

See those foiled boughs and holly leaves?  From Spellbinders' Holiday Blooms, I die-cut the from a less-than-perfect attempt - there was just enough perfection to cut them from!  Doesn't that holographic foil look pretty with the matte-finish gold?

Don't be mad at me - this hot foil plate was one I bought when I ordered my Glimmer machine - there are TONS of gorgeous
hot foil backgrounds in the Doodlebugs shop!

Don't you agree this cozy looking Tufted embossing will warm anyone this Christmas?!
Add a pretty gold or silver foiled sentiment and tie it up with a pretty white satin ribbon, and voila!

I'll be the first to admit that I don't always
get perfect results when hot-foiling - but what a statement it makes when the planets align!

Have a crafty weekend, my friends!
=] Michele
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  1. Pure elegance and a great way to use those negative foil pieces and those that are less than perfect! Love the tufted embossing that looks so warm and cozy!

  2. AWESOME cards Michele, and you are so right about using up those negative pieces and the less than perfect ones too, as you've made all these cards look PERFECT!! :0)

  3. You've got me swooning again with your CAS perfection, Michele! I especially love the holographic Holiday Blooms.

  4. I think those planets lined up and made a victory orbit around the sun! These turned out great, Michele and are just lovely!

  5. Wow, wow, wow! Loving how you used up your hot foiled sentiments Michele, these cards are gorgeous (love the multi color holiday blooms) and I just love the shimmer of the foiling. I so want a foiling machine! lol That embossing folder is amazing!!! Oh how I am loving it, reminds me of a snuggly quilt! Gorgeous cards! Hugs, Brenda

  6. Oh my goodness! You make me want to pull out my glimmer machine and foil all the things. Your cards are so very pretty! Especially the one with the vines background. Swoon!!

  7. Love that the simple foiling is the star of the show.

  8. Wonderful cards, Michele, and I saved my negatives from a few days ago, must give this a try. While all great cards, the tufted ones are my fave -- remind me of my grandma and warm winter snuggles!

  9. Well you know what Snidely says.....Foiled again! You are a fabulous foiler! My house lacks one of those machines but after seeing this array of gorgeousness I may have to reconsider!