Hi there, today I wanted to share a quick tip with using the Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP(144125). This is a heavy weigth kraft card with foil designs printed on the paper - random spots, stripes and a chevron pattern. You get 4 colours in the pack - Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Tangerine Tango and Soft Sky. I love the kraft card but did you know you can sponge and stamp on the card to change the kraft colour? too easy and such a great effect.
I am not a huge fan of Lemon Lime Twist (I know, I'm in a minority) but I wanted to participate in the Just Add Ink challenge and my friend Lou Kitzelman on the design team commented on one of my other posts that she hoped I would come to love this colour so I have given it another shot!! I don't love it on its own but it is quite gorgeous combined with Tranquil Tide, so I have watercoloured a strip using both, and stamped the leaves from Painted Harvest using both and then I took a strip of the Foil DSP and whacked the inkpad down to add a heavy layer of tranquil tide. once you wipe away the excess you have the benefit of the resist technique and the ink changes only the kraft card.
I love the sketch layout from Global Design Project so that was a good direction to follow to construct this card.
You can see the effect more clearly on this sample strip where the ink starts and finishes.
It's a bit hard to get the effect in a photo so here's a different angle.
Here's the shiny foil from a different angle.
I hope you have a creative week and remember,
"don't just post online,
post something pretty!"