Friday, October 16, 2020

2020 Stash Party #48 - Be Thankful

 Hello, Crafty Peeps!

I would like to promise you that this will be my last foiling project, but that would be blatantly untrue!  I have committed to creating four sets of Christmas Cards for my beloved sister (in-law) and what is a Christmas Card that does not have a bit of glitter?

I love the "rocker bottom." 
It is so difficult to photograph a foiled project (I am a lousy photographer.)  I probably should have used my lightbox but it was 2am and "being lazy" got the best of me!  Unfortunately, in this picture, the light red circles on the oval focal cannot be seen.  IRL, this added element really elevates this design.  The foiled leaves were leftover from a previous project and I was determined to use them rather than consigning them to my stash!

Thanks for visiting!
Chana Malkah

Thursday, October 15, 2020

2020 Stash Party #47 - Sending Love - Playing with Foils and Vellum

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
Today, I decided to CASE a project that I saw on YouTube! I wanted to do some more foiling and I wanted to work on focal groupings!  This project gave me the opportunity to do both and to use some of my vellum scraps.
To integrate my patterned paper into the design, I used colored copier paper on the inside.
The element that drew me to this project was the curved bottom on the front.  I also liked the idea of coloring the vellum and using alcohol to give it a marbled look!  The patterned paper was also a nice addition to the focal group. I also used this project to practice mixing my foils on my projects!  I decided to use a die-cut on my face panel because I needed to add depth to the project!  I love my doodle flowers and leaves die!  On the inside of the card, I used the die-cut word "Love" with a small foiled heart!

To further integrate my patterned paper into the design, I used a piece of colored copier paper.  I was so happy to find one that matched so perfectly!

All of my foiled pieces were created using home-printed toner paper and my Scotch Laminator. I use parchment paper as a carrier but you can also use copier paper.

Thanks so much for visiting!
Chana Malkah


Tuesday, October 13, 2020

A Place To Start - October Challenge - Use Red, Yellow, and Green - The Colors of Fall

Hello, Crafty Makers! 

I love creating fall-themed cards!  The challenge at A Place To Start is "Use Red, Yellow, and Green."  

I was delighted with how well my homemade stamps worked.  I have a number of dies with no matching stamps.  This will allow me to play around with them and find new ways to create images.

I created this banner over a year ago.  I added a bit more Distress Ink to bring out the detail and added my foiled sentiment.

This is one of the rare times that I added a sentiment to the interior of my project.  One of my self-challenges for 2021 will be to add sentiments inside all my cards. 

This is how I created my Background

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 I used my Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves Bigz Dies and craft foam to create my own stamps.  The stamps then adhered to acrylic blocks using an AdTech removable glue runner.

The stamps can be used multiple times! 
I stamped the leaves in a very random manner.  To create more depth, I would stamp a leaf in a dark color and then stamp over it in a lighter color or vise versa. There were white spaces between the leaves in some areas.  I colored those areas in with contrasting inks.  I used a water brush to apply the colors to avoid hard edges.  Inks: Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, and Picked Raspberry.  Cardstock: Neenah Solar White 110# CS.  The Craft Foam is from Darice!
I used a small stencil and distress ink to create the design on my banner.  The sentiment was foiled using my Go Press and Foil machine.  I wanted to keep the sentiment simple since the background is the focal element in this design!

Give the foam stamps technique a try!  
This is a fun way to extend your stash without spending your cash!
Thanks for the visit!

Chana Malkah

SOS Challenge 431 - October 13 - Happy Fall Y'all! - Create a project with an Autumn or Autumn Holiday Theme

 Hello, Crafty Peeps!

I love fall!  My backyard is currently a riot of red, yellow, green, and orange!  "The Hubster" is not so happy because leaves are falling faster than he can mulch them.  He maintains the lawns at both of our homes and works this is the time of year that causes him the most headaches. 

The Fortnight Challenge at Shopping Our Stash is: "Create A Project with an Autumnal or Autumnal Holiday Theme."  You can make birthday, anniversary, or thank you cards and everything in between.

I have had this Tim Holtz Framelit Acorn Stamp and Die set for over 8 years and this is the first time I have used any of the elements.  The sentiment is an unbranded layered set.  I foiled the sentiment using my Go-Press and Foil Machine!

I don't know why Stickles never photographs as pretty as it is IRL.
I cut a second acorn from craft foam and adhered it to the back of the image.  I also added foam dots to the sentiment for dimension.

Anecdotally, "The Hubster" had one of the Oak trees on our second property cut down last year and now he misses the acorns...this card is for him. I look forward to seeing your entry in our challenge!  My teammates have created awesome samples! 

Thanks for the visit!
Chana Malkah
Stuff I used:

Monday, October 12, 2020

613 Avenue Create October Challenge - Anything Goes w/ Optional Twist: Winged Things

 Hello, Crafty Makers!

This month at 613 Avenue Create, the optional twist to our Anything Goes challenge is Winged Things.  I am so far behind on everything.  This year, all of our Jewish High Holiday celebrations dove-tailed right into our regular Shabbos.  This meant that two eight-day holidays became ten-day celebrations.  So that was twenty days plus Yom Kippur.  I love it, but I am tired!

After such a long hiatus, I just needed to create something quick and easy.  I continue to play around with foiling and for this project, I used the Laser Printer foiling method.

I die cut three butterflies from regular cardstock. I glued them together and put them aside.  Next, I cut one butterfly from my toner-paper.   • Toner Paper PDF ——  link to the toner-paper file from Jennifer McGuire.  I print several at one time and keep them in a folder for future use.
   I then placed the toner paper butterfly onto a piece of folded parchment paper with the black toner side up.  The foil was placed "pretty" side up on top of the die-cut.  I set my laminator to the 5mm setting to get the maximum heat.  I fed the parchment into the laminator as I normally would and then peeled off the foil.  I repeated this process with my sentiment.
   My splatter background was created using Distress Ink. I played with some colored cardstock for layering but the black gave the dramatic appeal!  As usual, I left the inside of the card blank!
Thanks for dropping by!
Chana Malkah
Stuff I Used:
Memory Box - Vivienne Butterfly Craft Die

Saturday, October 10, 2020

2020 Stash Party #46 - Gold Foiled Sympathy Card

 Hello, Crafty Peeps!

2020 will soon be over, thank goodness, and I still have a lot of equipment and supplies in my stash that I have yet to use.  My Go Press and Foil machine is one such item.  I have had it for over a year now and only used it when I unboxed it and foiled a small die just to make sure it worked.  Two weeks ago, I used it to create a fun card for my grandson's 16th Birthday.  Now, I have been infected with the foiling bug.

Last week, I decided that I would practice my foiling.  I combined two foiling methods in this project.  I used my Go Press and Foil for the sentiment and I used my printer and laminating machine to create the foiled flower and leaves.  I have a commercial hot stamp press and while the foil will not work in my Go Press and Foil machine, it works beautifully in my laminator and in my Minc Mini!

I have started on my two Christmas card orders and I plan to use foiling and embossing to elevate my designs!

Thanks for stopping by!


Chana Malkah

What I used: