Thursday, December 7, 2017

Ho Ho Ho / Thermoweb + Tis the Season

Hello and Happy Thursday, friends!  I'm back again today to share a new layout for Thermoweb and the 'Tis the Season YouTube Hop with Audrey Yeager.  I am so excited to be a part of this again this many fun scrappers play along with Audrey each day.  I used lots of Thermoweb goodies to create this page.

I began with some white cardstock and a fun digital cut file.  I cut it pretty large to take up most of the space on my page, and I decided to foil it.  I used the Deco Foil Transfer Gel over it along with the Deco Foil to get that gold shine.  I love how it turned out!  I used blue, green and red watercolors with some plastic packaging on the background as well as some gold ink spray.  Details ahead!

To use the Deco Foil Transfer Gel, all you need to do is smooth it over your paper.  I used a palette knife and scraped it all over the cut file while it was still on my Cameo cutting mat.  Let it dry until it feels sticky and tacky.  Place the image inside a folded piece of parchment paper and place the foil (foil side up) on top of the image.  The parchment paper is kind of like a folder.  Feed it through a hot laminator and watch the magic happen!  When it comes out, simply peel away the excess foil and you're left with a super shiny image.  I went with gold because I love using it on Christmas pages!

 To embellish this page, I fussy cut some ornaments from a patterned paper from the Carta Bella A Very Merry Christmas collection.  I love those bright blues and deep greens.  I created two little banners or strings of ornaments across the page.  I used the iCraft Mixed Media Adhesive to glue them down, and then I stitched through the tops with gold metallic thread.

Funny story cut file has some wavy texture going on because I accidentally fed it through my laminator crooked.  It got caught in there and I had to manually pull it out.  I thought it was ruined, but I saved it and now it has some character...haha!  I ran it through my sewing machine for some added interest.

I can't resist photographing this shine!  It's gorgeous!  It's a lot of fun playing with all the foil colors and adding watercolors.  I love how this gold looks against the pretty blues!

I used minimal embellishments here.  I used a few of the Carta Bella stickers, including this adorable Santa.  I also used a few stickers from the Simple Stories Oh What Fun collection.

I hope this inspires you to give the Deco Foil a try.  The results are always awesome!  Here's my process video if you'd like to see my laminator mishap...haha :D

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I'll see you again tomorrow with more Christmas goodness!

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