Rainbow Cards | Therm O Web

There is a rainbow of hope at the end of every storm! With the rainbow of hope theme in mind, I'm sharing a set of Rainbow cards I created using some fabulous products from Therm O Web. This includes their new DecoFoil Transfer Duo Gel, Glitz Glitter Gel and Metallix Gel. I want to specifically thank Therm O Web for so kindly sending me some of these products to play with.

The first card I'm sharing uses the DecoFoil Transfer Duo Gel. This is similar to the original Transfer Gel in that it's made to use with Deco Foil. However, now you can transfer foil without the use of a laminator. Yes, you read that correctly! No laminator is needed. You can now simply use the pressure from a die cutting machine to transfer the foil.

Here I've used the Transfer Duo with a stencil. I laid stencil onto a piece of white cardstock and used Purple Tape to hold it in the place. Then using a palette knife I adhered the gel over the stencil, gently lifted the stencil and washed it immediately. I then set the paper to the side to dry. The gel goes on white, but dries clear and remains slightly tacky. I then placed a piece of Deco Foil Rainbow over the gelled area and ran it through my die cutting machine to transfer the foil. It left me with this beautiful rainbow design.

Now as anyone knows who's ever done any foiling, there is always that wasted foil. It always makes me sad to let it go to waste. Instead of letting that happen I decided to experiment a little. I took another piece of white cardstock and used a wide paint brush to paint the surface with a thin layer of Transfer Duo Gel, making sure to apply as even a coat as possible. Once it was dry, I laid the "wasted foil" on top and ran it through my die cutting machine and look what happened!

The foil that was left over, transferred to the paper. Although it wasn't as perfect of a transfer as the original, I kind of like how it has a bit of a distressed look to it! And...no foil was wasted in the process!

For my third card, I went rainbow wild with the gorgeous Glitz Glitter Gels! These literally come in a rainbow of colors which is what inspired me to apply the different colors of gel in a diagonal pattern over a stencil. Once I had the entire stencil covered, I gently lifted it off of the paper and washed it immediately.

I had a couple of areas, as you can see, where I applied too much gel and it went under the stencil. I decided to embrace the imperfections and love all the sparkly goodness no matter what!

With the continuation of the rainbow theme, my fourth card uses Pearl Metallix Gel. I applied it through a stencil and let it dry. It has a beautiful pearly sheen to it, that unfortunately is impossible to photograph. All I can do is ask that you take my word for it!

Once the gel was dry, I created a rainbow over the paper using Distress Oxide Inks. I then spritzed the paper with water and sprinkled on a bit of Gold Embossing Powder and heat set it with my heat gun. This card definitely has a great mixed media feel to it!

One final note on my set of Rainbow cards is the sentiment strip. For each one, I stamped the sentiment and then heat embossing it with gold embossing powder. I then layered this onto a strip of gold foiled Deco Foil Foam Adhesive. These are another great product to use to transfer foil that does not require a laminator. Simply peel off the liner on one side, lay a piece of foil silver side down and gently rub your finger over the foil to transfer it. Then peel off the transfer sheet to reveal your foiled shape. If you want the foiled foam strip to have more stability, simply adhered the other side of the foam strip to another strip of cardstock cut to the same size.

I hope you enjoyed the rainbow cards I shared with you today using these fabulous products from Therm O Web. Below you can find a complete list of the supplies I used.


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The Journey | Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 2

Today is the day my friends! The 2020 Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 2 Release is now available and I'm thrilled to be sharing a project I created using some of these new products. The Journey features the Funky Wreath Thinlits Dies and 3D Texture Fades Embossing Folder Brickwork. I combined them with one of the beautiful butterflies from Scribbly Butterflies Thinlits Dies and some fun Idea-ology goodies to create a tag with a theme that couldn't be more fitting with the direction of my life at this moment.

So let's get started on how The Journey came together. First off, the base of this project is an Etcetera Thickboard Small Tag that I covered with patterned paper from the 8x8 Etcetera Paper Stash. I used Collage Medium to adhere it the both the front and back of the tag. I then inked the edges with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Ink and then used my finger to apply a bit of Crackle  Texture Paste here and there to the edges. I just love how the ink come through the texture paste and makes the cracks more apparent.

For the brick background, I took a piece of watercolor paper, spritzed it with water and placed it inside the Brickwork 3D Texture Fades Embossing Folder. I then ran it through my Sizzix three times to get a good impression in the paper. I then took the embossed paper and inked it with a foam blending tool using Distress Oxide in Vintage Photo, Frayed Burlap, and Ground Espresso. I applied the colors here and there over the paper to give it some interest and keep it from being all one color. I then spritzed it with a bit of water to activate the oxides and then dabbed it dry.

I then adhered this to the tag and placed two Scallop Chipboard Trims along the bottom to create a shelf/ledge. I covered the piece under the shelf, which is what the actual shelf part is resting on, with patterned paper. I knew I wanted to create a garden along the top of the shelf and it would mostly be covered by that, so I decided to paint it with Vintage Photo Distress Paint. I then added a bit of Crackle Texture Paste to the edge of the shelf.

As I continued creating the scene, I die cut one of the Funky Wreath Thinlits Dies from watercolor paper and watercolored it with Distress Ink and a water brush. The colors I used were Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters and Forest Moss. I knew I wanted to mount this in the middle of the brick wall, but I felt like it needed something behind it, so I die cut a piece of patterned paper using the Stacked Label Die. I inked the edges with Old Paper and Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I then adhered the wreath using some double sided foam adhesive.

Next came the butterfly from the Scribbly Butterflies Thinlits Dies. This was die cut from watercolor paper and then inked with Fossilized Amber Distress Ink. I added an Idea-ology Pen Nib colored with Mushroom Alcohol Ink to create the body of the butterfly.

Once the focal point was created, I then began adding the rest of the touches. This includes the Paper Doll colored with Distress Crayons. I followed the tutorial by Paula Cheney on how to do this and you can find it here and most recently she created a new post here.

To create the garden I added some flowers from the Idea-ology Bouquet and colored them with Distress Ink in Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick and Fossilized Amber. I used a water brush to apply the ink. I filled in around them with florist moss. The garden and brick wall still needed a something, so I added a bit of ivy die cut using the Garden Greens Thinlits Dies. I watercolored them using a waterbrush and Distress Ink in Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters and Forest Moss.

The final touch was the addition of a border flourish from the Idea-ology Halloween Adornments and a Word Band. Each of these was colored with Mushroom Alcohol Ink.


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