Sunday, August 7, 2022

Easy, Fast Card When Life Gets Busy

 Hello again there friends. Both my kids are grown, but summers still seem a very busy time. All I want to do is travel.  Probably has something to do with getting out of the blazing Texas heat. This year is not different. Weeks of 100 degree temps with no relief in sight.

For todays card, I want to show you that you don’t need to spend a lot of time coloring or stamping to make an amazing card.

To start out I chose a sentiment form the Ephemera Birthday Sentiment. These sentiments are printed with toner and can be left as is or in foiled with Deco Foil.

The laminator that I have doesn’t seem to get hot enough to transfer the foil, but I have another solution. If you have a Gemini Foilpress, you can use it. I pre-heated the foilpress, on the Medium setting with a solid hot foil plate. Once it was hot I placed the Deco foil , shiney side down with the sentiment face down. I then set the timer to 30 seconds. When it was done, I ran it through my Gemini Jr. machine. It transferred beautifully. These setting work for me, but every foilpress and Gemini are different. I suggest you test it with your machine first.

Don’t throw that foil away. The Ephemera Birthday Sentiments also comes with a solid negative. I reheated my foilpress and ran it through. I’ll set it aside for another project.

Now back to the card. I was really rushed for time. The Pre Printed Easy Scene – Royal Royal West is double sided. One side it western themed, and the other has more scenic landscapes. I chose this one and glued it down to an A2 Top Fold Card Base. I then added dimension foam tape to the sentiment and added it to the card front.

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