Yes I am addicted - seriously addicted to foiling on transparencies, foiling in general, and print and cut. I honestly haven't had this much fun making cards in a long time and I feel it has opened up a whole new world for me.
Before I get on with the details of the card, I have to say that I am literally blown away with the detailed print and cut that I can get with SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot). I was really timid about foiling the butterfly first and then cutting it out and even toyed with the idea of filling it all in with foil and then cutting out the detail. But as you will see, I did it the way I was supposed to and the accuracy of the software coupled with the precision of the cutter was just downright amazing.
My inspiration came from Dominic (Crafty Vectors) and his butterflies file (there are many fluttering delights to choose from) . Playing with this one gave me all sorts of ideas for future cards - so this will not be the end of spotlighting Dominic and his talents. I am such a fan.
I started by taking one of the beautiful butterflies, created several shadows, and welded one of the shadows to a frame. I then printed the detailed silhouette of the butterfly on a laser transparency so I could foil and then cut it out - all using the print and cut method in SCAL. I really was afraid that the detail would not be captured. I just didn't think the cut could possibly be accurate enough, especially on the transparency using multi cuts - but it was!! I was so excited to see the idea come go life.
The file laser printed on transparency
The foiled print and cut
All cut out perfectly...
Once the foiled focal point was cut, it was just a matter of cutting out the other parts from Paper Temptress and assembling using papers from the Sparkle, Mica and Incandescent lines.
The greeting tag was also a print and cut using a reconfigured nesting shapelie from Penny Duncan Creations and the words were foiled in the same lilac as the butterfly. The font is one of my favorites thanks to my dear friend Ducky of Ducky's Designs. She introduced me to that font several years ago and I love the elegance of it.
Foiled greeting on Mica paper
This will definitely not be the last time foiling or acetate will be part of my cards... I really do think I am addicted and can hardly wait to develop the next idea!
I really love this card and hope you do too. Hope you will try adding transparencies to your cards!
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