Monday, April 25, 2022

Crafty Elves Countdown to Christmas - April 2022 Edition

It's the 25th of the month and time for the Crafty Elves to share the Christmas Cards we made this month!  I've been playing with foil all month.. mostly with my gel prints and acrylic paint.  For today I've used foil with acrylics and some good old Transfer Gel from Deco Foil because sometimes you just want some good, solid, dependable shine!

So here we go!

I made this background using a Newton's Nook stencil and applied some Deco Foil Transfer Gel Blanco... blanco because that's what I grabbed... could have used the clear.. but either way, I let it dry and ran it through my Minc... 

And bam!  Look at that pretty rainbow snowfall!

Here's how I made these first two backgrounds:

Just some good old fashioned foiling using a Snowflake Stencil from Newton's Nook and some Thermoweb Transfer Gel and Rainbow Foil!

The snowflakes I'm using this month were gel prints that I decofoiled with some used foil sheets and cut with dies from A Jillian Vance Design and Lawn Fawn.

Here's how I did that:

So pretty, right!?

The thing about foiling on a gel print is it's always unexpected... and some won't turn out the way you want, but you can always use them for die cutting!

I used the same stencil for this one, but just a simple inked background.... one of the beautiful foiled snowflakes that fit perfectly in the center of that cool MFT Happy Holidays die.  I don't think that one is around any more but you can get a Merry Christmas one here!

I think I must have a thing for purple and aqua for Christmas this year....

And this one... well... a digi printed on a very old gel print and then foiled in rainbow... yeah.  The Unique Snowflake digi from Angie Blom ... one of my very faves...

I just added the die cut Merry, cut from foil cardstock and stacked to the front and that was that!

And finally...

We colored this cutie from Paper Nest Dolls at Copic Bootcamp last December and decided it was time to get him on a card.  So I foiled a snowy background using the Tiny Snowfall stencil from Miss Ink.

I threw a few of the foiled snowflakes around for a fun and simple card.

And that's me for today!

Be sure to head on over to Michael and Debra's places to see what they've created for you today! 

And before you go, let's see who has won some Happy Mail from last month's post:

Sue D!   Snail mail me your address to bzscrapper66 at gmail dot com so I can get something in the mail to you!

Thanks so much to everyone who stopped and left some love!  See you again next month!



MadeByMeghanK said...

OMG! These are freaking awesome ! I LOVE the yeti and all the sparkle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Vannessa Osbourn said...

I just love your process reels and it's on my list to try foiling with the acrylic paint you've shared! These are all just stunning cards Lisa! Thanks for sharing your amazing inspiration!

Crystal O. Minkler said...

Wowzers, Lisa!! Your cards are all amazing!!! I love the snowflakes... so beautiful but that purple background on your fourth card is WOW!! Your yeti card is adorbs, too!

Becca Yahrling said...

Purple & aqua is my very favorite color combo so of course I am in love with your stunning cards. All the foiling is just beautiful! I finally broke down and bought a hot laminator ... now I just need to use it!! LOL

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards! Loving the pretty foils! The snowflakes are gorgeous, and that Yeti is just too fun!

Sue D said...

So pretty with the foiling.
Happy to see my name--I sent you an email.

sharon g said...

I really need to see how to use the foil and goopy stuff. I bought all of the supplies, but don't know how to use them. Thank you!