Saturday, 20 September 2008

Christmas and other goodies from Redhotbed and Michele Marsden

Lots of new Redhotbed / Michele Marsden sheets are now in store at Foil Play this weekend. These include new flitter glittered or foiled topper sheets like the one above.
Clutter - but with a difference! These Christmas sheets are die cut, and there are six designs available. Pop out the individual elements printed and layer up with 3D foam or silicone glue to produce the finished image. The sheet includes a plan which you can follow, if you wish - the plan can also be used as a topper.
Cute Christmas Waterfall designs - A4 die cut sheets designed to produce a waterfall effect for your Christmas cards, with foiled greetings and accents.

Each sheet is die cut, so no scissors are needed. A step by step instruction sheet with pictures will also be sent with all purchases of waterfall sheets.

Last but not least, a great selection of die cut foiled topper sheets, featuring a range of Christmas motifs.

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Cards made by Corinne Bradd of Lets Make Cards magazine

Card designer Corinne Bradd made these gorgeous cards for a Foil Play advertisement in issue 18 of Lets Make Cards! magazine.

The right and middle cards above are made using Kanban Christmas foiled toppers. The card on the left above was made using a Kanban Christmas concept card.

For the card on the right below, Corinne has used foiling, glitters and ribbon to create a beautiful mixed texture card. The card on the left has a blue foiled stripe, topped with a foiled tree topper and foiled circles at the bottom of the card. Card Art greetings toppers complete both cards.

Foil Play DT challenge: It's a Wrap! - glittered candle by Rainbowwand

Rainbowwand decorated this gorgeous candle with glittered highlights and top as part of the monthly card swap on the Craft Telly forum.

The theme for the month was 'It's a Wrap' and I was the very lucky recipient, thank you Rainbowwand!

Thursday, 4 September 2008

Foil Play DT challenge: a glittered card by Phree

Phree has produced this gorgeous glittered card for the Foil Play Design Team Challenge.

The tree topper is printed from the Artylicious Season's Greeting CD and Phree glittered the trees and the stamped greeting using a Sakura Quickie glue pen and green ultra fine art glitter. She also used a few tiny spots of Star Dust Stickles to enhance the falling snowflakes on the topper.

Phree mounted the topper onto some green Mirri card and chose some icy blue shimmery card, which she stamped with metallic snowflakes to make the main card.

Check out Phree's inspirational blog for a detailed step by step explanation of how she made this card, and many more beautiful projects.

Thank you, Phree!

Foil Play DT challenge: foiled and glittered cards by Marzipan

Here are some beautiful foiled and glittered cards produced by Marzipan of the Craft Telly forum, for the Foil Play Design Team challenge.

The corners of the card above are decorated with snowflakes punched from double sided self adhesive film and foiled with silver holographic rub on foil. The gorgeous centrepiece of the card has been created by paper folding - check out Marzipan's Craft Telly workshop on paper folding.
The tree on the card above was stamped using black Versafine ink, and the outline of the branches traced with a Sakura Quickie glue pen. Marzipan then sprinkled on crystal holographic ultra fine art glitter, to look like snow.
The star on the tree in the card above was covered in holographic crystal ultra fine art glitter to make it sparkle.

Thank you, Marzipan!

Kanban Christmas goodies

Well the first order of Kanban Christmas goodies flew off the Foil Play shelves in double quick time!

Re-inforcements of these popular designs have now arrived, so if you'd like to try these delightful die cut toppers, pyramage sheets, concept cards, co-ordinating foil cards, pop up cards or message ribbons, check out Foil Play. Don't leave it too long though!

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

New die cut DuoTwist and Large Format Pyramage designs from G18

Hot off the press from G18, there are 15 great new die cut DuoTwists twisted pyramid decoupage designs:

Everyday
  • Surf's Up;
  • Retro Cars;
  • Tractors;
  • Sepia Wedding;
  • Elegance 1;
  • Elegance 2;
  • Sepia Dogs;
  • Motorbiking;
  • 60s Cars.
Christmas
  • Winter Scenes 2;
  • Peace at Christmas;
  • Christmas Memories;
  • Childhood Christmas;
  • Santa's Presents;
  • Looks Like Snow Deer.
Each A4 die cut DuoTwists sheet contains two inspirational and unique twisted decoupage designs and co-ordinating background panels. Pop out the numbered images from the sheet and stack them on top of each other using foam pads at a slightly twisted angle, to produce a really unusual style of decoupage.

For step by step details of how to make up the DuoTwists, check out the instructions on the G18 website. Check out the gallery on the site too, for inspiration!
A brand new product from G18 is die cut Large Format Pyramage, designed with A5 (and bigger) card makers in mind. There is a stunning range of everyday and Christmas designs:

Everyday
  • Wedding Day
  • Ballet Practice
  • Rose Duo
  • Fast Cars & Freedom
  • Autumn Dreams
  • Country Cottage
Christmas
  • Snow Tiger
  • Winter Afternoon
  • Winterland
  • Nativity
  • Snow Horses
Pop out the numbered images from the sheet, then layer them on top of each other with foam pads, starting with the largest at the base and the smallest at the top, to create a 3D pyramid effect.

DuoTwists and the Large Format Pyramage sheets are both produced on luxurious 170 gsm silk paper to add a touch of class to any project - and die cut, so no scissors are needed!

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Special offer: free Dufex greetings stickers if you spend over £20

Spend over £20 at Foil Play, and receive a free sheet of Dufex silver Christmas greetings stickers!

You don't need to do anything to claim the free stickers, I will automatically include them with your order if you spend £20 or more.

Offer valid whilst stocks last (but I do have plenty of sheets to give away!). It applies to website purchases only.