Sunday, 23 November 2008

Foil Play DT challenge: a glittered medallion card by Little Jan

Little Jan of the CraftTelly forum has produced this gorgeous, intricate, glittered medallion card for the Foil Play Design Team challenge.

The card was made by folding A4 gold pearl card and cutting out an aperture, the corners were then embossed and stitched and gems added. Jan used a medallion stamp to stamp out and decoupage two medallions, and glued them back to back. She then glittered both sides and hung the finished medallion in the aperture. The background of the card is decorated with snowflake peel offs

Thank you, Jan for this beautiful project!

Foil Play DT challenge: foiled and glittered projects by Caramel Bunny

CaramelBunny of the CraftTelly forum has produced this delightfully delicious selection of foiled and glittered projects for the Foil Play Design Team Challenge.

Elephant card (pictured above) - CaramelBunny highlighted some of the detailing on the elephant decoupage with the Quickie Glue Pen then foiled with old gold foil. The swirly bits are adhesive rub-ons with the same gold foil applied over them.

Dragonfly box (pictured above and below) - This is a peel off sticker stuck on to a double sided sticky sheet & then mounted on acetate. The wings were then foiled using a sheet from the pearl foil kit and the body foiled with turquoise foil. The eyes are bronze glitter dabbed on with a brush. The whole lot was then mounted on a box (made by CaramelBunny) with silicone glue, so that it stands up on its bent legs a bit.
Dragon bag (pictured above) - This is a stamped & embossed image which Caramel Bunny then filled in using the Quickie Glue Pen and copper, cinnamon and bronze glitter. It took a lot of brushing over after applying each glitter to make sure the original embossing still came out!
Butterfly card (pictured below) - these are peel off stickers coloured with permanent markers then stuck to a double sided adhesive sheet & mounted onto vellum. The wings are then foiled with three different foils from the pearl foiling kit. The bodies are the bronze glitter again, applied with a brush.
Thank you, CaramelBunny for these beautiful projects!

Saturday, 22 November 2008

Here come the Girls! New Kanban topper sheets and co-ordinating cardstock

Lots of gorgeous new Kanban topper sheets are in store this weekend at Foil Play, along with beautiful co-ordinating cardstock.

There are flitter glittered topper and pyramage sheets, like the Rosie pyramage sheet pictured above.
There is also a selection of pink and black rose and cherry and pink and blue vintage poppy co-ordinating cardstock (black cherry pictured above).
There is a selection of eight foiled and diecut vintage elegant ladies topper sheets (Lakeside Lovers is pictured above), many of which also include lovely verses for your craft projects.
Also new this month are elegant lady aperture decoupage kits (Mary on black is pictured above) and beautiful black and white enamel glazed card sheets (Paisley - negative is pictured below).

New G18 die cut DuoTwist and Large Format Pyramage designs

G18 have just released 10 delicious new die cut designs which are now in store at Foil Play.

There are 5 new DuoTwists sheets:
  • Anniversary Roses (pictured above);
  • 60s Cars 2, featuring the Mini and Morris Minor;
  • A Boy's Best Friend in monochrome;
  • The High Life, an elegant monochrome couple;
  • Down the Hatch, with wine and beer
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!
There are also 5 new pyramage sheets:
  • Smile - a cute frog on a lily pad (pictured above);
  • Commitment - beach wedding;
  • Barrel of Laughs - cute puppies;
  • Elegant Couple 1 - monochrome;
  • Elegant Couple 2 - monochrome
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!

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Delicious new die cut decoupage designs from Dufex

Lots of great new Dufex goodies are now in store at Foil Play.

Firstly, a selection of die cut decoupage kits. Each kit contains 2 A4 sheets, a die cut decoupage sheet and a non die cut card making design elements (including borders, corners and background panels) sheet which can be easily cut out using a craft knife or scissors. Each sheet perfectly complements the other and when combined will give all your card designs a stunning result.

There are six kits so far in the range:
  • Anniversary;
  • Easter;
  • Floral occasions;
  • Good luck and congratulations;
  • New baby (pictured above); and
  • Wedding
There are four new everyday die cut decoupage designs:
  • Pigs (pictured above);
  • Oriental;
  • Motomania; and
  • Victorian Beach
Six popular existing step by step designs are now also available as die cut sheets, these are:
  • Easter;
  • Wedding;
  • Teen Male (pictured above);
  • Cricket, Football & Rugby;
  • Cheers; and
  • Chocolate
There is a gorgeous new mandala hearts step by step sheet too, pictured above.
Last but not least, there is a new selection of individual Dufex picture prints too. Very inexpensive, but versatile, the prints could be used as the centrepiece for a special card either as an individual topper, or decoupaging several sheets of the same design to add extra dimension. With many of the prints, including the vintage cars print pictured above, you can cut out and use individual elements on more than one card. Of course these prints are so beautiful, you can also use them as pictures too!

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Studio Light traditional decoupage sheets - Disney, animals, male themed decoupage and more

Lots of great new decoupage sheets from Studio Light are in store now at Foil Play. There is a great range to choose from, including new pyramid and twisted pyramid decoupage sheets.

The pyramid sheets include Christmas designs, Flower Fairies, flowers, oriental lady and wedding.
There are plenty of traditional step by step 3D decoupage sheets too, with lots of male themed designs like the one above, also cars, motorbikes, aeroplanes and sport.

These are traditional decoupage sheets, so scissors are needed! Cut out the step by step elements and layer them up with foam pads or silicone adhesive to create toppers for your card and craft projects.

New Disney sheets include Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Peter Pan, animals and princesses.

Other new sheets feature Strawberry Shortcake, Some bunny to love, cowboys and indians.

There are lots of gorgeous animals too, including cats, dogs, birds, ponies and wild animals.