Step-Up Your Cards With These Three Stunning Techniques!
Ready to take your card making skills to the next level? Look no further! In this blog post, I’ll guide you through three techniques that will step-up your cards to stunning. Recently, I had the chance to create with several items from the Hexi-Gem Collection from Spellbinders. Get ready to unleash your creativity and craft stunning cards that will leave a lasting impression on your loved ones. Let’s dive in and step-up your card making game!
From the Blooms Hot Foil Plate to the Sentiments Hot Foil Plate and Essential Dies, each product in the Hexi-Gem Collection is designed to add elegance and sophistication to your cards. Discover how to incorporate these unique elements into your designs and make them shine. Check out my video tutorial below and learn three stunning techniques to step-up your handmade cards! Happy crafting! ❤️
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- Hexi-Gem Collection
- Hexi-Gem Blooms Hot Foil Plate and Die
- Hexi-Gem Sentiments Hot Foil Plate and Die
- Hexi-Gem Essential Dies
- For the full supply list, scroll down to the thumbnails at the end of this post.
Technique #1 Eye-Catching Water Droplet Background
For my first card, I created an eye-catching water droplet background using Distress Inks. I carefully selected the perfect color palette, blended the inks, and added droplets to achieve a stunning effect. To enhance the design, I incorporated the Blooms Hot Foil Plate from the Hexi-Gem Collection, bringing an element of elegance to the card.
Technique #2 Vibrant Coloring with Alcohol Ink Markers
Infuse vibrant colors into your design to step-up your card! For my second card, I used alcohol ink markers to bring my Blooms Hot Foil Plate image to life. Coloring adds depth to the foiled image and gives your card personality!
Technique #3 Bold Watercoloring with Distress Oxides
Prepare to make a bold statement with foiling on black cardstock! For my third card, I hot foiled the Blooms Hot Foil Plate on black cardstock to create some beautiful contrast. I then stepped things up by watercoloring the floral image using my Distress Oxides. The bright colors with the foiling creates a striking effect! To enhance things even more, I used the Essential Dies to cut out my image. I think this card is my favorite. Which one is your favorite?
For a visual guide and in-depth instructions, check out my YouTube tutorial here. I can’t wait to see your creations!