Saturday, July 30, 2011

Tutorial: CAS Faux Foil using NO Ink!

Friday morning rolled around quickly this week… so much going on!  Although I had been playing with a new card fold, I simply haven’t had enough quality time to work out the dynamics!  Retiring to my stamp room, my mind befuddled, I began playing around with various older techniques… and then the old light bulb came on and the Faux Foil Technique practically developed on it’s own.

A result of creative play, I wondered if this had ever been published before, so I took a moment to use the Google Search to see if I could find any such technique… and although there are faux foil processes, faux foil stickers and faux foil metal… there is no faux foil technique like this one… YEAH!!

The Faux Foil (No Ink) Technique just lends itself to Clean and Simple Cards (CAS)…. so I think you’re really going to like today’s Super Saturday Tutorial!

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Stamps and Supplies the Faux Foil Super Saturday Tutorial:

Stamps: 

  • Four the Holidays #116921 wood-mount 4pcs $13.95
  • Serene Snowflakes #115438 wood-mount 4pcs $20.95

Card Stock: 

  • Whisper White  #100730, 40 sheets $8.50

Accessories: 

  • Stampin’ Glitter #114286 5 colors $13.95
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755 $3.95

From Your Home:

  • Dryer Sheet, Toothpick, Paper Towel, recycled (flat) plastic container, recycled clear plastic baggie, toothbrush or nail brush, a little dish soap and water

Optional:

  • Heat Tool, Adhesive Eraser, Powder Pal Embossing Trays

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Step By Step Faux Foil Technique:

  1. Cut and fold Whisper White Card Stock to desired card size.  For this tutorial, I used a standard A2 card measuring 4.25” x 11”, scored at 5.5”
  2. Place approximately 1/8” of warm, soapy water into your clean and empty recycled container.
  3. Squeeze out a thin layer of Multipurpose Adhesive onto your recycled plastic bag… it doesn’t have to be a totally solid puddle of glue, but you do want it to be fairly thin.Super Saturday, Faux Foil, Technique, Tutorial, Created by You, Sharon Field, Createdbyu, blogspot, stamps, supplies, online store, shop online, new products, new techniques, tips
  4. Now… you’ll want to work quickly…. and, I know this is the scary part, LOL… stick your stamp into the glue!  Move it around as you apply the glue, and turn it over to check that there is enough glue on the stamp.P1040232Super Saturday, Faux Foil, Technique, Tutorial, Created by You, Sharon Field, Createdbyu, blogspot, stamps, supplies, online store, shop online, new products, new techniques, tips
  5. Again, working quickly, place the stamp directly onto your whisper white card stock, picking it back up quickly so that the stamp is not glued to the card stock.  Now, re-apply the glue and stamp as many times as you would like.  IMPORTANT:  DO NOT LET THE GLUE DRY ON YOUR STAMP (not the end of the world, you just have to work a little harder to clean it off!)
  6. Repeat process using alternative stamp images and greeting.  As you finish using each stamp, place in your bowl of warm, soapy water… you want to keep the rubber moist.
  7. The image below is intentionally darkened so that you can almost see the glue stamped images.  TIP:  If you want to be able to see your images better as you stamp, go ahead and ink up your stamp first with a light color such as Sahara Sand or Pretty In Pink… then when you apply the glue and stamp, you’ll see the images better. Super Saturday, Faux Foil, Technique, Tutorial, Created by You, Sharon Field, Createdbyu, blogspot, stamps, supplies, online store, shop online, new products, new techniques, tips
  8. Take your stamps, recycled plastic container with soapy water, and toothbrush or nail brush to the sink and clean them well.  I use a little dish soap and a nail brush to thoroughly clean all crevices, rinse and then pat dry with a paper towel.
  9. Now, returning to your stamped project… sprinkle your card stock with Silver Super Nova Fine Stampin’ Glitter, tap off excess, and set aside to dry completely.*
  10. Once dry, your card will be very sparkly… and a bit dimensional… we’re not done yet!Super Saturday, Faux Foil, Technique, Tutorial, Created by You, Sharon Field, Createdbyu, blogspot, stamps, supplies, online store, shop online, new products, new techniques, tips
  11. If there are areas you feel you need to ‘touch up’… use a household toothpick dipped into Multipurpose Adhesive to draw in missing image lines and/or dots, etcetera.  You can also use an adhesive eraser to remove any over-stamping of the images, and no-one will ever know!Super Saturday, Faux Foil, Technique, Tutorial, Created by You, Sharon Field, Createdbyu, blogspot, stamps, supplies, online store, shop online, new products, new techniques, tips
  12. Let any touch up work dry completely… then burnish the entire surface with a wadded up paper towel.  (Scary, huh?)  You’ll be surprised by how much glitter comes off the card stock…Super Saturday, Faux Foil, Technique, Tutorial, Created by You, Sharon Field, Createdbyu, blogspot, stamps, supplies, online store, shop online, new products, new techniques, tips
  13. LOL… that was a pretty scary step for me, I wasn’t sure what was going to happen… but I did recover quite a bit of glitter which could be put right back into the container!Super Saturday, Faux Foil, Technique, Tutorial, Created by You, Sharon Field, Createdbyu, blogspot, stamps, supplies, online store, shop online, new products, new techniques, tips
  14. Now… you’ll probably notice some lagging glitter… so take your unused dryer sheet, and buff the surface of the card stock to remove the static.  Here’s a single snowflake image I stamped onto Very Vanilla Card Stock so that you could see what the faux foil looks like after being buffed and polished with a dryer sheet.Super Saturday, Faux Foil, Technique, Tutorial, Created by You, Sharon Field, Createdbyu, blogspot, stamps, supplies, online store, shop online, new products, new techniques, tips

That’s it… clean and simple Faux Foil… and my newest Super Saturday Tutorial!  Scroll down to view tips, and more photos/samples!

*TIPS:

  • If you want to speed up the process, use a heat tool to dry the Multipurpose Glue stamped images.  Glitter can still be applied after the glue is dry as it remains tacky.
  • Mass production?  Stamp all your cards, let dry over night, then apply glitter, burnish, and then use the dryer sheet.
  • If the idea of applying glue to your red rubber thoroughly scares the living daylights out of you, try using a retired, older stamp first… or maybe one that you have fallen out of love with!
  • After completing my card… my brain was still whirling… I did the same faux foil technique on Basic Black Card Stock using different images, and found that more delicately drawn images work best.
  • Stampin’ Up! Stamps are perfect for this process because they are deeply etched.  I think you’ll find that inexpensive or shallow etched stamps will not perform as well.
  • Use this same technique with Dazzling Diamonds!  Gosh, I wish we still sold Hologram Glitter!

Photo of burnished card stock, before using dryer sheet:

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And after using the dryer sheet:

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Totally burnished, any over stamping removed with adhesive eraser, smooth and faux foil images!

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Hmm… Dazzling Diamonds with Lovely as a Tree!

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Very wintery and sparkly!

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Well it’s my birthday weekend… and I was going to post blog candy today… but this post is already a bit too long.  So, check back tomorrow and find out how you can win my birthday weekend BLOG CANDY!

I look forward to reading your comments, and remember you can order all the supplies for today’s Faux Foil Technique at my Online Stampin’ Up! Store HERE!

Hugs,

Sharon

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31 comments:

debbie said...

Great tutorial.....I need to try this one out!!! I love sparkle!

hugs,
Debbie

Jeria said...

You always do awesome cards and techniques. Thank you and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

thestampinglady said...

Sharon, If I can get past the fear factor (LOL) I want to give this a try. I admire how you are always trying to discover and create new ideas and then you share them here. Thanks.

Seletta said...

WOW... Thanks for spending some of your busy week "playing with your stamps", beautiful project and looking forward to trying it. Have a beautiful Birthday.
SIU,
Seletta

Carey said...

What a fantastic job Sharon. As usual you inspired us. Thanks for your creativity.

Carey rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy

Tee Thompson said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this~ You rock at tutorials and this one is totally unique~

Shiozaki Beach girls said...

YOU are an amazing ARTIST! :D thanks for sharing Sharon..and it's my birthday week too! Happy Birthday!

Latenightstamper said...

Happy Birthday to you!!! I am so thankful for your sharing and caring. You do a great job!
sherrill graff late night stamper

Mary Davidson said...

Very, very cool technique, Sharon! I love the results. Thanks for sharing such great detailed instructions! and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Kathy said...

Sharon this is such a cool technique -esp with all the great sparkly holidays coming in the next few months. Thnaks for sharing and enjoy your birthday week-end :-)

Tara Macfarlane said...

Happy Birthday Sharon! Thank you so much for sharing your discovery....like everyone else said, I have to stare down the fear and try it out. Do you think it would be too much for a class? Now off to find some bounce! lol. Have a wonderful birthday weekend!

nana_cindy42 said...

This is a terrific tutorial!! I love the effect. I love 'sparkly'!!! I bet Gerri would love it too!

And have a Very Happy Birthday, Sharon. Hope you get a chance to do something fun!!!

nana_cindy42 said...

PS: I love the effect on 'black'!!!

Jeanne Nielsen said...

Wow! I love how you added "very scary" to each step, but made sure to let us know that it would work out just fine (or I'm not quite sure I'd manage to try it!). Love the technique though -- can't wait to try it with the tree as you did! TFS!

ArtisticInkspirations said...

Cool look.. good job.

Juliette Chapman said...

Wow Sharon - that is such a cool technique. Love your tutorials so easy to read and follow. Can't wait to try this one out. Hope you have a very Happy Birthday.

lisa808 said...

Awesome technique & tutorial. Enjoy your birthday weekend.

Stephanie said...

Thanks for the fun and interesting tutorial. Love new ideas!! And a very happy, happy, happy birthday to you as well!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Great tutorial as always Sharon. Made it sound pretty darn easy eveb with the fear factor of putting stamps to glue. Thanks for all the examples.

Libby said...

This is fantastic Sharon. I'm so pleased you experiment so much and then share with everyone. You're one very talented lady. Have a Happy Birthday. 21 again??

Lori Watson said...

Thankyou for sharing this technique I love it and can't wait to make it myself! I hope you have a great birthday week. Hugs and happy stamping Lori

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

Beautiful! I've been tempted to use glue on our stamps, then glitter, but just have never done it. Thanks for trying it!

peggy_27 said...

Cool technique! thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! What a great technique - you can't go wrong using glitter. Thanks for teaching me a new way to use it.
Michelle in NH

Kristi Kelly said...

This is a very cool technique!
Thanks for sharing.
Kristi Kelly
http://www.kristiskraftykreations.blogspot.com
www.stampinwithkristi.stampinup.net

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Wowser...what a super technique...will make any Saturday a Super Saturday!! Love that you devote your Saturdays to unusual techniques that take our stamping to a whole other level. That's one creative and deviously inspired brain our birthday girl has. Have a happy and gorgeous birthday weekend my friend.

Janet Swofford said...

This is such a great tutorial! I love this technique. It is so pretty and sparkly:-) I love anything with bling. Your Super Sat. tutorials are always so informative,clear and easy to follow. Thanks so much for sharing !
Happy Birthday Week!
Inky hugs,
Janet

irishgalkelly said...

What an awesome technique this is! It is so pretty on white but on black it is stunning too. Your Super Saturday Tutorials are the best!! What a talented artist you are Sharon. This is my favorite way to spend Saturday morning...drinking a cup of coffee and reading your tutorials!

How fun to have birthday week or month celebrated with your family. Hope you are treated to all the things you love. Have a great birthday!

Patti said...

Very, very different technique. I can just see my stamps stuck to the paper; I am not a fast worker. You always give us a fun & fabulous technique to try on Saturdays. Hope you had a Happy Birthday weekend.

Kathy Mc said...

OMG, I'm not so sure about attempting this myself, but your snowflake card is gorgeous. Love the technique though as your Super Saturday Tutorials are valuable. Happy, Happy Birthday and many, many more!

Lisa Jane said...

what a wonderful tutorial - love the sparkly effect achieved - thanks for sharing at MAWTT this week
Lisa x