Hi everyone and welcome to my post today which is an Inchie Card I have created with the Seaside & Me collection and Hot Foiling. I especially love my card today as I have used a background Hot Foil Stamp to create the feature squares on my card.
The dimensions of the card layers are:
- Base – Square Card Base from CO724846 Cream Square Card & Envelope Set
- Layer 1 – 5 1/8″ square of Seaside & Me Patterned Paper #5
- Layer 2 – 5″ square of Seaside & Me Patterned Paper #2
- Inchie Base – 1 3/8″ squares of Seaside & Me Patterned Paper #12
- Inchie Layer 1 – 1 1/8″ squares of Seaside & Me Patterned Paper #5 raised on foam tape
- Inchie Top Layer – 1″ squares of Square Card Base Hot Foiled using transparent blue in CO726218 Seaside & Me Heat Activated Foil Pack using CO726187 Seaside & Me Swirling Seas Hot Foil Stamp
I find that cutting the 1″ squares of card before foiling them helps to maintain the random nature of the Inchie backgrounds. And I also know that I will have enough card for all nine, as sometimes the best planned piece of cardstock can be just short.
I like to apply the tape and foam to the Inchie layers and assemble them prior to adding any embellishments – so that I can audition the layout of my card as I create each element.
The crab and little shells are all fussy-cut from the papers in the CO726151 Seaside & Me 6×6 Paper Pad, as the scale is more fitting to and Inchie card than the elements on the 12×12 patterned papers.
I have used the copper foil from the CO726218 Seaside & Me Heat Activated Foil Pack with the CO724184 Seaside & Me By The Seashore Hot Foil Stamp and a spare Square Cream Card Base to create a custom foiled cardstock that I then fussy-cut the shells from.
I used and embossing tool and foam mat to shape the Crab, Shells and Starfish that I fussy-cut from papers in the 6×6 Seaside & Me Paper Pad.
I love using the CO726188 Seaside & Me Chipboard Sentiments Set, and with a little effort they can be transformed in so many ways. This time I started by using a brown pen to colour the engraved letters on the two sentiments I intended on using.
I have then Hot Foiled them with CO725351 Silver Matte Hot Foil to disguise the grey of the Chipboard – bear with me there is a method in my madness.
And finally I have Hot Foiled the Chipboard Sentiments with the transparent blue in CO726218 Seaside & Me Heat Activated Foil Pack – which doesn’t look as nice when foiled directly over the grey Chipboard.
The results speak for themselves with a crisp brown lettering and the same beautiful blue foil as the Inchie squares.
Couture Creations products I have used:
- CO724846 Cream Square Card & Envelope Set
- CO726198 Seaside & Me Patterned Paper #05
- CO726195 Seaside & Me Patterned Paper #02
- CO726205 Seaside & Me Patterned Paper #12
- CO726151 Seaside & Me 6×6 Paper Pad
- CO726218 Seaside & Me Heat Activated Foil Pack (Copper, Transparent Blue)
- CO726187 Seaside & Me Swirling Seas Hot Foil Stamp
- CO724184 Seaside & Me By The Seashore Hot Foil Stamp
- CO725351 Silver Matte Hot Foil
- CO726188 Seaside & Me Chipboard Sentiments Set
- CO725032 Go, Press & Foil Machine
- CO725159 Stainless Steel Scissors
Thank you for visiting today and I hope you enjoyed this insight into my Inchie Card process – have a wonderful day