Here are the two cards I had made for Valentine's Day one was partly done with my foil machine and the other one the usual way I make cards I hope you enjoy.
This first card was made partially with the help of my foil machine which is by the way called, Foil Master. This is an A6 card, basically you take a full 8 1/2 inch X 11 inch and fold it in half, I call it a full size card. I found an image to print, sized it to the size I needed it, and printed it out on a glossy photo paper. Cut around it and matted to black CS. I used a small heart punch and punched out 4 hearts. I shaped them on a foam mat to give the hearts a natural curve and adhered it with 3D foam tape. I also ran a grosgrain ribbon across the top to the bottom and around the black mat. Attached this part to the Beige CS card. I printed out the two layers one was the rose topper part and the one below it was printed on white CS to my laser printer which gave me a deep black border that I could pass through the Foil Master with foil on top of the black ink to give me this shiny gold frame. I attached the rose image to the golden frame and the card was done!
This card was fun to make as well. The black you see from the image is from black embossing powder. The pinkish and greenish spots on the CS is a pattern paper made this way. I wanted a tinge of pastel effect to stamp my image on and emboss. Sorry we can't see the shyniness of the black embossing but you get the idea.
As per seen on the first photo of this card, I have simply used white, pink and black CS, I used the Swiss dots embossing folder from Cuttlebug on the pink and used the Spellbinder oval frame to accent the image. I also used some satin ribbon to go across from left to right and give it a bit more dimension. I hope you enjoyed this card as well.
I should have more cards to come this week. I have been busy at making so many it is like a marathon right now. But it is a challenge and I am up for it. So as soon as I get my neck out for some fresh air I will add another card for you to see and the recipe for it. Hoping that this can inspire you like I am inspired when I go through the internet and the awesome ideas I see. Or I totally start from scratch and play around to see what the results will be.
Finally over the Internet hickups. Oh it has been a few trying days but it helped me focus on making cards though. So that was my silver lining. I could email, but could not use any links to take me anywhere. But it is all going well now.
Have a fun day everyone. Back to work I go.