Hello. Today’s video shares tips on creating sets of cards as well as a look at the new foil Toner Pen by Heidi Swapp.
I’m a big fan of creating multiple cards at once and really enjoy giving sets of cards as gifts. (My mother and mother-in-law get a set for Christmas every year. THIS is what I gave them last year.) A couple years ago, I also created over sixty card sets as favors for a bridal shower. I think everyone appreciates a handmade card set – it is something they can use and share with others.
The sentiment is from the Hero Arts Acts of Kindness Stamp Set (25% of the profit of this stamp set goes to the Kind Campaign to end bullying!) and stamped with black ink from Hero Arts. To make the cards special, I wanted to add touches of foil to my cards. (But not too much since I had several cards to create!) The toner pen is great for adding small amounts of toner where you want foiling. (Toner is necessary to fuse this foil to the paper. You can instead print on a laser printer or copier.)
I used the toner pen to add a thin strip of toner along the bottom edge of stamped piece. I also applied it to a couple of heart images from the same stamp set – similar to stamping with markers. I placed some gold DecoFoil (my favorite) on top of the toner and ran it through the Minc machine to add gold foil touches. (You can use a laminator, too.)
When creating card sets, I highly encourage you to create an assembly line… doing one step completely before moving on to the next. It saves so much time!
I hope this inspires you to create multiple cards to give as a gift. It is a great way to put your supplies to good use!
Here are some related videos that may be helpful:
- Video giving introduction to the Minc Machine for foiling.
- Video with five ways to add foil to a card.
- Video showing foiling with a laminator.
- Video showing another card set example.
This week’s Share Handmade Kindness Challenge is to give something to those who work/serve in our community. I plan to give this card set to administrator in Colin’s school who is always going above-and-beyond for kids. She is a great role model of kindness for the kids, so I think she will enjoy this set!
I have a Simon Says Stamp stamp and die for THREE lucky winners! For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 11/15/15 telling me if you have ever made a card set. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)
Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those from SSS.)