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Hot Foil And Letterpress Techniques With Hero Arts

Welcome! Today, I thought that I would share a few cards that I made with Hero Arts (HA) new hot foil plate “Snow Flake” pattern. If you don’t have a hot foil machine, stay tuned because there are other ways to use these plates for a gorgeous result! First up is using the plate in the traditional fashion.

  1. Heat the hot foil machine and foil with the “Snow Flake” cover plate using the manufacturer directions. I chose a gorgeous blue foil. *Don’t throw away the negative foil. If you have a solid plate, you can use the reverse!
  2. Trim foiled panel to 4 by 5 1/4 inches and adhere to a white top folding A2 card base.
  3. Cut mug using the “Light And Mug Tag Fancy Dies”. Trim off the area where the string attaches.
  4. Add color/dimension to the mug using alcohol markers.
  5. Stamp sentiment on mug using the “Holiday Foliage Messages”, embossing ink and silver embossing powder. Heat set.
  6. Stamp sub sentiment and heat set.
  7. Add embossing ink to white cardstock, add white puff embossing powder and heat set. Cut area with the whipped cream die.
  8. Adhere whipped cream to mug with liquid glue.
  9. Add mug and sub sentiment to foiled panel with foam tape and liquid glue.

I really wanted to keep the focus on the beautiful snowflakes in the background, so I kept my elements quite simple. I can’t wait to create more with this plate. It is so gorgeous!

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My next card uses the hot foil plate without foil or heat!

  1. Using your die cutting machine and embossing mat, dry emboss a panel of white cardstock with the “Snowflake Pattern” hot plate. Trim to 3 3/4 by 5 inches.
  2. Adhere embossed panel to a top folding A2 white card base. *Choose either side of the embossed panel. They will give different looks.
  3. Die Cut the light from “Mug and Light Tag” Fancy Die with various colors of cardstock.
  4. Add depth to lights by coloring with darker alcohol markers in matching colors to the lights. Add white highlight with a gel pen.
  5. Die cut light topper from silver or holographic cardstock and adhere to lights.
  6. Arrange and adhere lights on card front. Trim off anything hanging over the card edge.
  7. Wind twine through light ends and secure with adhesive.
  8. Stamp, white heat emboss and cut sentiment from “Holiday Sentiment Strips”. Adhere to card front.

Don’t you just love the depth of those lights? And its so easy to do when you start with a colored cardstock.

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I hope you enjoyed the cards for today. The letterpress look using the hot foil plates gives a gorgeous look with so much dimension. Sometimes I think that I like it better than hot foiling…but don’t tell anyone!

Have a great day!

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