Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Foil meets Polkadoodles!

It's a new challenge over at Digi Choosday and we are sharing Summer Holidays projects this week.  Our Challenges are always Anything Goes for all of your wonderful entries!  

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Now, this music theme card might seem a bit odd for Summer Holidays, but our Summer family holidays were always spent at concerts!  It seems someone was always at a music festival or camp over the summer.  Then after college, we were all playing somewhere!  

I started with the trumpet from Work & Play 8 Feel the Music and imported that digi into my Design Space program.  I did add a couple of very thin lines to include the circle in the 'pinky ring' as well as one on each end of the trumpet to make the stencil work correctly.   If you need some direction in cutting a stencil from a digi, check out this VIDEO.  

Once the stencil was done, I cut it from acetate alternative and printed the background paper.  Now, again I got a bit creative and grabbed the lined paper from Winnie Wonderland or Winnie in Wonderland Big Kahuna Bundle.  Then I added the music paper from Feel the Music over the top as an overlay before printing it.  (It's the digital form of stamping those music lines right over the paper!  How fun is that!!)  I then added the "jazz" sentiment also from Feel the Music.  

The red background paper is from Halloween Trick or Treat Papers or the adorable Winnie Wednesday Bundle.

As for the foiling, I used my trumpet stencil to add Deco Foil Transfer Gel to the printed card.  I let that dry over night; it takes about an hour or so for it to turn clear.  Then simply lay the foil over the gel, place it on a piece of cardstock sandwiched in parchment paper, and run it through a laminator.  ...and look...something shiny!  ;)

A few little gems & ink and it's done!

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Hey, have you ever wanted to be a Guest Designer with us over at Polkadoodles?  Check out the Digi Choosday page for the details!  

Be sure to head over to Digi Choosday and check out the amazing projects from our team!  Then come share what you are crafting; we'd love to see it!  Remember, when you visit the Digi Choosday Site to pick up your discount code to Polkadoodles; it's good all day today....Tuesday!  It's a great way to pick up those digi's you've had your eye on!  While you're there, you might want to sign up for the Newsletter so you never miss out on special events!

My shiny trumpet is off to play at the following challenges: 

Always Fun:  Let it Sparkle
Pile it On:  Try a New Technique (Transfer gel and foil)
Crafter's Castle:  AG
Crafter's Cafe:  Relaxing
4 Crafty Chicks:  AG with twist ~ Music

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  1. Wow these look awesome Katrina! xxx

  2. WOW! Gorgeous card! I love what you have done here on this card

  3. What a stunning card, well worth all the steps! Thanks for trying something new with Pile It On! Best, CG

  4. Wow fabulous designs and great take on the theme!
    Hugs xx Cara xx

  5. What an outstanding shiny trumpet - I am far from musical but for many that would provide much relaxation! Thanks for entering our current challenge at the Crafter's Cafe. Dorothy S, DT member

  6. Wow, love it! So glad that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Always Fun Challenges. Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie DT @AFC

  7. What a fabulous look you created - love it. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  8. What a wonderful set of memories you will have gathered over the years. Fab card, so much work has gone in to it. x

  9. Great card to honor your memories.....love the foil..💕

  10. Your card is wonderful! I love that sparkle! Thanks for sharing it with us at Always Fun Challenges! Cyndi, DT