Classy Card Set Featuring Yana’s Foiled Basics

February 6, 2020

Hey there, crafty friends! I hope you are having a good week so far! Today I've got a card set to share with you featuring the brand new Foiled Basics by Yana Smakula for Spellbinders. I am so happy for Yana having her own collection of Glimmer Hot Foil products, as I think she does an AMAZING job with them. I watch all of her videos, and have had my Glimmer Hot Foil machine forever...but I'm going to be real with you. This was truly the first time I've ever broken it out & used it. (Shhhh...don't tell anyone or I'll get my papercrafting card revoked. Lol!)

I am so happy with the results, and while they aren't perfect, I am learning to embrace imperfections when papercrafting and finding ways to strategically use them or cover them up when it happens. With that being said, I have a few tips that I want to share about the foiling process as we take a look at my two cards today. First, I want to mention how I got started. When Yana shared these new foiling products with me, the first thing that came to mind was the classy & bold colors that are often used in Kate Spade collections. So that was the jumping off point for my inspiration for my card set!

Grab a few sheets of cardstock that you are okay with tossing if you don't like how the foiling turns out. The Glimmer Hot Foil System comes with a couple of foil colors, and one of them was silver. I'm not the biggest silver person, so I used that since I wouldn't reach for it very often when crafting. During my practice time, I followed the instruction manual first and then made adjustments based on what I saw in the foiling. Sometimes that meant adding a paper shim, which I needed for the polka dots but not the intricate foliage & sentiments.

I felt the practice time was crucial to really get a feel for how foiling works best for me and my workspace. I practiced for about 30 minutes, and after about 10 I was getting good foiled impressions that could actually be useable on a card. So, I promise you won't waste too much but I do think this part is important!

I learned SO much from just watching Yana's videos. This video is a perfect introduction to the Glimmer Hot Foil System, and then this video is packed with helpful tips, techniques & tricks for foiling. She has done a lot of foiling as she works for Spellbinders, so she really is an amazing resource for learning.

This is THE most important tip! Just have some fun, and don't worry about everything being completely & utterly perfect. Sure, there are some flaws in the foiling on these cards. But I did it myself, making it handmade & special for my recipient. I am THRILLED with how they turned out, and I had SO much fun making them! And that truly is the most important aspect - to have fun while creating and doing what you love. :)

  • Create (2) A2 top folding card base out of white cardstock.
  • Foil light pink cardstock in Polished Brass using Polka Dot Strip, then cut into two strips
  • Foil navy blue & light pink cardstock in Rose Gold and Polished Brass using Foliage Border & Organic Foliage, then die-cut.
  • Foil light pink cardstock in Rose Gold using Yana’s Sentiments, then die-cut.
  • Layer the polka dot strips with a thin dark pink strip of cardstock to the A2 card fronts.
  • Layer the circle foliage frames to the front of each one with foam tape.
  • Accent the foliage frames with additional foliage, leaves & flowers.
  • Add a die-cut sentiment to each circle with foam tape.
  • Finish by accenting with iridescent jewels.
One final shopping note, you can purchase all of these new Foiled Basics by Yana separately (as linked in the instructions above), or get them all in Yana's Foiled Basics Project Kit. This kit also includes 4 rolls of foil in some really fresh & fun colors, plus a few other supplies for creating 4 cards. You get a bit of a discount with this option...yay for savings!

That is everything I have for you today! If you have any questions about my post today, feel free to leave them in the comments and I will be sure to reply.
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