Monday, 16 August 2010

No Balloon Flight Monday

I'm a bit down in the dumps this morning as I should of been up in my hot air balloon but it has been cancelled again!!! Oh well I'll try and book it for another day later on.

So to cheer myself up and make my blog look pretty I have uploaded two cards I made using some crafting foil. Never tried this before and thought I would give it a go. It was amongst the craft supplies I was given by my daughter's boyfriend's Aunt. I first spread glue randomly on the card blank and then applied the foil (shiny side up), rubbed it all over and heated it for a few seconds, waited (not very long tee hee) and then pulled the foil off leaving behind the shiny surface.

The first card is for a friend's birthday

And the second one is a thank you card to my daughter's boyfriend's Aunt who sadly can no longer craft and I was very fortunate to be given all of her supplies.

This photo give you a close up of the foiling

Thank you for visiting my blog today.


Kathy said...

That's a great way to use the foil, Tracey - looks really effective.
I've got loads of silver/gold leaf somewhere - I should dig it out ans see if I can use some of it like this

Kaz said...

Oh that's pants that the flight has been cancelled again Tracey. I hope you get to do it soon.
The cards are fab though xx

Di said...

What a shame about your flight Tracey :o(

Fabulous cards though, I love them x

Caroline said...

Love how you have used the foil Tracy - a great idea.
Hope you manage your balloon flight sometime soon...x

Angelnorth said...

Great arty effect with the foiling, fab cards! sorry about the balloon flight, maybe the perfect day will just happen to fall on your next given date?

Karen said...

Oh no about your flight Tracey!!! Thats a real bummer my lovely! I love what you have done with the foil. It look fantastic as a background XXX

Hazel said...

What a shame about the flight. Love the cards - the foiling looks great x

Janice said...

ooh nice foil, I see you put some wings on that card, are they to help you with your flight lol!

Gez said...

FAB cards Tracey. Looks like you had great fun with the foil. Some things happen for a reason even tho they are a pain. Glad you had fun crafting. Hugs, Gez.xx