Skip to main content
The Pink Envelope

Bugaboo Bear Designs - Foiled Hand Lettering

Hey folks!

I'm back today to share a quick card with you all! The card I'm sharing was for my daughter's high school graduation and although there were a few steps involved in the making of these (think 35), but they really were super duper easy to put together. Honest engine.

If you're interested in any of the products I've used, I have links (some affiliate links) throughout and at the end of the post. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

My daughter wanted something really simple and easy for her grad announcements. Four years of NOTHING simple or easy and now she wants it? Sheesh. Anyway, when I came across Amanda from Bugaboo Bear Designs, I was over the moon for her work and my daughter was in love with this phrase.


Here's the deal peeps, Amanda DOESN'T sell digital products. All of her pieces are hand lettered and hand painted by her. You can see her work HERE in her Easy shop. However, I really (really, really) wanted to do this in foil so I asked PRETTY PLEASE and she was kind enough to make an exception for me.

First, I imported the image into the program on my on my computer (I use a Mac, so I used Pages.) and sized it to the dimensions I needed. These were going to be 5.5" x 5.5" cards and I knew I wanted a thin border showing behind it, so I made sure that each foiled panel would trim down to 5"x 5".

Once I had the dimensions I wanted, I printed them out with my HP LaserJet Pro P1109w Printer on Card & Pockets Matte 8 1/2 x 11 White Cardstock. I could get 2 panels to each page. By the way, I really enjoyed this cardstock folks. It's a beautiful bright white, it prints really well aaaand the price for a 25 pack is awesome.


I trimmed each of the panels down with my Fiskars Paper Trimmer. While I was at it, I also trimmed down the Cards & Pockets Metallic 8 1/2 x 11 Gold Cardstock to 5.25" x 5.25" and the Card & Pockets Matte 8 1/2 x 11 Sapphire Cardstock to 5.5" x 11". I used the Simon Says Stamp Teflon Bone Folder to score each of the Sapphire Card Bases at 5.5" to make top folder cards. You could totally use 12" x 12" papers and make this way more efficient with less waste peeps. I really just loved the colors and the quality of the Cards & Pockets cardstock, so I had noo problems in terms of having scraps lot over.

Then, I took each of my printed panels and using Heidi Swapp Blue Foil, I ran each of them through both my Heidi Swapp Mini MINC Machine and my Royal Sovereign Laminator. Since I have both, it was handy dandy to use them both to save time. If you would like to see what the process is like, Jennifer McGuire has a few AH-mazing videos that you can check out.


To put them all together was crazy simple. I just added Fun Foam to the backs of each the foiled panels and adhered each of the layers to the card base. I left off embellies, because I really felt the foil was enough.

That's it! Easy peasy.

Thanks so much for stopping by to see me and as always, I hope you enjoyed my card today!

Until next time!

Newton's Nook STAMPtember Exclusive - Hello Fall with Plaid Stamped Background & Die Cut Magnets
Simon Says Stamp Cute Snowflakes and Foiling

Comments

  1. Brilliant. Sometimes the simplest designs are the most elegant. Well done and pretty! (And people who can hand letter have my utmost admiration.)

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Making An Easy One Layered Card - Featuring Avery Elle and Copic Coloring

Hey folks!

I'm back today to share a super easy and super fast one layered card with you all!

It's no secret that I love to mask and build up the images on a card. However, sometimes it's great to skip the masking and get the same effect. That's what I've done on my card today folks.

If you're interested in any of the products I've used, I have links (some affiliate links) throughout and at the end of the post. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.


I'm a sucker for butterflies and if you make them rainbow and I will clap my hands like a demented seal. For real. So today I used the Butterflies Stamp Set by Avery Elle and did some basic Copic Coloring (color choices in thumbnail links below) in a rainbow color scheme.

On Neenah White Cardstock, I stamped my images in Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink with my MISTI Stamping Tool. You don't need a MISTI, but I'm a manic and it's almost impossible for me to line up my stamps again with a…

Concord & 9th - Hello Lovely

Hey folks!

It's been soo long since I've been able to share a card with you all and I'm so happy to be back! Now I know folks are busy sharing their Christmas creations and I may have one or two before Christmas, but I gotta be honest peeps, I'm just happy to be coloring again.

If you're interested in any of the products I've used, I have links (some affiliate links) throughout and at the end of the post. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.


The stamp set I used today is Ah-mazing! It's the Hello Lovely Stamp Set by Concord & 9th and I'm tellin ya folks, if you're looking for something that has a whole lotta wow factor AND is easy, this is your stamp set.

Using my MISTI Stamping Tool, I stamped my Neenah White Cardstock Panel with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink.

There are some really groovy stamps in the set if you wanted to just ink them up and stamp them within the outline image, but I LOVED the idea of coloring this bad boy in.


A…

Altenew - Garden Treasure + Copic Coloring

Hey folks!

Happy-ish Monday! I don't know what in the halibut it is peeps, but every time I think I'm going to do something different. Break out some mediums I've haven't used in a while. Do something other than flowers, it's abracadabra I have myself a card panel with lots of pretty masked flowers that must be colored in with Copic's. Oy. So, stop me if you've heard this one! I'm back today to share a card with lots of pretty masked flowers, that I had to Copic color.

If you're interested in any of the products I've used, I have links (some affiliate links) throughout and at the end of the post. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

Doesn't Altenew have the most fab flower stamps EVER? I never get tired of coloring their flowers. So for my card today, I chose to use the Garden Treasure Stamp Set. I love it. It's a nice sized 6" x 8" set with all of those gorgeous layering options Altenew is known for.


As usual, I start…