Inchies and the Sea with Alicia




Hi everyone and welcome to my post today which is an Inchie Card I have created with the Seaside & Me collection and Hot Foiling.  I especially love my card today as I have used a background Hot Foil Stamp to create the feature squares on my card.  

  The


 dimensions of the card layers are:
  • Base - Square Card Base from CO724846 Cream Square Card & Envelope Set
  • Layer 1 - 5 1/8" square of Seaside & Me Patterned Paper #5
  • Layer 2 - 5" square of Seaside & Me Patterned Paper #2
  • Inchie Base - 1 3/8" squares of Seaside & Me Patterned Paper #12
  • Inchie Layer 1 - 1 1/8" squares of Seaside & Me Patterned Paper #5 raised on foam tape
  • Inchie Top Layer - 1" squares of Square Card Base Hot Foiled using transparent blue in CO726218 Seaside & Me Heat Activated Foil Pack using CO726187 Seaside & Me Swirling Seas Hot Foil Stamp





 I find that cutting the 1" squares of card before foiling them helps to maintain the random nature of the Inchie backgrounds.  And I also know that I will have enough card for all nine, as sometimes the best planned piece of cardstock can be just short.



 


 I like to apply the tape and foam to the Inchie layers and assemble them prior to adding any embellishments - so that I can audition the layout of my card as I create each element.


 



The crab and little shells are all fussy-cut from the papers in the CO726151 Seaside & Me 6x6 Paper Pad, as the scale is more fitting to and Inchie card than the elements on the 12x12 patterned papers.

 

I have used the copper foil from the CO726218 Seaside & Me Heat Activated Foil Pack with the CO724184 Seaside & Me By The Seashore Hot Foil Stamp and a spare Square Cream Card Base to create a custom foiled cardstock that I then fussy-cut the shells from.

 




I used and embossing tool and foam mat to shape the Crab, Shells and Starfish that I fussy-cut from papers in the 6x6 Seaside & Me Paper Pad.

 


I love using the CO726188 Seaside & Me Chipboard Sentiments Set, and with a little effort they can be transformed in so many ways.  This time I started by using a brown pen to colour the engraved letters on the two sentiments I intended on using.

 


I have then Hot Foiled them with CO725351 Silver Matte Hot Foil to disguise the grey of the Chipboard - bear with me there is a method in my madness.


 


And finally I have Hot Foiled the Chipboard Sentiments with the transparent blue in CO726218 Seaside & Me Heat Activated Foil Pack - which doesn't look as nice when foiled directly over the grey Chipboard.


 


The results speak for themselves with a crisp brown lettering and the same beautiful blue foil as the Inchie squares.


 








Couture Creations products I have used:
  • CO724846 Cream Square Card & Envelope Set
  • CO726198 Seaside & Me Patterned Paper #05
  • CO726195 Seaside & Me Patterned Paper #02
  • CO726205 Seaside & Me Patterned Paper #12
  • CO726151 Seaside & Me 6x6 Paper Pad
  • CO726218 Seaside & Me Heat Activated Foil Pack (Copper, Transparent Blue)
  • CO725351 Silver Matte Hot Foil
  • CO726187 Seaside & Me Swirling Seas Hot Foil Stamp
  • CO724184 Seaside & Me By The Seashore Hot Foil Stamp
  • CO725351 Silver Matte Hot Foil to
  • CO726188 Seaside & Me Chipboard Sentiments Set
  • CO725032 Go, Press & Foil Machine
  • CO725159 Stainless Steel Scissors

Thank you for visiting today and I hope you enjoyed this insight into my Inchie Card process - have a wonderful day!


 




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