Foiled Autumn Coffee

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Hi friends! I got a chance to do something new to me this weekend. Two years ago I purchased a Minc machine from Amazon and plugged it in and it started smoking and burning up.  It would never get to the ready state, just smoked and smoked. So frightening! So I immediately packed it back up and returned it.  Later that season, one of the local craft stores was having a big sale and I picked up another machine for a steal, thinking at least if I bought it locally, the return process would be a little less painful than taking the package to UPS.  But the holiday season and sicknesses hit and the minc got tucked away in the closet and forgotten. Fast forward to this weekend when I decided for better or for worse, I'd give the thing a test drive.  I really love the look of foil, so was excited to pair it with our Coffee Please digi.

I used one of the sentiments from the printable PDF that was already printed on some pearlized cream cardstock. I ran it through with some orange foil and it worked like a charm! No smoking and success right off the bat! Now I must foil all the things!  :)  I had a hard time catching the foil in my photography, only the close-up above captures a bit of the real shimmery orange-y goodness of it.  Those letters on the left side and the tip of the leaf are orange too, I just couldn't find the right angle to show the glimmer of the whole piece.

The background started with a piece of cream cardstock.  I embossed it with a new embossing folder I picked up at Tuesday Morning. Don't you love those dimpled leaves?  I coated the whole piece with clear gesso, then added some prima and dylusions sprays to get the coloring I wanted.  Next I painted on some gold paint and some copper wax to highlight things.  The leaf on the sentiment is watercolored with the same colors of sprays, then I added a couple fabric leaves that I did the same treatment with.

Finishing embellishments were some brown striped ribbon, a metal leaf embellishment and a chipboard coffee cup sticker from the Amber Moon collection.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you have an inspired day.

Enabler's List
Stamps: Coffee Please DIGITAL (Verve Stamps)
Paper: pearlized cream (Paper Accents), cream (Neenah)
Ink: laser printer, vanilla caramel spray (Dylusions), Pot Marigold Color Bloom spray (Prima), antique gold paint (Prima), rich copper metalliqu wax (Prima)
Accessories: orang Minc foil (Heidi Swapp), Amber Moon chipboard stickers (Prima), Downton Abbey leaf flourish embossing folder (Crafter's Companion), metal leaf embellishment (The Funkie Junkie Boutique), fabric leaves (Recollection), ribbon (SU!), paper distresser, Minc machine (Heidi Swapp), Clear gesso (Prima)


  1. This is so pretty! I am glad your Minc is working properly...what a gem this little appliance must be to create such lovely shimmering card elements. The rich background is perfect, too!

  2. Gorgeous, rich, fall colours and a card that has me craving a latte ;)

  3. What an amazing card, Julee, and it is rich and so fall-like. Beautiful texture, and I love the foiling. Glad the second MINC machine worked!! Hugs!


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