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Rainbow Foiled Coffee Cups

Hi there! I am so happy to back with The Foiled Fox today!. I adore the opportunity to work with those folks! Today I have a rainbow foiled coffee card to share with you all! Seriously, rainbow, coffee, watercolor, foil – HELLO!

If you know me, you know I LOOOOOOVE me a good cup a coffee! I have been known to drink many cups during the day! Me and my Nespresso machine are best friends!  I am also known for my whacky coffee cup collection!  I thought it would be fun to make some rainbow colored coffee! Why not, right? A little rainbow action is never a bad thing! I started by stamping one of the coffee cup images from the Concord & 9th Let’s Chat stamp set with Toffee Crunch ink and then stamped it again a few times on some Inkadinkadoo masking paper! I cut the masks out and then just started stamping away to create the background, being sure to move the mask around on the cups as needed. 

Once all the stamping was done, it was time to add some color! I used the Kuretake Gansai Watercolors.  Anytime I watercolor, I always put a wash of water down first, then I add the watercolor. Why? Because the water does all the work for me!!!! 🙂 I’m kind of lazy!  I did watercolor a coffee cup from a separate piece of watercolored cardstock because I knew I wanted to have one coffee cup popped up off the card but more on that in a bit!

It’s time to talk foiling!  Once everything was completely dry, I added some of the Heidi Swapp Reactive Mist to the card! I just took the stirrer stick and flicked it on! Now I was nervous because I had NO idea how this was going to turn out, but I went with it with my fingers crossed! I took my heat gun to the areas with the Reactive Mist for just a few seconds and then it was time to foil. I used some Gold Deco Foil and placed it on top of the card panel foil side up! I slipped into the transfer folder and ran it thru my Minc Machine on setting 4. Holding my breath and crossing my fingers, I removed it from the transfer folder and BAM! All that beautiful gold foil was starring right at me and I loved it!

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  1. Tara Prince says:


  2. Hey, thanks Laurel for your guest blog. LOVE the gold foil and rainbow colors!

  3. Foiliscious! Absolutely gorgeous! TFS!

  4. Dayna Lum-Akana says:

    wow and wow again Miss Laurel! love love love it

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