Catherine Pooler blog hop day 2 – squared foiling

It’s day two of the Catherine Pooler release blog hop. Have you seen all the amazing projects from day one yet? They are amazing! The second day doesn’t need to hide though ๐Ÿ˜‰

My cards for today are a mix of elegance and grunge. I love working with stencils and the new one is awesome. That’s why I wanted to highlight the pattern. I decided to foil the pattern, so I spread the Transfer Gel through the stencil. The first one is covered entirely, the second one just a little bit, because I wanted to create a grungy foil look.
Squared foiling with Catherine Pooler

This had to dry for a few hours. Once it was dry, I picked two foil designs and ran it through my Minc machine. At the end, I added a heat embossed two sentiment on the new vellum paper from Catherine Pooler and adhered that onto the card.
Squared foiling with Catherine Pooler

The second project for today is made out of leftover prints from yesterday’s mono printing project. (You can check out my cards for day one of the blog hop here.) I die cut it with the tag die and simply stamped sentiment on top.
Squared foiling with Catherine Pooler

Blog Hop

Thanks so much for hoping with us. Here are all the other Creative Team projects. Don’t forget to leave comments along the hop for your chance to win two ink pads ๐Ÿ˜‰

Supplies Used

Close Ups

Squared foiling with Catherine Pooler

Squared foiling with Catherine Pooler


  1. Wonderful cards and I love the foiling!!

  2. love the foil usage! too pretty!

  3. Awesome cards! Love foiling and the square dance stencil is gorgeous.

  4. Ardyth Percy-Robb

    LOVE what you did with that stencil!

  5. Stunning.

  6. Gorgeous foiling! I love that grungy look very much!
    And I love how perfectly the sentiment fits on your
    lovely tag.

  7. Awesome foiling!

  8. Love the foiling technique with the square dance pattern on these beautiful cards and the tag from previous project leftovers is so pretty too!

  9. Phyllis Sinclair

    Like your designs today, too. Canโ€™t wait to talk to my art teacher niece about the printing.

  10. Theresa Robinson

    Very pretty – love how you used the stencil

  11. Love the shine! Iโ€™ve got to try this.

  12. These are great and the foil looks fabulous!

  13. Lovely cards! Love the shine and the grunge!

  14. The foiling is beautiful.
    Love the cards.
    The tag is great too.
    thanks for sharing

  15. Beautiful cards and tag. I love how you added simple focal points on the cards to really let the foil shine. It was fun to watch you pull prints yesterday on your gel plate, great to see more prints in use today.

  16. Marcia L Rollins

    The foil is such an added surprise’ really cool

  17. Thanks for sharing your foiling techniques. Nice cards and cute tag

  18. Nancy-Anne Rockwell

    Oh how I live vellum! Thanks!!

  19. That stencil is awesome with the foiling!!

  20. Stunning cards! Love the foiling and the square dance stencil.

  21. Your foiling is georgeous!

  22. Love your cards. Your foiling is beautiful.

  23. Great cards and tag. I love the look of foiling! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

  24. I love the foil! I am going to have to invest in that b/c it is so pretty!

  25. Beautiful cards and love the sentiments. Thanks for sharing…

  26. Michelle Hackett

    I like that you added foil to that square dance Stencil. Great design.

  27. I love seeing the gel press prints show up again! The sentiments in this release are so lovely. And what cool looks you got with the foiling! That square dance stencil is such a great one. Thank you for sharing (two days in a row!).

  28. Interesting approach to the first two cards and love the tag!

  29. Wow! The shine is amazing =)

  30. Love that stencil!

  31. very pretty. Love your foiling

  32. I’m such a fan of foiling. These are great cards! Thank you for sharing.

  33. Fab cards and tag. Love the foiling and the stencil used, and that tag is such a bright cheerful colour you’d save them to just have on your pin board x

  34. wow your card is stunning and love how you utilized yesterdays leftovers lol!

  35. Ooh! I like everyone the foiling! Combined with square dance stencil, wow!

  36. Beautiful!! I have transfer gel, don’t know why I haven’t tried this, it’s stunning!

  37. Nicely done.

  38. I really like your cards. I especially like the one with the partial foil of the design.

  39. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

  40. Sandy Mcallister

    Amazing cards. I haven’t tried foiling yet but you inspired me to give it a go

  41. Elaine Johnson (elainej)

    Lovely. I haven’t got on the foiling bandwagon yet. I thought I was when given a laminator. Oh my. It was a full size Xyron laminator such as the schools use. Oh well. I liked what you did with the foils.

  42. Cool samples of techniques and products I don’t have — like the foiling and gel. Thanks for the inspiration.

  43. The stencil and foil – what is not to love?

  44. These look awesome!

  45. Your use of foil and stencil is Great!

  46. Awesome cards and tag. I like the foiling.

  47. Thanks, ladies ๐Ÿ™‚ I always love reading all your fun and encouraging comments! So glad you enjoyt the hop and the new release ๐Ÿ˜‰

  48. The foiled backgrounds are wonderful!

  49. Gorgeous cards with the foiling technique ! As you say, it gives both elegant & grungy look ! Love it. Fabulous showcase of this stencil. Thanks for sharing.

  50. Love your projects for today, the stencil is awesome and looks great with foil. Also like that you used vellum boy do I struggle with that stuff

  51. Marjorie DUMONTIER

    The foiling gives such an amazing result !

  52. Linda Steinbaugh

    Great cards and tag! Thanks.

  53. Amante del Papel

    I love the touch of foiling in your cards! so beautiful!!!

  54. Pretty foil usage!!

  55. The foils look great! Super!

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