Hello to all. I am over on the Scrap'n Stamp Blog today with this card, which I have done as part of  the Random Acts of Cardness Challenges, and wish to share it with you too. 

Today, being day 18 of the challenges is "foil", which is a technique called Brush Stroke Foiling.

I have a video to share with you showing this technique which you can find here

I did not use any of the machines mentioned in the video, I used Mono Glue and my fingers to do the burnishing.  

But let me start at the beginning. I am using Arches 140lb Cold Press Watercolour Paper as my card base, along with Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens to watercolour. 

I started by colouring my stamp with the colours I wanted to use, which are Fresh Green and Azure Blue. Using my Misti I coloured each leaf with both of the colours, changing out the colour placement as I moved along and spritzed lightly before stamping.

While waiting for it to dry I did splatters using Kuretake Gansai Tambi Pearl watercolours in blue, green and gold.

I did not leave the stamp on the paper for long as I wanted the textures to come through. On a separate piece of Arches watercolour paper I stamped the leaf again, and generously spritzed with water, this time leaving the stamp on the paper which gives a more solid appearance. 

I then die cut the leaf using the coordinating die. 

Along with die cutting the leaf I also die cut two of the "wishes" dies from the Arches paper, and painted one using the Fresh Green pen.

Once everything was dry, using an old paint brush to get the brush lines, I painted on the glue, applying not quite half way up the leaf and allowed it to get tacky. I added the foil, gold facing up, to cover the die and rubbed the areas with the glue using my forefinger to burnish the foil.

I used the same process on the sentiment, except I applied the glue sparingly, not just at the bottom of the die. 

To finish my card I attached the leaf die and wishes die using foam squares which I cut to fit. I then added a splattering of gems and some Midas Touch to the top of the Wishes die sentiment.

Thank you for joining me today. I hope you have enjoyed this card as much as I enjoyed making it.
Of note, Raya does not have the coordinating stamp in stock. You can use the die to get the same results, by painting the die with the colours, and gluing them where you would like them. Or, contact Raya at Scrap'n Stamp and ask her to order it for you. 

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xoxo, Kia