When I first saw the My Mind’s Eye Follow Your Heart collection, I was smitten!  I immediately knew I wanted to design a class layout with the “Be Amazing” papers…just love those hexagon patterns!

Here is what I came up with…

I created some cool embellishments using Ranger Inkssentials Foil Tape Sheets and alcohol ink. 
Here are some close ups…
These buttons are part of this collection…I made the black butterflies using a Martha Stewart punch.
Love the dimensional stickers from this collection too!  And the ribbon is Maya Road.
 Making these foil embellishments was really fun.  I cut the sun freehand, but the butterflies and hearts are cut with Sizzix dies and my Big Shot.  
To make any of these elements, you’ll need Ranger Foil Tape Sheets, alcohol inks, a piece of paper, dies, an embossing folder (I used a damask pattern by Tim Holtz), and a die cutting machine (Big Shot).
I coloured my sun and hearts with Caramel (or Butterscotch) alcohol ink and the butterflies with Stream.

Cut a piece of foil that will fit the size of your die, peel off the adhesive backing (CAREFUL:  very sticky!), and adhere to a piece of paper (you can use any piece of scrap paper).

I didn’t use just any piece of scrap paper…I used a lovely extra piece of MME left over from my layout 🙂
 Trim the foil/paper piece so it can be cut by your die…
These butterflies are movable dies so they are sitting on a base tray (they are magnetic).
Roll through your Big Shot and cut out the butterflies.
Place foil butterflies in damask patterned embossing folder and run through the Big Shot again.
And your butterfly will now look like this….I just LOVE how this foil tape embosses!
Gently squeeze Stream alcohol ink (or any colour you like) onto the butterfly.
Spread the alcohol ink using the tip of the bottle.  The more ink, the darker the colour.
 Because the foil is flexible, you can now play with your embellishments and bend them however you like….
I adhered only the centre of this butterfly with a pop dot and then lifted its wings off the page.
 The possibilities are endless with this “Amazing” line of papers by My Mind’s Eye!

15 Comments on My Mind’s Eye is…AMAZING!

  1. misty
    April 27, 2012 at 3:19 pm (12 years ago)

    Oh, this is beautiful! I love embossing foil. Have you seen the no more shims mat? Its awesome, I embossed coins (don’t know that I will use them) and an old piece of screen from an old door. You should google it if you haven’t seen them yet. I got mine at http://www.susanascustomartandcarddesign.com

  2. Alison
    April 27, 2012 at 3:47 pm (12 years ago)

    Kelly this is fabulous! I love what you did with your handmade embellies. I’m learning there’s so much cool things that I’m missing out on…paper was my obsession, but now i’m thinking that other things might be added to that list! thanks for sharing this with us!!

  3. Lee-Anne
    April 27, 2012 at 4:03 pm (12 years ago)

    This is so pretty! Love this technique. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Miae
    April 27, 2012 at 6:54 pm (12 years ago)

    I love what you did with this page Kelly! Those MME hexagons truly are pretty and your metal embellies are so well done! I love the look of embossed foil too (did you know that you can buy rolls of that sticky foil at places like Home Depot/ Lowes…I think it’s called foil tape!) Cheers!

  5. Cindy Gay
    April 27, 2012 at 6:55 pm (12 years ago)

    Very nice. I didn’t know about the foil sheets and the alcohol ink works great on them! Happy Friday!

  6. Charlotte Brochu
    April 27, 2012 at 9:19 pm (12 years ago)

    Thanks for the little tutorial on the foil sheets! So cool the things you come up with! Love your layout and you’re really rocking those hexagons! Beautiful!

  7. ingrid
    April 28, 2012 at 12:14 am (12 years ago)

    isn’t this technique great! I’ve used simple kitchen foil and that works very good as well!
    they are the perfect little touches for this lovely 2 pager! beautiful photo’s of your ‘little’ girl!
    enjoy your weekend sweetie!
    here in Holland the weather is soooo bad, rain,rain and more rain….blehhhh!!! but…perfect for scrapping though!
    Ingrid xxx

  8. marilyn
    April 28, 2012 at 5:47 am (12 years ago)

    What a beautiful layout and love your handmade embellishments. THanks for sharing.

  9. Sharon
    April 28, 2012 at 8:38 am (12 years ago)

    Hi kelly! Well, who need a class when we can come to your blog! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing your design tips with us! That butterfly looks amazing. But the star of your layout is the wonderful photos you took of your sweet daughter! I love them so much!!! Great 2-page layout!

  10. Renee
    April 28, 2012 at 2:02 pm (12 years ago)

    Beautiful LO, great foil embellies Kelly!! TFS with us!!

  11. Krista
    April 29, 2012 at 8:04 am (12 years ago)

    I love this layout. Even better in person! off to make something out of foil!

  12. Sandra D
    April 29, 2012 at 9:48 am (12 years ago)

    Love your amazing layout. The metal embellishments really made the masterpiece shine. Thanks for sharing your techniques.

  13. Jody
    April 29, 2012 at 12:30 pm (12 years ago)

    This is very beautiful! Thanks for the instructions on how you did the butterfly – I totally need to get those mover and shapers! Great LO!

  14. Michelle
    May 2, 2012 at 8:39 pm (12 years ago)

    Oh dear…I see I’ve fallen behind in my blog commenting! 🙂 Love this Amazing Lo Kelly. The foil tut is awesome. I can see I’m going to have to break down and get some alcohol inks….I was never really sure what to do with them so wouldn’t invest in them. You always have something new and so interesting on your Los Kelly!

  15. carlies
    May 6, 2012 at 11:59 am (12 years ago)

    wow all stunning work thank you for share

    hugs carla


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