Wednesday, November 20, 2019

My Desk at Play

Yep, Wednesday!!!!  And we're just 1 week from Thanksgiving!

My desk today is brought to you courtesy of my linkup with Julia at the Stamping Ground! This is week 546.

This photo was taken mid-afternoon yesterday.  My hubby had taken a guy from church in for a procedure so I was home alone. And it was raining.  So I took the opportunity to play with my Glimmer Hot Foil system.  I'm no whiz, I had to have some YouTube videos going to help me a bit.  But, I did get the start of 3 Christmas cards which will be scheduled to post the first week of Dec.

Let's see.... left to right, some foils, the directions for the machine, the rubber mat behind it for the hot plates, the machine, the shims, and my Platinum 6.  I have to admit I will have to play more than just 3 hours to get the hang of this.

Here's what I got accomplished.  The Merry Christmas banner never did give me a good solid look. I even shimmed it with 1 sheet of card stock. And the Merry Christmas under the Holiday Cheer is missing the bottom half of the M.  I'll go ahead and use these as they're the best I've done so far.

I won't be joining in the next 2 weeks due the Thanksgiving and a bit of travel.  I'll be back the 11th.  I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!

And head over to the Stamping Ground and check out the other links to desks!

Stampin Carol


shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Carol, hope the systemcomes together with practice for you.Lovely cards so far though. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #1 X

glitterandglue said...

Hi Carol. Sounds like this machine is incredibly complicated. Seems like a good idea if I don't invest in one - I'd never get the hang of it. Have a wonderful thanksgiving next week, and travel safely.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #3

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh I do love those days when you have time to do just as you fancy - iot's been wet here too which is why I've managed to get so much done! The foiling looks great, really shiny and pretty - anything that sparkles is good by me! Enjoy the holidays and Thanksgiving with your family xx
Hugs LLJ 8 xxx

Little Dorrit does... said...

Gosh, if you're still getting the hang of this, you're going to be amazing at it when you're done - they look incredibly professional to me!
Enjoy your travels and Happy Thanksgiving!
Amelia #21

My name is Cindy said...

Beautiful!! (Note to self - get the flippin' foiling machine OUT!!!! Happy WOYWW Cindy #18 xx

Helen said...

hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving and trip.. love the cards. Helen #2

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Your working your magic with that foiling Carol, it really does add a touch of elegance. Wishing you and the family a *Happy Thanksgiving* Tracey #5

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh my gosh, I could be encouraged into needing one of those little machines quite easily! Love that YTube is full of videos where other people have kindly done all the research and trialling! The foiled images look great from here, for sure. I used to work in print and achieving this on the press wasn't easy, so to compress the technique for home use is amazing to me!

craftyani said...

Must look into the foiling machine never tried it. Your cards look pretty good to me. Have a good Thanksgiving. Ani#6

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

I do like the foiling machines but I am going to try and resist it....if I can! Hope your Thanksgiving goes well. Happy belated WOYWW, Angela x15x

Crafting With Jack said...

I haven’t got into foiling yet and probably won’t, although I like the idea. My Scan n Cut is frustrating enough, not to mention my Gemini die cutting machine. Have a great Thanksgiving, Angela #25

Caro said...

I've not come across this machine before - the results look lovely although it does sound quite complicated! Happy belated WOYWW. With love & God Bless, Caro x (#10)