foiled Christmas cards

Get your instant festive look with gorgeous foiled details for your Christmas cards. These will look amazing in any house with the Christmas lights on. 

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You’ll learn how you can get rid of the plastic look, when using a piece of foil the second time. How to fill the gaps and make a second grungy print and how to get rid of the stickiness when using double sided adhesive.

So lots of new things to learn about foiling without using fancy tools.

If you haven’t seen the Easy Foiling Techniques Without Fancy Tools video yet, make sure to check it out, for more fun ways to add foil and card ideas.

3 cards 3 techniques

For these cards three techniques are used with the Therm O Web – Deco Foil – Transfer Gel DUO ( SBC | ELH | THR ) and the same stencil Carabelle Studio Art Mask – Floral Grid ( JGG ) the flowers have a bit of that poinsettia feel so this is a great stencil for Christmas cards and it can also be used the rest of the year.

And even though the same stencil and about the same colour were used you get completely different cards, which is great if you are a multi Christmas card maker.

one layer gel

This card is with just the stencil and one layer of the gel and the gorgeous multicolour foil that are definitely my favorites.

The Therm O Web – Deco Foil – Amethyst Watercolor ( SBCcome in a 5 pack, make sure you have only one sheet when you start to cut it to size, because they are super thin.

multicolour foiled card

For four cards I used just one word and repeated it three times, to do something else for a change.

I used the big Tim Holtz – Alphanumeric Classic Lower ( SBC | SZZ ) dies which have a few of each letter in the set making it easy to cut multiple words at once.

double fill the gaps technique

This card has the a double layer filling the gaps technique so you get two sides of the pattern which gives you the opportunity to use contrasting colours to name one idea.

double fil the gaps technique

For the second colour I used the Heidi Swapp – MINC Collection – Reactive Foil – Holographic ( SBC | ELH ) which looks like the back of a CD, really gorgeous.

Of all the foils I have tried, they all are similar, the difference is in the mediums that are used combined with the foil if they work without the “fancy tools”.

clean the stencil

This last grungy style foiled effect is done with cleaning of the stencil, which is basically cleaning disguised as crafting:-)

Here I used iCraft Deco Foil Transfer Sheets, Lilac ( ELH | JGG ) which is a mono colour that goes great with the grungy style of the background.

metallic kraftstock & foil

Idea-ology – Tim Holtz – 8 x 8 Kraft Stock – Metallic( SBC | JGG ) is another option that looks great with foil and you have an option to tear, which is always cool.

The silver looks great with the Therm O Web – Deco Foil – Transfer Sheet – Black ( SBC | ELH | JGG ) and would make a super masculine card background too.

When using double sided adhesive as a base for the foil it can still feel a bit sticky or tacky. In the video I show you a way to get rid of that real easy and keep the shiny foil look.

double sided adhesive back

On this last card double sided adhesive was used, the SBC Exclusive Double Sided Adhesive Sheet ( SBC ) and the trick is to add the foil gently so you can still peel it off.

But if you have a firm hand then the Stick It – Die Cut Adhesive Sheets – Double Sided – Large ( SBC ) are a better option as they have a bit of a softer “stickyness” to them.

big sentiment

For some extra dimension I cut the numbers out of one millimeter Tonic Studios – Craft Perfect – Grey Board ( SBC | TNCUK | TNC ) and once more out of Craft Perfect – Glitter Card – Silver Screen ( TNCUK | TNC )

The numbers are from the Sizzix Chunky Alphabet Bigz XL Die ( SBC | SZZ These bigz dies can handle the chipboard easily as well as many other materials, making them totally cool in my opinion:-)

Now it’s your turn to hop into your craft space and have some fun foiling. Thanks for stopping by and make sure to keep on crafting!