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.
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.
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 ( SBC ) come in a 5 pack, make sure you have only one sheet when you start to cut it to size, because they are super thin.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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 )
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!