Do you like the foiled look that is so popular in card making these days but you don’t want to buy any fancy tools? Look no further because here you can find some fun foiling techniques without fancy tools. And they are all great to make gorgeous cards or other paper crafting projects.
The techniques used to make all cards are also great for beginner crafters as some don’t need many products or tools and they are all easy to follow.
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For the foiled backgrounds on these cards a bunch of different techniques and products were used so make sure to watch today’s video to see all techniques at work and you get all the tips to get the best results.
Two for One
For the first cards the foil was used twice, really making the most of it with nothing to throw in the bin, isn’t that the coolest:-)
Therm O Web – Deco Foil – Summer Rainbow ( SBC | ELH | JGG | THR ) was the foil used on both cards. These multi colour foils are definitely a favorite over the one colour ones, they are so pretty. You’ll see some more multi colours as well as one colour ones so you can choose your favorite one.
Stencil and Paste
It needed nothing else besides a sentiment from the We R Memory Keepers – Designer Dies – Amy Tangerine ( SBC ) set coloured with Sizzix – Embossing Powder – Mango Tango ( SBC | SZZ ) that matches the foil colour perfectly.
A great help with the embossing powder are Coffee Filters ( AMZUS ) as they are less static than regular printing paper which makes it easier to add the powder back in the jar without it sticking on the paper.
For card number two I used the Scrapbook.com – Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheets ( SBC ) to add the left over foil piece with the gorgeous pattern to the card.
The first card has more dimension because of the added transfer gel which gives another look. This card is more shiny as the plastic side of the foil sheet is on top.
I used the same sentiment die set and embossing powder and I added some SPARKLING CRYSTALS ( STD ) on top of the sentiment for a fun effect.
For the pattern on the first card the Joggles / Elizabeth St Hilaire Mask – Chunky Spirals ( JGG ) was used with a Nuvo – Glue Pen – Large ( SBC | ELH | TNCUK | TNC ) another great way to add the foils on you cards. The big stencil has really great open spaces as a super cool pattern which gives you lots of options for cardmaking and on other paper crafts.
For this card a second colour foil was used to fill the open spaces Therm O Web Deco Foil Magenta Satin ( ELH | JGG | THR ) a really good colour to use with the green as both colour compliment each other.
Some Studio Katia Pearls Exotic Onyx ( ELH | STD ) were added around the sentiment for some dimension and a fun touch. The pearl pick up a bit of the green and pink of the foil and sentiment and are a perfect match.
The Joggles / Elizabeth St Hilaire Mask – Mother’s Garden ( JGG ) was used with the Transfer Gel and was applied with the American Crafts – Palette Knife – Silicon ( SBC ) which is a great tool for applying pastes and gels.
Another tool for you to check out to apply gel on a larger piece like a complete card with a stencil for instance is the Deco Foil Stencil Pal ( THR ) that will help spreading gel or paste with ease.
Both cards where finished with a sentiment coloured with Ranger Ink – Embossing Powder – Raspberry Tinsel ( SBC ) Besides the colour and the added sparkle from the glitter the dimension is always a great way to create some interest on a card.
Use Your Scraps
On these cards the leftover bits from several foil pieces were used to create this fun multi pattern effect in different colours. The colurs that were used are Therm O Web Deco Foil Magenta Satin ( ELH | JGG | THR ) and Aqua ( SBC | ELH | JGG | THR ) and the third colour We R Memory Keepers – Foil Quill – Foil Sheets – 4 x 6 – Flamingo ( SBC | AMZUS | ELH )
And finally the last technique that requires hardly any tools but gives a awesome effect, I really like this one:-)
I hope you are inspired to start foiling yourself and try out some of these fun techniques. Thanks for stopping by and make sure to keep on crafting!