Easy Foil Technique WOW Cards Using Thermoweb Deco Foil

I am LOVING this foil technique that is popping up on Pinterest and my favorite blogs. It’s actually really easy but the results are so WOW!! All you need is: a laser printer, foil sheets, and a laminator. There are other ways to do this technique, but this is the way I did it.

  1. First, print an image on card stock using your laser printer (I have a HP Laserjet CP1525). Toner is what makes this technique possible, so photo copiers would also work.
  2. Next, lay a sheet of the Thermoweb Deco Foil (I found some at Hobby Lobby) on top of your printed image, shiny side up.
  3. Third, place your card stock and foil into a folded piece of computer paper as a carrier for the laminator.
  4. Then, run your paper through the laminator. (I found that I had to play with the settings on my laminator to get it to work. I chose the 6mil setting on mine.
  5. Lastly, just peel off the foil and voila! It’s foiled!

Here are some cards I made using this technique. I have also experimented with colored card stock. My printer doesn’t accept overly thick card stock, so I used a thinner sheet of brown in the Thank You card below. It’s not a very smooth finish so the foil is a little rough looking, but it still looks very nice.

These are all images printed from My Digital Studio.



 





Celebrate Today Stamp & Matching Framelits {Balloon Birthday Cards}

Here are 2 cards I made using the Stampin’ UP! Celebrate Today Photopolymer stamp set from the Occasions Catalog. They have the same basic layout and design, but I switched up the colors a bit. The first card uses the Polka Dot Embossing Folder on a Crumb Cake card stock base. The Balloon Framelits cut out my Coastal Cabana balloon. In keeping with the polka dot theme, I stamped the dots from the stamp set on the balloon and topped them off with Crystal Effects for dimension.  The “happy” is from the Hello You Thinlits and the “Birthday” is from Hooray It’s Your Day stamp set. I stamped it on Vellum with Chocolate Chip ink. A strip of Chocolate Chip card stock along the bottom and some Early Espresso Bakers Twine tied in a bow finish off the card.

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The second card uses the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder, crumb cake and pink pirouette card stock. I stamped the stars/confetti on the balloon in Gold Encore ink, then added stars punched from Gold Glimmer Paper using the Confetti Stars Border Punch. The sentiment is from Hooray its Your Day, this time stamped in white craft ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The bakers twine is from the January 2015 Paper Pumpkin Kit.

Birthday card 🎈 #stampinup #stars #glitter #balloons #creativecucina #birthday

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Breaking Out the Red Glimmer Paper!

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I am in LOVE with the Red Glimmer Paper, so I hoard it. I use it sparingly because I have 1 sheet left and if for some reason it’s ever discontinued, I will be sure to have ONE SHEET LEFT! I suppose Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to use something I love to make a special card for someone I love.

This is a clean and simple card that I made using the Ciao Baby stamp set from the Spring 2013 catalog. It coordinates with the Petite Curly Label Punch, which was FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration. I also got the Pretty Petites stamp free from SAB to coordinate with the punch.

The base is Crumb Cake card stock, layered with Early Espresso and Urban Oasis Designer Series Paper (retired). That pack of paper is one of my all time top 10 favorites–it’s beautiful. Good thing it’s a Digital Download available for My Digital Studio now!

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For the focal point, I used Early Espresso Baker’s Twine and knotted both ends in a double knot, attaching it to the card with mini glue dots. Then, I colored direct to stamp with Early Espresso and Real Red Markers, and stamped on Whisper White card stock. I punched them out with the Petite Curly Punch.

The hearts are punched from the Red Glimmer Paper using the Heart to Heart Punch. I attached everything to the card on top of the Baker’s Twine with stampin dimensionals.

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