Gold Foil Cards
Hi friends, welcome back to another blog post. On today’s blog I’ll be sharing with you a few card examples on which I’m using the Foil Technique, so I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! And... what I hope the most it’s that you get a little bit of inspiration from them. Without further ado, let’s get started!
For the first example I created 2 square cards that measured 4.25 X 4.25 although I worked on layers for them, so I started by inking it up 2 pieces of Bristol Smooth card stock that measured W 4.0 X H 4.0 with the following distress oxide inks
— Picked Raspberry
— Spiced Marmalade
— Squeezed Lemonade
Once the panels were all inked up I set them aside, in the meantime I started the process of foiling by using an embossing ink pad, and the Heart Full of Thanks stamp set, as I was going to heat embossing them by using WOW! Bond Powder to make them sticky so the foil could adhered to them. As for the foiling part, you can see one of the hearts was solid covered with foil, and the reason was caused, because I set the foiling machine on a wrong setting causing over heating on the stamping. Afterwards, I tried it once again by setting the machine to a lower setting, and it worked fine as you can see in the picture above. Soon after the foiling was done I used the coordinated heart die to die cut the hearts out the piece of white card stock, and I adhered the first one directly to the inked background and the second to a white panel that measured W 3.75 X H 3.75 For the one, that I adhered to the white panel I decided to stamp a sentiment with the same ink colors that I used for the panels. And to finish them off I adhered them both to their white card bases.
For the second example, I repeated the same steps for the foiling part. Although for this example I used a background stamp, and the one that I used was the Confetti Background Stamp by The Stamp Market. In the meanwhile I stamped in a piece of white card stock the flower, and the leaves from the Spring Blossom stamp set with the following distress oxide inks:
— Squeezed Lemonade
— Spiced Marmalade
— Mowed Lawn
Once all the stamping was done I used the coordinated dies to cut out all of the stamped images. Soon after the die cutting was done, I adhered them all directly to the card panel. For the sentiment I stamped in another piece of white card stock a sentiment from the Best Ever Greetings stamp set with Picked Raspberry ink, and I adhered it to the card panel with foam mounting tape. Last but certainty not least, I adhered the card panel to a standard A2 size side folding white card base.
For the third example, I created 2 Birthday cards as you can see in the picture above. So to begin with I started by inking it up the background with the same color ink combination that I used in the previous examples. After the ink blending was done, I speedy the process of drying by using the heat gun tool, as you know distress oxides take a few minutes to dry. Once they were all dry out I repeated the same steps for the foiling as the previous cards. Shortly after the foiling was done I used the HBD die from The Stamp Market for the die cutting part. For the card layering I used both the negative and the positive parts of the die cutting to created 2 cards out the cut. For the first one I adhered the letters to a white card panel, then I adhered the backed of it to a smaller size piece of fun foam, because I wanted to add dimension before I adhered it to the white card base. As for the second I created a shaker card, and for that I used clear acetate and foam mounting tape to raise the level for the stars to get movement, the tiny stars that I use were some that I had in my stash. Once I added the stars I adhered the card panel to the white card base, and called them finish.
Note: I’ve previously created the same exact cards without foiling them in a previous blog post you can click ➝ (HERE) if you want to see them.
Finally for the last example, I created something different by using The Jumbo Tag Die to create these 2 tags/cards. So I started by doing a partial die cutting to create the card style instead of just a tag. Once I had them cut I repeated the same process for the foiling on one of them, as for the second I didn’t do any foiling as you can see in the picture above. However I stamped a few lines with the same ink color combination by using the Striped stamp set. For the die cutting I used the Beyond Grateful to die cut out of white card stock 2 of the Thanks. To make a difference between both I left one as it was in white to adhered it on the tag that I’ve stamped with the stripes, and for the other one I did a little bit of ink blending with whatever ink was left on the ink blending tools then I adhered it to the tag that was foiled. At first I didn’t think of adding the flower, but I ended up using white card stock and the Bloomin’ Cute die to die cut out of white card stock the flowers and the leaves. Once all the die cutting was done, I adhered the flowers and the leaves to the tag, and as a finishing touch I adhered to them a large yellow sequin.
Here is a closer look for you to see the dimension, and the shine from the foiling. And… because there isn’t a tag without a bow, I tied 2 bows by using Hemp cord, and I adhered one to each of the tags.
Phew… you made it to the end, I hope you’ve had a great time here with me, as always I appreciate the time you take to read the blog posts. Down below you’ll find the supply list for all the products used in this post, as a referral from where they were purchase from.
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WOW! Fab Foil Glitter Gold
WOW! Embossing Ink Pad
WOW! Bonding Powder
Confetti Background Stamp
Spring Blossom Stamp Bundle
Best Ever Greetings Stamp Set
Beyond Grateful Bundle
Striped Stamp Set
Jumbo Tag Die
Bloomin’ Cute Die
New Leaf Sequins
American Crafts Minc Foil Machine
Neenah Solar White 110lb
Neenah Classic Crest 80lb
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I am creating this blog with the purpose of sharing how I design my cards, the information provided here is base in my own opinion and creativity. I am not an expert by any means, and I only share the way that I design my cards. All of the products used for this blog post were personally purchased by me. Although, the WOW! Bond Powder and the WOW! Fab Foil Glitter Gold was sent to me. Keep in mine that all of the referral links were added for you to know from where I purchased or got the items from. The products shared, and mentioned in my blog posts are simply because… I use, and I truly love them.