Hello! Shemaine here today sharing some cards I created using Deco Foil™ and the Deco Foil™ Adhesive Pen along with stamps and dies from Taylored Expressions.

TE 520 b wm

Therm-O-Web Supplies:



Other Supplies:

Fabriano Water Color Paper
Distress Inks: Spiced Marmalade
Misc. Twine

I love creating cards with watercolor paper and then using Distress Inks to create my own design. First, emboss the cardstock with a fun background die, then use the Distress ink (Spiced Marmalade) along with a watercolor pen to create your background, spraying water with a mini mister on your cardstock so the ink will move. I find if I stamp the ink in an acrylic block and pick up the color with the water color pen I get the best results. Once I dried the base then I stamped the image from Taylored Expressions Free Spirit set and embossed it with clear embossing powder.

Step 1

Once we created the base, die cut a smaller piece of water color paper using the Fine Feathers die from Taylored Expressions. Use the DECO FOIL™ ADHESIVE PEN to color the tips of the feathers and let dry for a few minutes. Then apply the DECO FOIL™ TRANSFER SHEETS • GOLD over the feathers to transfer.

step 2

Finish by using the 3D WHITE FOAM SQUARES • COMBO PACK to adhere the feathers to the front of the card and add a bow made from twine.

TE 520 a wm

Here’s another card I created using the same watercoloring technique without embossing the cardstock. For this card the background is the variety of feathers from the Taylored Expressions Fine Feathers die. I cut them using the ICRAFT EASY CUT ADHESIVE™ SHEETS • LG. Then I peeled off the back and arranged them on the card after I stamped and embossed my sentiment. Then I used the DECO FOIL™ TRANSFER SHEETS • Gold to  make them pop off the card.

Thanks to Taylored Expressions for providing these sets to create with.


And what would be more fun then a giveaway! Our friends at Taylored Expressions have generously offered to a lucky fan a $50 Gift Certificate to their store! That means you can pick anything you like from stamps to dies to embellishments and more! Simply follow the easy to use Rafflecopter to enter to win! And do stop by twice a day as we’re sharing two projects with you which gives you more chances to win!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


22 Comments on Deco Foiling with Taylored Expressions

  1. TracyM #6773
    May 24, 2016 at 8:40 am (8 years ago)

    FABULOUS cards Shemaine!!!
    LOVE your GLORIOUS foiled feathers and backgrounds – WOW – the Distress Inks look AMAZING against the embossed pattern!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and tutorial … there is SO MUCH I NEED to try 🙂

  2. barb macaskill
    May 24, 2016 at 9:56 am (8 years ago)

    How wonderful!! LOVE the spectacular gold feathers and the watercoloring is so fun! A beautiful creation! Thanks for having me along on this week’s creative journey! See you tomorrow!

  3. Linsey
    May 24, 2016 at 10:05 am (8 years ago)

    THUD!!! Shemaine’s cards are STUNNERS!!! I love how she showcased the marvelous foil pen! So very inspiring!!! Thank you for another fun day!! 🙂

  4. Denise Bryant
    May 24, 2016 at 10:40 am (8 years ago)

    Beautiful cards! Love the pretty feathers, and the gold foil! The foil adds such an elegant look!

  5. Charlene
    May 24, 2016 at 12:06 pm (8 years ago)

    I love the foil techniques I am learning this week! Can’t wait to try them all.

  6. Karen B.
    May 24, 2016 at 12:34 pm (8 years ago)

    So pretty!

  7. karenladd
    May 24, 2016 at 5:21 pm (8 years ago)

    Loving all the beautiful projects and this fun team up with Taylored Expressions! Following and loving it all

  8. Janet Ingraham
    May 24, 2016 at 8:52 pm (8 years ago)

    I’m sold and in love…..yeah foil and great Taylors Designers

  9. Arianna Barbara
    May 25, 2016 at 5:54 am (8 years ago)

    Beautiful cards!!!

  10. Helen Gullet
    May 25, 2016 at 10:35 am (8 years ago)

    I love this card! The background and the feathers are fabulous.

  11. Taunya Butler
    May 25, 2016 at 6:27 pm (8 years ago)

    WOW – so gorgeous -love those sold feathers!!! Beautifully done!!

  12. Teresa Doyle
    May 26, 2016 at 9:04 am (8 years ago)

    WOW Shemaine. Fantastic cards and I love how you “tipped” the feathers with gold on your 1st card. Very clever and very effective!

  13. D.Ann C
    May 27, 2016 at 9:07 am (8 years ago)

    What is it about gold-dipped shiny feathers that makes one’s heart sing?!!

  14. sarah
    May 27, 2016 at 12:47 pm (8 years ago)

    Love the combo of TE+ Deco-foil+ Distress watercoloring. So hot!

  15. Becca Yahrling
    May 27, 2016 at 1:14 pm (8 years ago)

    Very pretty cards. Love the feather. And dipped in gold … perfection. 🙂

  16. Carla Hundley
    May 27, 2016 at 2:38 pm (8 years ago)

    I love feathers
    and these with
    the gold foil
    are so pretty!
    Carla from Utah

  17. Amy C.
    May 27, 2016 at 3:08 pm (8 years ago)

    Gorgeous feathers! Everything is better when it’s shiny!

  18. Wahnita Hammond
    May 27, 2016 at 10:27 pm (8 years ago)

    The gold feathers are awesome!!! Love your creative thinking! 🙂

  19. Janet Ingraham
    May 28, 2016 at 12:56 am (8 years ago)

    awesome combinations. so pretty. like that touch of foil.

  20. shartl
    May 29, 2016 at 1:48 am (8 years ago)

    OOoh, I love those foil feathers!

  21. karenladd
    May 29, 2016 at 1:50 am (8 years ago)

    I’ve never tried the Deco Foils but these cards look so beautiful that I would love to give this technique a try. Thanks for the wonderful creative inspiration

  22. Arianna Barbara
    May 29, 2016 at 4:30 am (8 years ago)

    Awww!!!! Absolutely gorgeous cards!!!