Fairytale Deco Foil and LDRS Creative
Hello and welcome! I am so excited to be sharing my Christmas cards highlighting our Fairytale Foils and LDRS papers and stencil. The LDRS Makenzie Christmas Paper Pad was the perfect match for the ThermOweb Fairytale Foils. It was so much fun mixing and matching that I couldn’t stop at one card!
Make sure to stick with me to the end of the post for a bonus project using LDRS stamps.
Christmas Cards Supplies
Deco Foil Transfer Sheets – Enchanted Rose, and Glass Slipper
iCraft Supertape Roll 1/4″ and 1/2″
iCraft Ultra Bond Liquid Adhesive
iCraft 3D Double Sided Foam Strips
Deco Foil Foam Adhesive
Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets – White Latte
Deco Foil Unity Card Front – Snow Many Flakes
Deco Foil Transfer Gel Duo
Deco Foil Stencil Pal
LDRS Creative Peppermint Stick Stencil
LDRS Creative Mackenzie Christmas 6×6 Paper Pad
LDRS Creative Clear Stamps Country Corner Accessories and Barnyard (Bonus Project)
Other Supplies: Cardstock, foiling/laminating machine, Distress Oxide Inks, die-cutting machine with dies and embossing folders, bakers twine, scissors, and sentiments.
Fairytale Christmas Cards Tutorial
Begin by creating a candy cane stripe using Transfer Gel Duo and the Peppermint Stick Stencil (when using a stencil for a large area such as this, the Stencil Pal is an invaluable tool as it covers most of the stencil in one pass).
Next, use a spatula or stick to add some Gel Duo along the entire edge of the Stencil Pal and smooth it over the stencil, then gently pull the stencil up to reveal your candy cane stripes. You will know the Gel Duo is ready when it turns from white to clear (you can see the difference in the bottom right image).
Hint: If you don’t want to wait for the Gel Duo you can use your laminating machine but you will need to make sure your Gel layer is very thin and sets up just a bit before foiling.
Apply a Deco Foil Transfer Sheet (dull side down) over the clear Gel Duo and burnish using the Stencil Pal or a bone folder. Peel the Foil Transfer Sheet back to reveal your beautiful foiled stripes. I started with the red stripes but as you will see in the next images, I decided I after I die-cut the candy canes that I wanted to use the Fairytale Foils instead.
Hint: If you are using this as a background or mat for your card, cut your paper size to slightly larger than you want so you can trim it down and clean up the edges.
Die-cut candy canes and peppermint sticks from the foiled paper and Christmas stockings from patterned paper. I did three because I knew I wanted to do three coordinating cards. Die-cut the top fuzzy part of the stocking three times from a Foam Adhesive Sheet. Peel the release paper from the top and press it against a piece of White Latte Flock Transfer Sheet, transferring the flock to your Foam Adhesive pieces. Peel the backside of your Foam Adhesive fuzzy pieces and adhere them to the tops of your stocking die-cuts. This die-cut would not be nearly as cute without that fuzzy top!
Hint: If you do not have Foam Adhesive Sheets, die-cut cardstock with Thermoweb Peel n Stick double-sided adhesive on the back. Use this adhesive to adhere the Flock Transfer Sheet. You can also layer several die-cut stocking tops under the first layer to achieve the dimension of the Foam Adhesive Sheets.
Create three card bases mixing and matching patterned paper and Deco Foil Unity Card Fronts. These card fronts are so easy to use that you can have a classy finished cards in minutes! Simply place a Foil Transfer Sheet (dull side down) over the card front and run through your foiling machine pursuant to machine instructions.
Hint: Add watercolor over your foiled image for a more personal one-of-a-kind card.
Assemble your cards using Ultra Bond Liquid Adhesive, Super tape, and 3D Foam Strips or Squares for dimension.
Hint: Add some bakers twine or ribbon bows for the perfect finishing touch.
So I started this image with the intention of putting it on the red striped background (that was before I got die-cut happy and cut it into candy canes) and ended up not using it for my blog projects. It was so cute though I hated to not share it. I used the two LDRS stamp sets listed above and a technique I saw on one of Tim Holtz’s holiday lives. I stamped the barn and then stamped the Christmas lights and wreath over the top without masking. I then painted in the Christmas accessories using Distress Oxide Inks. Because these inks dry opaque, they hide image underneath. Once the Oxide Inks were completely dry, I stamped over the top of the Christmas accessories again for a clean outline.
Hint: In order to stamp the accessories in the exact same place before and after painting, you will need a stamp platform.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial as much as I enjoyed creating the cards. Remember, any colors can be Christmas colors and you can turn any image into a Christmas image . . . even a barn!
We know if you’re like us when you see these ideas, you want to make them too! And let’s face it…it’s an expensive time of the year! So do take a moment to get entered to win and then go visit our friends at LDRS Creative to see what they’re up to and enter their giveaway! And don’t miss our Instagram hop tomorrow at 10 Central Time for more chances to win!