Hello! Gracie here, this time with a card idea for the men and boys in our lives. These galaxy inspired backgrounds are quick to make and mass produce thanks to Therm O Web’s Foil-Mates sheets and sentiments! Scroll down to check out the step by step tutorial!

Gina K. Designs Galaxy Foil-Mates Cards for Guys


Therm O Web Supplies:
Gina K. Designs Foil-Mates™ Backgrounds • Stars & Stripes
Gina K. Designs Foil-Mates™ Sentiments • True Friend
Gina K. Designs Fancy Foils™ 6″ x 8″ • Sparkling Silver
Gina K. Designs (3) Nested Circle Dies • Double Stitch Design • Small Set
Foil Laminator • 12 inch
Sticky Dot Mini Runner
Zots™ Roll • 3D

Other Supplies:
Cardstock in Turquoise and Deep Blue
Distress Oxide Inks in Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean and Black Soot
Mini Ink Blending Tool
Water mister
Acrylic paint marker
Die Cutting Machine

Galaxy Foil-Mates Cards with Gina K. Designs & Therm O Web

Foil-Mates are great for backgrounds and you will be able to get two A2 pieces from one sheet, which is perfect to create 2 cards. All you need to do is cut one sheet in half using a paper trimmer. Make sure that each background piece you cut from your Foil-Mates Background is 4.25 by 5.5 inches.

Step 1. Cover the Foil-Mates card panel with a piece of Sparkling Silver Fancy Foil. Wrap it with parchment paper and run it through the laminator.

Step 2. Apply the first ink color on 3 different spots of the card panel using a sponge applicator.

Step 3. Next apply your second ink color, again on 3 different spots of your card panel.

Step 4. Finally apply black ink on the rest of the card panel, making sure to blend all the different ink layers to create a galaxy look.


Step 5. Mist some water on the card panel and let it sit for a moment, then use a paper towel to dry any excess water.

Step 6. Splatter white acrylic paint on the background. I used a Sharpie pen in this case but any white opaque paint will do.

Step 7. Cut one of the sentiments from the True Friend Foil-Mates pack using a Double Stitch Design Circle Die (the medium size in the set). I thought the sentiment “Good friends are like Stars” was perfect for this card design so I do recommend you use that one in particular!

Once cut, cover the Foil-Mates sentiment with Sparkling Silver Fancy Foil and run it through the laminator.

Step 8. Apply inks to the Foil-Mates sentiment just as you did for the background.


Step 9. To put together the card, apply adhesive to the back of the panel using Sticky Dot Runner.

Step 10. Adhere the panel to a card base, slanting it a bit.

Step 11. Add 3D Zots to the back of your Foil-Mates sentiment.

Step 12. Attach the sentiment to the center of your card… And you’re done!


I think these cards would work great for male friends on Valentine’s, don’t you think? Often times we don’t even know where to start when it comes to masculine cards, so I’m so happy I created these since I’m usually all for feminine designs.



I enjoyed sharing these with you today! I would love to see what you think so don’t be shy and leave me a comment below! Thanks so much for visiting today! For more creative ideas for all your paper and fabric crafts make sure to subscribe! Until next time.

3 Comments on Gina K. Designs Galaxy Foil-Mates Cards for Guys

  1. Shelly Schmidt
    January 29, 2018 at 11:06 pm (6 years ago)

    Great and fun technique! I was fortunate to visit Gina K’s and bought some of the foilmates cards- cannot wait to use them!

  2. Marjorie DUMONTIER
    January 31, 2018 at 2:33 pm (6 years ago)

    Oh my goodness ! The result is really stunning !

  3. Kirsty Vittetoe
    August 4, 2018 at 8:25 pm (6 years ago)

    A super fun project!