Hello there, friends!  Missy here, and I have a bright and fun summer layout to share today.

My focus for this page is the Deco Foil Transfer Gel and Deco Foil Transfer Sheets.  I used a few stencils and three beautiful colors of the Deco Foil Transfer Sheets to create this pretty Flamingo and pineapples.  I used the Pink Melon for the flamingo and the Lime and Champagne for the pineapples.  The process is simple, and the results are always gorgeous!
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Missy Whidden Good Times Summer Layout Tutorial

Good Times Project Supplies:

Deco Foil™ Transfer Gel

Gina K.™ Designs Premium Cardstock 8.5×11 White

iCraft Deco Foil™ Transfer Sheets – Pink Melon

iCraft Deco Foil™ Transfer Sheets – Champagne

iCraft Deco Foil™ Transfer Sheets – Lime

Memory Tape Runner XL

iCraft® Mixed Media Adhesive

Good Time Summer Layout Instructions:

The Deco Foil Transfer Gel is easy to use.  I placed the stencils on top of a sheet of Gina K. Designs White Premium Cardstock and used a palette knife to apply the Transfer Gel.  After letting it dry completely, I cut the shapes from the cardstock and placed the Deco Foil Transfer Sheets over the images.  I placed them in between a folded piece of parchment paper and ran it through my laminator.

The heat presses the foil onto the gel, and when you peel the sheet off, you get a gorgeous foiled image.  I fussy cut around the edges and used the images as large die cut embellishments.  I also used lots of pretty die cuts from Fancy Pants and some Pink Paislee chipboard.
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To give the flamingo some fun texture, I bent it back and forth a few times.  It made the foiled part a little wrinkled, and I love how it turned out.  All these fun layered pieces together created some really great dimension.  I used a big hibiscus stencil and some distress inks on the background as well as some white gesso.
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Look at that shine!  These pineapples couldn’t have turned out any more perfect.  They look so awesome mixed with this little flamingo and all these flowers.

I love the contrast of the colors with the blue in the photo. Here you can see more of the background.  I used yellow, pink, orange and green distress inks to create some large background flowers and some blue spray ink and a blue gelato to add some contrast.
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I love the dimension created from fussy cutting an image from cardstock or paper.  These foiled pineapples were the perfect embellishment to tuck underneath my photo.  I added some foam behind the photo to raise it up a little bit, and the die cuts worked well right under the edge.  I did add some Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine for some added shine.
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To complete the layout, I used some metallic gold Thickers for my title.  I love how it looks with all the bright colors and the light pink background.  I wrote a bit of journaling down below and added a bit of washi tape and machine stitching.
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This was so fun to create, and the Deco Foil Transfer Gel is amazing!  I hope you are inspired to give it a try on your next project.  If you’d like to see it in action, check out my process video here for more details.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

1 Comment on Missy Whidden Good Times Summer Flamingo Layout Tutorial

  1. Teri Whidden
    July 21, 2017 at 8:59 pm (6 years ago)

    Love everything about this layout!