Hello! Alice with you today to share a great way to use up your Deco Foil™ scraps. The best part is that this is a no-heat technique. All you need are scraps of foil in assorted colors, the new DecoFoil™ Adhesive pen, and something to help you press the foil firmly into the adhesive – a manual die-cutting machine works perfectly for this.
Since graduation season will soon be upon us, I decided to create a card and matching gift bag for my project.
Therm O Web Supplies:
DecoFoil™ Foil Transfer Sheets – Assorted Colors
DecoFoil™ Adhesive Pen
Zots™ for Bling
3D Foam Squares
Black, white, green cardstock; stamps, butterfly, and banner dies – Papertrey Ink
paper gift bag
The first step is to create a foil “collage” using your scraps. Cut a piece of black cardstock to the size you need (other colors of cardstock work too, but black really makes the foil pop).
Gather scraps of DecoFoil™ and a DecoFoil Adhesive Pen. Working on small sections at a time, cover the cardstock with adhesive, allow to dry for a minute or so until tacky to the touch, and cover the section with foil scraps. Run through a manual die-cutting machine to press the foil into the adhesive. Peel off the foil transfer sheets to reveal the foiled cardstock. Continue to add foil until the entire sheet is covered. Go back over any spots and layer foil as you like.
To create the card, die cut the butterfly layer from white cardstock and place over a section of the foiled cardstock. Mat with black cardstock and adhere to a white card base. Stamp the sentiment on green cardstock cut to a banner shape and embellish with sequins using Zots™ for Bling.
The shine from the foil layer adds so much interest to the card – I couldn’t resist photographing it from multiple angles.
With the leftover foiled cardstock, cut out the word “Happy” and numbers to embellish a coordinating gift bag.
This would be an easy project to adapt to any color scheme… try using the recipient’s school colors for a one-of-a-kind graduation gift wrap or decoration. Or create one using wedding colors for a shower gift or metallics for an anniversary card – so many variations of this technique and so many colors of foil – you are bound to find the perfect combo!
Thanks so much for visiting today!