Hello there! Shemaine here today with a fun tip on using your metal cover up dies with our new Transfer gel to create great card background designs with Deco Foil™.

Finished Thanks cardTWM

Using Transfer Gel with Your Metal Background Dies

Here’s what you’ll need to create today’s project!

Therm-O-Web Supplies:

iCraft Deco Foil™ Transfer Gel 
XL Memory Tape Runner

Other Supplies:

MFT Die-Namics Snowdrift Cover Up Die and Thanks Sentiment

Misc Butterfly and gold gem embellishments


Step 1

Most cover dies are an A2 size of 4 1/3 X 5 1/2. Cut your cardstock, I used water color paper because the Transfer Gel doesn’t warp the watercolor paper.

*Deco Foil Transfer Gel when applied may appear to cause paper to slightly warp …..however once dry the paper will lie flat.TooltipText

Then tape it down to your work surface with Painter’s tape.

Step 2

Apply the iCraft Deco Foil™ Transfer Gel over the die generously and scrape away the excess. Peel up the painters tape and then lift the die to reveal the design.

Step 3

Allow the Transfer Gel to dry 30-45 mins. The Gel will go from a opaque white to clear when dry. Then cut a piece of DECO FOIL™ TRANSFER SHEETS • LAPIS WATERCOLOR to cover the design and run through the laminator. Peel off the foil to reveal the foiled design.

Step 4

For the front of the card, decorate as desired.  I used a flourish die and some sequin embellishments. To adhere the sentiment to the card, I used DECO FOIL™ ADHESIVE PEN .34FLOZ and applied the glue to the back of the die cut.

Close Up

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this technique for using your metal dies to create unique card backgrounds with our Transfer Gel!


3 Comments on Using Transfer Gel with Your Metal Background Dies

  1. Carolyn
    February 23, 2017 at 10:41 am (5 years ago)

    Love the card thank you for the wonderful technique and idea

  2. Susie Bentz
    February 23, 2017 at 6:46 pm (5 years ago)

    Beautiful card – fabulous project!


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