I have some quick ideas for using Deco Foil Transfer Sheets from ThermOWeb on your Valentine’s Day cards with and without heat!
Valentine Card for Grandparents
Valentine Card for Grandparents Video Tutorial
Easy-Cut Sheets for Adding Foil with No Heat
Let’s start with the method of adding Deco Foil Transfer Sheets to a background without heat. I used one of my favorite adhesives – iCraft 6×6 Easy Cut Adhesive Sheets – to cover an entire piece of A2 sized cardstock with adhesive. I chose three colors of Deco Foil for my background – Red, Enchanted Rose, and Silver Stars. I started with the Red Deco Foil Transfer Sheets and cut about a 2″ x 6″ piece of Foil and crunched it up in my fist so that the Deco Foil looked crackled then I started pressing random portions onto the adhesive covered background. The effect is AWESOME!
Create a Distressed Look with Foil
Once I had a good bit of the Red Deco Foil on my background I repeated the process with the Enchanted Rose Deco Foil Transfer Sheets. I cut off a piece of foil, crunched it up, and pounced it onto my background. Then I filled in any empty areas with the Silver Stars Deco Foil Transfer Sheets. This technique is an awesome way to create a distressed, foiled background! But you’ll probably have some sticky areas left on your background. Here’s a tip! I used my anti-static powder tool ( what I would use for heat embossing ) and rubbed it all over my background. No more sticky spots!
Foil-Mates for a Fun Background
Now let’s switch gears to the heat method of adding foil. There are a LOT of ways to add foil with a laminator to a background, but I LOVE to reach for Toner Sheets! They are easy and quick – right up my alley! I always like to preheat my laminator and let it heat up for about 20 minutes after the “ready” light comes on. I find I get a better transfer if my laminator is good and hot before I start foiling. I used the Gina K Designs Stars and Stripes Foil-Mates and trimmed a piece of Red Deco Foil to be slightly larger than my background, placed the foil on top of the toner sheet pretty side up, and ran it through my laminator. Now I have pretty foiled stars!
Ultra Bond Liquid Glue Adhesive for Adhering Stamped Images
My images and sentiments for this card are from the Lawn Fawn Pizza My Heart Stamp Set as well as the Milo’s ABCs Stamp Set. This card will be for my dad and he and my son make pizza together all the time! It’s their special thing! I cut my distressed foiled background in half on a diagonal and adhered it onto my foiled stars background. Then I used a mix of iCraft Ultra Bond Liquid Adhesive, iCraft 3D Foam Squares, as well as iCraft 3D Foam Strips to adhere the elements to my background.
I hope you learned some new tips and tricks! I love that you can use either of these two backgrounds separately on their own or mix them together for one cool card! See you soon!