Elegant & Easy Foiled Cards!

Hi friends! I’m back from a 2 day field trip with my kids’ school band and chorus trip. We got back in the wee hours of the morning, slept then went to a girl scout fundraiser.  We are all a bit tired. I hope you are having a fun, even if it might be tiring, weekend too! Today I wanted to share a simple, inexpensive way to add a bit of foil to your cards.

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Foiling has become very popular lately and many crafters have even bought special machines to do it with but this method only take a glue pen and some double stick tape. Watch the video to see how!

This video is sponsored by Rubber Stamp Tapestry  use coupon code: LINDSAY17 – 20% off peg stamps and peg stamp sets on orders of $10 or more. Coupon expires July 3, 2017

Supplies

Directions:
1. Place masking tape on card on the bottom 1/3 of paper.
2. Stamp design with peg stamps.
3. Press inkpads to acrylic blocks, add water with a paintbrush and mix it with ink. Spatter on ink. Dry paper.
4. Remove tape. Stamp friendship on white space. Add strips of thin tape on the strait stamped edge.
5. Trace over the sentiment with quickie glue pen (go slow!) and let the glue dry until it goes clear.
6. Remove liner from tape and press foil down, make sure the pretty side is facing up!

Tip! You can use a ruler and the quickie glue pen to make the stripes if you don’t have scor-tape, jut keep making more parallel lines until you have the thickness you want.

You can also try this technique with gold leaf so if you have that in your stash give it a try! Gold leaf is better on bold designs (like the tape strips) than fine designs where-as foil can capture very tiny details. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and til next time happy crafting!

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15 Responses

  1. Great technique. Thanks for sharing how to foil without a machine.

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  2. Thanks so much for demonstrating a way to do foiling without a laminator! I love the card, so pretty!

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  3. Hi Lindsay. That was a really attractive yet simple card. I need to start collecting more peg stamps. Did you know that Stampendous and Judikins both sell an embossing powder that when heated becomes sticky for glitter and foil application? It would save you from going over the stamped image with the glue pen.

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    • I have tried a couple brands of the heat and stock powder but I don’t get a solid application with the foil, have you had luck?

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  4. I have the stampendous one and it works great with fine glitter. I have never used it with foil. I will give it a try.

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  5. Love them very beautiful

    On May 20, 2017 3:28 PM, “Thefrugalcrafter’s Weblog” wrote:

    > thefrugalcrafter posted: “Hi friends! I’m back from a 2 day field trip > with my kids’ school band and chorus trip. We got back in the wee hours of > the morning, slept then went to a girl scout fundraiser. We are all a bit > tired. I hope you are having a fun, even if it might be tiri” >

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  6. You have so much energy, it is a joy to watch you. Thanks.

    On 20 May 2017 21:27, “Thefrugalcrafter’s Weblog” wrote:

    > thefrugalcrafter posted: “Hi friends! I’m back from a 2 day field trip > with my kids’ school band and chorus trip. We got back in the wee hours of > the morning, slept then went to a girl scout fundraiser. We are all a bit > tired. I hope you are having a fun, even if it might be tiri” >

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  7. I like the way you use those peg stamps …. every card looks a bit different and another choice of colors would make them look VERY different. I love some of the other stamps you use, the card-size ones, but if I’d buy them and use them for cards once everybody gets a card I’d have to wait for a decade until I can use them over again. You show us how versatile these peg stamps can be.

    I just found the live video you made, such a nice surprise! I especially like the finishing touches with soft pastels to retrieve some texture and light. I have a QUESTION: if you had done those finishing touches with watercolor pencils, would it still be a watercolor or would it be considered mixed media?

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    • most watercolor societies consider watercolor pencils to be watercolor so yes, it would still be a watercolor:) Glad you enjoyed the surprise live!

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  8. Thank you for this technique.I had no idea my quickie glue pen could do this,it’s beautiful.

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  9. OMG, this is sooooo exciting. I love the look of the foil, but don’t want to buy another machine that I won’t use all the time. What a wonderful technique to learn. Thanks so much.

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  10. Beautiful card and now I need to go through my stash and find some small ones to do the same. Great tips! Thanks.

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  11. Love it !!! Wish I didn’t by the minx machine and just used the tape and glue stick. So much fun to do, and yet it looks like you spent hours on it. Thanks a bunch for another great card.

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  12. Lindsay, thank you so much for showing us how to use foil without a machine, and the great peg stamps! Your card is just beautiful!

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  13. Thank you so much! I don’t have the Minc, and I was wondering if you can use its foil without the machine, so now I know. Any idea if I can use the Minc cards with a heat gun instead of the machine as well? Anyway, Thanks again for a great tutorial! xxx

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