Studio Monday with Nina-Marie: 5 Ideas for Foiling

5 Ideas for Foiling | Nina-Marie Design

Hello crafters and welcome back to my latest Studio Monday with Nina-Marie series video! This week I am featuring five ideas for foiling, as well as how to achieve the best foiling results with a laminator.

Each of the five cards I made today all showcase some new products that I have been dying to use; such as this first one here that has an autumn vibe to it with its intense, rich colors.

5 Ideas for Foiling | Nina-Marie Design

The beautiful foiled background was created with DoCrafts Floral Tile die and ThermoWeb Summer Rainbow foil. To add some interest and relief to the background, I popped it up with foam tape off of some orange cardstock.

5 Ideas for Foiling | Nina-Marie Design

Because I wanted this card to have more of a Fall feel to it, I felt that a nice thank you greeting would be fitting. The gorgeous script font is from Honey Bee Stamps’ Large Thanks die set. Underneath it, I white heat embossed a sentiment from Simon’s new Kind Flowers stamp set. I love the colors of the card and the simplicity of the design.

The second card I created in a Autumn theme features our new Bare Tree Oval Collage die. By pairing this die with Memory Box’s Leaf Collage die, I was able to create a beautiful tree of colorful fall leaves!

5 Ideas for Foiling | Nina-Marie Design

With some of the leftover scraps of  the Summer Rainbow foil from the first card, I created multi-colored leaves; for the red leaves I used some Gina K. Designs Red Velvet foil. The variegated tones of the Summer Rainbow foil helped make these leaves look almost life-like!

5 Ideas for Foiling | Nina-Marie Design

I created a simple backdrop behind the oval negative space by dry embossing an Altenew Sketched Lines stencil into some white cardstock; the uneven, textural lines of the stencil give the background  interest without taking away from the foiled tree.

The die cut sentiment I included is from My Favorite Things’ Blessed and Blessings die set.

With the holiday season coming upon us quickly, I wanted to include a few Christmas themed cards also! This one is my absolute favorite foiled card that I made today…

5 Ideas for Foiling | Nina-Marie Design

I am completely in love with the Lapis Watercolor foil from ThermoWeb. When you pair this foil with the gorgeous No Two Are Alike snowflake background die from Penny Black, you end up with an icy masterpiece (that took no time at all to put together!). To dress up the snowflakes just a bit, I placed some Ice Cube jewels from Lucy’s Cards into the centers of each one.

5 Ideas for Foiling | Nina-Marie Design

The gold tones mixed into the Lapis Watercolor foil inspired me to use gold foil for the sentiment, which was created with Honey Bee Stamps’ Large Thanks die. I also found a perfect greeting  to pair with the word “thanks” from our new Simon exclusive Stained Glass Greetings stamp set; this was white heat embossed onto blue cardstock.

Have you ever tried foiling with stencils and Transfer Gel? This is another great way to create foiled effects on your cards! You simply apply the gel through your stencil and let the medium dry completely before applying foil over top (I demonstrate this technique in the video, so make sure you check that out!)

This next card is a foiled dream and features Transfer Gel applied through Hero Arts’ Leaf and Berry stencil; after everything dried overnight, I foiled it with some stunning Gold Sequin foil from Gina K. Designs.

5 Ideas for Foiling | Nina-Marie Design

I adore the cute trees from Simon’s new Christmas Trees die set and thought they would be fun to cut from some Spring Green foil. This demonstrates a way you can foil without any need for heat. Simply press your foil into some double sided adhesive sheets (I like ThermoWeb adhesive sheets and Scor Tape sheets). The double-sided adhesive holds the foil perfectly and you get clean foiled results every time.

5 Ideas for Foiling | Nina-Marie Design

And of course a Christmas tree is not complete without some decoration! I used a few red confetti sequins from our Simon Rainbow Confetti mix, as well as some Clear Droplets from Studio Katia. The sentiment I chose for this card is from another Simon exclusive stamp set called Happy Christmas.

One more card to share! We have some new Simon exclusive dies that are perfect for creating beautiful, religious-themed Christmas cards and I particularly am fond of the Holy Stars die set. I used the largest of those stars to be the focal point of this card.

5 Ideas for Foiling | Nina-Marie Design

WOW! has some amazing glitter foils such as the Glitter Gold that I used for the star; when you tip the card in the light, the star has the appearance of real glitter!

And speaking of glitter, the silver and blue background behind the star also sparkles, thanks to the Gina K. Designs’ gorgeous  Sparkling Silver foil. You may even recognize the design of the background from our new Simon Snowburst Collage die; I cut my own stencil with the die and as with the card above, applied Transfer Gel through it.

5 Ideas for Foiling | Nina-Marie Design

The new Rejoice script die from our Making Spirits Bright release made for a perfect sentiment to complete this card! Because I did not have any purple foil, I was able to use the Tonic Studios Mirror Card in Electric Purple to create the same foiled effect; isn’t that color luscious??

Be sure to check out the video below because I share all the foiling techniques that I used on these cards, as well as a close up look at all of the main elements used on each card also! Thanks for visiting with me today!



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1 Response

  1. Marjorie DUMONTIER says:

    Oh my !!!! This is such an amazingly gorgeous set of cards !! Thanks for sharing these foiling techniques.

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