Hello creative friends! Do you love to foil? Have you ever tried foiling with stencils and Transfer Gel? Whether you haven’t ever foiled before, or if you are looking for a fresh idea for using stencils with foiling products, then I think you will enjoy today’s video!

In this tutorial, I will be using foiling products from ThermoWeb. But I also happen to be featuring a very special, STAMPtember® exclusive set from Simon Says Stamp in each of there cards… the Tim Holtz STAMPtember® 2018 stamp AND stencils set! This large 6×8 stamp set is accompanied by 4 stencils that make awesome backgrounds on cards. Want to see how? Watch the video below!

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How I Made It

For this classical Christmas card I used the Mint Shifters mini stencil on , and over the dried Transfer Gel I heat set ThermoWeb’s Silver Shattered Glass Deco Foil.

On top of the foiled design, I layered a vellum heart cut with the Wrapped Stitch Hearts die set from Memory Box. There are greetings heat embossed in Alabaster and Sterling powders from Brutus Monroe; all the greetings are from a stamp in the STAMPtember Tim Holtz stamp set.

To finish the card I added Sparkling Clear sequins around the design to give a bit more shine to this already glimmery card!

This next card has a bit more of a retro feel to me. I used the Stars Shifter stencil and first blended on Dusty Sage ink through the stencil. Then I reapplied the stencil to the kraft cardstock (lining up the etched star outlines with the ink blended stars); through the stencil I applied Transfer Gel. This finished a continuous pattern across the paper. Once the Transfer Gel dried, I heat set Radiant Red Fancy Foil over the stars.

The sentiments on the card are from the Merry Christmas script and Fa La La stamp sets; both are heat embossed with Antique Gold powder from Simon. For a final touch, I adhered tiny Gold Star Confetti pieces between the larger, foiled stars; and there are dots from a white gel pen too.

For my final card (which is my most-favorite!), I used the Tree Shifter stencil on Turquoise Sea cardstock. For the Transfer Gel foiling, I applied Emerald Watercolor Deco Foil and did ink blending with Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide ink between the foiled trees.

On top of this gorgeous background I added a die cut greeting from the Fa La La die set (the gold is Tonic Studios Gold Pearl Mirror card); to pair with the large sentiment, I white heat embossed smaller ones onto Green Apple cardstock using the coordinating Fa La La stamp set.

Embellishing the card included a bit of festive ribbon along the top and sprinkled Sparkling Clear sequins around the card too.

Why I Love It

Foiling looks great on any card, at any point during the year… but on holiday and Christmas cards, they are almost even more spectacular if that is possible! I was thrilled at how well these look paired with the Tim Holtz STAMPtember exclusive for Simon Says Stamp!

I enjoyed working with this set so much, that I actually created two other projects, this time using the stamps! At the time I took this photo, the bird project wasn’t finished yet… but I’m planning on sharing these cards over the next couple days, so stay tuned for that!

I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial and thank you so much for stopping by and visiting with me! I will be back again very soon with more inspiration for you!

Supplies Used

Tim Holtz STAMPTEMBER Exclusive Cling…
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Tim Holtz Shifters MINI STENCIL SET…
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Tim Holtz MINI STENCIL SET 38 MST038…
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Tim Holtz Layering Stencil SNOWCAP…
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Tim Holtz Layering Stencil SHIFTER…
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Tim Holtz Layering Stencil SHIFTER…
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Tim Holtz Layering Stencil SHIFTER…
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Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps 2018…
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Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps 2018…
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Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps 2018…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps MERRY…
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Simon Says Stamps And Dies FA LA LA…
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Memory Box WRAPPED STITCH HEARTS Open…
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Therm O Web TRANSFER GEL iCraft Deco…
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Therm O Web EMERALD WATERCOLOR Deco…
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Therm O Web SILVER SHATTERED GLASS…
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Therm O Web Gina K Designs RADIANT…
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Therm O Web PARCHMENT PAPER 11 x 17…
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Therm O Web Gina K Designs TURQUOISE…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Tonic GOLD PEARL Mirror Card Satin…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Lawn Fawn VANILLA MALT Cardstock LF1576
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Neenah Environment 100 LB SMOOTH…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Lawn Fawn MERMAID Cardstock LF1121
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Simon Says Stamp WHITE CARDSTOCK 120…
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Bazzill 40 LB VELLUM 8.5 x 11 White…
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Pretty Pink Posh GOLD MINI STAR…
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Pretty Pink Posh SPARKLING CLEAR MIX…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER…
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Brutus Monroe ALABASTER Ultra Fine…
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Brutus Monroe STERLING Ultra Fine…
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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