Foiling with Stencils + Simon’s Tim Holtz STAMPtember® Exclusive

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!

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.

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!


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