The new issue link party is up on the Paper Issues blog today! It’s called “Hooray for the Red, White, and Blue” and it’s all about these three colors, patriotic, parades, Memorial Day, nautical elements. This issue is sponsored by Therm-O-Web and it’s all about their deco foil!
Therm-O-Web sponsored this issue and sent me a few different colors of their Deco Foil and different adhesives to work with them. I was so intrigued and wanted to experiment with it all!
The first project I did was to foil my red Moleskine Cahier notebook.
I simply used some AC double-sided tape and adhered them to the notebook. Then I pressed the gold Deco Foil onto the tape and peeled it off. The Deco Foil adhered to the tape and I have a beautifully striped foil notebook!
For the numbers, I used the balloon numbers die from Avery Elle and diecut them out of Scor-Tape double-sided adhesive sheets. Then I adhered them onto my card first, then put the gold foil sheet on top of the numbers and pressed down. I removed the foil sheet and the numbers were gold foiled!
For my next project I used a couple of different methods of foiling. I stamped the background images with cameras onto my cardstock with Versa Mark ink. Then I heat embossed it with clear fine embossing powder. After that I ran it through my laminator with the teal foil on top of the embossing. This method doesn’t yield as crisp of an image as graphics printed with a laser printer, but it does give it an artsy look.
I diecut the “thanks” using Therm-O-Web’s Double-Sided Foam Adhesive sheets and Lawn Fawn’s “Scripty Thanks” die. Then I pressed the Deco Foil down onto the diecut word and removed it. The foil adhered to the word and looks so pretty!
For my last project I used Therm-O-Web’s Hot Melt Adhesive and diecut stars out of them. Then I used my laminator to hot melt the adhesive to the cardstock. After that I peeled off the papers on top of the stars and ran it through the laminator again with the foil on top. The blue foil adhered to the hot melt stars and turned out so cool!
I hope you enjoyed a look at the various methods I used to add some foil to my cards! Be sure to link up your projects to the Paper Issues blog post for a chance to win a prize pack from Therm-O-Web!