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Foil Backgrounds + Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY

Hello! Today I share a fun way to create foiled backgrounds using both stamps and stencils. They are simple and fun! I have lots of examples for you… along with a blog hop and giveaway.

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

Foiling is a fun way to add shine to projects. And there are MANY ways to foil! (You can see a playlist of many videos HERE.) Today’s techniques are simple and can be done with a regular laminator. I encourage you to watch the video to see the foiling and the many examples I made. There are lots! I just have a few photographed here as they are hard to capture.

First, let’s look at the examples using stencils for backgrounds. I used three stencils – the new Simon Says Stamp Circular Lace, Heart Mandala, and Star Medallion Stencils. The detail in these stencils is amazing! I simply applied Deco Foil Transfer Gel over the stencils and let it dry completely. I then ran the piece through my laminator with a piece of Gina K Fancy Foils or DecoFoil Foil and the results are stunning! The foil sticks to the transfer gel.

The Gina K Turquoise Sea Foil is the prettiest. That color is divine….

Again – check out the video for more colored foil examples using stencils and Deco Foil Transfer Gel. The dimension and shine is awesome. For this one, I used the Gina K Sweet Mango Foil on kraft cardstock. Swoon!

I also created several backgrounds using Deco Foil Transfer Gel and DecoFoil Opal Foil. Such a elegant look. And check out the Simon Says Stamp Envelope Greetings Stamp Set. Perfect for envelopes!

On the bottom of each card I added a white piece cut with the Simon Say Stamp Twisted Stitch Borders Dies. The hearts are from the Hero Arts Nesting Hearts Infinity Dies and the new Simon Says Stamp Wonky Hearts Dies. I also layered a Simon Says Stamp Thanks die cut and a white heat embossed sentiment on vellum. (I used both the Simon Says Stamp Envelope Greetings and Thoughtful Messages Stamp Sets.) The little gems are from Lucy’s Cards Rainbow Jewels.

I have many more examples in the video. Be sure to check it out!

In the video I also show how you can stamp with the Deco Foil Transfer Gel to add foil. I used the Simon Says Stamp Rebecca Lace Background Stamp – so pretty!

Swoon… loving the gold foil on the kraft cardstock.

I will try to do more videos on this in the future. This was just exploration… and it was fun!

BLOG HOP

This post is also part of the Simon Says “CHERISHED” Blog Hop celebrating their newest release. Lots of great products! You can find them HERE.

The next stop on the hop is the blog of my lovely friend Kristina Werner. (You can start at the beginning of the hop at the SSS blog.)

GIVEAWAY

Want to win a $25 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp? For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 5/28/17 telling me if you have ever tried foiling. (To leave a comment, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be posted on the SSS blog on 5/30/17.)

SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except the Simon Says Stamp and DecoFoil brand products. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.)