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!


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.)


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.)


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.)

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696 thoughts on “Foil Backgrounds + Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY”

  1. Over-the-top gorgeousness! I MUST get this gel and try it!! So far my hopes of trying out foiling have been foiled. I have the materials and the To-do list, but am waiting for the time. ?

  2. I have not tried it yet. This method, with the paste is an easier and more economical way than others I have seen in the past.

  3. Wow beautiful cards!! I have collected some foiling supplies but have not tried it yet!’ You have inspired me to give it a try over this holiday weekend!! Thanks!

  4. All your cards are beautiful . I going to try to do some foiling on some of my cards. I picked up some last week. So this video sure came on at the right time for me. Thanks for sharing .

  5. I haven’t tried foiling as yet, but I recently bought some foil that was on sale! Just have to get myself a laminator! lol! Oh my gosh though, these cards you’ve done to showcase the Deco-foil Transfer Gel are just gorgeous! Unfortunately these gorgeous goodies have joined all of the others on my “never ever gonna end” wish list!

  6. These are gorgeous and I haven’t tried foiling but I’m saving up all your videos on foiling so when the time comes…. I’ll know just what to do 🙂 Thanks Jennifer for sharing your tips and tricks!

  7. the first time I tried foiling, the paper was too thin and the foil was so bad (poor quality). it got stuck inside the laminator. I had to open the machine to get the paper out. I got a little scared and didn’t try agan till a few days ago. I used thicker paper and good foil. success!! now I feel inspired to keep foiling, trying new techniques like this gorgeous one you showed here and keep my card world oh so shiny!

  8. WOW…just beautiful. …I can do this with just getting a laminator ….. so so lovely…thankyou for showing us how simple these techniques are…..

  9. Beautiful cards! Yes i’ve tried foiling, but never with this technique. It’s so simple and the results so beautiful that i’m definitely gonna try. Thanks for sharing!

  10. I’ve done a few things with foil; thanks to your tips and tricks! These cards are so adorable!! I’ve got to have this paste!

  11. I haven’t tried foiling, though I have some narrow strips from a sale long ago that I need to play with.

  12. YES I’ve absolutely done foiling! I watched your first videos on how to do it using a laminator and immediately ran out and got a laminator. This gel and stencil technique is beautiful! Definitely going to be trying that… as soon as my latest SSS order arrives!

  13. Haven’t tried foiling yet but am sure inspired to do so now! Simply gorgeous cards! Happy Memorial weekend ??

  14. I have tried, but I need practice! Your cards are beautiful!!! I need to try the transfer paper and gel.

  15. I have tried, but I need practice! Your cards are beautiful!!! I need to try the transfer paper and gel.

  16. Another fabulous tutorial! I have never tried foiling before but will be ordering some supplies, soon! Thanks for sharing! <3

  17. How stunning are these?! I haven’t tried foiling yet, but I bought a few foils on sale recently, so am definitely going to give it a go in the coming weeks! <3

  18. Wow I just got a laminator and didn’t really know what to do with it and I just came across your video! Thanks for giving it a purpose now. Thanks so much Jennifer!!!

  19. In all the years I’ve been making cards, I’ve never tried foiling anything….but you, my dear, make it look so easy and beautiful! I’m totally inspired and on the hunt now for foil, a laminator, and all the other fun goodies you used. Thanks for making my first JM video experience so much fun (and highly addicting!)!

  20. I’ve tried foiling at a convention center. Bought all the stuff but have not been able to get it to work the same as at the convention.

  21. I have experimented with gold foiling at a class using Heidi Swapp’s machine. It was beautiful and so addicting! Can’t wait to try your techniques with my granddaughter.

  22. I have the products to try foiling, just haven’t gotten around to it just yet. However, after seeing your amazing creations using foil, it just got bumped to the top of my crafting to do list!!! As always you have inspired me so much!! Thank you for sharing!!

  23. Someone has to call the police. Everything you post is addictive, I really work for stamps, dies and inks. Thank you for the inspiration.

  24. I haven’t tried the foiling yet, but I have the foil, I just need to do it. Yours look beautiful.

  25. This is so so beautiful! Thanks for sharing, it’s just brilliant 🙂
    I haven’t tried foiling yet as I don’t own a laminator/foiling machine but it’s on my wish list… 🙂

  26. I love your designs and techniques. I will be trying foiling soon. I have the laminator and the foil. Everything is ready. I just need the school year to come to an end so I can get down to some serious crafting. I love that you have shown so many different techniques for foiling. The transfer gel looks stunning, especially with the dimension.

  27. I haven’t done any foiling. It is way beyond me right now Think i’ll stick to basics until I feel confident with them.

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