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. These are stunning cards. I haven’t had much luck with foiling, so I’m anxious to try this gel that you used. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Beautiful cards! I have done some foiling but I don’t have a laminator. I’ve used sticky embossing powder and watermark ink. I keep debating about buying a laminator…where to put it. But I sure like the look foiling gives.

  3. Yes I recently have started foiling and looking for different ways to foil. Thanks for your ideas!

  4. Yes…learned foiling from YOU at SSS Creations when we made the little Santa tags. So adorable and thank you for the instruction and file!

  5. I absolutely cannot wait to try this. Amazing. I always forget about my minc machine and I have that gel stuff already so woop woop yeah you have giving me an awesome idea to try!!!!! You are good to me like that!!!!!! ?

  6. Great job — those are definitely WOW cards!
    I’ve used a friend’s minc machine a couple of times, and I did use a larger machine to foil at Scrapbook Expo last year… still haven’t made the leap to getting the tools for myself though!

  7. I haven’t tried foiling since I am a new stamper/big shot owner so I am building those collections for now! Thanks for sharing these pretty techniques with us! Maybe I will try foiling some day!

  8. Beautiful, beautiful cards! I have tried foiling using score tape and toner paper but after watching your video I want to try with the Transfer Gel. Thanks for the chance!

  9. Beautiful cards Jennifer! I have not tried using foil yet, but it is such a great technique – thanks for sharing!

  10. Thanks for this video, Jennifer. Haven’t worked with foil yet so your video gives me some great ideas for how to go about this. Now all I need is a laminator!!

  11. These foiled cards are so beautiful! I dug out my laminator and am going to try my luck with my deco foil!

  12. Gorgeous cards Jennifer, so elegant. I have not yet tried foiling, another item for my wish list.

  13. I made a lot of foiling but only with toner prints…this made everything new…I’m so excited…I wanna put my hands on transfer gel…

  14. Gorgeous cards; love, love, love the effect using the transfer gel. I have always admired the foiled cards I’ve seen made, but have not tried it myself. Your cards and video are inspiring and tempt me to give it a try. TFS!!

  15. You always make Beautiful cards. I have not tried using foil yet, but I recently bought the foil and I will try this technique.

  16. I have never tried foiling but after watching your video I may give it a try – they are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

  17. Jennifer, as always, your cards are stunning! Thank you for being an inspiration not only for cardmaking but for spreading kindness!

  18. These are so pretty! Love the colors! I’ve only tried a little foil once at one of the past CREATE events with you all! 🙂

  19. Beautiful cards thanks for this informative video. I was wondering what was the difference between the laminator you used in this video and the Scotch that you recommend in your favorites. You mentioned in the video that it was old but you didn’t explain any further why you would use an older laminator versus a new one. I only have my brand new Scotch laminator will it work for this procedure?
    Thanks again the cards were so beautiful.

  20. I know I am late to the game, but just had to say how beautiful your cards are! I love foiling!!

  21. Hi, I am new at making cards and I just found you on YouTube. I have not tried the foiling, but am going to purchase a laminate machine. It looks easier than embossing with the powders. Please keep teaching and bringing more ideas, they give me ideas to make beautiful cards. Love your blog too.

  22. I know this is an older post but I have recently discovered foiling techniques and was wondering if you have to run the foil and image through the laminator within a certain time frame or can you wait print your images and wait a few days? Will the foil adhere to the ink in you wait more than and hour or so to apply the foil and run them through the laminator?

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