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DIY Foil Stamped Flowers on Vellum – Elegant Monochromatic Card + Tips & Tricks

I love using transparencies on cards. I usually use vellum because of how delicate it looks. So I decided to use one of Sweet ‘n Sassy’s latests flower stamp from a set I designed –Floral Greetings– in a non-traditional way. You will see me using a couple of stunning papers today from Paper Temptress too!

I used a quick and easy DIY technique to foil the flowers on heavyweight #48 vellum to create these stamped embellishments. First, I stamped the flowers using pigment ink (which works just as well as any embossing ink), and I then heat embossed the images in gold. But because I wanted to create a metal on metal effect I went ahead and foiled the flowers in silver. All I did was cover the images with a piece of Deco Foil Silver Foil transfer sheet and ran them through a laminator making sure to wrap the stamped vellum within at least 2 copy paper sheets folded in half, to avoid the embossing powder from melting completely. This trick will allow you to get a distressed foil effect that lets some of the embossed areas to show. In the end, you get a beautiful silver on gold metallic finish.

I fussy cut the flowers and used them to frame the wonderful verse from Peaceful Peonies. I layered a few die cuts and used a beautiful black shimmery two toned cardstock called Nero Incandescent to go along with the metallic tones on the images. (This is one of the most beautiful papers I’ve worked with.) I added a few touches of beige here and there to make the sentiment pop and tie all the monochromatic layers together. I love the result, but I’m sure this card wouldn’t have been the same without these beautiful stamps!

For more details on these and other stamp sets from our latest releases please visit Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps shop. For more inspiration make sure to subscribe to the blog so you never miss our design team’s projects. (There is so much inspiration here!)

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Distressed Foil Christmas Cards- Tutorials using Deco Foil –

Early this year I discover the beauty that is metallic foiling. Projects seem to come to life when a foil detailed is added and they just look stunning and elegant! Today I have to show you not one but two different projects and tutorials using Thermoweb’s iCraft Deco Foil Transfer Sheets and adhesives, featuring a technique I came up with to create a distressed look on your cards.

For my first card, I foil distressed poinsettias. I also went ahead and worked with foil on foam die cuts. Learn how I made this colorful clean and layered card here.

For my second card I layered two different Deco Foil sheets to give the distressed background depth and interest. I ended up applying foil to the word bead too! Learn how I made this card here.

I hope you liked today’s cards and that you found the tutorials helpful! A complete list of supplies is included in my tutorials here. Remember to like my tutorial guides by clicking on the little heart on each of their covers, which will let me know that you enjoyed them!

For more inspiration, tips and ideas using Decofoil make sure you visit Thermoweb’s blog, where you will find tons of projects using it in many different ways and using diverse techniques!

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