Five Days of Foiling Day 1: Basic Foiling Techniques with Laurel Beard

Foiling and cardmaking go hand-in-hand – it is the perfect technique for your cards to add shine and elegance, or maybe a little fun! This week, I am taking you through 5 days of video tutorials showing off different techniques that you can do with foil. I am collaborating with the fabulous Laurel Beard so be sure to subscribe to her channel, check out her blog and watch her video

Today we are looking at basic foiling techniques. If you have your own laser printer, you can actually print your own designs and sentiments to use (see this video for more information)! Since I don't have one of those, I'm going to show you how to foil using pre-printed sheets (Foil-Mates), how to use toner sheets so you can foil your dies, how to use the negative pieces and how to make monochromatic and multi-coloured foiled cards.

Foil-Mates Used: Vibrant Vines and True Friend Foil: Brilliant Blue
For quick, easy, ready-in-minutes cards, I recommend the very simple technique of selecting a Foil-Mates background and sentiment. you just simply cut them down to the size you need, add them to a folded piece of parchment paper, add foil (colour side up!) and run it through a laminator. Once you peel off the foil, you can use the negative piece (card on right) as another background for no waste!

Foil-Mates: Birthday Essentials, Polka Party, Bold Backdrops  Foils: Sparkling Silver, Turquoise Sea and Bubblegum
You can stick with one colour or mix and match colours to create a variety of looks! I cut the sentiments out using the coordinating dies that coordinate with all of Gina K's Foil-Mates sentiments! 

Toner Sheets and Concord and 9th Rainbow Wishes Bundle 

You can mix and match your own dies as well to create using Toner sheets. I recommend foiling the toner sheet and then die cutting in order to avoid those black spots on the die where the paper was pressed down. For this card I used multiple colours of foil and the Concord and 9th Rainbow Wishes Bundle.

Foils: Rainbow, Red Velvet, Sweet Mango, Wild Dandelion, Grass Green, Turquoise Sea and Wild Lilac.
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