Jun 1, 2020


Hey everyone, 
Anne here from Anne-Made and today I'm sharing a project I created for the Dies R Us Inspiration team using foil.

Foil is such a hot trend right now but not everyone wants to invest in a foil machine, especially if it's not going to be used that often.  I fall in that category, so I wanted to show alternative ways to apply foil to die cuts without needing a foil machine. 

I used the following dies for today's projects:

Sue Wilson Designs: Italian Collection-Background (many of these would work as well)
Gemini: Thanks For Everything stamp and die set (any word die will work)

To create the foiling on the tag, I began by adding a 2" piece of double sided tape to a piece of white cardstock and then die cut it.

After carefully removing the protective backing from the die cut, I laid the foil on top of the exposed adhesive and burnished it with my finger tips.  You want to keep the decorative side of the foil facing upwards.

When you flip it to the back, you'll see that the words and backwards and the matte side of the foil is shown.

Peel off the foil and voila, you now have a foiled word sentiment.

Next I die cut the tag and then dry embossed it with a DIY embossing plate using the Sue Wilson Designs Italian Collection Background die.  This technique will work with most any background die.  I happened to catch a Jennifer McGuire video where she die cut a piece of thin magnetic sheet using a large die to create an embossing folder (really a single embossing plate).  I was intrigued and tried it myself. I played around with my sandwich for my particular machine and it came out great.  I loved the fabulous dimension I got with the magnetic sheet and used this technique for both of my projects today.

After dry embossing the tag, I lightly applied pink ink across the raised areas just to give it a soft color.  I stamped my sentiment onto vellum and adhered both the sentiment and my foiled word to the front.  I cut a long piece of ribbon to thread through the hole so that I can tie this onto a gift bag.

Here's one more look at the tag.

I hope you've enjoyed today's project.  Head back to the Dies R Us Blog tomorrow for more fabulous inspiration from the DRU Inspiration design team.

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  1. Great idea for foiling on cards! TFS...Love this tag!

  2. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing such a great technique!


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