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Sunday, April 26, 2020

{Stencil Sunday} Carol Does Foiling with Stencils

Happy Sunday, STAMPlorations friends! How are things on your end? We hope you're continuing to be safe and healthy at home...and crafting, of course! You'll get to see projects that show off how to creatively use ARTplorations stencils. And each month, we'll pick one winner of a $15 gift code -- the winner will be drawn from all comments left on the Stencil Sunday posts for the month, as well as from the designers' blogs.

STAMPgirl Carol finally got on the foiling bandwagon and wow...you have got to see the two cards she made with this technique using stencils!


Here's Carol with her projects:

Hello, Carol here, warmly welcoming you to my second Stencil Sunday post where, once again, I'm sharing some simple ways to play with the wonderful array of stencils available at STAMPlorations.

I'm a 'late bloomer' when it comes to many things *grin* and that was made even more clear when I realized what I was missing out in the realm of 'foiling'! Oh my stars! Deco Transfer Gel 2, foiling sheets, a foiling pen, a palette: these have become my new stencil BFFs!

Today, I'm sharing two cards using the first foils that joined my collection: Rainbow. The technique is simple: apply Deco Foil Transfer Gel 2 over the stencil, wait for it to dry, place the foil 'pretty side up' over your panel and run it through either your die-cutting machine OR your laminator. I love that this gel offers the option of a heat/no heat application.

Card #1
Nestled Circles (these look like rainbows to me)
Circle die from my stash

To foil the balloon/confetti, I used the toner pen to 'colour' the image, then pressed foil onto the surface. 



Card #2

Again, I used the toner pen to add foil to the stars (Rainbow foil) and the moon (Shattered Glass foil)

Foiling is a super easy way to breathe shimmer and shine into your stencils. I've used them as straightforward backgrounds here (as is often my way *grin*), but a multitude of different ways to showcase exist. I'll explore various versions down the road; just waiting for a couple few more foils to make their way into my collection!

I'll be back in a couple weeks for another Stencil Sunday! Please: stay safe!


Amazing how a simple technique can give cards that 'oomph', eh? For a chance to win a $15 gift code to the STAMPlorations store, leave a comment here and on Carol's blog by May 8. We'll announce the winner in the April winners post on May 10.

Did you enjoy today's featured post? Carol will be back in May for more stencil inspiration!


  1. I just got a laminating machine, so I really need to see what can be done with foil (that's why I got it). I also need foil....but this is very good to see. Using different foils on different parts of the card is an idea I hadn't had. THANK YOU

  2. Gotta love the sparkle! Love the pop of foil on the sentiments too! Now gonna sound silly here but don't know what *grin* means - especially within stars. tee hee...(cant be silly smile??) went a couple of years trying to figure out CAS, finally someone shot clean and simple behind it, whew. Beautiful cards. Thanks and please be safe!

  3. I hadn't thought of using stencils and foils together! Pretty cards! Love the stencil designs!

  4. These are so lovely and I really love the shine of the pretty foiling. One of these days I will try foiling myself.

  5. Beautiful cards! So festive and the foiling adds fabulous shine.

  6. Beautiful work ! TFS I have never done foiling

  7. Amazing results, foiling would be something new to try!

  8. I just bought a jar of the Transfer Gel 2 so I have to give this a try too. I love the cards you made and they really look awesome. Thanks for sharing your work with us too as it is fantastic!

  9. Oooo I love the rainbow foiling! I just bought my FIRST jar of Transfer gel! Can't wait to try!

  10. Beautiful cards and the foiling turned out really nice...well done

  11. Amazing. Foiling makes me smile. I need to try this. So many things to try, guess I better while I'm still at home. :)

  12. These are delightful! Love the foiling!

  13. so pretty with the foiling--I haven't done much with this technique.

  14. I obviously need to figure out toner foiling, because WOW! Beautiful cards!

  15. Foiling definitely adds a really pretty look to stenciled backgrounds!

  16. Oh my goodness, these are amazing!! What an inspiration
    Stay safe

  17. Wow!! These are so gorgeous!! Love how shiny it is and full of colors!! Saw this post on IG first and then came over!!

  18. Fabulous cards. The foiling adds so much pizazz.

  19. Wonderful cards and
    I love the moon shaker!
    Carla from Utah

  20. Wow I have never used Deco foil but what an impact it makes!

  21. These are so pretty! I'm just learning to use my Deco foils! I feel intimidated by them!

  22. Beautiful cards. Though I don't have a laminator, I have tried foiling with glue. I think I need to dig out my supplies.