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Hi, Connie Nichol here today with a selection of shimmery foiled Christmas cards I made with Therm O Web Foil-Mates and Fancy Foils from Gina K Designs. I am new to the idea of foiling, and I have to tell you that I am in LOVE. Although I was initially intimidated by the idea, it is so simple to create these beautiful cards. You just place the foil of your choice over a pre-printed toner sheet (the Foil-Mates), run it through a laminator and the magic happens. Here are a few cards that I whipped up – once you start laminating foils onto patterns, it’s hard to stop! Just add a bit of ribbon or a couple of flowers and you’re good to go. You can even use the used foil for a card background as I did in the last card. The used foils are too pretty to throw out.

Here’s the Therm O Web Gina K Foil-Mates I used to create the card backgrounds and sentiments. I experimented with different colours of Fancy Foils – glittering green and radiant red, turquoise and silver. I think they all look great.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all get a chance to get your ‘foil’ on. It’s a lot of fun and you can make a lot of cards quickly and easily.

Connie Nichol - Creative Scrapbooker Magazine
Connie Nichol

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  1. Your cards are beautiful. I have used the foil mates but find that there are black marks where the foil didn’t attach. Did you have that problem?

    • Connie Reply

      thank you Dianne. If you’re getting less than perfect results, here’s a couple of tips that seem to work really well for me – first, make sure your laminator is warmed up for a good 20 minutes. Wipe off the printed design with a clean lint free cloth, and then add a cardstock shim under your Foil-mate piece inside the parchment paper folder to increase the pressure of the laminator and provide smoother foiling. Have fun!

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