Friday, February 21, 2020

Spring Themed Cards with Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets

Hello! It might still be super super cold, but Spring is on the horizon! I paired some cute floral papers and stamps with a few of my favorite colors of Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets to create a set of flocked Spring cards!

I started by picking out some colors of Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets that just sang SSPPPRRIIIINNNGG to me! Haha! I ended up choosing two original flock colors and two new flock colors - Sunshine Yellow, Purple Punch, Blue Sky, and Pink Carnation. I chose the Pink & Main Garden Gate Stencil to use for my backgrounds and sprayed the back of it with Pixie Spray and temporarily adhered it to some white cardstock. I used a Stencil Pal and spread some Deco Foil Transfer Gel DUO over the stencil. I repeated the process three more times so that I had four stenciled backgrounds.

Although the Deco Foil Transfer Gel DUO only takes a few hours to dry, I always find it best to let it sit overnight to fully cure. You'll know it's good to go when the DUO Gel changes from being white and opaque to clear and shiny. It will still be slightly tacky, but that's how it's supposed to be! I trimmed down pieces of Deco Foil Flock to be a bit larger than the stenciled backgrounds and put them flock side DOWN on top of the DUO Gel stenciled backgrounds. The fabulous thing about the new Deco Foil Transfer Gel DUO is that you don't need heat to transfer foil or flock onto the gel - you just need pressure! I ran each of the backgrounds through my die cutting machine and peeled away the Deco Foil Flock backer sheets to reveal the stenciled and flocked backgrounds!

What's more Spring than pretty flowers?! I stamped the two flowers and three leaves from the Altenew Build a Flower Dahlia stamp set four times and die cut them with the coordinating dies. I stamped the leaves in the same colors all four times, but I switched up the colors of the flowers so that each card would be slightly different. I wanted to throw even more springy vibes into the mix, so I chose four different floral patterned papers from the Lawn Fawn Spring Fling 6x6 Paper Pad.

I die cut the patterned papers with the largest die from the Pink & Main Stitched Rectangle die set and trimmed down the stenciled and flocked background pieces to mat on top of the patterned paper. I wanted there to be a more "frilly" or "pretty" element, so I die cut frames from the Pink & Main Reverse Scalloped Rectangle die set and layered the frames on top of the stencil backgrounds. I started adhering all of the pieces together using iCraft Ultra Bond Liquid Adhesive and iCraft 3D Foam Squares behind the flowers.

I switched up the background papers, Deco Foil Flock stenciled pieces, and flowers to make four different cards with the same Spring vibe! I kept the color of the patterned papers the same as the flowers on top and a coordinating Deco Foil Flock color in the middle! I hope you love this set of Spring cards with Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets! See you soon!

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