I can't say enough how fabulous these Deco Foil Unity Toner Card Fronts are! I love that they are printed on cardstock that is perfect for a variety of mediums! Today I used Distress Inks to blend ink onto the Toner Card Fronts, but I have a video coming soon that shows how I colored with alcohol markers as well!
The Deco Foil Unity Toner Card Fronts are great for coloring, foiling, and adding it to a card front for a gorgeous simple card. I decided to cut them apart and mix and match the patterns for today's card set. I used three of the patterns - Circles A Plenty, Flowers Devine, and Butterfly Fly Away. It's hard to pick a favorite! Every time I sat down to grab my favorite pattern I ended up picking more than one!
I used Distress Inks and foam blending tools to add quick color to the Toner Card Front backgrounds. I used orange and yellow on the Butterfly Fly Away background, gray on the Circles A Plenty, and pinks and greens on the Flowers Devine background. I added color before I added the foil and I didn't have any issues with the foil transferring to the Unity Toner Card Fronts, but if your'e concerned you can add foil and then color later. Once all of my backgrounds were inked I added foil to the Toner Card Fronts with foil and a laminator. I added Magenta Deco Foil to the Butterfly Fly Away background, Gold Deco Foil to the Flowers Devine, and Rainbow Shattered Glass Deco Foil to one Circles A Plenty background and Deep Blue Deco Foil to another. I ran each Toner Card Front and the Deco Foil through my laminator with a parchment paper carrier sheet and peeled back the foil to reveal my pretty foiled Toner Card Front backgrounds! Foiling is always an "oooooh" and "aaahhh" moment for me!
Once the Toner Card Fronts were foiled I started cutting them apart to pull them into cards. I trimmed around the foiling on the Flowers Devine background to create a "peek a boo" pattern and added it to a card front with iCraft Ultra Bond Liquid Adhesive. I stamped a sentiment from the Gina K Designs Petals and Wings stamp set with pink ink onto the card front in between the foiled cut apart background. That's one card complete! See what I mean - super easy! I cut the Butterfly Fly Away background in half diagonally so that I could use one Toner Card Front to create two cards. I added Gina K Designs White Foam Tape to the back of each half and added them onto the foiled Circles A Plenty backgrounds. I used Gina K Designs Dot Runner Adhesive to adhere the panels onto card fronts.
I finished off the butterfly cards by adding a thin strip of black cardstock to the panel with iCraft Ultra Bond Liquid Adhesive. I used a stitched circle die to cut out a circle from black cardstock and white heat embossed a sentiment from the Gina K Designs Petals and Wings stamp set onto the circle and adhered it with Gina K Designs White Foam Tape. That's it! It's so easy to created beautiful foiled backgrounds with the Deco Foil Unity Card Fronts! Hopefully you're inspired to cut them apart and use them in different ways!