Clear Embossing with Deco Foil

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Inspiration Nation video slide The live portion of the Inspiration Nation is officially over at StampNation, but the inspiration doesn’t stop there!  StampNation events never truly close, because as long as you are a member, you have access to the tutorials and the challenges…oh, and the DT and member projects!

I hope you’ll pop over there and check it out if you’re not a member already.  If you are, be sure to check out the 7 mood boards to get inspired for your next project.

Deco Foil and Embossing 2 Clear Embossing with Deco Foil

I found myself inspired by MissT’s card for our third mood board.  Members click here to view her card in this thread.

Deco Foil and Embossing 3 After stamping the entire border with the Kaleidecolor ink pad, it was easy to ink just ONE of the geometric images in Versamark and stamp right over the top of the colored ones.  After adding Clear Embossing Powder (make sure it’s extra fine EP), heating it, then running it through the laminator, the foil was able to stick to the EP and you get a really awesome result!

Seriously…how much do you love this Star Foil?

deco foil sn I used the same foil and two different techniques to add it to my project for today’s StampNation video…yes, further inspiration from one of the mood boards from Inspiration Nation!

I also used the GeoBuilders set in a way that I haven’t used it before…boy, I love this set!  (pretty good since it’s the first one in my line, lol!)

StampNation Members have until May 23rd to enter to win prizes from our sponsors!


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Edited to add:  Mary Kay let me know there is another card on StampNation that is similar to mine!  mkwdood made an amazing card using the same stamps I used here, with a different orientation, and gold glittered some of the individual shapes.  Great minds think alike, eh?  Click here to view her card for Day 1 of Inspiration Nation!


In case you missed it, be sure to head over to my post about the FREE Mini MISTI that’s up for grabs!  Leave a comment by May 12 to enter to win!

Thanks for visiting with me today, I hope your week is off to an awesome start!



  • GeoBuilders Stamp Set, All About You Stamp Set, Two You’s Dies (Beautiful World SOA Collection – available late Summer 2016)
  • Kaleidacolor Ink Pad – Caribbean Sea


  • Kathy Serrahn May 9, 2016, 4:26 pm

    Awesome card, love the effect of the foil

  • Mary Kay Werry May 9, 2016, 4:40 pm

    Love it (but you may want to check out Day 1 inspiration entries) :(

  • Mary Kay Werry May 9, 2016, 5:16 pm

    Thank you. I love your stamps and cards and videos.

  • Pam May 9, 2016, 5:24 pm

    Fabuous card! Love the foil on it.

  • Deb K May 9, 2016, 6:15 pm

    Nice card! I love using deco foil!

  • meghan May 9, 2016, 6:33 pm

    Fabuous card! Love the foil on it.

  • HJ May 9, 2016, 9:28 pm

    Love the look the foil adds to make the card pop.

  • E. Nadler May 10, 2016, 5:21 am

    OMG!!! Love it, love it, love it.

  • Tammy May 10, 2016, 6:35 am

    Love this ….wow!

  • Marianne May 12, 2016, 4:57 am

    Love the look of the foil on top of the gradient stamping. Didn’t know the foil would stick to the embossing too, but know that I know, I want to try it myself…

  • Jennifer M May 12, 2016, 12:05 pm

    Love the embossing trick with the foil. Just ordered foil last week, can’t wait for it to come in to try this technique! Thanks for sharing.

  • Ilena Christman May 12, 2016, 12:17 pm

    Would love to win the Misti. Love the new foil look.

  • Tanya Cook May 12, 2016, 12:40 pm

    Wow! I’m honored to have you CASE my card. I got so excited when I saw this. Thank You!!

  • Debbie Laine May 12, 2016, 12:56 pm

    WOW!!! I have never seen anything done with foil before!! I love it. Now I need to find some. Where can I get this stuff. And why do you have to let the foil glue dry for so long?
    Thanks for the video on this. Very inspired to try this technique!!

  • Bev Ashman May 12, 2016, 5:22 pm

    Wow! I really thought you needed a laser printer to be able to use foil on your cards and as I don’t own one, (I have an inkjet) I thought it wasn’t viable to purchase one just for this purpose. I’m now off to buy some foil. Thanks again for a wonderful idea.
    Warm regards

  • Lori May 19, 2016, 11:43 pm

    This was my first time I have seen Misti. I like it and think it would be great addition to my card making products.

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