How to Make Foil Cards

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How to Make Foil Cards
Make a custom greeting card using foil. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Aluminium foil and coloured craft foil are used for many craft projects. Cards decorated with foil are used for birthdays, graduations and other special occassions. Foil embossing is the process used to make foil cards. You can turn plan paper or cardboard cards into foil cards by pressing a design into the foil and attaching it to a card. Create as many different designs as you wish and add colour to the foil to give it a more festive appearance.

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Things you need

  • Craft embossing foil
  • Plain gift cards
  • Design template
  • Scissors
  • Ballpoint pen
  • White glue
  • Soft craft foam
  • Ceramic paint
  • Paintbrush

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  1. 1

    Place your design template on a piece of soft craft foam on the side you want to show through on your craft foil.

  2. 2

    Cut a piece of craft foil according to the size of your plain gift cards. Put the foil beneath the design template. The foil should be resting on top of the soft craft foam.

  3. 3

    Use your ballpoint pen to gently rub along the outline of your design template. Work on small sections at a time, occasionally turning the design over to check for impressions and to see if you need more pressure. Continue until the design of the template has been completely transferred to the foil.

  4. 4

    Remove the foil from underneath the design template. Rub a little white glue on the area of the plain card where you want to stick the foil. Carefully place the foil on the card and rub gently around the edges. Allow it to dry.

  5. 5

    Use a paintbrush and ceramic paint to add colour to the design.

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