May 22, 2017

Gina K Designs Foil Mates Blog Hop

Hello friends and welcome to the Gina K Designs Foil Mates Blog Hop! Gina K Designs recently partnered with Therm O Web to release an amazing line of products perfect for card making, paper crafting and more. This lines includes Fancy Foils, Foil Mates and more and makes adding a touch of shine to your projects super easy. Even better is that all of the products coordinate with some of the most popular Gina K Designs cardstock and ink. We recently had a Foil Mates blog hop featuring this new line of products and because of all the wonderful feedback we decided to host another blog hop to share even more inspiration with you! As you continue along the hop, you will enjoy some wonderful inspiration from the Gina K Design Team. You will also have the chance to win a $50 Gina K Designs gift certificate just by leaving a comment on each blog.

Tips for Creating Cards with Gina K Designs Foil Mates and Fancy Foils


When working with Foil Mates and Fancy Foils, you will need a laminator to adhere the foil to the preprinted cards. Always turn on your laminator and allow it to warm up for at least 30 minutes before you start to use it.

To eliminate wrinkling, pay attention to the direction the grain or lines are running on the back side (silver side) of the foil. Place the foil into the laminator so that the lines are running horizontal to the opening of the laminator.

Flowers Bloom Hope Card


This card uses the Foil Mates Swirls and Flourishes Backgrounds and True Friend Sentiments. I foiled the designs using Fancy Foils in Passionate Pink, Grass Green and Gold Sequins.

(All the supplies I used are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails. Compensated affiliate links are used at no cost to you.)

Flowers Bloom Hope Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Gina K Designs Foil Mates by Therm O Web

I created the flower accent on this card using Therm O Web Deco Foil White Foam Adhesive. The great thing about this product is that it does not require the use of a laminator to adhere the foil. The final touch was the addition of some Fancy Ribbon in White and Gold.

Flowers Bloom Hope Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Gina K Designs Foil Mates by Therm O Web

The flowers and leaves were die cut from the Foam using these shapes from the Nested Square Single Stitch Wafer Thin Dies and the Nested Square Double Stitch Wafer Thin Dies. After die cutting the shapes, peel off the top protective layer and lay the foam sticky side down onto the back side of the foam. Gently burnish the foil onto the foam and then peel off the transfer sheet to reveal the foiled shape. I used a glittered brad as the center for the flower and then adhered the image over the floral design on the sentiment from the Foil Mates True Friend set.

Flowers Bloom Hope Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Gina K Designs Foil Mates by Therm O Web

Wedding Card

For my second card I used the Foil Mates Backgrounds Elegant Damasks Backgrounds, Stars & Stripes Backgrounds and Wedding & Anniversary Sentiments.

Wedding Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Gina K Designs Foil Mates by Therm O Web

I foiled the designs using Silver Sequins and Wild Lilac Fancy Foils. For a touch rustic, I added a a piece of burlap ribbon and jute twine.

Wedding Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Gina K Designs Foil Mates by Therm O Web

I love how all of these products can be mixed and matched to create a wide variety of beautiful cards. I also love how the foils coordinate perfectly with some of the most popular colors from Gina K Designs cardstock and ink.

Wedding Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Gina K Designs Foil Mates by Therm O Web

Now it's time to get hopping and to see more amazing inspiration from the Gina K Design Team! And don't forget to leave a comment on each blog for your chance to win a $50 gift certificate!


Just a reminder, all of the new products are now available in the Foil Mates Collection section of the Gina K Designs Store!

Supplies used:

Do you want to find the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below.  Affiliate links are used at no additional cost to you and I've linked to them because I use them and love them! Click on the image below each picture to go to a favorite store: Scrapbook.com, Simon Says Stamp, Therm O Web or Gina K Designs.




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64 comments:

  1. Juliana, these cards are just simply BEAUTIFUL! Love them all!

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  2. Gorgeous cards, Juliana! Love them both!

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  3. Oooohhhh! The swirls are stunning!

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  4. Love the flower! Gorgeous cards!

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  5. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing and inspiring us.

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  6. Thank you for the foiling tip, beautiful cards.

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  7. That silver sequins foil is amazing!

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  8. Beautiful cards. Love the mix of burlap with the foil. Clever.

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  9. Gorgeous cards! Thanks for the ideas.

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  10. Beautiful cards!! Love how you stacked the flowers on that first one especially! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  11. Really beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing...

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  12. These are so pretty! I love the foiled flower and the added burlap and jute twine with the second card! :) <3

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  13. love how you combined the rustic with the elegant. Thanks for the tip re the grain of the foil.

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  14. Wow! Love the pretty look of the sequin foils. Great work on your examples.

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  15. Thanks for the tips! Beautiful cards, can't wait to play with this!

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  16. Great idea using the foam for the flowers. Love both cards

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  17. Both cards are just stunning! love the flowers and different foiled papers.

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  18. Beautiful cards! Thanks for showing us the use of the foam! And thanks for sharing with us!

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  19. Both gorgeous cards!! Loving those foils!

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  20. Loved all the cards but I think my favorite is the flowers. Thanks so much

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  21. Fabulous foiled works of art. I just love the one with the flowers especially!

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  22. Beautiful cards! I especially like the wedding card-great job.

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  23. Gorgeous cards! I love the flower on the first one.

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  24. The trick with the adhesive foam is tremendous! I will be using that for sure. That wedding card is just stunning! Thank you for the ideas!!!!

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  25. Wow love your cards today. They are so vibrant and fun:)

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  26. I love how the foil choices (style and color) accentuate each card's beauty!

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  27. What a gorgeous wedding card! And that flower is amazing!

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  28. These cards are absolutely gorgeous!!!

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  29. Stunning cards. The silver sequin background is awesome.

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  30. Really love the flourishes and swirls, beautiful card. Wedding card is stunning

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  31. Fabulous foiled flower Wow! Great ideas and stunning cards - thanks.

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  32. Love love those wonderful cards. Thank you for sharing.

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  33. What great cards! I love the wedding card. I have a few of those to make coming up in the near future. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  34. Beautiful cards!! Love the flowers!

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  35. Beautiful cards.
    The photographs don't do
    them justice. It's hard
    to see the colors completely
    but what you do see is fantastic
    thanks for sharing.

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  36. Such awesome cards, can't wait to foil!!

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  37. Both cards are very nice but my favorite is the one with the flower. I would love to learn how to make that!

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  38. Awesome job on all your cards they are adorable!
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  39. Stunning cards! I love the sequin foils!

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  40. Wonderful cards, so pretty!

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  41. Beautiful cards and I love them! Thanks for sharing your card ideas.

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  42. Gorgeous cards Juliana, love that little flower!

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  43. Beautiful, love the burlap with the foil!

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  44. Lovely cards. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  45. Beautiful cards love the little foil flower thanks for sharing that technique

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  46. Fabulous cards...I LOVE the flower!!! :) Hugs...Janie

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  47. My, oh my, oh my!!!! All your creations are simply amazing. Gorgeous colors and wonderful designs. Thanks so much for all the great inspiration!!

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  48. Your cards are so beautiful! Love them all.

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  49. These are gorgeous! Love the holographic look of these foils!

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  50. Such gorgeous cards. I just adore how you've used the foils!! ~ Blessings

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  51. Gorgeous cards! I'm loving the foil!

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JULIANA