Happy Holiday Season!

Winter Holiday Gift Tags

No matter when you are getting together to celebrate the holidays…we have some ideas for adding some foilicious shine to your holiday wrap. Sometimes a special gift tag is all you need to turn a simple package into something festive.

Deco Foil Winter Gift Tag

These tags feature a two-layer foiling technique I call “painting with foil”. The designs above were all cut using an electronic die cutter, but they could be adapted to work with whatever die or punch you have available. The first step is to layout your chosen designs in your die-cutting system’s software (I’m using a Silhouette). By cutting several at once you can get the most from a sheet of iCraft DecoFoil PeelnStick Toner Sheets. I am using an older machine and set it to cut Adhesive Backed Cardstock using the “double cut” feature.

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Carefully remove one of the die-cut shapes from the backing sheet, peel off the liner, and adhere to a die-cut tag.

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Place a piece of Silver DecoFoil color side up on top of the die-cut toner, place in a parchment paper carrier sheet, and laminate. With intricate designs, it is helpful to run it through the laminator twice.

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Cool briefly then peel up the foil transfer sheet to reveal the design.

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Now you are ready to paint on the accent foil. Squirt some Liquid DecoFoil Adhesive onto a non-stick craft mat or scrap of paper.

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Use an old paintbrush to add adhesive to the areas you want to highlight with additional foil. The thicker the adhesive is applied, the more prominent the brush strokes will be.

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Let the adhesive dry for 15 minutes or so. It will feel tacky to the touch but not wet.

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Apply the foil “paint” color you have chosen over the adhesive, the color side facing up, and rub over the areas to transfer the foil.

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Remove the foil transfer sheet to reveal the highlighted areas. I wanted this to look more like a dry brush painting technique, so applied the adhesive quite heavily in order to create visible brush strokes. For a more solid look, apply a thin, even coat.

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In addition to using Red DecoFoil to add highlights, I added Silver Star DecoFoil to some of the wintery scenes to create the look of moonlight on snow. You’ll have to trust me on this one… it looks really cool in person… but very hard to capture in a photograph! In the tag below, I added Silver Star foil to the tree branches and pine trees and a touch of Red foil to the cardinal in the tree.

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Thanks so much for visiting the blog! I hope you give this technique a try.

Supplies:

Therm O Web Products

DecoFoil PeelnStick Toner Sheets

Red Deco Foil

Silver Star Deco Foil

Silver Deco Foil

DecoFoil Liquid Adhesive

Mini Tape Runner

Other:

Silhouette Files –

FOREST BUCK SCENE

by Sophie Gallo

Design ID #70409

SNOWFLAKE ORNAMENT

by Cali Arroyo

Design ID #5938

DEER MOUNTAIN FRAME

by Sophie Gallo

Design ID #70142

STAG FLORALS

by Sophie Gallo

Design ID #72673

BRANCHES WITH BERRIES

by House of Three

Design ID #5501

Tag die cuts – Papertrey Ink

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