It’s our final day of fun with our friends at Newton’s Nook! We hope you’ve enjoyed all the fun projects we’ve shared as well as our friends over at Newton’ Nook. Today we’re going out with a BIG bang with two incredible projects from designers Gracie Chavez and Shemaine Smith! Be sure to visit both projects to see how they created adorable cards with the same stamp set!

How to Color Deco Foil Clear Designer Toner Sheets

Hello everyone! This is Gracie, and today I’ll show you how to add color to the new Holiday Deco Foil Clear Designer Toner Sheets using alcohol markers! This is a fun and satisfying technique that will let you create colorful clear and foiled backgrounds for your cards and more! On the other hand, today’s card also features Newton’s Nook new Caroling Newton stamps and Forest Scene Builder dies. All the cute and bright elements on this non-traditional Holiday card look amazing together!

Scroll down to watch the video tutorial or click here to watch in on our YouTube channel.



Therm O Web Supplies:
NEW Deco Foil Holiday Clear Designer Toner Sheets
Deco Foil Transfer Sheets – Green or Emerald
Gina K. Designs Premium Luxury White Cardstock
Single Stitch Design Large Oval Die Set
iCraft Memory XL Tape Runner
3D Zots Adhesive Dots

Other Supplies:
Newton’s Nook Caroling Newton Clear Stamp Set
Newton’s Nook Caroling Newton Die Set
Newton’s Nook Forest Scene Builder Die Set
Alcohol Markers
Die Cutting Machine
Paper Trimmer


How to Color Deco Foil Clear Designer Toner Sheets Video Tutorial

The Deco Foil Clear Toner Sheets are made of acetate, which is a non-porous surface. Only certain coloring media will work well in this kind of surfaces, and alcohol ink is one of them. Since crafters usually have permanent coloring markers on hand, I used markers to color the backgrounds for this tutorial. Be sure to experiment and try out alcohol inks directly if you have some in your stash!

Tip: Rubbing alcohol is the only one that will all the alcohol markers and/or inks to dry properly. I have tried this technique with regular alcohol in the past with decent results. Nevertheless, regular alcohol will make alcohol inks feel tacky, will take days to dry completely and won’t activate and move the inks as rubbing alcohol does. The way alcohol inks react with rubbing alcohol is what creates all those interesting patterns and that is what you want to get with every background!TooltipText

The best part of this technique is that it won’t damage your Deco Foil Clear Designer Toner Sheets or the foiled patterns on it. I recommend that you protect the surface you’re going to work on if you don’t want it to get stained with alcohol inks. Your hands may get stained also, but you can avoid that easily with a pair of gloves!



Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you find today’s tutorial useful! Can’t wait to see what you create with this technique! Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel and give this video a big thumbs up! Until next time.

We hope you’ve taken time this week to stop by the Newton’s Nook blog! They’re sharing some equally incredible projects like this one from owner Jennifer Jackson!


And we LOVED this stunning card

We love those trees made with our Deco Foil Transfer Gel and that incredible background on Ellen’s card! They just pop right off the card! Be sure to visit their blog for more incredible projects like this and more!

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5 Comments on How to Color Deco Foil Clear Designer Toner Sheets

  1. hsmom24kids
    November 9, 2018 at 9:21 am (2 years ago)

    Fabulous cards! So shiny…

  2. Denise Bryant
    November 9, 2018 at 10:15 am (2 years ago)

    Awesome cards! Love this collaboration with Newton’s Nook! The addition of the foils to their adorable designs make an extra special card!

  3. trainwithmeghan
    November 9, 2018 at 12:14 pm (2 years ago)

    I love the colors!!!!!!!! SO PRETTY

  4. Sue D
    November 9, 2018 at 9:43 pm (2 years ago)

    So cute and colorful!