Monday, May 25, 2015

Thanks Foil Tag

Hi everyone,

A new Monday equals a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's: Thank you! Maybe you need to make a Thank you card or gift tag, or maybe you're thankful for something. As long as it's about thanks you're good to go to join us!

I'm joining in the foil trend and I love it. I do not have the beautiful Minc machine, but fortunately there are other methods for using foil. I've been experimenting with different techniques and the background of this tag I made with a stamp, clear embossing powder and a laminator. The Minc is actually a laminator, which has the ability to adjust temperature and is also hotter than a regular laminator (in most cases, there are lots of different laminators out there). My laminator has no temperature control and just isn't hot enough for some techniques. Therefore, it works less "good", but I actually like the results in most cases better because of the lack of heat. I'm more of the distressed look, than the clean crisp look type of girl.

After the foil, I applied some color to the background. I like the color combination of blue with pink, I think it's beautiful. I made a layered half doily. The doily in the back is from waxpaper, which I use in some dies so that the die cut is easier to remove from the die. The upper white flower is from Prima. It is actually a trim. The "thanks" is an exclusive die from Simon Says Stamp, I cut it out of cork and outlined it with a black marker.


To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Stamp and Show Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!



  1. Gorgeous tag and now you have my head spinning with ideas of the embossing powder and the foil. Cool effect and can't wait to try this.

  2. Love that foil background and embossing! Sandra, this tag is gorgeous! Hugs!

  3. WOW!!! What a cool technique! I don't know anything about a laminator...sounds cool! I love the look of this...great texture!

  4. Stunning tag, Sandra! LOVE the way you layered in foil!!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  5. Foil is absolutely amazing product! You've used it in a wonderful way! great work as always!

  6. Such a lovely tag, Sandra. Love the wonderful colors you created. :)

  7. What amazing texture and depth you've created with the foil! I love how it turned out and I really like how you made the "Thanks" sentiment going up the side of the tag-- such a nice change to see and very inventive!

  8. loving the wonderful and textures and colours on this fabulous tag Sandra x The layered florals are so beautiful too :-)

    TFS and best wishes
    Annie xx

  9. That background is outstanding and I would love to see this in person to appreciate all it's beauty. Setting the flowers off to the left looks so good and this lovely work of art just proves how cool tags can be.

  10. Wow Sandra, your tag is just beautiful and that foil background is amazing! Just stunning work as always! Hugs :)

  11. What a fabulous way to use the foil! I can only imagine how the foiled words must look in person! And then all the distressing and layers on top - awesome! Thanks so much for sharing!

  12. This is stunning Sandra and so clever! Love the background you made with the foil letters. The die cut and doilies are wonderful too and the colour combo is gorgeous.

  13. This is stunning!!! Love love this tag!