How do you tell the most important people in your life how special they are to you? With handmade cards, of course! Today I am sharing four hand-lettered and doodled Free Printable Valentine Cards to Foil with Therm-O-Web. If you haven't tried foiling, then be warned that it is very addictive. I got a bit creative with this set of cards and tried foiling with two colors at once.
Foiling Free Printable Valentine Cards with Therm-O-Web
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Here's what you need to make Foiled Valentine's Day Cards:
- Therm-O-Web Foil Transfer Sheets by Laura Kelly – Pink Flamingo, Red Wagon, Silver Wand, Sunshine Yellow
- iCraft 3D Foam Squares from Therm-O-Web
- Therm-O-Web Tape Runner XL Permanent
- iCraft Parchment Paper from Therm-O-Web
- Tombow Dual Brush Pen – N15 Black
- Tombow MONOTwin Permanent Marker
- Cardstock – White, Pink, Red, Black
- Card Blanks and Envelopes – A2 (4 1/4″ by 51/2″ folded)
- Gift Bag and Tissue Paper
- Laminator – I love this one from 3M
- Paper Trimmer
- LASER Printer or LASER Copy Machine
- Free Printable Valentine Cards – download below ⇓
Here's how to create Valentine's Day Cards with Foil:
I always start out with a blank piece of printer paper and a pencil to sketch my designs. Since this was a set of cards, I folded the paper in half and then in half again, which gives me the correct size for an A2 card front. Once I am pleased with the sketch, I layer the super smooth printer paper on top of my Cricut BrightPad. This serves as a lightbox, so I can ink in the images with the Tombow Dual Brush Pen N15, and not have to erase pencil lines later. Then I scan the images and convert them to a PDF file for sharing here on the blog!
Download the Free Valentine Cards Printable BELOW ⇓ then print onto cardstock with a Laser Printer. Laser printers print with dry toner ink, while inkjet printers print with water-based ink. Making a copy on a toner-based copy machine will also work. The foiling technique WILL NOT work with an inkjet printer. Selecting super smooth cardstock will also assist in a successful foil transfer. I love the bright rainbow colors of Foil Transfer Sheets from the Laura Kelly for Therm-O-Web.
I used white cardstock for these samples, but have fun, and experiment with different colors. Cut out the card fronts with a paper trimmer. Lay the Transfer Foil, color side up on top of the card front, place in a folded piece of Therm-O-Web Parchment Paper and insert into a preheated laminator. Create a one-color foil transfer, or cut out shapes and layer the foil for a multi-colored foil transfer.
Draw a rough outline of the are to be foiled with the MONO Twin permanent marker. Cut out the foil shapes with scissors, layer on the card front, and run through the laminator. I like to run the foil transfer sheets through the laminator twice. Remove card front from the Parchment Paper and peel back the foil transfer to reveal the MAGIC!
Once all the card fronts are foiled, build the cards. I always keep a stash of A2 white card blanks and envelopes on hand. Cut a piece of colored cardstock to fit the front of the card blank and attach with Therm-O-Web Adhesive Runner XL Permanent. My trick is to outline the card front with the same color Dual Brush Pen as the cardstock, so any slight measurement issues will dissappear. Layer the foiled Free Printable Valentine Cards with Therm-O-Web 3D Foam Squares.
Quick and Easy Free Printable Valentine's Day Cards
Here are the finished Free Printable Valentine Cards, and I even had enough left to make a cute gift bag. I just LOVE how the two toned foils turned out, and it was so easy. Take your time to cut out and layer the foil shapes onto the cards for a successful finished set of cards.
Therm-O-Web has an entire line of fabulous paper crafting products. From adhesives to patterned toner papers, to foil and flock transfer sheets, to stencils, and gorgeous stamp sets. Plus they have a whole line of fabric crafting products like the amazing Heat n Bond.
Now that you know all about Therm-O-Web toner papers and foil transfer sheets, here are a few more projects that I know you will LOVE! Create 5 Minute Gift Wrap with Laura Kelly stamps for Therm-O-Web. Make fun Watercolor Postcards while Traveling, with just a few supplies. Celebrate the red, white, and blue with Easy Foiled Flags that have a funky spirit.
Too busy to make this right now? Pin it for later! I'd love for you to pin these Free Printable Valentine Cards to Foil with Therm-O-Web to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and then it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.
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