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Silhouette UK: Using Metallic Vinyl as foil decal in your papercrafts

Hello, good to see you again! Today I’ve created a card using metallic vinyl to add a foil decal. If you love foil but don’t have the means to add it to your papercrafts i.e no laser printer, no heat reactive foils, no Curio etc, but wish you could add it, then this is the post for you! There is some great metallic vinyl out there which are easy to cut and have a great shine to them.

You probably have several in your stash as we speak. Well, why not add them to your papercraft projects! I went and create a ‘Love you’ card today, as I had red or green metallic vinyl to choose from. It screamed Christmas at me, but I just can’t bring myself round to making anything Christmas related yet, I know many of you already are! So instead I went an made a ‘loved’ theme card. Yes, Valentine’s day is a long way away, but this could be sent at any time of the year to your loved one! 

Metallic Vinyl as foil decal process overview:

For full step-by-step instructions on how to make the stencil and cutouts for the card, including photos, see the link at the end of the post where full details are posted on the Silhouette UK blog.

Once I had everything cut out, it was time to assemble the card. I applied grey ink through the stencil onto a white card panel. This was done in a patchy manner as I only wanted this to give texture behind the elements, but no to be the focal point of the card. The hearts were adhered down with glue and before adhering the sentiment down, I covered this in several layers of Platinum embossing powder. This tied in well with the grey of the background but did not detract from the shine of the hearts. 

Metallic Vinyl as foil decal photos

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For full details on how I made this card, head over to the Silhouette UK blog HERE to find out more.


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*this post was  produce as part of my design team work for Silhouette UK/Graphtec GB. I have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from Silhouette UK/Graphtec GB to use. However, I only create projects I am proud of and use the products that I love.  The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

About Me

Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.


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