Foil-Glue Hearts Postcard

Supplies: 4" x 6" foundation (Bristol Board); vintage text; vintage lace (6"); double-stick tape for lace; glitter; ink pads to distress text and edges in color(s) of choice; JonesTONES Foil Glue and Foil Papers (I used a red and a holographic gold); Xyron machine or glue stick.

Here is an easy project to try using foil papers and foil glue. If you are like me, you buy lots of products and then never take the time to try them out! I began with a postcard size (4" x 6") piece of Bristol Board. Bristol Board is heavier than cardstock and my foundation of choice for postcards and ATCs.

Step 1: Attach text to foundation using a Xyron machine or a glue stick.

Step 2: Distress the text with ink pad and ink the card edges.

Step 3: Attach lace using double-stick tape or glue stick.

Step 4: Apply foil glue freehand in a scrolly-heart design and along the edges of lace. Allow to dry thoroughly! If glue isn't thoroughly dry, when you apply the foil, the glue will lift off and the text underneath. Guess how I found that out!

Step 5: Attach foil papers according to the manufacturer's instructions. I used two colors of foil.

Step 6: I thought the cards needed a bit more, so I added some white and some gold glitter to the card, letting it stick where it would.

NOTE: I am not sure how well the glue would travel through the mail without an envelope, so I would put in a glassine or clear envelope before mailing.

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