Make it Monday with DIY Foil Cardstock
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DYI metallic foil cardstock tutorial.

This is one of my all-time favorite techniques! I love adding shimmer and shine to my projects and the faux metal look is really fun to work with. From shiny Christmas ornaments to steam-punk grunge, this is something every paper crafter should try at least once! You can use it to add silvery elements to your projects or color it with alcohol ink to create stunning metallic embellishments and backgrounds.


Embossed Die cuts 2

Foil motorcycle embellishment

Orange Leaf Card 2

 I created a quick video to show you the basics of making this fabulous cardstock for yourself. You'll need 80# cardstock, heavyweight aluminum foil, extra-strength spray adhesive and a die cutting machine. I also like to have extra cardstock or paperboard for creating shims to make a "press" sandwich.

Part I: Making your own metallic foil cardstock.

I've added links below to some of the supplies and equipment I used to make the die cuts and card backgrounds you'll see in this post and video. I'll be posting a new tutorial soon showing you how to color your metallic foil cardstock to make stunning, lustrous projects!

Much love & happy crafting!



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Jill A

WOW---what a great idea--thanks for the tips!!!!


Thank you Jill! I love love LOVE this technique. I was very surprised when I was able to use my Cricut with the foiled cardstock. Should work with any cutting machine.

Kathy Mc

Beautiful work, Sunny! Thanks for sharing your tips.

Shelly Sweigart

Thanks for the video tutorial Sunny! My daughter and I haven't made our snowflake ornaments yet. I'm excited to start on them now that I've seen your fab video!

Denise Bryant

I love the texture and effect! The Fall Leaf Background embossing folder is beautiful! I'm anxious to check out your video and see what other projects you worked on... I see some PTI ornaments on your supplies links and bet they will look gorgeous!


What a great tutorial! - I have a number of projects where I can use these foil textures. Thanks so much for sharing your talent!

Leanne S

Congratulations for winning the superstar (to me you are not a runner up) status at PTI. This card looks great. will be back another time to watch the video.


Very fun!
How do you add the linked items list?


Great video, Sunny. I've been waiting for this one ever since you showed us your designs on the forum. I don't have a fuse, so I"ll have to experiment with my Big Shot. Thanks!

Kathy Mc

Hope you are OK, Sunny! Haven't seen any blog posts for two weeks and miss you on the Forum. Pray you had a Happy Thanksgiving!


Love this technique! Thanks for sharing the how-to process! Hope all is :)

Sandy Dayhoff

Very nice - you are so creative!

Isabel Z

Thank you for inspiring me to try something new.

Kate Shephard

Wow what a cool effect - I especially love the industrial effect on the super dad card :) so cool! Will save that one for Father's Day!

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