Two weeks ago I was scrambling. Scrambling more than usual, since I tend to be one of those people who wait to the last minute to do anything. It’s not that I like procrastinating, but I like having the pressure of deadlines to get things done. I know, it’s weird. So anyhow, I needed new business cards before going to a blog conference. Being that the conference was a week away, there was no time to hire a designer and not enough money to get shiny foiled cards like I wanted. Or so I thought. I ordered inexpensive business cards online with my logo on the front and info on the back. They arrived quickly and were of descent quality, but they were pretty darn boring.
I knew I had to spice them up some way. I was thinking paint or glitter, but that would be messy and take time, and I didn’t have time. Then I remembered all the Thermoweb iCraft Deco Foil that I had bought the prior year. I had so many colors and it was easy to use, and I could do a ton of cards at once. Bingo!
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- Business Cards (I learned that you can get them at Staples cheap and quick!)
- A magazine to rip
- A cereal box opened up or a large piece of cardboard
- Spray adhesive
- Thermoweb iCraft Deco Foil (rose gold, gold, teal)
Lay out the cardboard. This will be the surface for spraying the cards with adhesive. Rip a section out of a magazine, approximately two to three inches wide and five or six inches long. Wrap the magazine paper around the card so that any writing is covered. Once you have your cardboard filled with cards, take it outside and evenly spray with spray adhesive. You’ll need to be careful to avoid getting the adhesive on any of the writing.
After the first time around the cards and ripped portions of the magazine will slightly stick to the cardboard, this is good so they won’t be moving around when you take it outside.
Let the adhesive dry for about 10 minutes before applying any foil.
Place the Deco Foil on to the adhesive with the colored side facing up. Rub your fingers over the foil a few times to ensure good adhesion.
Carefully peel back the foil and admire your new gorgeous business cards! If there are areas where is it still sticky, then press the foil back on the paper. I also found that the edges of my cards were sticky and I fixed this by rubbing the foil on the edges.
Didn’t they turn out beautiful? I got a ton of compliments on them at the conference. Speaking of the conference, representatives from Thermoweb were there and they showed me the new colors that iCraft Deco Foil released for 2016. Seriously they are beautiful…
The colors are Lilac, Spring Green, Aqua, Champagne, Copper, Pewter, Deep Blue. I’m in love with the Aqua, Champagne and Pewter especially. Prepare yourself for some future projects with these colors!
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