How To Use Gold Foil Paper On Your Projects
There are so many great products at 12x12 Cardstock Shop and today I'm hoping to inspire you try our foil cardstock papers if you haven't yet! If you're like me, you can fall in love with a paper and still have no idea what to do with it, so I'm sharing a few ideas on how to use Gold Foil papers and a few of the other foil cardstocks we carry.
When you head to our foil cardstock collection, you'll see two types of foil cardstock. There is Matte Foil Cardstock and Mirror Foil Cardstock. The difference is in the reflective quality. The matte has a pretty metallic sheen with no reflection (similar to metallic paint) while the mirror options will actually reflect a bit (like a mirror). Both are elegant and beautiful, so it depends on what look you are trying to achieve.
Here are a few ways to dress up your projects and put that foil cardstock to good use...
1. Use foil cardstock to add elegant decorative accents to die cuts.
We love these gorgeous paper butterflies @paperflowersbyrosy made. The matte gold foil detail is the perfect finishing touch!
2. Put a foil cardstock layer on the bottom edges of your project for a faux gilded edge look.
Adding an outline layer of gold foil makes any project look fancy!
3. Use the mirror foil cardstock to actually make a mirror!
This is such a fun way to make an interactive embellishment for a scrapbook or card, or a fun princess cake topper. Use the silver or gold mirror foil as the reflective part of a mirror. It's a fun and unexpected surprise for a little princess.
4. Create dramatic backgrounds for cards with mirror foil cardstock.
I love to use shiny foil to cut out detailed designs for the base of my cards. It's an easy way to give your project a wow factor! It looks beautiful and elegant against a white backdrop. For these cards I've used the Rose Gold Mirror Cardstock.
But you can totally use foil cardstock on space themed or superhero themed projects too. You aren't limited to just elegant looks as you can see on this card by @wildercrafting.
5. Dress up your autumn decor with gold foil leaves!
Sprinkle some paper leaves on your mantel or string them together to make a banner. Cut a few from gold foil for a fun and sparkly twist!
Hopefully we've inspired you to cut into your foil cardstock and make something pretty! You can see all the options available for purchase here.