Flocking adds such a fun, textural touch to cards, but up until recently most of the products on the market involved shaking a little jar of flock onto your design, and as a super clumsy person I wasn’t going near that.
So, when Deco Foil released their Flock Transfer Sheets earlier this year, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on some and give them a try. It took me a little while, but I finally got to give them a go, and I’m kicking myself for waiting this long because they’re SO cool! I was a little unsure about what the results would be like, but once I peeled that first sheet of flock off a design, I was hooked.
You can add flocking to handmade cards using a number of different adhesives, which gives you a lot of different design options. In these projects, I made flocked card backgrounds by stenciling Deco Foil Transfer Gel and by die cutting double-sided adhesive sheets.
- Be sure to wait until the Transfer Gel is completely dry before adding the flocking sheet and running it through your Minc or heat laminator or it could spooge out and ruin the design. It usually only takes about an hour for it to completely dry.
- Place flock sheet flocking side down on the cardstock before running it through your Minc or heat laminator, and run the cardstock / flock sheet “sandwich” through the machine for best results.
- I did not have good results when I tried to directly cut shapes from the flock transfer sheets using a Silhouette Cameo. The plastic blade housing had a sort of snow plow effect and removed the flocking from right inside and outside the cut lines as it was cutting (you may have better results with another digital cutting machine). I considered trying to cut it with the paper backer side up but was concerned that the flocking would stick to my mat. Instead, I cut shapes from Silhouette Double-Sided Adhesive Sheets, and that worked out great!
Check out the video below to see my test results with the Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets and learn how to make super fun flocked card backgrounds, too:
Supplies Used in This Project
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- iCraft Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets, Sunshine Yellow
- iCraft Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets, Think Pink
- iCraft Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets, White Latte
- iCraft Deco Transfer Gel
- iCraft Deco Foil Stencil Pal
- Loew-Cornell Trowel Shaped Palette Knife
- Silhouette America Double Sided Adhesive Sheets
- Heidi Swapp Minc 12″ Foil Transfer Machine
- My Favorite Things Lemon Drop Card Stock
- Bazzill Smoothie Cardstock, Coconut Swirl
- Silhouette Cameo 3 Electronic Cutting Tool
- Nicapa Cutting Mats for Silhouette Cameo
- Minc Non-Stick Craft Mat
- Duck Brand Adhesive Roller
- 3L 3D Foam Squares Variety Pack, White
- Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
- Fiskars 5 Inch Non Stick Scissors
- a small plastic tub of water (to soak the stencils immediately after use)
- paper towels and water (for transfer gel cleanup)
- Scotch Removable Double Sided Tape (to temporarily adhere cardstock to the craft mat)
- washi tape (to tape the stencils to the craft mat)
For the card embellishments:
- I used a leftover Foil Quill watercolor lemon from an earlier project, and you can see the tutorial and supply list for that at this link.
- I also used a glitter cardstock rainbow die cut that was leftover from another project, and I cut the rainbow pieces from the Recollections Magical Glitter Paper Pad, available at Michaels craft stores.
- The sentiments on the cards are print and cut designs that I printed using my laser printer on Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover 80lb. paper and foiled with Deco Foil Gold Foil and the Minc machine.