Deco Foil Metallix Gel Card Making Ideas #cardmaking

The Deco Foil Metallix Gels are a new product this year, and they’re currently available in 6 different colors. In this video, I’ll test out 4 of the gel colors ( Champagne Mist, White Pearl, Pure Gold, and Black Ice ) as stencil backgrounds for cards.

These gels all have a shimmery, metallic finish, and I really enjoyed working with them. They were nice and creamy, and they’re easy to work with and spread around on a stencil. I used the new Stencil Pal, also from Deco Foil, to work with the gels on all of the cards but one, and I really like how this tool made it much easier to scrape off excess gel and create a smoother surface with the gel. It’s a little too large to use with smaller stenciled areas, but if you make stenciled backgrounds and larger stenciled designs like this, then it’s perfect. You get 2 Stencil Pals in a package at under $10, which is a pretty good price, too.

Deco Foil Metallix Gel Card Making Ideas #cardmaking

I combined the Metallix Gel card backgrounds with print & cut images from the Cake Day Digital Stamps set and foiled many of the images using a Heidi Swapp Minc and a variety of different foils to coordinate with the different cards. The Minc Matte Champagne Foil is actually almost a perfect match for the Metallix Champagne Mist Gel, so that was awesome!

Check out the video below to see a step-by-step tutorial for making all 4 cards:

Supplies Used in This Project

The following supply list contains affiliate links. I make a small commission if you purchase through these links, and I really appreciate it if you do!

Polychromos Colored Pencils Used in the Video:


– Cobalt Green, 9201-156
– Rose Carmine, 9201-124
– Deep Scarlet Red, 9201-219
– Cadmium Orange, 9201-111
– Light Cadmium Yellow, 9201-105
– Grass Green, 9201-166


– Pink Madder Lake, 9201-129
– Cobalt Green, 9201-156
– Cobalt Turquoise, 9201-153
– Green Gold, 9201-268

Small Circles Stencil Background Cut Files

Hearts Stencil #2 Cut Files

Dots Stencil from Skinny Stencils, Set 1 Cut Files

Leaves & Berries Stencil Cut Files

– Cake Day Digital Stamp Set (link coming soon)

Silhouette Cameo 3 Electronic Cutting Tool

Silhouette Studio, Designer Edition

Grafix .005 Matte Dura-Lar Film

iCraft Deco Foil Metallix Gel, Champagne Mist

iCraft Deco Foil Metallix Gel, White Pearl

iCraft Deco Foil Metallix Gel, Pure Gold

iCraft Deco Foil Metallix Gel, Black Ice

Deco Foil Stencil Pal

Loew Cornell Palette Knife

Strathmore Bristol Smooth Pad, 9×12 Inch (for the stenciled card front panels)

Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover 80lb. Cardstock (for print & cut pieces and card bases)

Minc Foil, Matte Champagne

Thermoweb Deco Foil, Gold (20 Pack)

Brutus Monroe Deco Foil, Tide Pool

Faber Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils

3L 3D Adhesive Foam Squares Variety Pack – White

Fiskars Non-Stick Scissors

Duck Brand Double Stick Adhesiver Roller

Tonic Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Brother HLL8360CDW Color Laser Printer (for the print and cut digital stamps)

Heidi Swapp Minc 12″

Minc Non-Stick Craft Mat

Gelly Roll Metallic Gel Pen (Gold)

Tombow Mono Sand Eraser

– washi tape

– a small plastic tub / container with water to soak stencils after use

Deco Foil Metallix Gel Card Making Ideas #cardmaking

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