Hello, my creative friends!
I decided to try my hand at foiling. That's foiling with an 'O', not failing with an 'A', although, I must admit to many FAILED, foiled cards! lol... Practice makes perfect, so with enough
practice, I might get it right :)
To get started, you will need:
a heat laminator, Versamark Ink, and/or some really sticky two sided tape
First, turn on your laminator, letting it heat for quite some time - you will want it to
get as hot as possible.
Decide what image you want to use, and ink it up well with Versamark Ink.
I always rub my cardstock with an embossing buddy, or the embossing powder tool
to eliminate static prior to embossing. For this project, I used my MISTI tool,
in order to re-ink with Versamark a few times to get a good image.
Next, apply embossing powder to your cardstock.
Using your heat gun, heat the embossed image.
Here is what your panel should look like.
Fold a sheet of copy paper in half, lay your embossed cardstock panel face up, and
place your sheet of foil on top of the embossed image. The foil should be 'pretty' side up.
Fold the copy paper over the foiled panel, and run it through your laminator.
Turn the whole bundle and run through again.
Slowly peel the foil off .
Here is what the foiled panel looks like.
I decided that since I used an outline image, rather than a solid image,
it needed a bit more zing, so I did a bit of distress sponging over the foiling.
I also foiled a sentiment, and used some colored mats to complete this card.
Next, I decided to see what would happen if I used some two sided tape.
I taped a strip on my card panel, then did some embossed lines on either side using a
Peel the tape off, and add your foil. Rub in firmly with your fingertip.
Peel away the tape, and voila!
Here is how I finished that piece. I just kept adding score lines and foil, then trimmed
to fit my card front as desired. The flowers were stamped on with Versamark,
and heated through the laminator. Once the card base was finished, I
adhered the white panel with pop-dots to give it front and center attention.
None of these photos show how pretty the foiling is. In this photo,
I tried to capture the shine.
We hope you will give this a try! It will take some patience and some practice, but
a roll of foil comes with several sheets, and is approximately $4-$5, so practice to your hearts content! If you try this, come back and let us know - we'd love to see your finished
Thanks for your patience with all these photos!
Have a great day,