Don’t Stand Still or I will Foil You!
Someone told me when I worked at the Royal Bank that I was “an early adopter of new technology”. Well I guess I am, because I do like to try out new techniques in the scrapbook world too. Recently, I started experimenting with the foiling trend. There are many ways to add foil to your cards and layouts, but in my humble opinion, only one way works effectively and consistently. I can say this because I don’t have any retailers looking to me to sell their products or affiliate links……………………..heck I don’t even have any readers! Well actually there are two ways. One is to buy cardstock already foiled. As someone who has spent a small fortune on equipment to do my own foiling, I can tell you that buying already foiled cardstock is the cheapest option. A truly addicted cardmaker would therefore not choose this option. The one way that does work if you want to add customized professional looking foiling to your cards is with a laser printer, laminator and of course transfer foil sheets. If you have a laminator but not a laser printer, Heidi Swapp makes tags, banners and cards with ready to go designs on them. You just add foil and run them through the laminator, and presto you have beautiful foiled accents ready to go. Doing this technique has a magical quality to it…………………much like the first time one tries heat embossing and watches that messy powder turn into something, shiny, sleek and beautiful on your card.
Supplies: Clearly Besotted Fancy Feathers stamp set, Wplus9 Coming Up Roses stamp set, Simon Says Stamp Butterfly Tendrils die, Paper Smooches Hello die, Acetate, Deco foil, Heidi Swapp foil, Simon Says Stamp With Sympathy die, Cheery Lynn Happy Birthday die, X-pressit cardstock, Sending Happy Thoughts stamp set, Neenah 110 lb cardstock, scor tape.