Saturday, 16 July 2016

Experimenting with foil

I am a lucky duck - my family gave me a Minc Mini for my birthday! Unfortunately, I don't have a laser printer, so I've been trying out some techniques that I've seen people use in You Tube videos about foiling (like this one from Jennifer McGuire).
For this card, I stamped my Hero Arts "flower dot pattern" background stamp and clear embossed it onto some Autumn Rose cardstock from Papertrey Ink.   I then added some hot pink Minc foil and ran it through the Minc machine.
By comparing the stamped background image on the white cardstock to the foiled image, you can see that the pressure from the Minc machine squishes the embossing flat and thickens the lines in the image (I used the carrier folder that came with the Minc).  But I still like the image - it wouldn't work well with every image, though.
To foil the "happy" in the sentiment, I die cut some Minc sheets (which have toner over the entire surface), and then foiled the die cut word.  I added it to a black card base to tone it down a bit - so much foiling all at once was a bit too much!

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  1. Awesome!!! The result is fabulous. Belated Happy Birthday!!

  2. Gorgeous card! I bought myself a Mini Minc a couple of months ago and didn't have a toner printer. I tried all sorts of things including the Heidi Swapp toner pen, but in the end I went out and bought the cheapest toner printer I could find $NZ99. I will still have to scan stamped images before printing but for foiling die-cuts, I just printed out a whole sheet of "toner" that I downloaded from Jennifer McGuire's blog and use that. SO much easier! Have fun playing!


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