Welcome everyone! Thanks for stopping by. Today I have a really cool card to share with you featuring the new Black and White paper pad. This paper is toner printed so you can foil on it! Everything that is black will be foiled if you run it through a laminator.
I specifically chose a print with lots of black so most of my card front would be foiled. Then I chose my foil – gold shattered glass – and heated up my laminator.
A few pro tips for foiling on toner! First, take a clean microfiber cloth and wipe the back of your foil carefully and the front of your paper. This removes the oils from your fingers which inhibit the foiling process. Once you’ve done that, be careful to only handle the edges. Second, make sure your laminator is really good and hot. I let mine heat up twice as long as suggested. Third, look at the back of your foil. There are usually striation lines going one direction in the foil. You want these to go through your machine parallel to the opening. It helps keep wrinkles down.
With my panel foiled, I used the largest A2 rectangle die to cut the panel down and saved the leftover for another project later on. I love distressing for two reasons. First, it’s cool to look at and, second, it hides imperfections wonderfully! So I splattered my panel with some black paint and let it dry.
While that was drying, I used two more layered rectangle dies to create a thin frame. I used liquid glue to adhere it after the paint was dry.
I wanted to focus to be on the awesome foiling so I stamped and heat embossed an image from Floral Wings with licorice embossing powder and used the coordinating die to cut it out. Then I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment with frosting embossing powder and used another layered rectangle to cut that out. Both things were added with foam squares and my card is finished.
I hope you’ll give foiling a try and I also hope that my tips are helpful to you too!
Floral Wings stamps and dies
Layered Rectangles dies
EZ Squeeze liquid glue
Watermark & Embossing Ink
Magic anti-static brush
Embossing powder – licorice and frosting
Deco Foil – gold shattered glass
I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!