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On a roll

Hi crafters, I had foil waste from this card. I placed it over the toner paper I had made and foiled it in the Minc machine. I cut it with a circle die which shifted a bit while cutting so it’s a little cut off – but it’s a handmade card! I found a gel print in green and adhered that to a green card base. When I was wondering where to put my sentiment, I spied some leftover circles which had been cut with the Simon says Stamp Geometric Builder Circles dies. I stacked the smaller ones and glued them on.
I am entering this card in the Simon says Stamp Monday challenge: We’re on a roll.

Thanks for visiting,

Christine

2 Comments

  • Therese Calvird

    FAbulous Christine! My last ‘experiments’ with foil didn’t go so well, maybe I need to try again as I do love the look of it. I was thinking about getting a minc machine? would you say it’s worth the investment?

    • admin

      I bought a Minc when I wasn’t getting good results with a laminator. I realised later that the problem wasn’t the laminator, but that I was doing techniques for toner foils with hotfoil. At the beginning I didn’t realise there were 2 distinct types. For using techniques for toner foils ( eg deco foil, Heidi Swapp, FAB or Brutus Monroe) on cardstock, I think a laminator is fine. A Minc machine has an advantage if you were going to foil on vellum or acetate or some other nonstandard surface, as you can adjust the heat. I would turn the heat down for vellum or acetate. When my ink jet printer died, I replaced it with a laser partly so I could use toner prints in foiling (though I have only just got around to that).
      Some foiling techniques give a less perfect finish than others so I just try and work that into the style of the card. Using toner printing on cardstock is probably the most precise. When using mediums for stencils, these can squish out a bit as they go through a laminator when they heat up, giving a less precise but beautiful result. A sand eraser or a craft knife can fix some imperfections, or stick your sentiment on top.