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Homemade foiled cardstock.

Hi crafters. Back to experimenting again. I wanted to foil some die cuts. Normally I might try cutting them from cardstock that had been through the xyron machine, but I have finished the cartridge and haven’t got any more. Using glue to adhere foil can get sticky. So today I’m using what I’ve got and am coating some blue card with heavy gel gloss medium and then will foil the whole thing in the Minc and then cut it. You could use acrylic paint as I have previously found this was good for foiling too. I’m thinking of putting the die cuts on a blue cardstock background, so I thought I’d paint on the same cardstock in case the edges show or there are defects.

The medium has just been applied here. It dries clear.

I ran it through the Minc on 3 with rose gold foil but without extra cardstock.

You can see the brushstrokes and there are a couple of blue marks which came from the transfer folder.

(Note: I didn’t peel off the top plastic layer of the foil, I left it on so it looks more like a mirror finish. It die cuts fine with it still on.)

I cut it Waffleflower Magic Flower border and Magic flower 2 dies. I edged an A6 card with rose gold acrylic paint. I wanted the sentiment in rose gold but don’t have that colour embossing powder (yet!), so I tried the acrylic paint. It is a runny, rather than solid paint. I put some on acrylic block. I used a Tim Holtz simple sayings stamp on an acrylic block to press into the paint and then stamp on scratch paper. I wiped any thick areas off. I kept stamping and dabbing the stamp back in the paint until it started looking OK (about 12 goes). Then I stamped on the blue card and hoped for the best. It was pretty clear so I used that one. I adhered the die cuts and adhered the panel.

Metallic on blue always looks classy, don’t you think?

I am entering this card in the Stamptember Waffleflower competition on the Simon says Stamp blog.

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