Thursday, May 30, 2013

Foiling Fun!

I have made a commitment to do a better job of using what I have.  There... I put it in writing so now there are witnesses and my deeply embedded sense of guilt will hold me to it - oh how I hope!!

A couple of years ago I purchased a FoilMaster from Sherri at That's Scrap Inc  - the same place where I got my awesome Silver Bullet Pro.  I have no problem putting the Silver Bullet through its paces, but until recently, the poor FoilMaster has been the neglected child in my craft room. No more....

A recent revelation shared by other crafters gave me a renewed desire to put it to good use - I could not understand why my results were spotty and not as beautiful as theirs. WARNING - technical explanation to follow! Then I realized I had to make some adjustments to my laser printer so I would get a higher concentration of ink, thus giving the foil a better surface for adhesion,  Voila!!!  Success!!

The card is by no means perfect, but it's a start - a good start!!
 This is the mirrored image left in the foil after it adheres to the laser printed digi stamp.  The digi stamp is from Fred She Said - Dragonfly Flower Doodledallion.
Through June 2 she is having a special sale - 
20% off everything over $10 and 40% off everything over $20!!


Rainbow foil was set over the digi image with red foil over a black laser printed frame.
The text was done in white so the foil would not adhere to it.


The finished product!!  
I cannot wait to do more foiling - love the effect!
Hope you do too!!

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12 comments:

  1. Beautiful! The FoilMaster produces such an amazing result. Love it!

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  2. That is beautiful, Gigi! I love how you used that awesome stamp! And the Rainbow foil is so cool. I'm pretty sure I need to get some of that!

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth!! I was thrilled that the digi stamp came out so well. I wasn't sure if the foiling would work on such a "thin" image!! Finally I may be putting some of my MANY digi stamps to good use! LOL

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  3. Wow that is so cool! Thanks so much for sharing with me :) I will have to check this FoilMaster out, I had never heard of it.

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    1. Tracey -
      Since you are in Canada, the closest distributor of the FoilMaster is Sherri from That's Scrap Inc. It is a great, fun machine. The more I use it, the more I want to use it!!

      I LOVE your digi stamps! Thank YOU!

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  4. Awesome, awesome, awesome!!!!!

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    1. Awwww Lisa - you are sweet, sweet, sweet!!! Thank you!

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  5. You're killin' me with these toys man!!!!!!
    Give a girl a break, go back to cooking, it's safer.
    LOL
    **U**
    Nance

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    1. Not necessarily - just wait until I whip out some new cooking tools!!! LOL Don't worry - think you are safe for awhile!! Not lusting after any new cooking tools.......today anyway!! :)

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  6. Thanks for sharing — your finished card is lovely :)

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    1. Thank you for stopping by. So glad you liked the card!

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