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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I am a mother to three and Grammy to two beautiful granddaughters and one very handsome little grandson.  Was born and raised in southern California and am happy to call it home.  I fill my days with volunteer work, paper crafting, needlework of all kinds and cooking and baking.   I am blessed with wonderful family and friends who fill my heart on a daily basis.