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Foiling Tips and Tricks


Foiling Tips and Tricks

Anyone interested in foiling, tips, tricks, questions, comments, ideas, suggestions.

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Foiling Showcase

Started by lovinpaper. Last reply by Joyce Nohner Feb 3. 4 Replies

I thought we could share our foiling when we try something new.Continue

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New to Foiling

Started by Avra Williams. Last reply by Avra Williams Jul 1, 2017. 2 Replies

Hi! I just tried foiling for the first time the other day. I have a Scotch laminator that I've had for several years and don't want to invest in another if I don't have to. I only tried a couple of…Continue

Foiling and stamping??

Started by Sherry Hedger Jun 5, 2017. 0 Replies

I have a question- I am looking to use my laser printer to print a name and foil-but I also want to stamp on my card- Do I laser and foil first ?? Then ink and heat emboss?? Continue

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Comment by Diana Scott on June 18, 2016 at 10:37am
Karen, I traced a die on a piece of paper, went over the lines with the pen, foiled and then die cut it. Worked great. My lamintor works great. Is new and I let it heat for 5-6 minutes prior to using. I am also having good success with putting the foil on the sticky paper - do this wih the reverse image. I also use my embossing buddy on the image, then tap the back of it, lay the foil down and run it through. This eliminates the random spots. Can you tell I'm totally in love with foiling! Now to get started on Christmas cards with it! Hugs!
Comment by Karen Hightower-GKD-DT-Moderator on June 18, 2016 at 9:09am

Hi everyone!  I was reading your comments and what great ideas and tip you all have!  When I used my laminator it was leaving spots or all the foil just wasn't transferring. I would run it through several times. It does help. Cat ordered the Minc machine by Anna Griffin and so I went and ordered one too!  LOL  It was at HSN for 49.95 (2) flex pays at 25.00 and it comes with some foil, a couple of sheets of solid toner paper and some images to foil, and some other goodies.  :)   I know everyone is on a budget, & with the flex pay that is why I jumped in and bought it! Mine is on route to my house! LOL  Cat did tell me that the machine gets hotter than the laminator. This may be why when done with the minc machine the foil will all transfer easier! I will comment after I get it and get to play around with it! But, If you aren't into the foiling or you aren't going to do it often then the laminator works fine! ***Also a tip.... if you have the toner pen and you want a layer of foil behind a focal image. Use the toner pen around the edges of the back layer and foil it. then it will look like you have a foiled panel, but just the edges that are showing will be foiled! I also wonder if you can take the toner pen and put down a good coat of it on card stock and then die cut it and foil it, how it will turn out! Ok, If you all try this let me know!  LOL  Have a great day! :)   <3 

Comment by Charlene Baker on June 9, 2016 at 8:38am
If you can scan the piece of paper that shows a block of black and take it to Office Depot,they can print it out for you and it is very inexpensive. Also, I have used the Thermoweb foam and it did the job!
Comment by lovinpaper on June 7, 2016 at 6:52pm

Glad you gave this a try, Diana.  The pen Gina is carrying is available at Hobby Lobby and with the 40% off coupon, it is pretty inexpensive.  I will pick it up sometime.  I watched a video where a lady ran an intricate die cut through a piece of toner paper she created on her printer.  It was a block of toner.  I would go through too much toner for this.  I have toner sheets in my Amazon cart to purchase sometime.  I need to try the items I have already purchased before getting more.  I have foam from Thermoweb that is supposed to work great for foiling.  I laid a few dies out, but haven't gotten to them yet.  The video I watched showed running the dies through a die cutting machine, then removing one side of the sticky and laying the foil on top of the sticky, with the grey side touching the sticky part, then rubbing your hand all over the foil to transfer it to the images.  I will give it a try and let you know the results.

Comment by Diana Scott on June 7, 2016 at 6:04pm
So I tried this - copied a die, foiled, and then die cut. The image was not the best, could be my printer. Did not foil in all places. Received my toner pen (which Gina is now carrying) and also Deco glue. Tried to fix with toner pen - not the best - tip is very thick - will work great for some items, just not this. The glue on the second one spread - said 30-60 seconds to dry, needs more than that. Probably won't try this again.
Comment by Diana Scott on June 5, 2016 at 4:25pm
Just watched a Utube video - the gal copied her die on a laser printer, foiled it and then die cut it. This created an outine of the die foiled and the edge of the die cut is foiled. Will try tomorrow and let you know how it works and post a picif I can figure out how!
Comment by Sharon Underwood on June 5, 2016 at 1:26pm

Hi everybody! So glad to see this group!

I also have the Heidi Swapp Mini Minc Machine, and I love it. Haven't had any problems with it missing spots yet. You do have to remember to keep the shiny side of the gold paper up facing you when you put it through. That helps tremendously.

I haven't tried using the glue or pen or anything. I'll wait until I see some more videos on that.

Comment by Betty Amersbach on June 4, 2016 at 9:36am

Just got my laminator and am excited to start foiling after seeing Gina's beautiful card. Any tips I need to know or help I would appreciate it. Got the Mini Minc

Comment by Charlene Baker on June 4, 2016 at 7:35am
Looking forward to learning some tips to improve ! One thing I do is when the foiled image comes out of the machine,is to lightly rub over it with a cloth before removing the foil. I think it helps to cover any missed spots.
Comment by Diana Scott on June 3, 2016 at 3:55pm
I use my embossing buddy before and after I copy the image or if using a preprinted one, right before I put it through the laminator. This seems to help, but we are super dry and lots of static. Or try taping the back of the card, like taping off embossing powder. Hope the helps.

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