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Started by lovinpaper. Last reply by Joyce Nohner Feb 3.
I thought we could share our foiling when we try something new.Continue
Started by Avra Williams. Last reply by Avra Williams Jul 1, 2017.
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
Started by Sherry Hedger Jun 5, 2017.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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