April 23, 2015

Thank You

Hello Sassy People!

As many of you know, foiling is very trendy right now! A few years ago, I wanted to learn how to do this technique but the resources were very limited. Fast forward to January of this year, an easier foiling machine was introduced. In my excitement, I researched the price and was disappointed. I told myself I would save up for and hopefully catch the machine on sale. One day I was on Youtube and in my watch feed I saw a video on ways to foil by Jenny M. I watched it and excitement returned! She shared the laminator and laser printer technique and I was intrigued. I had the printer and a YourStory I just needed foil. I went to Hobby Lobby found foil and I was set…so I thought. I tried using the YourStory and it left a lot of black exposed. The results were not horrible, but not like I saw on the video. Then I used my cheap laminator and the results were much better, but not perfect. I think I may need to run the foil through twice. Anywho, here is a simple card I did using this technique. 

I used a file from the Silhouette Store. I brought it on to my virtual mat and filled it with black. I sent it to my laser printer. I cut the rectangle using the Lawn Fawn Stitched die and then ran it through my laminator. 

I layered a piece of foil card stock and that’s it! Not to shabby! One day I hope to get the foiling machine (it does a full 12” page beautifully). Until then, I will work to perfect this method on my laminator! 

I hope you enjoyed today’s project, Kenya~


Charlotte C said...

Your foiling looks lovely. Jennifer McGuire on YouTube has a video on five way to add foil - the laminator being her favorite. There's other videos on YT also. I know b/c I've been watching them and I even have some DecoFoil waiting to be used.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

This is awesome it looks so cool. I am going to have to give this a try someday. I can't get over how beautiful this looks. Thanks for sharing with us today!

Lisa said...

Gorgeous card, great job.

Krafthead said...

Thank you so much for the comments!