June 15, 2015

FOILING ON VINYL

Hi, everyone, it’s Charlotte C with a very quick post this week.  I learned something recently and just had to try it and share it with you.  Foiling is such a rage recently, and I know a few of us have a Minc machine.  I have the Heidi Swapp Minc.  However, if you don’t have a laser printer, but you use vinyl, you might like to try this.  I know for vinyl users there’s always scraps of vinyl to be had and this would be a good way to use up those scraps to color coordinate them to a project.  The Hello on the card I’m showing here was actually a scrap of matte teal Oracal 631 vinyl, but notice it’s pink and matches the foiled card front exactly.
 Using your Cricut or a die (I used a Lawn Fawn die here), cut your word or image.  Weed all the vinyl except your image and leave the image on the backing sheet.  Trim the backing sheet close to the image. Run it through your Minc as you would anything you want to foil.  Now you can use your transfer tape to remove the image and place it where you want.  Do not put transfer tape on the vinyl before foiling. 

Haven’t tried glossy permanent vinyl yet, but I’m sure it will work fine, though I don’t know if you put it outdoors how the foiling on vinyl will hold up.  I might have to try that and report back.  I have used black vinyl, cut out a star and bow, foiled them with pink and gold sheets and they came out great. 

Thank you, Sheila, for inviting me here again.  Hopefully this post will inspire more use of the Minc machines. 


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