|My favorite foil|
The first way I can foil cards is with a device called the Go Press and Foil as seen at right.This device uses plates that are heated and a special foil that is heat activated to adhere to the paper.
This is the birthday card I created for my sister using the hot plate shown above. The pink outline of the flowers is foiled and I colored in the rest.
|The March kit|
The second method of foiling cards is with the Glaminator. This machine needs a product called transfer gel or embossing powder to make foil adhere to the paper. It can be trickier to get clean results, but with the Glaminator I can use stencils with transfer gel, or stamps with embossing powder that melts to allow the foil to adhere.
Foils for each machine come in a variety of colors and patterns. Having done a lot of practice this month, I now have everything well documented so there are no more foiled attempts at foiling cards. 😀
|Happy Belated St. Patrick's Day Readers!|