May 4, 2015

Foiling with printer and iron


Foiling is all the rage these days and for good reason! Not only is it fun doing it but the results produced make you feel so smug Smile For the above card, the scrolls were foiled using some adhesive designs from clearsnap. You apply the design like a double sided tape, put the foil on top and rub on it (like rubons). For the sentiment, I printed it on a laser printer and then used my iron on the wool setting. Now this took some trial and error before I got it right. Cotton setting was too hot and the nylon setting too cold for it. So I would suggest that you print out some small star or other design in multiple copies on your paper and then try with different settings. Now when I did this, I was too confident! How could anything go wrong. So I just started with my original design and ended up wasting so much of my foil Sad smile that towards the end I was worried I wouldn’t have any when I finally got it right!!

I did another card:


The setup that worked for me:

  1. lay your heat resistant craft sheet on the table ( I use the ranger’s craft sheet).
  2. Put your cardstock with laser printed design on it.
  3. Put your foil the shiny side up on top of the cardstock.
  4. Now iron on top of the foil.
  5. Regarding how long you need to iron – that too is trial and error. I did for around 40-60 seconds I think.

A close up of the first card


As you can see it may not be perfect but the flaws are not so obvious. For the effort it takes and the results it produces, I think it is totally worth it!

  • Papertrey ink cardstock, Thermo web deco foil, Clearsnap adhesive design

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