Monday, September 14, 2015

Foiled vacation album

Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's: Love this technique.

When it comes to stamping there are so many techniques, from stamping with mist to embossing and so much more! This week we want you to share a project that features your favorite techniques!

There are so many techniques that I love, and so many are favorites. But my latest addiction is foiling. It's an easy technique with an amazing result. Within foiling there also are different techniques. For this album, I used the standard technique, but also one with a little twist.

What do you need for the standard foiling technique?
  • themic foil (Minc, Therm O Web or Ranger)
  • a laser printed item (Heidi Swapp has lots in her Minc collection, or a custom design that's printed with a laser printer at home or at the copyshop)
  • The Minc machine or a laminator
The last few years I'm going on city breaks and then I've more pictures than I've got text, with a summer holiday it's different. Then I make less pictures and I've much more to tell. With foil you can work well with dark backgrounds and this gives it a very cool effect. Great for a vacation album.

How does the standard foiling technique work?
Step 1: Print  with a the laser printer what you want. In my case text on black cardstock. Or use an item from the Minc line
Step 2: Lay the foil on top of the laser-toner-covered piece. I used Minc foil.
Step 3: Run it through the laminator / Minc. I used a regular laminator.
Step 4: Remove the foil

There is a lot of remaining foil that you can reuse. So don't throw it away.

How does the standard foiling technique with a twist work?
Step 1: Print with the laser printer a large black square
Step 2: Run it through the cutting machine with the desired die. I've cut it into pieces and placed it on the Word Play die
Step 3: Place a piece of masking tape sticky side up and tape it to a normal sheet of printer paper
Step 4: Lay the die cuts on the masking tape along with a piece of the remaining foil on top
Step 5: Run it through the laminator / Minc.
Step 6: Remove the foil


If you have more questions about foiling, just let me know!


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Lorraine A said...

Fabulous LO Sandra :-) the photos are lovely and I absolutely LOVE the foiled numbers! they look fantastic!
I have never been to Ibiza, but it looks like you had a lot of fun :-)

Lols x x x

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What a great technique! I love how your 2015 turned out and I'm always impressed by how well you combine so many different products and elements. Really lovely here!

Stephanie said...

Stunning, album! Isn't foiling too fun?! :)

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Meihsia Liu said...

Love love love this technique! Your album is fabulous, Sandra. :)

Barbara said...

I love this technique! Wonderful album! BArbarayaya

Maura said...

Oh this is so cool! What a lovely album!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous and love that foil! Thanks for the technique walk through I was wondering what everyone has been doing with it!

Emma Williams said...

Love this album Sandra, it's just amazing and there is so much wonderful detail! Gorgeous...
Hugs :)