Thursday, December 10, 2020

ThermOWeb and LDRS Creative Collaboration | Foiling Stamped Images

We are well in to the ThermOWeb and LDRS Creative collaboration week and I hope you've seen some fabulous inspiration! Today I'm sharing how you can foil your stamped images. It's easy to do and the results are 10x more stunning than traditional heat embossing! 

The technique of foiling stamps has been around for a while, but I thought it deserved a comeback show with the LDRS Creative Poinsettia Stamp! I share a bunch of tips in my video above, so be sure to watch! I find that this technique works best with a fine detail image vs. a thicker image. I got near perfect results with the Poinsettia Stamp and I was even able to use the negative piece of the foil. Two for one cards are my jam! 

The best part about this technique is that you only need supplies that you likely have on hand! I find I get the best results when using a stamping platform. You'll see what I mean as we go along! I used clear embossing ink to stamp the Poinsettia Stamp onto red cardstock. I used a MISTI so that I could ink up and stamp three times with LDRS Creative Watermark Emboss Ink to really get a good saturation of ink. I heat embossed the image with clear powder - a staple in most craft rooms! Then I placed my panel back in my MISTI and stamped with the embossing ink again and added a second layer of the clear powder and heat set that layer as well. You should have a nice thick layer of clear powder now. 

Now let's foil! I heated up my laminator during the time I was stamping and heat embossing to make sure it was good and hot. I used Gold Deco Foil Transfer Sheets and cut a piece to be slightly larger than my stamped background. I placed the Gold Deco Foil "pretty side" up over my heat embossing and placed both the foil and the background into a carrier sheet and ran it through my laminator. I ran the piece through my laminator twice just to make sure that the foil fully transferred. The heat and pressure from the machine causes the embossing powder to re-melt and squish just a bit. That's why I find fine detailed images to work best for this technique. I peeled back the Gold Deco Foil Transfer Sheet and fell in LOVE with the background! The results are MUCH shinier and much more stunning than traditional heat embossing! And just think of the foiling possibilities with this technique! Now don't throw away the negative piece of foil! We'll use that in just a moment! 

I trimmed down the panel and matted it with green cardstock and added those pieces to a white card base with iCraft Ultra Bond Liquid Adhesive. I added a white die cut Miss You sentiment and heat embossed a Wave Ribbon Stack sentiment from LDRS Creative. You can really see the difference in the heat embossing and foiling in the video!

The negative piece of Gold Deco Foil was just as pretty as the positive piece and I just couldn't wait to use it! Usually I set the negative pieces of foil aside for future use, but I thought I might as well use it since I had my supplies out! I used a pine green piece of cardstock and covered it with an iCraft 6x6 Easy Cut Adhesive Sheet. This fully covers my cardstock in adhesive allowing me to place the negative piece of foil on top and trim away the excess for an instant background! And WOW is it shiny! 

I finished this card off the same way I did the first. I used iCraft Ultra Bond Liquid Adhesive to adhere the Miss You Die Cut and Gina K Designs White Foam Tape to adhere the heat embossed sentiment strip. 

I hope you've been enjoying the collaboration week! It's not over yet! Make sure you come back tomorrow for more inspiration! 

1 comment:

  1. Lynnea, both cards are stunning. I may have a set I can try this technique on.