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Foiled Cards by Neha Bhatt

This is a guest post by Neha Bhatt from Periwinkle Creations. Over to you Neha…

Hello Crafty Friends,

I am back with a post regarding the newest addition to the CrafTangles line of products – Reactive Foils. These foils, in presence of heat and pressure, reacts with the toner(ink) of laser printer and adhere to the part which is black/printed.

The process :

  • Select your design ( You can use free cliparts and printables from internet or can use free printables provided by us or you can create your own design).
  • Print it on the paper you want to use on you card. You have to use laser printer as we need that toner to stick foil. If you do not have laser printer you can get it printed at any photo copy shop.
  • Place the foil, shiny side up on design, sandwich the stack between folded copy paper and run it through laminator.
  • The heat will activate the foil and it will stick to the design.

This is the general process using printed design. There are other ways too to make the foil adhere to your design, which we will see as we proceed further.

Let’s start with the first card:

I Printed small, uneven dots to mimic the confetti on a white CS . Cut to my size and pass it through laminator with red foil and blended Abandon Coral distress ink to give some interest to the background. You can blend any dye ink over the foil. Please avoid using archival or pigment inks as they will create build up on the foil and ruin its shine.

Card 2:

For this one, I created design in CorelDraw , printed out the word, love you, cut the panel, foiled it with golden foil and blended cracked pistachio over it. Foiled cards are hard to photograph but they are too elegant and classy in real.

Card 3:

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Love this one. It is a small 3”x3” note card, with my initial. I am going to use it as thank you notes to my customers. Polka dots and “N” were easy to design and print. Both are foiled with golden foil. I inked part of polkadot panel using red ink and colored “N” with zig markers. Can’t take my eyes off from this one.

Card 4:

This one has process pics too so will be easier to understand.

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I printed this inverted pattern and die cut my alphabets ( I can use the negative panel for another card)

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Foiled the alphabets with rainbow foil.

Honestly, I was very sceptical about how the rainbow foil will look but man… I am head over heals with it. The blend of colors and shine is so gorgeous that you actually don’t need any thing else on the card. So I I kept rest of the card very simple. Added few diecut borders to mimic rainbow and to balance out colors.

Card 5:

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The last one is done without printer.

I have used the latest release, everyday sentiment stamp to create this card. I stamped the sunflower stamp with versamark ink and clear embossed it. Put a piece of copper foil and run it through laminator. The heat of laminator will adhere foil on the embossed part. I color the image using some water colors. Simple, easy yet glamorous!

As I told you that photographs can’t do justice to these beauties… I have a tiny video to share the glamorous shine of foil.

Thank you so much for being here with me. I am doing another post on foils in coming week and I will be sharing all the printables I created so you can download from the store and use them. I hope you enjoy the post! Give it a try, it is way more worth then its price. Thank you Khyati, for bringing this in the store at such economical rates. I admire your efforts and vision. Hugs!



Gaurav Singh

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