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Video: Foil Die Cuts 3 Ways

Hello and welcome. Today I am sharing three different techniques to add foil to your die cuts.

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Okay, I have said it before and I will say it again – I’m completely addicted to foiling. (See links to over foil videos below.) I promise to not overload you with foiling, but I do also promise to do a video on the Heidi Swapp Minc machine soon.

Today’s video shows three techniques for adding foil to die cuts.

TECHNIQUE 1: TONER PAPER

The first technique involves using printed toner on cardstock. I created a PDF (see download below) that has a large area of black and printed it on white cardstock using my laser printer. (You must use a laser printer!) I cut a piece big enough for my Paper Smooches roses die and ran it through my die cut machine. I covered the die cut with some Melon Deco Foil and used a piece of parchment paper as a carrier sheet to put in my laminator. The toner sticks to the foil when you run it through the laminator and you end up with a foiled die cut! It’s magic I tell ya!

TECHNIQUE 2: HEAT EMBOSSED PAPER

If you don’t have a laser printer and don’t want to go to an office supply store to have them print it, I suggest trying my second technique. This technique uses heat embossed paper. I applied VersaMark to a piece of white cardstock and heat embossed it with clear ultra-fine embossing powder. I die cut the same rose die from the embossed paper and sent it through my laminator the same way as the first technique. I also did this technique for the side borders of the card using Opal Foil. (That Opal Foil is gorgeous!)

TECHNIQUE 3: HOT MELT ADHESIVE

The third technique is to use Hot Melt Adhesive Sheets. This will allow you to apply the foil directly onto your card. I die cut a piece of the adhesive sheet and added it with the foil to my cardstock before running through the laminator. You could also do this on fabric!

I hope this inspires you to use your foil with your die-cuts.

TONER PDF DOWNLOAD

In the video, I show a print-out that had a large area of black toner. You can get this download HERE. Just download it and print it on cardstock with a laser printer. (You must use laser toner for this technique to work. You can always go to a office store or Kinkos to print.)

ADDITIONAL FOIL VIDEOS

Be sure to check out my other foil videos, too:

SIMON SAYS STAMP BLOG

This video is part of a guest spot over on the Simon Says Stamps Blog. Be sure to check it out – their blog is active and awesome!

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67 thoughts on “Video: Foil Die Cuts 3 Ways”

  1. Thanks for all the different ways to use the foil. I need to get in there and give it a try. I like the idea of using parchment first time through to protect laminator and to keep foil in place. As always, love your ideas.

  2. Jennifer-

    I tried foiling a toner printed image and text and the foil is not adhering completely (printed on both copier paper and card stock). I’ve tried with and without a carrier sheet, running it through the laminator twice… to no avail. Have you ever had this problem?

  3. Jennifer, I am having the same problem as Lan. I am printing at the highest level 1200 Hd but still having a hard time getting the foil to stick. I, like Lan, have sent it through with and without a carrier sheet. Even the ones that come out pretty good have little black spots that didn’t stick and some have more black than foil. Any suggestions. And yes, my laminator is well heated up. I am using the same Brother’s printer and the same laminator as you. I’m wasting a lot of foil. Maybe you ran into this problem when you were learning.

  4. I figured it out. It really matters what kind of paper you use. If I use regular GP cardstock, it comes out horrible. But if i use a smoother paper like Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, it comes out close to perfect.

  5. Well, I am glad that other people are having the same problem as I am experiencing. I am getting little black dots across the die cut. If I could post a photo, I would. I am sending back the laminator that you recommended. I don’t really know if its the toner (I went to Office Depot to have them print sheets for me), the laminator, or the Deco Foil.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated since I do love the foil look.

  6. Update from last reply – I finally purchased a Brother’s laser printer L2-2380DW. I retried the foil method using my new laser printer and laminator, and it WORKED. I was thrilled since I really like the look of foil. Apparently, for me, it was the toner. Before the only variable different was that I had the downer loaded toner sheet done at Office Depot.

    I’m getting consistently even foil die cuts without any black splotchy places.

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