Foiling With Glue + Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello! Today I am back to share some ways to add foil to stamped images with glue. I also am playing along in a fun blog hop!

Foiling With Glue Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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Ahhhh… foiling. There is nothing more fun… and nothing I get more questions about. 🙂 So I thought I would do a few more videos here and there in hopes that it helps YOU find a way of foiling that works for YOU.

Today? Today is all about adding foil with GLUE. In the video I share three glues for foiling stamped images: a glue pad, a sticky liquid glue and a glue pen. I used a Mini Minc Machine, but you could use a laminator. My favorite foil is Deco Foil, and the new colors are lovely!

Foiling With Glue Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I find I still get best results stamping with the Flitterglu and an Ink Blending Tool. (You can see my original video showing this HERE. However, I like to add the laminating to it.) And if you have some areas where the foil didn’t stick, just use a Quickie Glue Pen. (This is also good for adding touches of foil here and there on a card. No laminating for that!)

Please keep in mind that none of the methods here will give a 100% smooth and fused foil on your cardstock. The only way to get that is with toner printed on a laser printer. (Check HERE for that video.) A toner pen is a good option, too, as shown HERE. Adding foil with glue is really just gluing the foil to the paper. It can be scratched a bit, but I don’t think it is a big deal. And I will say, I still prefer to add foil with heat embossing instead, as I show in THIS video.

Foiling With Glue Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I did the foiling with the “prayers” image from the classy Mint Owl Studio Thoughts & Prayers Stamp set. I then stamped over it with a light grey ink and the Mint Owl Bundles of Joy floral wreath… and adding light color with Copics. I also added tiny dots of foil to the flower centers with my Quickie Glue Pen.

The We R Memory Keepers Quilted Next Level Embossing Folder was the perfect touch to the bold color cardstock background. Lovin’ that dimension!

Foiling With Glue Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Don’t be discouraged if you don’t like your results right away. Try different cardstocks. Let your laminator heat up longer. Try a different stamp. Experiment with glues. I will admit: I made 12 cards and had to try 16 times to get the 12 pieces I liked. Not bad!

Also, these cards will be going to the Lasting Hearts Card Drive. If you haven’t checked it out, please do. It is making a HUGE difference in people’s lives.


Today’s post is also a part of the Share the Love Blog Hop from Mint Owl Studios. The idea of this event is to make a card and SEND IT. (Yes! We should GIVE our cards!) We are part of an amazing hobby and we can use our talent to put a smile on someone’s face. You can send it to a friend or family member who has a birthday, needs some encouragement, or just to say hi. (Or you can be like me and donate to the Lasting Hearts Card Drive.)

This hop is hosted by Tracy at Mint Owl Studios. I am impressed with Tracy and her kindness and her efforts behind this Share the Love idea. I used her stamps on these cards – they are adorable.


How can you participate and share the love?

  • Make a card for someone in your life (it can be a friend, family member, co-worker, etc.)
  • Post a photo of it on social media, tag Mint Owl Studio and use the hashtag #sharethelovemos
  • If you don’t use social media, post it on your blog and then leave a link to it on the Mint Owl Studio blog post.
  • Send the card in the mail so you can share the love!
  • For each card you make and share, you will be eligible to win a $25 gift certificate to the Mint Owl Studio store.
  • This event starts on 2/8/16 and ends on 2/14/16 at 11:59pmCST.

Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs on this hop to be eligible to win a $25 gift certificate to the Mint Owl Studio store. The more blogs you comment on, the better your chance is to win!

The next person on the hop is Tracy. Have fun hopping!


Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Amazon (AZ), etc.