I'm so happy with the result of my first foiled card. It gives such a professional finish and it is so easy to do. The image from OAK Tree Stamps looks awesome.
I Love Neenah Papers and the Royal Metallics Mix is perfect for wedding cards. It has a subtle shine and a texture that is almost creamy. I used another base card of plain cardstock because it has more texture and holds the pen ink better for writing on the inside.
As my good friend Ken mentioned in his blog, one of the easiest ways of using Thermo Web Deco Foil, is printing the image on a laser printer or photocopying it and passing it through a Thermal Laminator. I guess somehow the toner of the printer gets heated and melts and adheres the foil to the paper. For this card I used the Rose Gold color Deco Foil. A kind of champagne color that goes great with the eggshell color of the cardstock. I have a Royal Sovereign Laminator that delivers awesome results at 3mil and 5mil settings and it is only $20 (check the link below)
For prnting, I use a Brother HL-2140 monochrome laser printer and do my Print then Print Then Cut technique (yes, print twice) to ensure the sharpest lines possible. It seems though, that not all toners work with the Deco Foil, so I'm posting the one I use in case you want to check if it's compatible with your printer.
I popped all 3 panels using 3M Mounting Tape. You must cut the tape very thin so it doesnt show through the front panel.
Finally I added some rhinestones using Aleene's Tacky glue to give it a little color.
This cardstock is sold here in Chile and it has kind of like a brushed texture that contrasts beautifully with the Neenah Metallics smooth surface.
As someone said, this card looks very elegant, despite the cartoon like vibe of the images, and demonstrates that intricate design stamps and digital stamps can also be used with other techniques, not just for coloring.
- Import in DS
- Resize to 5.5 inches wide
Don't forget to post your finished project photos made with these SVG on the "YOU" page of this blog.