Sunday, 11 June 2017

Laminator and Foil

I'm always ready to jump onto a crafty bandwagon, and my latest one is foil sheets and a laminator. I've seen this demonstrated by Jennifer Maguire and wanted to try it . When I looked into it I thought it was quite expensive - the Deco Foil gel was quite hard to find here in the UK, and the one I bought cost £10. Then, another £5 for some silver foil but luckily, I already have a laminator. So £15 to get started but I suppose I would happily spend that on a set of stamps , so....

I decided to test this out while making a wedding card for the parents of one of my son's school friends. I don't know them very well, so I wanted to make something inoffensive, if you know what I mean!

I used a Tim Holtz stencil for the foiling, and stamped and embossed the sentiment (Hero) in white.

I do like the foiling effect but I also think it just looks like I've cut a piece of ready-made foiled card. Is this card just a little bit boring? I think if I 'm to justify the cost of the foiling stuff , I need to find a way of making something a bit more unique - something I couldn't just buy off the shelf. So I will need to have a think about that.

I'd like to enter:
Come and Get It  weddings
A Gem of a Challenge  wedding
Inspired by all the Little Things

13 comments:

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful!

Heidi Stamps said...

I think it is very pretty! I, too, already have a laminator, so I did give foils a bit of a go. However, I didn't stick with it as I don't have a very good printer and most of the stuff you could do originally used printing. However, I am tempted by the gel as it is more hands on. Thanks for sharing your card and process. I like it!

chrissie said...

Great to try something new Marina and it looks wonderful

Love Chrissie xx

Mac Mable said...

I know what you mean about justify the cost but I think your card is fabulous and worth the expense....keep with it x

Diane said...

Wow what a fabulous design Marina.

Hugs Diane

sandie said...

I don't think it is boring in any way. It looks very elegant for a Wedding card and the foiling looks fab with the stencil. I don't think I will be investing in this, a bit too fiddly for me!

Karen D. said...

beautiful results...I haven't tried the foils yet but I think they look gorgeous.
xx Karen

Dana Johnson said...

Wow!! This card is gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at the Come and Get it challenge. ~DT Dana

Julia Sandvoss said...

This turned out beautiful! I'm glad you gave our Deco Foil a try! Once you dip your toes in..there's no going back! ;-)

Mimi said...

Hmmm... I have a regular laminator... now I'll go research if that's what you used, or a special machine...
Either way, I know what you meant by wanting a more basic card for folks you don't know well, so this card fits the bill and allowed you to try the laminating! Win-win.

Neva Zver said...

Beautiful and pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva

Marcie Sharp said...

Lovely! I love the foiling and all the dimension. Thanks for playing along with us at Inspired by All the Little Things.

harada57 said...

Thanks for joining us at Come And Get It challenge.

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