Today I’m sharing the technique that Creative Team member Ria used to create the most amazing foiled backgrounds for her cards using my Doodled Overlays, some metallic foil and a laminator! Here’s a little video of the lovely foiled patterned paper she created, check out that shine!
If you’d like to make some foiled background like Ria’s here’s what you’ll need:
- laser printer (with black ink) and card to print on
- laminator or hot foil machine (here’s a link to the one that Ria used and here’s another from Hobbycraft, but any laminator would work)
- toner reactive foil
- parchment paper
- your choice of digital images, word-art or text
If you don’t have a laser printer at home most local copy centres or printers offer a very inexpensive printing service and DoxDirect is a good online option if you are in the UK.
Here’s a video tutorial that Ria kindly put together to show just how easy this technique is:
It’s so simple and yet so effective! After foiling her papers Ria went on to add extra colour with marker pens, inks and ink pads before assembling her cards. You could also print and foil on coloured paper for a quick and easy two-tone effect. The foil comes in a huge range of colours and finishes so you can really go to town with this technique!
Here’s a selection of cards that Ria created using this hot foil technique on the printed Overlays:
Aren’t they amazing?! Many thanks to Ria for creating the video tutorial and for allowing me to share here on the blog.