I love the look of foil on cards. So, I splurged and bought an inexpensive laminator (that crafting goddess Jennifer McGuire recommended), and a few different foils.
My JUMPING has been rather unsuccessful!
I am trying all kinds of combinations of products, and I am not getting consistent results. Ranger Super Fine Embossing powder is working the best. Not sure if my ink pads (VersaFine or VersaMark for this) are not quite juicy enough, if I am heating my embossing powder for 2 seconds too long, if my laminator functions at a different temperature? I am using a piece of folded inkjet paper as a carrier.
I understand my perfectionism is an issue. But in the videos I watch, in photos of other projects, I see no issues like the ones I am having. Other crafters are getting lovely foil coverage. I get bumps and air bubbles. If I put the piece through the laminator a second time, I get better coverage but the underlying embossing powder spreads and the stamp details get obscured.
This one, on a solid stamp with words carved out, I even got STRIPES. (was really hoping for lovely opal foil coverage)
If anyone has any suggestions, please comment or send me an e-mail (“contact” button at top right of blog)!
Supplies: Stamps – Inkadinkado, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise, inks – VersaFine Smokey Gray, VersaMark, foil – ThermoWeb iCraft Deco Foil Ocean Blue, Opal.