Foiling Stamped Images with Embossing Powder | Laminator or Glimmer Hot Foil System

Sharing a card technique using embossing powder to foil stamped images with a tutorial & quick video. Tips on using a laminator or a hot foil machine. The images are from the Infinite Birthday Wishes and Many More Birthdays Unity Stamp Company stamp set. More inspiration on dahlhouse-designs.com. #cardmaker #cardmakingideas #cardinspiration #simplecards #rubberstamps #dahlhousedesigns #unitystampco #decofoil #icraft #spellbinders #glimmer #foiling #birthdaycards #birthday #handmadecards #carddesign #craftersgonnacraft #papercrafting #papercrafts

It’s a fun playing day…

Hello friends, I’m so excited to share what I’ve been up to in the craft room. I’ve been playing around with foiling stamped images and trying different machines to get a better result. I was surprised at how easy it could be done by using embossing powder. I’ve heard it mentioned out in the crafty universe, but I never tried it until now. It is a game-changer, my friends. So perfect for all your Unity Stamp Company stamps.

Sharing a card technique using embossing powder to foil stamped images with a tutorial & quick video. Tips on using a laminator or a hot foil machine. The images are from the Infinite Birthday Wishes and Many More Birthdays Unity Stamp Company stamp set. More inspiration on dahlhouse-designs.com. #cardmaker #cardmakingideas #cardinspiration #simplecards #rubberstamps #dahlhousedesigns #unitystampco #decofoil #icraft #spellbinders #glimmer #foiling #birthdaycards #birthday #handmadecards #carddesign #craftersgonnacraft #papercrafting #papercrafts

When I make a big investment in a device, I try my best to see if it can serve multiple purposes. So when I saw the Spellbinder Glimmer Hot Foil System, I had high hopes I could use it for toner and adhesive foiling as well. I’m happy to report, it can be done and I’ll share with you my results.

Sharing a card technique using embossing powder to foil stamped images with a tutorial & quick video. Tips on using a laminator or a hot foil machine. The images are from the Infinite Birthday Wishes and Many More Birthdays Unity Stamp Company stamp set. More inspiration on dahlhouse-designs.com. #cardmaker #cardmakingideas #cardinspiration #simplecards #rubberstamps #dahlhousedesigns #unitystampco #decofoil #icraft #spellbinders #glimmer #foiling #birthdaycards #birthday #handmadecards #carddesign #craftersgonnacraft #papercrafting #papercrafts

It is so hard to capture foil in pictures, the video captures the shine so much better. Of course, I’m using some of my favorite Unity Stamp Company stamp sets today to foil with. There is nothing like the image you get from red rubber. There are some pros and cons to using embossing powder instead of a laser printer for foiled images and I’ll cover those below. But honestly, I’m loving how easy it is to do and the results are quite lovely.

Featured Stamp Set

Infinite Birthday Wishes Background

Many More Birthdays

Card No. 1 – Foiling with Embossing Powder and a Laminator

Sharing a card technique using embossing powder to foil stamped images with a tutorial & quick video. Tips on using a laminator or a hot foil machine. The images are from the Infinite Birthday Wishes and Many More Birthdays Unity Stamp Company stamp set. More inspiration on dahlhouse-designs.com. #cardmaker #cardmakingideas #cardinspiration #simplecards #rubberstamps #dahlhousedesigns #unitystampco #decofoil #icraft #spellbinders #glimmer #foiling #birthdaycards #birthday #handmadecards #carddesign #craftersgonnacraft #papercrafting #papercrafts

The Details

Just look at that shine! I’m struggling to get the real-life shine with photos, but I’m so happy with the foiling results with this first try. This is such a great combo if you have stamps and a laminator. I’m using a Royal Sovereign laminator but this works wonderfully with a Minc machine as well.

I started out by stamping my image in a black embossing powder-friendly ink (VersaFine Clair Nocturne) so if there are spots the foil does not adhere to, you still have the full image. But this is such a great ink, the clear embossing powder adhered really well. Then ran the foil and embossed image through the laminator. It worked just wonderfully. I’m pretty happy with the results.

I hope you’ll watch the video for full details. It is hard to write a step-by-step for this process and comparison.

Sharing a card technique using embossing powder to foil stamped images with a tutorial & quick video. Tips on using a laminator or a hot foil machine. The images are from the Infinite Birthday Wishes and Many More Birthdays Unity Stamp Company stamp set. More inspiration on dahlhouse-designs.com. #cardmaker #cardmakingideas #cardinspiration #simplecards #rubberstamps #dahlhousedesigns #unitystampco #decofoil #icraft #spellbinders #glimmer #foiling #birthdaycards #birthday #handmadecards #carddesign #craftersgonnacraft #papercrafting #papercrafts

The foil will adhere to anywhere the embossing powder is so the cleaner the embossing powder image, the better your foiling results will be. So try to prep your paper with an anti-static tool and tap off as much embossing powder as you can.

This is probably the biggest con with using embossing powder. If you don’t have a clean image, the foil will adhere wherever that embossing powder is on your cardstock. For me, it is an easy trade-off if you don’t have the ability or the desire to create a printed image from a laser printer or copy machine. It is much easier to stamp the image and then heat emboss with embossing powder. Plus, the results are still great.

Card No. 2 – Foiling with Embossing Powder and the Glimmer Hot Foil System

Sharing a card technique using embossing powder to foil stamped images with a tutorial & quick video. Tips on using a laminator or a hot foil machine. The images are from the Infinite Birthday Wishes and Many More Birthdays Unity Stamp Company stamp set. More inspiration on dahlhouse-designs.com. #cardmaker #cardmakingideas #cardinspiration #simplecards #rubberstamps #dahlhousedesigns #unitystampco #decofoil #icraft #spellbinders #glimmer #foiling #birthdaycards #birthday #handmadecards #carddesign #craftersgonnacraft #papercrafting #papercrafts

The Details

Did you invest in a hot foil machine, as I did? Or thought about getting one? I wanted to be able to use this for both hot foiling and toner or adhesive foiling since I really do not have a lot of room in my crafting nook. I try my best to be very selective in what products I invest in. I am happy to report I love using my Glimmer machine for adhesive/toner foiling as well. It worked beautifully. There is a bit of a learning curve, but the results are amazing. Nothing really matches a hot foil machine for foiling.

Sharing a card technique using embossing powder to foil stamped images with a tutorial & quick video. Tips on using a laminator or a hot foil machine. The images are from the Infinite Birthday Wishes and Many More Birthdays Unity Stamp Company stamp set. More inspiration on dahlhouse-designs.com. #cardmaker #cardmakingideas #cardinspiration #simplecards #rubberstamps #dahlhousedesigns #unitystampco #decofoil #icraft #spellbinders #glimmer #foiling #birthdaycards #birthday #handmadecards #carddesign #craftersgonnacraft #papercrafting #papercrafts

I took extra care this time to keep my stray embossing powder down to a minimum and the results are much cleaner and so pretty.

I did have to invest in one extra supply to make this happen and I have options for you to see what would work best for you as well. You may already have something in your room that will already work. Check out the video for details.

Assemble This! Video

Watch along as I assemble this card sharing my process and tips on how this card was created. Watch here or in HD on Youtube.

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Thanks for joining me today. I hope you are inspired by today’s project. If you create something, I’d love to see it. Join us in the Unity Show & Tell Facebook group to share your card and tag me.

Supplies

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Infinite Birthday Wishes
Infinite Birthday Wishes

USC
Many More Birthdays
Many More Birthdays

USC
Many More Birthdays Die
Many More Birthdays Die

USC
Neenah 80lb Solar White
Neenah 80lb Solar White

SB
Double Stitched In & Out Dies
Double Stitched In & Out Dies

OTH
VersaFine Clair Nocturne
VersaFine Clair Nocturne

SB
Clear Embossing Powder
Clear Embossing Powder

SB
Anti-Static Pouch
Anti-Static Pouch

SB
Deco Foil Glass Slipper
Deco Foil Glass Slipper

SB
Deco Foil Rainbow
Deco Foil Rainbow

SB
Laminator
Laminator

AMZ
Glimmer System
Glimmer System

SB | OTH
Metal Shim 5.5 x 7.75
Metal Shim 5.5 x 7.75

AMZ
Solid Hot Plate 4.5 x 5.75 option
Solid Hot Plate 4.5 x 5.75 option

SB | AMZ | EH
Solid Hot Plate 5x7 option
Solid Hot Plate 5×7 option

SB | EH
Iridescent Sequins
Iridescent Sequins

SB
Big Shot
Big Shot

SB
Cutter Bee Scissors
Cutter Bee Scissors

SB
MISTI - Mini
MISTI – Mini

SB
MISTI - Original
MISTI – Original

SB
Stamping Tool
Stamping Tool

SB
Glossy Accents
Glossy Accents

SB
Glue Bottle
Glue Bottle

SB
Foam Roll Combo Pack
Foam Roll Combo Pack

SB
Foam Roll - 2 Inch x 32 Feet
Foam Roll – 2 Inch x 32 Feet

SB
rotary cutter option
rotary cutter option

AMZ
T rulers
T rulers

AMZ

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Sharing a card technique using embossing powder to foil stamped images with a tutorial & quick video. Tips on using a laminator or a hot foil machine. The images are from the Infinite Birthday Wishes and Many More Birthdays Unity Stamp Company stamp set. More inspiration on dahlhouse-designs.com. #cardmaker #cardmakingideas #cardinspiration #simplecards #rubberstamps #dahlhousedesigns #unitystampco #decofoil #icraft #spellbinders #glimmer #foiling #birthdaycards #birthday #handmadecards #carddesign #craftersgonnacraft #papercrafting #papercrafts

3 Comments

  1. Vannessa Osbourn

    So glad to know this Lisa and can’t wait to try it! On my list of things to do! Thanks for sharing the video!!

    1. Lisa Arana

      Thank you Vannessa!!! So excited you are inspired to try it out!

  2. lostinpaper

    Wow! What an amazing result, checking out the video now!!

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