Gold Foiling With The Go Press And Foil Machine0
Hi Sylvia here with a failed thank you card. I used my Go Press And Foil machine for this card, it was a Christmas present and as the months are slipping by I thought it was time to get it out and find how it worked. As well as hot foiling with the special hot foil dies you can use it to letterpress, running it throughh the machine for a plain letterpress debossed image or inking the die rather than adding foil. I must admit it took time to get used to using the machine as you have to add shims depending on the type of cutting machine you are using. I have worked out the best number of shims for my BigShot and am getting great results now.
I used raspberry pink plain card 240gsm to foil the greeting onto. This is a fabulous card for embossing, a great thickness and soft texture which works really well with the hot foiling giving a nice deep foiled greeting.
The greeting panel was stamaped with a group of daisies using an orange/yellow chalk ink. I overlapped the daisies by masking as I stamped. The daisy was stamped onto a scrap of white card, coloured with the ink, cut out and covered with glossy accents. When the daisy was dry I added glitter to the center and attached it to the panel with 3D foam pads.
Here is another card made with a gold foiled greeting using white hopsack card 255gsm, the foiling worked very well on the textured card. The poppies and leaves were stamped onto red plain card 290gsm and apple green plain card 240gsm. The leaves and flowers were die cut using matching dies and attached to a white hopsack card blank. The foiled greeting was cut round and added to the card with 3D foam pads. I will add a little bit of embellishment to this card, but not sure what yet.
If you have a Go Press And Foil machine, or any other foiling machine, we would love to see what you make and which card you find gives great results.