03 May 2019

Foiling - lessons learned!

Hi Everyone, I haven't bought anything expensive crafty for a long while, in fact I am on a crusade NOT to buy anything, as I have so much unused. BUT, when I saw the We R Quill foiling kit for my Silhouette Cameo, and it was on special offer - well! I HAD to have it. I used it a couple of hours after I received it, other things prevented me from using it before - drat! LOL.
flower circle sketch pattern - Silhouette Design store
font - BernardFasD

This is the result of my first attempt, I used the thickest pen - 4 lessons learned.

  1. DON'T measure it on your sticky cutting mat, the foil comes off and doesn't come off the mat, thankfully it is a well used one.
  2. Always ensure you have a "sticky" tape, making sure you have the foil fully stuck down, if the tape comes off, you don't get good adhesion of the foil and pen to paper/card. 
  3. Don't go cheap - I used the purple masking tape not the WR one included in the kit! After watching a couple of Youtube videos, most use washi tape.
  4. You CAN cut the foil in place, it cut beautifully as you can see. If it had done the sentiment properly I could have used it as a topper maybe?


This is the completed card AFTER I had redone the centre and layered it. I was going to border everything in rose gold card, then realised I haven't got any. I think it's OK as it is though?
background paper - Modern Deco Papermania
butterfly die / background die   - Tattered Lace


This shows the shine from the foil on the cut and the paper.




17 comments:

Beebeebabs said...

Absolutely beautiful - love the outcome - great job as always!!!

MagsB said...

Wow, this looks amazing, Faith! So elegant!

love Mags B x

crafty-stamper said...

A beautiful result and love the B.paper/die you used
Carol x

Katie said...

Fabulous card

Mia said...

Simply gorgeous, Faith. Thank you for the advices. Kisses!!!

Shirley Young said...

Looks great Faith and thanks for the tips. I’m still trying to convince myself that I need one !!

mamapez5 said...

That's turned out really well. I had to wait for my quill because UK shops didn't get their orders in until several weeks after USA , and then it had to be sent out to me in Spain. But I have it now and am excited to try it out. I'm grateful for your tips. It may save me wasting some of my precious foil!
I hope my cards turn out as well as your has. Kate x

Linby said...

I'm resisting new things too (well mostly lol!). YOur card looks fab, I was tempted by the quill but I have a craft robo and it doesn't say it is compatible, so some money saved.

Mac Mable said...

Such a stunning and beautiful card with a wow factor Faith....you are so clever and creative x

cotnob said...

This is beautiful Faith, well worth the learning curve.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Viv said...

Ooh it looks amazing too Faith ! Not got the machine so looks like I won't be buying it lol. 😀 Xx

Crafting with Darcy said...

Gorgeous, Faith! I haven't tried foiling yet. But it's on my To Try list. I love the gorgeous butterfly, too1

Shona Erlenborn said...

Well to be honest I have no idea how you did that, even though you showed us how!! But it is a beautiful card! Love the dimension of the butterfly too.

Greta said...

Oh wow--so worth it! Totally gorgeous card!

Nancy said...

Oh, my WOW!!! It's an absolutely STUNNING card, Faith! So GORGEOUS! :o)

Carol L said...

This is simply stunning and amazingly beautiful! I love that butterfly and how it picks up the foiled background panel! Gorgeous!

Hetty said...

Foiling is very populair at the moment and yes it is not very easy as I see around the internet. Keep on trying and I am sure you will be a master soon!!