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F is for Foiling!!!



Hello everybody, Ingrid here. I'm so excited to share this tag with you because it took my old puzzler some trial and error to come up with a solution to using die cuts with foil. My first attempt was to take a sheet of scor-tape and run it through my die cutter. The idea was that I would peel off one side and place it onto the background, peel off the top layer and then press the foil on it. Well that's great for circles and leaves but for the damask die cut there were some long skinny parts to it so when I tried to peel off one side it just stretched and stretched. Then it folded over itself. I even tried placing wax paper over the picture of the damask die for "perfect" placement so that I could then flip the whole thing sticky side down onto the background and peel away the wax paper. I just couldn't get the little skinny pieces to behave.


Then I noticed that I had a negative cut out of the damask (the part left over after the pieces are taken out) sitting right there on my table! Well daaaanng! Why didn't I just slap some foil down and then layer the damask cut out over it? I did one better by laying down the scor-tape sheet cut to size onto the tag, put the damask cut out over it and then presssed the foil onto to the exposed sticky areas. I feel so clever! Believe me, that doesn't happen very often for me. Now if only I could figure out the settings on my camera better! I just hope that some of you genius artists out there aren't snickering to yourselves and saying "Well, that's no big deal!"

For those of you who want to see the pictures and instructions come see me at my blog.

These supplies are available at Altered Pages:

Ingrid






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