My Mother in Law was hinting about not being able to find a 65th Wedding Anniversary card for a couple she knows. So I said I would put something together for her.
A few weeks ago I bought a cheap laminator from Asda for £13 after I was tempted to buy a foil-it machine, however I couldn't justify the £150 price tag as I knew I wouldn't use it heaps, alright if you are doing invites etc for a wee business.
So after seeing toner foil and a video on www.craftycomputerpaper.co.uk I thought I would give it a try. Nothing to lose! I have an 8 year son so if it didn't work we could always make use of the laminator.
I must admit I am pretty pleased with how it works. Basically you need to print out your image on a laser printer or photocopier as the foil fuses to the toner (won't work on inkjet print) Let the laminator heat up, place a piece of foil shiny side up, cover with a sheet of paper then put through the laminator.
On the card below I used 250 gsm perilised card, once foiled I cut with a nestie, then larger shape in dark card. I used one of the flowers from our Fabulous Flowers CD available from our website www.craftycatz.co.uk. I also printed the insert from the CD with a verse and foiled the verse only. Finished with ribbon and some Sapphire gems.
The picture may not show too well but the foil turns out lovely and silver. The result, my mother in law is very happy.