I’m really getting into the shiny gold thing lately. I’ve wanted to do more with it but hiring it out to a printer means lots of money and a need for quantity. Doing gold foil on a small scale didn’t seem realistic, especially because I don’t even own a cricut/silhouette machine-I thought all hope was lost. But I was wrong! After a lengthy search and few helpful bloggers, I ordered all of my stuff and viola! Super awesome gold foil prints!
This post and this post were especially helpful. I purchased this laminator and this toner reactive foil and then had to sit on my hands for 2 days. In the meantime I laid out some cute wording for my test print! I have had this song STUCK in my head for the last few days so it just made sense. I sent it over to a local printer because my home printer is inkjet and for this you need a printer that uses toner. It was recommended to print on a coated cardstock and I have to agree that coated is a good idea.
It’s all here! I was so excited to do this!
The foil is super flimsy and feels like you have to treat it like the gold that it is!
I cut out a piece just big enough to cover my wording. This stuff is precious.
I was so tempted to tape it or something BUT sending tape through a laminator would ruin the cardstock for sure! I sandwiched it between 2 pieces of paper to feed it through. If your laminator has a sleeve to put things in as you feed them through, that would work too.
Last little bit on it’s way through…
The moment of truth! The font I went with is brushy (totally a word now) so it showed a bit of the black link through and I kind of love it!
Check it out! Let me know if you try it! I’m kind of in love and off to start covering everything I own in gold!