Foiled Wheatfield Dreams

Oh my goodness…..I have fell down a rabbit hole! It took me a long time, but foiling is sure to be my new crafting addiction! I purchased the Wheatfield Dreams kit well over a year ago and was so excited to try foiling. It sat for like a month, and then I bought a laminator and foil and thought I was good to go. Let’s just say my first results were an epic fail! I tried all sorts of settings and different layers and I just could not get full coverage. After doing more research, it seemed I really needed a Minc machine. So, while I initially tried to save money by just using the laminator , it turned into a total waste of money! My very first attempt with the Minc was a success! So, if you are thinking of getting into toner foiling….you seriously do need the Minc, it will save you so much frustration!

Even with my messy water coloring, the gorgeous foil shines through! Now, I just need to add a laser printer to my wish list to create my own toner images! Lifting the foil off this image, was the same effect as seeing embossing for the first time, some 25 years ago! Since I instantly was wowed, I added an embossed sentiment to go along with the foiled image! If a laser printer would have been available, I certainly would have added a foiled sentiment! If you have yet to try foiling, I certainly recommend it! Super fun!

Supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

  • Wheatfield Dreams Kit-Taylored Expressions
  • Anytime Expressions Stamp Set-Taylored Expressions
  • Z891 VersaMark Ink Pad
  • Z2066 Gold Embossing Powder
  • 1385 White Daisy Cardstock
  • X5950 Toffee Cardstock
  • Foil-Deco Foil
  • Label Die-Clear Dollar Stamps
  • Watercolors Pencils-Tim Holtz
  • Twine-Taylored Expressions

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Thanks so much for stopping by! If you have a Laser printer that you love for foiling, drop a comment with the make & model! I don’t want to make the same mistake as the laminator!

6 thoughts on “Foiled Wheatfield Dreams”

  1. OMG – what a great effect – foiling and water-colouring. It looks fabulous. I know what you mean about foiling – hit and miss until you get the right machine, right card, right foil – and then work out the timings! But it is worth it – you have inspired to get my machine out again for a foiling session. Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz xx Lynda/Loopyloo DT

  2. Lovely sympathy card. Really like the combination of the foiling and the watercoloring you did. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to CAS.

    sue n.


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