Anyway, she was promoting her own line of Transfer Foils, and made a card like this, using Double Sided Tape, instead of heat transfer with a laminator.
You can probably also see here that I started off with a scrap piece of linen effect card. Again, in hindsight- and I did swap to plain card part way through- use a smooth cardstock, as the foil doesn't transfer very smoothly onto a textured cardstock.
I started adding my DST in the centre, diagonally across the card, then working out to the edges, alternating the tape between a very narrow one, and one slightly wider.
You do need to make sure you burnish the tape down really well. Especially at the ends. Trim off the excess when you get to this stage.
When you're done, it will look like this. I didn't measure a specific gap between the tapes, just eyeballed it.
This blue one is what I started with, but it wasn't working great due to the surface texture.
It's better to work a line at a time, as that will produce less waste on the foil, as what is left on the sheet probably won't be wide enough to use anywhere else.
Working your way across the cardstock, you will end up with this.
You may need to trim the edges slightly to neaten them up afterwards.
Here I die cut a Crealies Happy Birthday die, and hand cut a small banner from scrap black card to mount it on.
I added the banner with a little DST & a Copper Brad to match the foil. The whole panel was then matted onto a piece of black cardstock before mounting onto the A5 card front.
You can see how the foil reacts to different light, the Copper foil showing Purples & Greens from this angle.
Photo from a slightly different angle again.
So, tips to help with this:
- Burnish the DST down really well.
- Burnish the Foil well too- but take care not to catch the previous rows of foil.
- Leave your panel slightly oversize, and trim when you're finished.
- Use Smooth cardstock!
- Make sure you go off the edges with the DST then trim off the excess- if you rip the tape too short, any join will make a bump in the foil.