How to Foil Your Own Diecuts
One of the best tools in my craft room is the Heidi Swapp Minc Foil Applicator. It doesn’t just help me create amazing foiled home or party decor. It is a tool I can use to help me use my supplies in new ways. As an educational assistant and customer service representative, I get a lot of questions about how to use the Minc in new ways. I wanted to share with you just one of the ways you can create unique foiled diecuts with any of the dies you have at home!
Grab your dies and join me making some magic!
Smooth sturdy cardstock
Your choice of dies
Use your die cutting machine to die cut the shape from your cardstock.
Add Heidi Swapp’s Clear Magic Medium to a piece of Ranger Inc.’s Cut-N-Dry Foam Stamp Pad. Use your finger to make sure the pad is filled evenly. Tap on a scrap of paper a few times. This will help remove any dust that has landed on the pad while in your work space without transferring it to your project.
Tap the pad on to the die cut shape. Make sure the entire shape is covered with medium. The Clear Magic Medium is a white consistency, so it is easy to see where it was applied and where it was not. Let it dry completely.
Cut your foil to size and run it through the MINC according to machine directions. Remember to always put your projects in between the carrier/Transfer folder so that it can get even heat and pressure using all four rollers inside the machine.
See that shine?!
I hope that after this tutorial you will want to pull out all of your dies and start foiling them! Or use your digital die cutting machines to start creating custom foiled crafts! The possibilities are endless!
Supplies | All supplies in this tutorial can be found at select Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores