Thursday, April 30, 2015

Foil Madness

today it´s my turn to present you some stunning trend in scrapbooking and card-making world :-)
The decision was easy. I have decided to write about world mania called FOIL. Shiny, gold, coloured, with patterns, just plain without patterns ... you can use it on a paper or for your embellishments. 

Prajem vám všetkým krásny deň,
tento mesiac som na blogu Paperoamo predstavila zaujímavý trend, ktorý momentálne valcuje svet cardmakingu a scrapbookingu. Rozhodla som sa písať o mánii, ktorá zachvátila celý svet: FÓLIA.  Lesklá, zlatá, farebná, so vzormi, bez vzorov... Dá sa použiť na papiere, ale aj na ozdoby.
Viac si môžete pozrieť na TOMTO ODKAZE. Ďakujem za návštevu :-) 

First it was one of the graphic techniquea used to print your business cards or special tags with a touch of gold colour. Expensive and luxury brands loved to use it. 

Afterward the brides found the shine of the gold :-) Gold foil is for those who don´t want just the plain wedding cards but something more special. 

It was just the matter of time until the foil finds its place in the world of card making and scrapbooking.
First we have found it on the papers. The newest paper collections from My Mind´s Eye On Trend and Fancy That include a lot of beautiful papers embellished with gold foil.
The biggest sensation on January´s CHA 2015 was caused by the Heidi Swapp who has introduced her speciality - Minc Foil Applicator. Machine which applies the foil to the paper and gives it the most irresistible shiny look ever :-) They offer foils in amazing colours and I have found georgous & inspiring project on their blog

Heidi created even the special papers suitable for this technique and one of the crafters who loves to use them on her card is Laura Sterckx.

Similar foils offer the company called Therm O WEb as well. Amazing colours ! I couldn´t pick up just one, could you ? :-) 

Here are few more samples of cards created using the foil. All were made by Jennifer McGuire who give us a lot of trips and trick how to use foils on her blog

The aim of this post is not the explanation how the foils work or how to use them.
My aim is to catch your attention and try to focus on foils :-)
I hope you love the shine and sparkle as much as I do.

I have to confess I am trying every single way to use foils on my cards and I am becoming a little bit obsessed with it :-) Unfortunately, I don´t have the professional foils mentioned above, just the ordinary ones from my local craft store and I am not very pleased with the results so far. I mean, I love the foil / I hate the outcome.
I will definitely write tutorials and describe my experience to help you.
I hope you liked this post and you are foil-addicted as I am :-)

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