DIY: Gold Foil Made Easy

January 22, 2015

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Welp. Looks like the gold foil trend ain’t going anywhere people. While I sit here dwiddling my thumbs, waiting not-so-patiently for the release of the Heidi Swapp Minc Foil Applicator Machine, I’m here to tempt you with yet another way to add gold foil.

The Learn with Martha crafting kits are perfect for beginners because each kit contains everything you need. You can pick up these kits at Michael’s but they are going fast! Here’s a look at how I used my kit to create impressive stationery and pretty packaging.

Gold Foil Made Easy with Martha Stewart | Damask LoveI mentioned that the kit will include most everything you need so here’s a closer look at what you’ll use:

  1. Pre-folded cards. The kit includes several different vibrant cards that are ready to use. No scoring required.
  2. Gift box (this is not included in the kit…I have some on hand that I frequently use for packaging handmade stationery)
  3. Foiling sheets. The kit includes gold and silver foil sheets
  4. Rolling stick – this will help you apply the foil evenly
  5. Adhesive designs – these are hard to see but basically, they are pre-made designs that are completely adhesive on both sides. Here’s how it works:

Gold Foil Made Easy with Martha Stewart | Damask Love

  1. Peel the blue backing off the adhesive design
  2. This will reveal the design with one of the adhesive sides exposed.
  3. Apply the design to your surface and rub into place with the rolling stick to be sure that the entire design in applied.
  4. Peel back the clear backing to reveal the design
  5. Apply foil and rub with stick
  6. Rub the entire design and you’ll start to see the design come through the foil. This will ensure that you’ve properly applied foil to the entire design.
  7. Peel back the foil to reveal your foiled design
  8. All done!

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In addition to the stationery box, I used my kit to make a few simple but elegant thank you cards. I love how the gold pops on the bright cards.Gold Foil Made Easy with Martha Stewart | Damask Love

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So, if you’re in the mood for some simple and easy gold foiling, stop by your local Michael’s!

 

14 thoughts on “Gold Foil Made Easy”

  1. The Heidi Swapp machine looks really neat, but this looks like a good alternative too! I’m also waiting to give laminating foil (from Amazon) a try with a regular laminating machine . . . Pinterest says it can be done!

  2. Very cool! When you mentioned the new Minc in a previous post I went and checked out your previous post about how to laser-foil cards. I really like this Martha Stewart option! Thank you for sharing this information! I will stop by Michael’s after work tomorrow. πŸ™‚

  3. Do you think the Martha foil will work with any double sided adhesive or are her designs made from some special adhesive? There are so many double sided adhesive sheets and dies available these days that this would be a great option if spending $150 on a new machine was not in the cards — pun intended!

  4. These look so GORGEOUS I ran out to the nearest Michael’s and bought the kit. Unfortunately, I hit a major bump at step one: I cannot successfully remove the blue backing from the adhesive sheets cleanly. Any tips are much appreciated, thanks!

    1. What a pain! My suggestion would be to give the blue backing a good rub down before peeling it off. This way you should be able to remove it cleanly without any little bits sticking to it. Hope this helps!

  5. Anyone find out if you can use the foils with ordinary/any double sided adhesive sheet?? Would be good to save some money. πŸ™‚

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