Best Cardstock & Acetate for Hot Foil Stamping. Video

Best Cardstock & Acetate for Hot Foil Stamping. Video

Hello and welcome back for another Yippee For Yana video!  Today I have 2 mini slimline foiled birthday cards to share – one showcases foiling on acetate and another card, with an identical design, features foiling on a specific type of cardstock to get the best, most smooth, and ideal foiled results!

Best Cardstock & Acetate for Hot Foil Stamping. Video

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

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CARD IDEA

We are going to start by foiling on acetate. It is crucial to pick the right kind of acetate, the one that is resistant to heat. If you’ve ever done heat embossing on acetate, you know that the acetate, unlike paper, can warp and even melt from the heat applied using the heat tool when melting embossing powder. When you want to hot foil on your acetate, you also need to pick the right kind of acetate for the job, the kind of acetate that can withstand the heat from the Glimmer Hot Foil System and remain perfectly flat afterward. Simon Says Stamp has the Hot Off The Press Heat Resistant acetate in the store for you to try this technique with. Or you can try using any other heat-resistant acetate you might already have in your stash.

Best Cardstock & Acetate for Hot Foil Stamping. Video

I started to work on my clear card by creating a card base from a sheet of heat-resistant acetate. I was making a mini slimline card, so the card base size I made was 3 1/4 x 6 1/4”. I used my scoring tool and board to score a sheet of acetate at 3 1/4”, I folded it and creased the scoreline and next used my paper trimmer to trim the card base to size. I am quite into the mini slimline trend these days, hence why I picked this particular card size.

To create my Birthday cards I used a new glimmer plate from Spellbinders, this is a Birthday Candle background plate from my latest Blooming Birthday collection and I foiled it in the center of my clear card base (and in the center of 3 x 6” white cardstock panel when making an identical, but a cardstock-based card).

This background plate was designed as a half background to create a full card background for an A2 card. If you were to make an A2 card, one that measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2”, you would foil this background twice and it would give you a full card background. The mini slimline card has a slightly different proportion, and I have found that you can use this background plate to foil a partial background that fits nearly perfectly on the mini slimline card. It is quite a coincidence, but when I foil this background you’ll see how perfectly well it fits on this card side.

Best Cardstock & Acetate for Hot Foil Stamping. Video

The rest of the foiling was done on cardstock. I have found Simon Says Stamp 130lb and 120lb cardstock to give me the best, most smooth, and perfect results when foiling, regardless of the foil color or glimmer plate I use. I used this paper to foil another candle background and sentiments for both of my cards.

Next, I wanted to add florals, because who doesn’t like to receive flowers on their birthday? I love Simon’s new Blooming Meadow stamp set and so I stamped several flowers and leaves from this set using a combination of Distress Oxide and Simon’s Dye Inks. The outlines were stamped and black, I also used coordinating dies to cut the images out.

Having created all the elements for my cards, I put the project together using foam adhesive. Lastly, I embellished my cards using Spellbinders gems.

Have fun stamping!

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Simon Says Clear Stamps Blooming Meadow
Simon Says Clear Stamps Blooming Meadow
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Simon Says Stamp Blooming Meadow Wafer Dies
Simon Says Stamp Blooming Meadow Wafer Dies
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Simon Says Stamps and Dies Blooming Meadow
Simon Says Stamps and Dies Blooming Meadow
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Spellbinders Birthday Candle Background Glimmer
Spellbinders Birthday Candle Background Glimmer
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Spellbinders Yana
Spellbinders Yana’s Special Sentiments Glimmer
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Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System
Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System
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Hot Off the Press Heat Resistant Acetate 5 Sheets
Hot Off the Press Heat Resistant Acetate 5 Sheets
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Simon Says Stamp White Cardstock 120LB
Simon Says Stamp White Cardstock 120LB
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Simon Says Stamp Mega Thick White Cardstock 130#
Simon Says Stamp Mega Thick White Cardstock 130#
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Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Roll - Polished Brass
Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Roll – Polished Brass
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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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Simon Says Stamp Green Leaf Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Green Leaf Dye Ink Pad
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad Picked Raspberry
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad Picked Raspberry
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad Squeezed Lemonade
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad Squeezed Lemonade
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad Spun Sugar
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad Spun Sugar
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad Mustard Seed
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad Mustard Seed
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad Wild Honey
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad Wild Honey
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad Twisted Citron
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad Twisted Citron
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Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
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Spellbinders Crystal Mix Color Essential Gems
Spellbinders Crystal Mix Color Essential Gems
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