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Foiled Digital Stamps using a Laser Printer
- Two Cards, Three Different Techniques -

I recently got a laser printer, a wonderful surprise courtesy of my husband who knows how much I love to foil. So yes, I've been foiling away my digital stamps on cards and today I'm sharing 3 different ways to foil your cards using Graciellie Design digital stamps from our Etsy shop!

First, let me show you how I worked with a foil resist technique to watercolor this stunning flower! First I printed the flower using my laser printer on regular white cardstock and then ran it through my Minc machine on level 3 layering it with a gold Decofoil transfer sheet. Once the image was foiled (which is quite easy following these steps), I used a waterbrush and Distress inks to watercolor my flower and because the foil resists the color applied you end up with a stunning result as shown below.

Another wonderful thing I was able to make using my new laser printer was to foil the sentiment of the card on vellum. I used a sheet of heavy weight vellum as if it were paper to print the sentiment, which I resized to fit my card, and the ran it through my Minc machine just as I did before using a gold Decofoil transfer sheet.

The third technique I worked with was creating my own foiled patterned paper! This might as well be my favorite technique since it really will save me a lot of money (if you know what I mean). I love all those foiled pads you can find in kraft and patterned papers, but this is just the best since you can turn any design on your files into a foiled background for your projects. Best of all, you can customize it!

Card made using Hope - Digital Stamp Set

Here I created a patterned paper using my own digital stamps (yes, they are THAT versatile) and printed it on white cardstock using the laser printer, which I again foiled as mentioned before using a Minc machine. The result is astonishing and it sure makes a difference once you put your card together!

I invite you to try out this easy, affordable and modern techniques on your own cards! I know you will love it too. But first, don't forget there's still time to grab my new stamp sets on SALE right now at our Etsy shop. It's the perfect opportunity to complete your collection!

Visit the SHOP today! All Summer and off-season stamps are 50% off! All other sets are also on sale with our Buy 2 Get 1 free promo! See you there! Follow me on Facebook today and sign up for our weekly giveaway for a chance to win your favorite stamp set.

Sharing with: Cheery Lynn Designs - AG / Poppystamps - Fly away with me / Memory Box - Sketch / Word Art Wednesday - AG Encouraging / Crafty Gals Corner - Lots of Layers / Live & Love Crafts - Sprinkles of Summer / A Vintage Journey - Monochromatic / Love to Create - AG Mixed Media / Frilly & Funky - All in the Family /

Add-on: I forgot to mention the foiled butterfly die cuts were cut from Therm O Web's self adhesive toner sheets. They foil beautifully. You could get a similar effect printing your own black sheet of toner on cardstock but this one self adhesive cardstock from Therm O Web is quite sturdy and very smooth too!


  1. Beautiful designs ... simply gorgeous.

  2. oh my gosh! these are utterly stunning! (& a great use of some of my favorite Eyelet Outlet bling!) ♥

  3. Gracie, these are amazing techniques!!! I wish I had a Minc, but will try an old laminating machine. Saw that on Pinterest and think it works the same. I'll let you know the result. Amazing inspiration!

    1. Yes! That is a great alternative. For what I've tried out it seems the Minc allows you to work on different materials and techniques because of the options of heat it has. I can't wait to see you try foiling on your gorgeous projects!

    2. Yes! That is a great alternative. For what I've tried out it seems the Minc allows you to work on different materials and techniques because of the options of heat it has. I can't wait to see you try foiling on your gorgeous projects!

  4. Both of your cards are beyond beautiful, Gracie!! I love the luscious layering and pretty color palettes. Your digi stamps are gorgeous!! This is my first time seeing them. I just checked out your Etsy shop, and all I can say is WOW!! Thank you so much for sharing your art with us at The Frilly and Funkie Challenge!

  5. DELIGHTFUL cards Gracie, so many lovely layers!
    WOW - what a WONDERFUL adventure you are having with your printer and foils!
    THANK YOU for sharing and for joining us at the Crafty Gals Corner :)
    PS - don't forget to complete the Blog Hop and return with your secret word so that you are included in the challenge prize draw. There are several chances to win Blog Candy too => Good Luck!

  6. Stunning - beautiful cards! I am SUPER IMPRESSED with your use of digis!! WOW~

  7. You make me wish I had a laser printer! These are so pretty!

  8. Love it but want more details on the layering composition LOL. Love the foil. I did break down a few weeks ago and get a laser. I have the large Minc. I did start with a cheaply My Story laminator and it did work. But I wanted the various heat settings too.

  9. It looks so complicated! You are really creative to make so many wonderful details! I'd love to explore them!

  10. Beautiful cards, Gracie. You're always an amazing inspiration. Hope you well, dear friend!
    ♥ Lena
    Lena’s Creations

  11. Truly lovely, Gracielle! Enjoy that new printer! I'm so glad you shared this with us at the Frilly and Funkie "All in the Family" challenge!

  12. Beautiful and elegant card. Thanks for joining the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge. Best of luck to you.

  13. Both cards are absolutely beautiful! I love all of the shiny, sparkly elements! Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Word Art Wednesday!
    Misty D.
    WAW DT

  14. Absolutely stunning, Gracie! I hope I can do your beautiful Autumn Harvest set justice by doing something even half as lovely. I'm really trying! Thanks SO MUCH for sharing your amazing God-given talents in our challenge. It means so much to me.
    Blessings to you,
    Word Art Wednesday

  15. What beautiful cards you created! LOVE the gilded butterflies, beautiful flowers and wonderful layerings! thanks for joining us in the AVJ monochromatic Challenge! Julia xx

  16. Both cards are gorgeous with all the layering! Love the touche of foiling on the first card, very elegant! Thanks for joining us at Poppystamps for the monthly challenge.

  17. Beautiful cards as always! You are just so talented! Thanks so much for participating in the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge this week and good luck.

  18. Two gorgeous card designs Gracie! wonderful layering and colours.
    Thanks for joining us over on Poppystamps challenge blog.
    Pam x

  19. Gorgeous cards! I just love those soft colors. :) Good luck in the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge!

  20. Stunning vintage cards which ooze elegance. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck.
    Julie x

    1. Just popping back to Thankyou for joining in the challenge at A Vintage Journey as well.
      Julie x

  21. This is a lovely card and great addition to our challenge. Thanks for playing along with us in the Anything Goes Challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs. Huggs from Ginny at Polly's Paper Studio : ) G

  22. Love the coloring and gold touches. Gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs this week and good luck in the draw. Hugs friend!

  23. All I can say is WOW! Love the lush flowers and awesome lay-out. We are so blessed that you joined our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. We have a new Challenge going on and we hope you can link with us again. Leaving you with the inspiration of God’s Word in Jeremiah 32:17 which says, “‘Ah, Lord God! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you.”

    God bless,
    JO ANN

  24. Gracie these are GORGEOUS! Total eye candy that I could stare at for DAYS!

  25. Beautiful cards! Thank you so much for playing along with the Memory Box challenge this month!

  26. Very pretty, will have a try on my minc machine

  27. Really beautiful cards with some stunning techniques.Thank you so much for joining in our Monochromatic Challenge at A Vintage Journey. Julia x


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