Friday, May 8, 2009

Apply Stamp-N-Foil with your household iron!

We've been getting a lot of inquiries here at for alternative techniques to apply the Stamp-N-Foils.  As you can see in our instructional YouTube video, using a pouch laminator will give you a high quality, consistent result with full foil coverage over the stamped image.  Here's an alternative method that uses a household iron to achieve the same type of full coverage that the pouch laminator provides. 

Here's what you'll need: 1 household iron (with absolutely NO water in it), 1 roll of your favorite color of Stamp-N-Foil (I'm using Gold Bling), 1 jar of Stamp-N-Foil bonding powder, pigment ink (any color, remember, this method gives full foil coverage), a stamp, a heat tool, card stock, a non-stick craft sheet, and your secret weapon (a stamping mat).

Place your non-stick craft sheet on top of your stamping mat.  We're going to be using our iron on top of the stamp mat and we don't want the hot iron to stick to it.

For every Stamp-N-Foil project, you'll need to use a PIGMENT INK.  Your ink can be any color for this project.  I'm using Encore Silver from Stampin' Up.

Place your card stock on top of your non-stick craft sheet (which is on top of your stamp mat) and stamp your image.

Sprinkle the Stamp-N-Foil bonding powder over the stamped image (this part is just like embossing).

Tap off any excess powder. You can also flick the card from the back to remove any stubborn pieces of powder that don't seem to want to "tap" off.  Remember, wherever the powder is, the Stamp-N-Foil will stick. 

Heat set the Stamp-N-Foil bonding powder using your heat tool until the powder becomes glossy.

Lay a piece of Stamp-N-Foil over your stamped image.

Flip the Stamp-N-Foil and card over so they are face down on your non-stick craft sheet.

Using a household iron set to medium heat, press the back of the stamped image for 20 seconds.  Twist iron 90 degrees and press for another 20 seconds.   

Allow the card to cool COMPLETELY and then slowly peel the foil off.  If you're impatient like me, you can use a can of compressed air to blow on the back of the card to cool it down faster.  ;)

Now there's nothing left to do but sit back and admire that gorgeous metallic stamp.

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