- You'll need a Couture Creations GoPress and Foil machine
- Thin metal shim (0.3mm with a card shim or 0.6mm)
- Foil card stock, or white, smooth water colour card.
- Hot Stamping Foil, Couture Creations or similar.
- Low tack masking tape - I use FrogTape Delicate Surface tape.
This is NOT a beginners tutorial, it assumes you've had some practice using your GoPress & Foil and are familiar with how the pressure feels when using your GoPress & Foil with hot foil stamps. It should't be any harder to roll through when using this technique, but you should be able to feel when the roller reaches where the die is under the lid.
You do all of the foiling first, then any colouring and then die cut the flowers.
In the examples in the picture I've used gold foil on red mirror card, rose gold foil on silver mirror card and dark red foil on green metallic card.
- Put the thin metal shim (this is NOT the GoPress Adapter Plate which is much thicker) onto the GoPress to heat up. If you have a very thin metal shim, 0.3mm thick, then use a piece of 300gsm (110lb) card stock, cut to fit over the grey hot plate, under the metal shim.
- Leave it to heat through while you cut your foil to size and prepare the card to be foiled.
- Put piece of foil cut to fit one of the dies down on the card stock coloured, shiny side up and put your die on top with the cutting edge facing upwards. Tape the die and foil down onto the card.
- Put the card, with the die on top onto the metal shim in the GoPress & Foil, and close the lid. Allow a minute or 2 for the card to heat through, and then roll the GoPress through your die cutting machine.
- When you've foiled of the the layers of the flower, position the die over each one, cutting side down and tape in place - then cut them out with your die cutting machine.
- Use a ball tool and foam mat to shape the flowers and glue the layers together offsetting the petals of each layer (so they are not lined up).
Part 2 of the video shows how I coloured and shaped the copper flowers foiled onto the water colour card; and cut out and shaped the purple on silver flower.