Handmade by Linda Fields
I finally got out my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil machine and used it for the first time to create this elegant Christmas gift tag. There is a learning curve! I had a lot of trial and errors before I found this sweet spot but it was so worth it. I love the end results.
- Graphic 45 – Square Tag Die
- Neenah – Cover Stock Paper
- Spellbinders – Glimmer Hot Foil System
- Spellbinders – Flourished Tree Hot Foil Plate
- Spellbinders – Gold Thermal Foil
- SimonSaysStamp – Joy For You Sentiment Stamp Set
- Altenew – Fine Embossing Powder (Gold)
- Gold Thread
- VersaMark – Embossing Ink Pad
- Foam Tape
I cut 2 tags from one sheet of Neenah cardstock. With the scrap paper left over, I stamped the gift sentiment using clear embossing ink, covered it with embossing powder and used a heat gun to melt the powder. I cut the paper down to a square shape to fit on the tag. This would become the “present” on the back of the tag. I turned it over and framed it with foam tape. Cut gold thread to wrap around the front twice and let the tape hold the thread in place.
Heat your hot foil machine with your plate on it. When ready, take it to your die cutting machine, place the foil over it (pretty side down), then your tag (front side down), then your shim and cover plate. Note: Not all set ups are the same so I highly recommend you experiment prior. Your paper, your plate, and your machines all make a difference in whether you over-foil, under-foil, or get it just right.
Once you run your sandwich through (slowly 2x) then set it aside and let it cool or you could risk removing the foil from your project. When cool, slowly pull the foil off in a gradual peel off way.
Now glue the backs of your tags together, add the present to the back, and create a gold thread bow to the top of the present. Last but not least, add pretty ribbon for your tag. Now you have a beautiful tag for that special someone.