DIY gold foil cards: heidi swapp minc

Gold has made a strong appearance over the past year in design, fashion, decor, crafts, and more. I have loved finding ways to include gold accents in my paper craft projects, so naturally I was thrilled to hear about Heidi Swapp’s brilliant release of Minc at CHA–a tool that allows paper crafters to add custom gold foil accents to their projects.

And when I was able to get my hands on this fabulous tool I was over the moon excited! I stayed up way too late and had way too much fun playing around with my Minc and coming up with this snazzy set of DIY Gold Foil Cards. Take a peek at how they turned out!

I chose to use some of the journaling cards and patterned paper from two of the additional 12×12 paper kits you can purchase separately from the tool. I mixed those with some scraps from the Homemade collection by Jen Hadfield for Pebbles Inc. I love the way Heidi’s and Jen’s papers combine together with the gold accents. Using the Minc tool to add gold foil to Heidi’s papers was super easy!

Of course I also had to add a little extra sparkle and with some sequins, glitter stickers, and glitter mini clothespins.

Some of Heidi’s papers have small parts of the pattern where the gold foil is added…

…and others have more places for gold foil accents.

I even ventured out and used a soft mint foil on one of the polka papers. I love this mixed with the gold accents–yummy!

Since this was my first time playing with this amazing tool I learned some helpful tips and tricks, and I can’t wait to try foiling my own laser printer creations. There are so many possibilities with this, so stay tuned for future posts with tips, tricks, and more projects.
Have a golden weekend crafty peeps!

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