Have you tried foiling? I got a Minc Mini machine for Christmas (I got it online at 50% off!) and I finally broke it out of the box! I was shopping at Hobby Lobby on Saturday and purchased a pack of four cards and envelopes by Heidi Swapp that were ready for foiling right out of the package. The pack was on sale for only $1.72, so I bought it. The cards were 7" x 5" so I cut them in half. They wouldn't fit in my Minc Mini machine at the larger size, and the paper wasn't that great. But they worked great as a mat! Each circle has foil on it. This one is pink, which is really difficult to see. This foil is by Heidi Swapp. I die cut the black paper using Half & Half dies and trimmed them down to fit the card. Then I stamped and embossed the sentiment. On this one I used platinum embossing powder.
I used pink foil on this one as well and a different Half & Half die with the same platinum embossing powder.
On this one I used gold Deco foil. I like this foil much better. It seems to shine more. Again I used a different Half & Half die and this time I used gold embossing powder on the sentiment.
I think on this last one you can see some of the shine from the silver Deco foil. This time I used MFT's Vertical Greetings die for the black piece. I also used the same platinum embossing powder.
I tilted the gold foiled card so you can see how pretty the foil looks! Can't wait to do more!
I think I'm going to give this set to my mother-in-law. She always likes to have cards on hand to send out.
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Stamps: Signature Greetings, Wet Paint, Wet Paint II (PTI)
Paper: Heidi Swapp cards, recollections white, black
Accessories: Half & Half dies (PTI), Vertical Greetings die (MFT), sequins, gold ep, liquid platinum ep, Mini Minc machine