Sunday, May 24, 2015

Anna Griffin Minc - Foil and Glitter Machine

I finally had some time to play with my new foiling machine from #Anna Griffin, called the Minc. I love this little machine! Now I can bling out all my cards with little effort!

The package from HSN came with a lot of cuts and foil, but for these cards I used the Deco Foil that I found on clearance at Micheals. I wanted to practice before using all the pretty colored foil that came with the machine. It came out flawlessly! So yes you can use other foils with the Minc.
I'm cheap so I used both the positive and negative images of the foil. That foil sheet was blank by the time I finished with it! lol  I foiled on white cardstock first as seen here:
Then I took the negative and ran it through the Minc on a black toner sheet and got this effect:
I did the same for the labels.
 I forgot to take pictures of the card bases (got too excited) but here's an example of the labels. You lay the negative on the black toner sheet,
 And run it through the Minc.
 I created and cut my own designs for future use with my Cameo print and cut feature.  I printed the images out on regular paper with registration marks, took them to work and copied them onto cardstock with our laser copier, came home and cut them out. Most laser printers/copier machines will on take up to 65lb, cardstock, so you make want to check your printer/copier's specs before proceeding.

Overall this is a great little machine and I'm looking forward to creating with it some more. I'll be "Minc-ing" everything!!!