Cardmaking, Hot Foil, Stamping, Uncategorized

It’s Not MAGIC… You Can ‘Widen’ the Lines of Hot Foil!

Have you ever Hot Foiled a ‘regular wafer-thin die’? Did you notice how fine the lines are? Well, today Therese shares an easy fix to make those lines ‘wider’!

Hi there! It’s Therese here, and you may already know that I love to stretch my supplies. I have been having a blast with the recent Birthday release and the Pyramid Box Party Hat Add-On along with the candles from I Lost Count were perfect for my technique today.

But first, what if you don’t have a Hot Foil system, don’t worry, these are regular dies, and with a couple of simple passes in my Die Cutting Machine I had a bright fun birthday card design to share.

You could add a ‘foiled look’ by die cutting some of the pieces from metallic cardstock, but today I was in a bright mood lol.

But, did you know that you can use your regular thin dies with the Hot Foil machines? Yes, it’s true!

Hot Foil is a unique and fun way to stretch your supplies. You will never look at your dies the same ever again!


  • You can Hot Foil a regular thin die using the exact sandwich that you would for a Hot Foil Stamp/Die
  • This gives a ‘fine’ foiled line and looks amazing, but what if you want a ‘thicker/wider’ line…
  • Then the Magic Trick is to use acetate. Simply place a piece of acetate between the Hot Foil Stamp/Die and the Foil and layer up your sandwich as usual. The result will be a noticeably wider hot foiled image!
  • I used heat resistant acetate (I have also seen plastic packaging used.. but I would do a small test first)
  • You can also reuse the piece of acetate multiple times
  • Don’t forget you can also use the Press Plate to foil the ‘waste’

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  • Reply Maureen R May 12, 2023 at 9:47 am

    Awesome cards!!! Great ideas!!

  • Reply lostinpaper May 12, 2023 at 10:29 pm

    Thank you Maureen!

  • Reply Melanie Huysmans May 15, 2023 at 6:08 pm

    Great cards and great ideas!

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