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How To Hot Foil With The TODO

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If you haven’t heard about the TODO machine yet, you’re in for a treat.

How To Hot Foil With The TODO


Craft essentials, TODO machine, TODO hot foil press: Chinoise, Hot foil: gold, pink, Corner punch

his multi-functional craft machine allows you to achieve a range of effects, including hot foiling, embossing, die cutting and letterpress. You can cut a variety of materials, from thin vellum to chipboard, denim and even leather. This revolutionary machine is easy to use and ideal for adding a professional finish to your crafty projects. You can find the TODO machine at Create and Craft for £299.99.

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Here, PaperCrafter designer Corinne Bradd took the TODO out for a spin and made this gorgeous foiled card. Find out how you can do the same using the step-by-step instructions below.

Lightly tape a square of gold hot foil to a 15cm x 20cm sheet of dark turquoise card, so the matt side faces the card.

Preheat the TODO machine then place the chinoise press in the centre of the hot plate. Place the card on top, foil side down and roll the press over the top. Remove the tape and carrier sheet.

Trim the card so there is a 1cm border around the foiled motif. Round the corners with a punch. Make a 15cm square lilac blank, rounding the corners again.

Mount the foiled design onto the blank. Foil a butterfly and ‘Thank you’ sentiment in pink, cutting the motifs out with sharp scissors.

Mount these to the card with foam pads. Add small rounded triangles to the three remaining corners of the card.

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