Reported by Maria Soto
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I love working with Ranger products, so I was thrilled to have the opportunity to review this product. Ranger Silver Foil Cardstock has a shiny, mirror-like quality, and it’s sturdy enough to run through an embossing machine (such as the Big Shot). You can use mediums like alcohol inks and acrylic paints to embellish its surface.
I decided to go ahead and bring out my Big Shot – along with some dies, embossing folders, and some Prima chalk inks – to see how well they worked with the foil cardstock. You can see the results in the photos that follow.
I started by embossing with my Big Shot & a Sizzix embossing folders set (Birthday Congrats and Thanks) by Eileen Hull. It embossed perfectly, every little detail, and I only ran it through the machine once.
Next I tried die cutting stars using Spellbinders’ Shapeabilities “Jewel Treasures” set by Julianna Hudgins. They came out great, and I had no problem taking them apart.
After die cutting the stars, I decided to use some of my Prima chalk ink in Blue Jay and Pastel Blue. Below are two photos showing the stamping on the starts. I love how it worked great, dried fast and all without the need of the heat gun. I left the outline removed from the die cut in plain silver. These will make great embellishments on any paper crafting project.
I decided to get out my Quick Snippers and see how well they would cut a design edge. I great results as you can see below.
I can’t wait to use this foil for my holiday card making! I loved the ease of use and the versatility of the product. I can see myself creating all different types of projects with it, not just cards.
- Easy to cut using different types of cutting tools
- Easy to emboss
- Holds color great with many different products besides Ranger’s
- Perfect for card making
- Great mirror-like quality
- Only available in one consumer package size
Ranger Silver Foil Cardstock is available in a 3 pack of 8.5″ x 11″ sheets for $4.50 MSRP, as well as in a 20 sheet bulk pack for open stock resale.
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