Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Cardmaking and collage with Rinea Foil

I'm happy to be playing along with the Designer Crafts Connection this month - our sponsor is Rinea Foils. We received lovely sampler packs of this double-sided paper foil to create our projects. I lightly embossed a sheet of gold foil for this simple greeting card design by just rubbing it inside an embossing folder with a wood brayer. It was easy to punch out the circle from the foil, too.


Sadly this sheet of beautiful purple foil cracked a bit inside the same folder when I ran it through my embossing machine, the pressure of the plates was a bit too strong. But I actually really like the cracks for this piece. I wrapped and glued the embossed foil around a 6" square piece of thick illustration board, then added my collage elements. After sanding the surface to get rid of the purple on the raised lines, I brushed a coat of sheer iridescent silver paint over the top, then I roughed up the cherry blossom rub-on with a white pencil.

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  1. Love the way your collage turned out! Beautiful card, too.

  2. Thanks so much for participating. I think both pieces turned out beautifully!

  3. Very pretty, love how you used the Rinea foiled paper!
    Nadine - My Scrap n' Stuff

  4. Beautiful cards, the embossing looks amazing!

  5. Great illustration of the different embossing methods. Love them both.


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