I usually think that metallic papers are best left for Christmas crafting but I went out of my comfort zone and used beautiful gold foil prominently on a scrapbook layout. Using a BW photo and minimizing the number of colors really allowed the gold to take center stage. Embossing the foil creates a wonderful intricate and crisp image and I adore how elegant and feminine the layout came out. In fact you don't need to embellish it because it is so pretty already. Let me show you how I did it and share a few tips with you along the way.
Crafters Glossy Pack Gold
Other Supplies: double sided tape, Floral Whimsical Embossing Folder (Darice), Ebosser Die Cutting Machine (Craftwell), Black Glitter Cardstock (The Robin's Nest), Black Cardstock, Gold Metallic Dew Drops (The Robin's Nest), Gold Glitter Journaling Tag (The Robin's Nest), Gold Straw Fibers (The Robin's Nest), Craft Knife, 3" Circle Paper Punch, Puffy Sticker Embellishments (Paper House), photo 4x5"
1. Emboss 5 pieces of gold foil. (4x5")
2. Adhere 3 embossed foil pieces vertically across the top 1/3 of the layout leaving a 1/4" gap between them.
3. Next, double matte the photo with gold and then black glitter cardstock. Layer it with a gold glitter journal tag and attach it overlapping the gold embossed foil in the upper left.
4. Select some flourishes within the patterned background paper and carefully cut around them with a craft knife not to remove them but enough to allow them to be raised with foam tape. After all the selected areas are cut, adhere black cardstock to the back of the layout to camouflage the missing paper and provide support and stability. Place foam tape underneath the flourishes to raise them and to add more dimension to the layout.
5. Carefully cut out flowers & blossoms from the remaining two gold embossed sheets. Set these aside to be used later as embellishments. (TIP: if you have small gold scraps, place them in the embossing folder aligned over a flower and run it through the die cutting machine.)
6. Carefully, wind 3 loops of Gold Straw into concentric circles and adhere over the photo to accentuate the face.
7. Punch a 3" circle of black glitter cardstock and adhere loops of Gold Straw to the edge. Attach gold embossed flowers to the right side and adhere the circular cluster to the lower right corner.
8. Adhere a large word embellishment to the right of the photo.
9. Lastly, add gold gems to the center of the flowers. Finally, embellish the layout with clusters of gold embossed flowers. Apply gold glitter glue to some segments of the recessed parts of the petals.
TIP: Any area of the background paper that will be covered with other layers provides images that can be removed and used as embellishments. If you carefully plan the layout before adhering anything to the background, you can rescue bits of hidden paper. Remove sections and use a craft knife to fussy cut flowers & flourishes to be used as embellishments. All of the black & gold flourish designs were part of the background that was hidden under other layers. This is a very useful technique if you only have one sheet of paper so you can really stretch your supplies further.
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Karen is up on the blog today with a sweet scrapbook layout all about love. She uses the theme of love to gear the colors towards red, as in little red hearts!!
All you need are four photos and bit of vellum, transparency, and foil to make this project so unique. Rinea paper foils die cut beautifully. I used metallic ruby foil to die cut the title and then cut it in vellum to offset over the foil. I also used a mini paper punch to cut some smaller hearts. I think you will agree, it is stunning in its simplicity.
You can find the step by step tutorial below.
Here are some up close pictures of the page.
The ruby Rinea foil is under the velum and it gives it such dimension!!
Rinea Supplies: Rinea paper-foil Crafter's Pack - Ruby
love die cutter
die cutting machine
mini heart paper punch
silver permanent marker
Brilliance Moonlight White Ink Pad (Tsukineko)
Red Glitter Sorbet Cardstock / Vellum Glitter Red Spatter / Teen Girl Stickers / Cherry Kisses Archival Seeds / Hearts Dew Drops (The Robin's Nest)
To learn more about our designer Karen, please visit her blog, Art & Soul. http://karensessionsartandsoul.blogspot.com
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Karen has created a beautiful winter wonderland of snowflakes using Rinea foils. The shimmer and shine almost better than the real thing!
When you need a project for a cold wet winter day, this is a great family activity you can get the kids involved with. You don't need many supplies to make these gorgeous hanging snowflake decorations. Rinea paper foils fold and crease wonderfully and easily hold their shape. Try alternating colors of foil for a fun twist. Then display the finished snowflakes hanging in the window for an elegant Winter accent.
Crafters Glossy Pack: Rinea Paper-Foil 10-Pack 15 cm x 25 cm (Silver)
Crafters Embossed Pack: Rinea Paper-Foil 10-Pack 23 cm x 33 cm (Blue & Lt. Blue)
Other Supplies: scissors, ruler, double sided tape, needle, thread
1. Trim six paper foil squares 4x4". Six squares are needed to complete each snowflake.
(TIP: To form a square, fold a rectangle into a triangle by taking a corner and folding at a diagonal. Trim the overhanging paper outside the triangle. Have fun experimenting with different color paper foils in different sizes to create your hanging dimensional snowflakes.)
Paper foil square dimensions: Large 4x4" - finished size 10"
Medium 3x3" - finished size 7.25"
Small 2x2" - finished size 4.5"
2. Fold the square in half to form a triangle. Next, fold it in half again to form a triangle. With the creased side closest to you, cut 3 straight slits parallel to the longest side. Start cutting at the creased edge and stop cutting 1/4" from the edge.
3. Completely unfold the triangle to reveal the sliced square rows. Begin at the innermost point of the square and roll the two inner points inward. Apply double sided tape, align the overlapping points, and adhere them.
4. Flip the snowflake segment over and take the next larger row of slits, overlap their points, and adhere them together. Continue this process by flipping over the segment and forming rolls until all the rows of slits are rolled inwards and glued together making sure to alternate sides with every new row. Repeat rolling and adhering the slits for all six squares of foil paper.
5. Align the 6 individual segments facing the same direction. Begin to attach the points together with double sided tape. (TIP: Staple the snowflakes together when you are making large square segments that are over 8")
6. Next, connect each snowflake segment on the outermost roll with the adjacent segment to add stability.
7. To display the snowflakes, use a needle to pierce the foil paper at one point and attach a loop of thread.
(TIP: The larger the square of paper foil that is cut, the easier it is to assemble the snowflakes. To avoid frustration & disappointment don't begin with a small 2" square.)
To learn more about our designer Karen, please visit her blog,
Art & Soul. http://karensessionsartandsoul.blogspot.com
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Our design team had been very busy creating all kinds of Christmas inspired projects using the various Rinea foils.
Here we start with some cute little decorated jars with the Rinea foil in embossed red cut into a flower on top of the lid made by Erin Reed. For more info see her blog here.
Here is a video tutorial on how she made these fun jars.
Next we have Sonja Bakonyi on her amazing Christmas card with all kinds of beautifully cut shapes from Rinea foil. Check out her blog for more info about this card.
Next we have Karen Sessions. Here is my first project featuring Rinea double sided metallic foil. I recycled some clear packaging and covered it using Rinea red/gold foil. I embellished the lid with a rosette of glitter washi tape and ribbon. These little boxes are perfect to hold holiday candies to be given to the endless list of people that touch your life like neighbors, secretaries, mail man, doctors, teachers etc.
To learn more about our designer Karen, please visit her blog, Art & Soul.
Next we have Alpna Kale and her decorated candle using the red foil and a die to cut out a beautiful doily, she even used the extra cut out star pieces and glue them to the candle!
For more info check out her blog.
Now we have Steph Ackerman and a fun Christmas Canavs complete with a cut Reindeer and Sleigh from red and gold Rinea foil. For more info see her blog.
Next we have a couple of videos from Linda Israel filled with lots of fun ideas. One to decorate and make a fancy reindeer and the other to make a paper Christmas tree with green embossed Rinea foil.
We next have Nadine Carlier with a fun Christmas Canvas fill with lots of fun mists and texture, and to make those reindeer just shine she used Rinea foil in plain copper. Check out more on her blog here - http://myscrapnstuff.blogspot.com/2016/12/christmas-canvas.html
Now we Monica with a cute little Holiday Cookie box using rinea foil!!
Now that you have some amazing inspiration from our team to is time to make some projects of your own!!
Diane Agarwal - The passioneer behind bringing Rinea Foil, the unique crafting product from Germany, to you!