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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Sonja is on the blog today with an amazing double scrapbook layout filled with memories of her sweet dogs. She pairs Rinea Copper Glossy Foil with foiled paper by DCWV and they work wonderfully together!!
It is still hard to believe we don't have clip clops of puppy dog nails on the floors anymore. No more dog hair, puppy kisses, or wiggle butts running around the house.
While our girls have joined each other over the Rainbow Bridge in the last three years, I was still able to capture many happy moments that will last a life time on paper! For whatever reason, this months Stack-a-holic challenge from DCWV made me think of these photos from a few years ago. It was a match made in scrapbook heaven! Speaking of heaven made matches, I was able to use a lot of Rinea Copper Foil for this layout. It matched DCWV's 'Rose Quartz' stack perfectly.
Dakohta Maei was our white/brown boxer mix who we more often or not referred to as Moo-Moo. She passed away December 30th, 2013 at almost 9 1/2 years old. We had her literally from the day she was born. She was the only pup that I was able to witness be born from my brothers mama dog. She was our gentle giant who HATED water!
Seaka Raei was our brindle full bred boxer who was my birthday gift. We had her at 6 weeks old. She passed away October 2nd, 2016 at 10 years and 8 months old. I have yet to adjust to not seeing her in the window when we pull up in the driveway. She loved water!
Here is how I made this double layout.
1) To start with I was able to emboss the copper sheets of Rinea Foil with my Big Shot and a puppy dog paw embossing folder by Darice.
2) Cut a bunch or rectangles in the copper and black to adhere the photos to. Settings for these cuts are on copy paper, blade at a 1, and I find that thickness at 7 works just right for the copper.
3) I grabbed this gorgeous quartz cardstock from the DCWV stack and did the circles.
4) Measured and laid out the copper first. It just so happens that the full sheet the comes in the package was just the right fit for what I needed. Then I added the banner at the top of the copper.
One little thing I do when working on matching layouts is cut the objects in half before removing them from the mat. A simple line drawn down the middle in Silhouette Studio, aligned middle and center works great!
Now comes the fun part. Putting it together and adding all the special little touches! The rose and copper paired nicely
DCWV 'Rose Quartz' stack
Rinea Foil - Glossy Copper
Silhouette Cameo 3
Silhouette Studios Designers Edition
Silhouette Design Store boxer and circle files
Sizzix Big Shot
Darice embossing sleeve
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
Scotch ATG gun
AC Elements brads
Hello, crafty friends! Nadine here today sharing how I using the Blush Rinea Foil behind some butterfly chipboard pieces on a mixed media scrapbook layout. This is a super easy technique, that creates such a cool effect.
Below I put together a video showing how I created the butterflies.
Here are some close up photos of my finished layout. To watch the process video on how I created the layout click HERE.
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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