Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here with a new project to share. Winter has gone on far too long and I've started to create Spring projects. I have been having fun with Rinea Foils and this month I created an Easter project.
I painted the edges of my panel with Tattered Angels paint. Since Easter is all about bunnies and Easter eggs, I die cut the bunny from my Cricut Expression and just added a wiggly eye and fuzzy tail.
The Easter eggs were really fun to create. I used an Easter egg punch to punch the Easter eggs from assorted Embossed Foils - Blue, Purple and Hot Pink. I stamped assorted designs on Glossy Silver Foil and heat embossed them. Heat embossing turns out beautifully on the foils, just be careful not to overheat.
I created grass using the Glossy Green/Gold Foil. I simply cut a 1" strip of foil, cut into it randomly, then rolled the cut edges over giving the illusion of grass. I adhered this to the bottom of my panel, then I placed the eggs in the corner under the grass.
The base eggs were adhered to the panel using Beacon Adhesive. I placed foam adhesives under the top eggs for dimension. I also added several gems to the pink egg.
Happy Easter was die cut from Hot Pink Embossed Foil with Sizzix dies.
Rinea Foils can be easily die cut and punched. I have been able to punch 4 layers of foils and still have a perfect image. The cuts are always clean and crisp.
What do you think? Isn't this a sweet Easter project?
Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with a Valentine's Day project using Rinea Foils. Valentine's Day is only a few days away and this card and matching gift bag make a wonderful statement for someone special.
I have this amazing Spellbinders die that is perfect for Valentine's Day creations. Once I die cut Glossy Red/Gold Foil, I had this lovely die cut image. As I looked at the image, I realized I wanted to fill in all the details with another foil so I used Embossed Silver Foil and die cut the image again. Then I rebuilt the design with both colors.
Next, I used an assortment of stamps from Joy Clair to create my backgrounds.
I die cut the heart into a circular shape and inked the edges before matting with a larger red cardstock circle. This was then added to a large doily that formed the backdrop of my projects.
Repeating this process I created a coordinating card.
For added dimension, I placed assorted dew drops around the hearts.
Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with a snowman canvas using Rinea Foils in a variety of ways.
Rinea Foils - Glossy Silver Foil; Embossed-Blue, Light Blue
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Joy Clair Stamps
EK Success Punches
Whisker Graphics Twine
I began by spritzing a canvas panel with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. Once dry, I stamped an assortment of snowflakes from Joy Clair Stamps about the panel.
Next, I used my Cricut Expression to die cut a snowman from Glossy Silver Foil. I used a pressure setting of medium and a cutting speed of high. Other than the tiny edges of the scarf, the foil cut beautifully. Plus, I used an older mat that was not too sticky. The foils easily came off the mat. I find that a mat that is too sticky does not allow the foils to be easily released.
I die cut a snowman from black cardstock to use as the base, then adhered the silver foil pieces on top. To finish I also die cut a blue hat and scarf.
Using a border punch, I punched 2 layers of "snow drips" from 2 colors of Embossed Blue and Embossed Light Blue Foils. After adhering the Blue Foil to the canvas, I used foam adhesives to adhere the Light Blue Foil on top. The foil cut easily with the intricate punch!
Next, I used a smaller punch and die cut snowflakes from the Glossy Silver Foil. Again, the foil cut easily and without a problem. Finally, I die cut winter using Sizzix dies with the Blue Foil. Again, I had absolutely no issues die cutting. I even die cut additional dots from the "i" to use as the snowman's buttons.
To finish I punched two holes in the top and added twine for the hanger.
I used an assortment of tools with these foils and love how they all worked with the foils.
Thanks for stopping by today.
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!!
Steph Ackerman makes her debut on the Rinea blog with an amazing Christmas banner perfect for any mantle, side table, front door, or even your stairs!! The pops of Rinea foil just make it all come to life!!
Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with my first post as a member of the Rinea Design Team.
I have been experimenting with these foils and unlike some foils I have used, these foils are quite sturdy and retain their shape no matter what you do with them - fold them, bend them, emboss them and more. Imported from Germany, the foils are made of paper surrounded by 2 layers of colored aluminum foil so there is a nice weight to them.
As we are on our way towards Christmas, I created a banner with ornaments and poinsettias created from assorted color of Rinea Foils.
Rinea Foils - Glossy Plain-Red/Green; Embossed-Red, Green, Silver, Copper
Whisker Graphics Twine
Cardstock and pattern paper was cut to create the banner pieces then adhered together with brads. Using Spellbinders dies, I die cut the large ornaments from black cardstock, then used the next sized die to cut ornaments from Red, Silver and Copper Foils. Coordinating twine was tied around the foil ornaments and the foil layer was adhered to the cardstock layer with foam adhesives for dimension.
Using my Cricut, I die cut JOY from Green Embossed Foil. As you can see, the first "J" I cut tore while die cutting. I usually have my speed and pressure settings at maximum, but found it to be too fast to cut the foil. I die cut the "O" at medium speed and pressure and, while it did cut better, I found it too slow and it dragged the foil a bit. I then cut the "Y" at high speed and pressure which cut the best as did the last "J". The other 2 "J"s did not cut well as I did not clean my mat completely before cutting. (Lesson learned!)
Using Red and Green Embossed Foils, I die cut and embossed the poinsettias using Spellbinders dies. The foil cut really well and embossed beautifully. A dollop of glitter glue was added to the center of the poinsettias.
The ornaments were added to the banner using clothes pins which were clipped to the tops of the banner. Smaller poinsettias were glued to the clothes pins and a dollop of glitter glue was added to the center of each.
To finish, I tied some jute to the ends so I could hang the banner.
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