Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Diwali cards using Craftangles foils

I have been addicted to foiling ever since Craftangles has released their brilliant foils!
Here are some Diwali cards and tags that I have made using these foils.

To make the shaker tag below, I have heat embossed the Ganesh image with clear embossing powder before using the gold foil.
After many trials, I found that I must ensure that the clear embossing powder is even and not splotchy. Only then does it get covered evenly with the foil, when put through the laminator.

There has been a lot of discussion about the way to apply the foil. I have achieved best results by putting the laser printed image or heat embossed image through a laminator, along with the foil.

I created another Shaker tag using playing card die cuts as shaker elements. For the background, I heat embossed and foiled the fireworks and Diwali sentiment 
from Craftangles Happy diwali stamp set.

For this card, I die cut the beautiful diwali sentiment from Diecuts and more,  from a sheet of black toner paper...which is nothing more than a sheet of black that I printed out on my laser printer.
I then used the Craftangles copper foil which covered this die cut so beautifully.
I diecut the same sentiment from a background panel and then dry embossed the panel with paisleys.
Finally I inlaid the diecut to complete the  simple card.
I finished it off by adding a few Craftangles clear sequins.

This card below, is by far my favourite!
I die cut this beautiful diya from Diecuts and more from toner paper and then used the Craftangles rainbow foil to cover it.
Once done, I diecut a piece of white fun foam with the same die and used it to pop up the diya on the dry embossed background.

Here, I used the negative piece of the rainbow foil that I used above to create another diya.
For this diya, I first clear heat embossed a piece of paper and then run it with the negative foil piece  through the laminator. Once done, I trimmed the diya  and popped it up on the dry embossed Craftangles sapphire blue card background with some foam tape.
I finished both the cards with some Craftangles clear sequins.

I hope I have inspired you to try out some foils  and have some fun!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Paru Mahtani
Paru's Perceptions

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

New Craftangles stamps and foils

This month's DT pack from Craftangles was filled with amazing goodies!!
Here is what I made using the newly released Craftangles stamp sets ('Mermaid kisses', 'Girl in the rain' and 'Everyday sentiments')and the absolutely amazing Craftangles foil!!!

To make these cards I created a base panel by smooshing some Tim Holtz and Artistry distress ink and embossing some swirls.
I watercolored and fussy cut the mermaid image and popped it up with double sided foam tape.

To make these cards, I used the laser printed panels that were included to use the newly released Craftangles foils.
I then matted the panel using the fabulous Craftangles coloured cardstock and sequins.

For the final card, I used a Winnie and Walter free download to foil the background using Craftangles purple foil. 
I also die cut the word hugs using the Winnie and Walter die, out of a sheet of laser printed black sheet or toner paper.
I then ran this die cut and foil through the laminator to foil the die cut.
I matted the sunflower panel (Craftangles 'Every sentiments' stamp set) on a piece of Craftangles green cardstock which I dry embossed using a Darice embossing folder.
I then popped up the panel using funfoam.

I really enjoyed making these cards for this post!
I hope I have inspired you to try out these fabulous products.
Here is a fabulous video on how you can use foil on your projects!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!
Paru Mahtani
Paru's Perceptions