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


  1. Beautiful cards Path..Live each and every design.. especially the one with negative die cut Diya..foiling is simply amazing..Hugs xx Deepti

  2. Beautiful cards, Paru - love the foiling mixed with the embossing! Thank you for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!


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