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Thursday, November 17, 2016
Recently I was gifted with some specialty foils from Germany called Rinea foils.
Let me just start off by telling you that these foils are amazing! They are thin, but not so thin that they tear easily. They have more of a paper quality that can be cut with decorative and regular scissors, or die cut. The foils can also be embossed by hand or with a machine.
My inspiration for these cards came from my love of Iris folding. Only with these foils, there is no need to "fold" as foil is so perfect as is!
- Rinea Foils
- A printed Iris folding pattern (free online).
- Prepared blank cards plus extra cardstock for inside of card.
- Clear tape, double sided tape and some removable tape (painters tape).
- A pencil and glitter gel pens
1. Print out your pattern to be smaller than the front of your card.
2. Center the pattern and trace the outline with a pencil, pressing into the card.
3. Reinforce the trace with a pencil and carefully cut the circle out. You can now use the circle or whatever shape you decide on, to trace for more than one card.
5. Place the pattern over the top of your card so the design peeks through the hole. Hold it in place with one piece of removable tape- this will act as a 'hinge' to check your progress.
7. Open your card so the pattern is showing through the outside of the card.
You can now start adding your foils.
- Cut strips of foil so that it is a little longer than the opening.
- Line up a strip of foil with the inside edge of the area labeled with a "1"
- Tape both ends of the strip of foil face down to the card as shown- the backside of the purple foil is gold.
- Repeat with your next color foil for #2.
- Occasionally close your card to check your progress, lifting the pattern back on its 'tape' hinge.
- Continue on with the 3rd foil for #3.
- Before you add your center foil, use any leftover tape strips to secure loose edges of the other foils.
- Add the center piece with full strips of tape.
- Place long strips of the double sided tape over the foil and at the edges of the card. Affix your extra cardstock in place to hide your work.
- Close your card and remove the pattern. Add any additional foil shapes with adhesive and accent the card with your gel pens.
After I completed the bottom card, I used a dull pencil to draw some designs into the foil.
Thanks for coming by! I hope you liked my cards as much as I enjoyed making them!
Be sure to visit The Designer Crafts Connection blog to see more foil creations.
Then enter for a chance to win an amazing prize pack of 20 sheets of Rinea foil to play with!
Friday, November 4, 2016
Sunday, October 23, 2016
I knew it needed to be lightweight and cheap. Intrigued?
Here's what you'll need to make one for your self:
- Empty plastic containers.
- A wire hanger.
- Grocery bag.
- White garbage bags
- Tape, clear and white duct tape.
- Silver floral wire
- Spider webbing and spooky spiders.
2. Fill a grocery bag with crumpled up newspaper to make a head shape.
3. Bend your wire hanger to make the upper arms. Fill that part of the body with crumpled newspaper. Use the tape to hold all in place and attach the head.
4. Tape your body together from head to toe. Then carefully flip over and tape again. If desired, cover any labels with the white tape.
5. Cut up your white trash bags and cover your body, using the clear tape this time.
6. Open up and expand your spider webbing. Roll the body in the web, securing to the body with clear tape, here and there.
7. Save some web to make a thin rope, by not opening it up you'll have enough to bind the neck and the ankles.
I hung my body on the side of my house from wire. I attached the wire from my gate, along the wall to a hook that was holding lights around my garage. From that same wire I was able to secure my giant spider. Then I added more webbing and extra spiders.
On Halloween I'll shine a orange and green projection light onto this for a extra spooky effect!
Thanks for coming by, Happy Halloween!