Diwali cards with foil.

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.
Diwali cards with foil. 1

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.

Diwali cards with foil. 2
For this card, I die cut the sentiment 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.
Diwali cards with foil. 3
This card below, is by far my favourite!
I die cut this beautiful diya 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.

Diwali cards with foil. 4
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.
Diwali cards with foil. 5
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
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Paru Mahtani

Based out of Mumbai, India, she is a stay at home mom, a passionate card maker and a photography enthusiast who regularly showcases her work at Kala Ghoda Art Festival in Mumbai

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