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Rainbows and Foil!

Rainbows and Foil!

Hello! Thanks for stopping by! Today, I wanted to use some of the products from the Radiant Rainbow Inspiration Box to make a colorful, shiny card for a friend. 

Do you love to foil? I do! And you can use the printed panels and the conversation clippings with foil to add some shine to your projects. Another way to step up these panels is to do some ink blending or coloring on them as well as adding the foil. For this card, I ink blended a rainbow of colors over the panel and then used Silver DecoFoil to add the shine!


 I started with this spiral background panel from the Inspiration Box and picked out a rainbow of ink colors, I love to use Distress Inks when ink blending, and this cardstock that these panels are printed on is super smooth and perfect for ink blending!

I started in the upper left corner with the red and then just went diagonally down the panel with each color. I did go back over where the colors met with my brushes just to help soften the transition. 

I let the ink dry for a couple minutes before proceeding with the next step, which is the FOILING! I. LOVE. FOIL.

I have a Mini machine that I use when foiling, but you can also use a laminator - just make sure you let is get nice and hot before sending your panel through. I used the DecoFoil Silver foil.

Make sure you use the carrier sheet or parchment paper to sandwich your panel and foil in - and you want the pretty side of the foil facing up, with your panel beneath it.

...and then the reveal......

AHHHHH! This is why I love foil. Look at that shine! Who wouldn't love a card with foil on it?

To finish this card, I embossed a rainbow from the new Radiant Rainbow stamp set with Sterling embossing powder on black cardstock and used the coordinating die to cut it out. I used the black easy tab foam dots to adhere the rainbow over the center of the spiral. I also added a couple conversation clippings that I just used my paper trimmer to cut out. You can also foil these, but I left them black for this card to go along with the black Cardstock rainbow die cut. 


I'd love to see all your foiling and colorful projects! Tag me on Instagram:

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