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Beauty shot of the finished card

Rinea Embossed Card “Love” featuring Foiled Paper Tech

Rinea Foiled Paper Embossing: One of my favourite techniques with Rinea paper is combining Rinea Ghost Ink with embossing folders. The play of light across the surface combined with the texture of Ghost Ink just makes for an interesting card.

This is our first official blog post as part of Natalie’s DT role with Rinea. Natalie is excited to be bringing to you some techniques that are unique to this material over the coming months. You’ll be able to see her projects regularly on Rinea’s blog, YouTube channel and their social media. In addition to this, you’ll also be seeing her on Hochanda showcasing Rinea’s products.

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Love Embossed Card: What you will need:


  1. Create the background from Blush Starstruck foiled paper. First, cut your background using a heart themed die using a die cutting machine; the die shown below is by Crafter’s Companion is discontinued. Then, if your panel doesn’t already have an aperture, you can add one by using a basic oval die or template. Alternatively, add an aperture with an electronic cutter, in order to complete the cutting on your background panel.
    Don’t have a die like this?
    If you don’t have a suitable die for this background, use an electronic cutter instead. use that to create a personalised embossing folder instead using this technique.
  2. If your die is designed for it, run the heart themed die and foiled paper through your die cutting machine again with the die embossing sandwich. This will add texture to your backing piece(s); remove it carefully from the die to prevent warping or flattening the design.
    The photo next shows the background panel adhered to the front of the 7×5″ card blank.

    Adhering the blush background: showing the texture of the embossing
  3. Cut a strip from the Ruby/Gold glossy paper measuring approximately 1½” wide. Use this strip in a border embossing folder to emboss hearts (the one I used is from Tattered Lace). As my border folder was much narrower than the strip, I alternated which way the pattern embossed across the strip.

    Photo showing the reverse of the embossed Ruby strip with alternate embossing/debossing.

    The photo above shows the reverse of the embossed Ruby/Gold strip with alternate embossing/debossing. On the debossed section, swipe the embossing folder with Ghost Ink before running it through the machine to pick up just the edges of the debossed hearts as shown in the sample.
  4. Then, swipe across the embossed Ruby/Gold strip with the Ghost Ink pad; this will mean some colour will transfer to your pad, but this is fine and doesn’t affect his the pad works. Gently buff the ink away after 20 seconds or so. Repeat, if required, so the removed areas show clearly.
    Photo showing Ghost Ink applied to the Ruby strip
    The photo above shows the strip, already trimmed, and adhered to the front of the card blank.
  5. Design your love sentiment in your cutter’s design software and cut from Fuchsia Starstruck foiled paper. I then used offset in my design software to create an outline and welded it to an oval. Cut this file from the same stock as the 7×5″ card blank. Alternatively, you can use a die for the text and design the offset by hand.
  6. Fix background pieces with strong PVA glue; I would recommend a quick grab adhesive for this, in order to prevent slipping between layers; pieces should be laid out as shown in the above photographs.
  7. Glue the panel layers together with strong PVA glue; “pop out” the panel with transparent 3D foam in order to give depth and contrast. This then gives a home for the flowers to slot in from the latter stages of the project. Clear 3D Foam is ultra sticky (think the 3D version of red liner tape), so non-stick scissors are a must.
    Photo showing the clear 3D foam with the backing removed
    Photo showing the clear 3D foam with the backing removed.
  8. Finally, to finish off the card, I used a rolled flower cut file and cut it from the Starstruck finishes of the Ruby, Fuchsia and Blush. Then, I rolled these using a quilling tool before fixing them to the card using a hot glue gun.
    Rolled flower cutting file with the fuchsia starstruck foiled paper
    Rolled flower cutting file with the Fuchsia Starstruck foiled paper.
    To the flowers, then I added twists in the Ruby/Gold gloss by wrapping thin strips around a bamboo skewer. This adds a quick twiddly detail without adding another process to your card design.
  9. Adhere these to the front of your card using a hot glue gun in order to complete your card.
The finished card

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