Foiling with a die

Hi crafters. I have a card for a few challenges. The technique is based on the current CAS mix up challenge which is embossing with dies. When you use a Hotfoil machine it also impresses into the paper, so I decided to hotfoil and get embossing and foil at the same time. The background is a watercolour look pattern paper. I hotfoiled the Technique Tuesday Mandala Maker die onto the paper with silver iridescent foil. At the same time I foiled a sentiment from the Spellbinders Holiday Sentiments 2 glimmer plates. You can vary the number of shims to get the right result. The glimmer plates are thicker than normal dies, so the debossing is deeper on the sentiment than the mandala. You can see the debossing a bit in the next photo.

I added a few gems plus some 3rd and 4th generation stamping of some wood block snowflakes from Inkadinkado.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:

CAS mix up challenge for September:

I was going to say foil for my choice but it isn’t there. The background is ombré, does that count?
Time Out Challenge #169: Season

I’ve gone for holiday season.

Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Stamp it in Stamptember.

Thanks for visiting,



  • sandie

    Wow this is a stunner. I don’t know much about the technique but I do know that I love the soft yet stunning finish of this card and I bet IRL is looks even more amazing. Love how the sentiment is built up too.

  • Hilary

    This is stunning, you are making me want to invest in a hot foiling system. I love the effect. The stamped snowflakes are a lovely finishing touch. Thanks for joining us at CAS mix up this month xx

  • Joanna Manna

    Amazing foiling with this technique, love the richness and elegance of this card. The rhinestones were the perfect embellishment, truly a CAS design.
    Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

  • Bonnie

    Your double embossing is gorgeous with that blue watercolor look background! Love the subtle stamping of the snowflakes! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  • Loll

    Gorgeous card Christine!! I LOVE the embossed and foiled mandela … it’s so beautiful! And the sentiment looks amazing too. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!