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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Another Foil Card

I am having fun embossing with foil. Taking the picture of the embossed foil? Not quite as much fun! I have been using my Ott light when taking pictures for my blog and it is had to not get a huge glare. One of our final challenges for the Secret Sister exchange was to use something from around the house to create our card.  I used the TAC set Hat's Off and stamped it with brown Memento ink and then colored in the image with Prismacolor pencils and OMS. The emboss the foil, I use a large piece of foil folded into quarters to give it some extra strength and then put it inside the embossing folder, trim away the excess and then run it through the the Sizzix. Stamp from The Angel Company, Cuttlebug paisley embossing folder, flowers from Joilee's, card stock from DCWV, image colored with Prismacolor pencils.

***I do leave all the layers of foil when I put my card together. I have not had an issue with them separating. You can also use heavy duty foil, but I did not have any on hand.

18 comments:

Cindy said...

Boy, some people have all of the ideas!! I never would have thought of embossing foil! well done!!

Vicki said...

Beautiful card! Great job with the foil! I especially love the color combo! Blessings to you!

Stephanie said...

Gina - I love the look of the embossed foil. I never thought of that! Thanks for the tip of double folding to give it extra strength :)

Grace said...

Wow Gina... the embossed foil is gorgeous! Do you leave it several thicknesses when you attach to the card? I assume yes... all I can say is wow! Love it!

Gina said...

I do keep all the layers of foil. When you emboss them they are pretty together. I haven't had an issue with them separating.

Ann said...

Another fab card! And I know what you mean about the pics--ever try to take a photo of an acetate card? Yikes! ;)

Becky said...

This is lovely and so much fun to do, I use one sheet heavy foil, run it through my cuttle bug,

tmcc4 said...

Wow!! I want to try this!!! thank you for the inspiration!!! love the card..TFS
Mandy

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Great technique.......I haven't had a chance to try this yet but plan to........hopefully soon. TFS

The Mama Monkey said...

I love your foil cards and think this bg especially looks great with it!

Michelle Forrest aka transprntbutterfly said...

Beautiful card!

Scrapping Julie said...

cute cute cute, i love using foil. such an interesting look

Leslie said...

Wow! Love it!

Sara said...

Too cool, I have got to try this!

Michelle said...

this should be called.."fantastic foil"! its wonderful!TFS!

Crafty Creations said...

Terrific!!!!!! I just started using tinfoil too and I wrapped it around cardstock before embossing and it worked great!

Scrubbysue said...

WOW! this is fabulous! I love it!

Cr8ive ME said...

adorable card

M.E. aka CMCMaryD@SCS