Thursday, April 12, 2012

Aluminum Foil Background

Hi Everybody!
There are all kinds of household items that can be used on a card to really jazz it up.  Yesterday I made a card using aluminum foil.  If you've never used it on a card, you'll be so amazed at how easy it is to use.  You need heavy duty foil and just run it through your die cut machine in an embossing folder.  Simple as that!  I think this will be very pretty to use on Christmas cards too.

I made the one card for two challenges.  The aluminum foil challenge is on Stamp TV and the color challenge is on the Outlawz.  Here is the card I made combining the two.

I apologize for the quality of the photo.  I need to work on that.  :)  I just ran the foil through my Big Shot in a Happy Birthday cuttlebug embossing folder.  I can't believe how pretty and straightened out it looks after being run through.  Just be careful with it because it will tear easily.  I had to use a light green, an orange and a darker orange color for the color challenge.

I hope you'll try to use foil on your cards.  On a previous blog, I distressed some newspaper.  Next I'm going to use wax paper so stay tuned.

I hope you have a Terrific Thursday!  Thanks for stopping by and please come back tomorrow!


930apples said...

that's a cute and different card. you are right, that is an execellent idea for Christmas!
Go Gina!!!!!!!!!

Aidyl Ewoh said...

That is such an amazing idea! How did you get that idea?

Michele from MS said...

How cool is that! I will certainly try this technique! TFS!!

LM said...

I have a beautiful large stamp with mermaids on it. I'm wondering if I could use foil as a background and also if Sharpie colored permanent markers will work on the foil? I don't have any embossing templates but maybe I can scrounge up a household item to use as a template.

LM said...

The sharpies look good on the foil, but you have to allow time to let the ink dry. The same will most probably be true for the stamp ink if I decide to try to stamp directly on the foil instead of using the foil for background. Thanks so much for this really interesting idea!

Suzy Que said...

It looks great, but wouldn't all the embossing get flattened or at least messed up if you mailed the card? I've heard of using adhesive to attach the foil to some cardstock first and then embossing, but I've never heard of just embossing even the heavy duty foil and using it that way. Would love to know if it really holds up when done this way.