Thursday, 28 June 2012

Embossing Tinfoil! A motorcycle card!

I love experimenting with techniques and products. I also love playing with everyday household items!! You may have seen on a previous blogpost i embossed tinfoil and used it on a card. My friend Jade saw this technique and it inspired her to create the card i want to share with you today, which we made at Jades recent craft class!!

Now i have to warn you - although effective - this card is fiddly and not necessarily a card for any perfectionist to attempt! The hardest part is neatly cutting the tinfoil, as it is very delicate, then you run it through the 'Big Shot' in this case using the 'Lattice Square Embossing Folder'. We layered this onto a 'Soft Suede' cardbase.

Next up we stamped the 'happy fathers day' sentiment from 'Teeny Tiny Wishes' (but you could of course use any of the other sentiments to suit the purpose of the card) and the 'it's your day' stamp from the 'Happiest Birthday Wishes' set, using 'Old Olive' ink onto 'Old Olive' card. We placed three silver 'Brads' along the edge and then glued this piece of card to the bottom of the card,

Finally we stamped the motorcycle image (using 'Early Espresso' ink) onto 'Whisper White' card, we coloured in the image using an 'Old Olive' 'Stampin Write Marker' and then cut this out using the 'Big Shot' using the 'Labels Collection Framelits Die' and then mounted it onto a bigger 'Label' cut from 'Old Olive' card.

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  1. Fabulous card! Tin foil is notoriously difficult but if you glue it to a piece of card first it makes it much easier to use. The best stuff to use is a sheet of Humungo (sp?!) double sided tape. Once you start playing there are loads of techniques with foil. Just a thought... I use the inside of coke cans a lot... just be careful when you cut them open!


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