Monday, 28 January 2008

Foiled again!

I’m a little late with the Daring Cardmakers dare this week but did manage to get my card finished last night and photographed this morning.

It was Jo’s turn to set the challenge for us:

My dare this week is 'Foiled!' -I would like you to utilise some plain old aluminium (aluminum for our friends across the pond!) foil from your kitchen :). You can scrunch it, die cut it, emboss it, ink it, coil it, cover chipboard - or anything else that you choose!






I decided to have a little go at Dry Embossing this time but to do this I needed quite thick foil so I started by folding my piece into four.
I used an outline Peel-Off as the stencil and embossed first from the front and then the back before colouring with my trusty Twinkling H2O’s.
The background was embossed using a Cuttlebug embossing folder (small bubbles) but I couldn’t do it through my machine because I didn’t want to go over the vase of flowers. Instead I laid my foil over the top of it and embossed by hand using an embossing tool.

The foil was then wrapped around a panel of card, edged with Gold marker pen and then I added some Pink velvet ric-rak to the corners before attaching it to the card with Gold Mini Brads. A strip of velvet ric-rak and a peel off greeting were added and a spot more Gold marker pen around the edges finished off the card.

8 comments:

Didde said...

Beautyful card! I love the way you have used the foil!

Birdbrain said...

Wow! Painting it is awesome!

Andrea, said...

Gorgeous card such a stunning effect

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow. Awesome.

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Wow - this is gorgeous!

Lythan said...

Cor Missus that is one OUTSTANDING card!

PaperBabe - Kim said...

Beautiful embossing the h2o's looks stunning, what a great way to use the foil.

Angelnorth said...

Well, I think that's the most stylish-looking peel off I've ever seen! Fantastic job Sue (and I'm amazed that people have got H2Os to stick to foil, I've never have thunk it!).