Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tutorial: Embossing Tin Foil

     I know some of us may not want to think about it, but Christmas is just around the corner.  If you're anything like me, you start late and then are so stressed out, the season's meaning is lost.  I have resolved that will not be me this year!  I love making gifts and cards for loved ones, and this year, I will start early, and enjoy every minute of it!
     Today's tutorial is for those of you who have an embossing machine or plates sitting around.  If you have one, you know how fun and easy it is to make something look really spohisticated in a matter of seconds.  The other day I had a brain storm about a common material we all have sitting around the house: tin foil.  It's the perfect way to add a little glitz to our Christmas cards and tags!  So here's what I did.

 I cut a piece of cardstock to be slightly smaller than my card.  I then roughly cut a piece of tin foil to cover the paper.  As you can see, the foil does not have to be perfect.

 This shows how I simply folded the tin foil over the cardstock.

 I placed my foil covered paper in a Cuttlebug embossing folder and ran it through my Cuttlebug.

 Look how great it turns out! 
The best part is that the embossed design will hold because the sturdy cardstock is supporting it.

Here is a simple card I made with my foil plate.  Merry Christmas, everyone!

Want to get handmade cards the easy way?  I have started stocking my Etsy shop, Dragonfly Papers with Christmas cards for every taste.  Check them out, and keep an eye out as I continue to add more designs!

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