Monday, May 8, 2017

Tarnished Foil Masculine Cards

Recently I was asked to demonstrate the tarnished foil technique for my up line's team so I created one card using the Woodland Embossing Folder as a sample and made it a Father's Day card. Then I prepared the card base and materials for a second card for the demonstration but only finished the tarnished foil part, so when my hubby and I celebrated our 39th Anniversary this past weekend (Wow! That makes me sound so old!), I used the pieces to make an anniversary card for him. Both cards are great masculine designs and this is a technique that lends itself well to cards for guys, but that depends on the finishing of the card. It would be easy to make this same design feminine as well.

Let me go through the technique again with you:

  • You cover a piece of cardstock the size you want the panel, with aluminum foil. To do that lay the cardstock piece down on the flat (not shiny) side of the foil and add adhesive to the back of the cardstock around the edges. Fold the foil over the edges of the cardstock and catch it on the adhesive, keeping it as taut as possible without ripping it. Fold in the corners so they don't show.
  • Rub the front of the foil with StazOn or Archival Basic Black ink. Then, using a piece of copy paper as a shield to protect your embossing folder from the ink, put the foil in an embossing folder, in this case, Woodland Embossing Folder, and run it through the Big Shot. Pay careful attention to whether you want your foil embossed or debossed and put it in accordingly, because you can't just flip the foil piece over.
  • Add Versamark ink, either straight from the ink pad if you have a smaller, busier embossing pattern, or using texture stamps if there are a lots of blank spaces in your embossing. I used Timeless Textures stamps for this. The reason is that if you use just the ink pad for an embossing folder pattern with lots of blank space in it, you will get a lot of straight edges from the edge of the pad showing, which doesn't look great on the final project. If this happens anyway, you can use your finger to brush away some of the powder to take away the straight-edged look. Add Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder and heat set it. The Heat Tool works very quickly on the aluminum foil.

*New product from the 2017-18 Annual Catalogue, available on June 1.

Deadline Approaching for Registration for One Day Craft Crop to Aid Refugees

I am sponsoring a fundraising 1 Day Crop/Retreat in the bright, spacious lobby of our church on Saturday, May 27.

It goes from 9 am to 9 pm and Lunch and Supper are provided. There will be a goody bag for each participant as well as door prizes and make & takes and challenges! The cost is $50. The proceeds will go to the Refugee Resettlement Fund. If you are interested, here is the Facebook Link to the event.

The deadline for registration is Saturday, May 13.

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.

Product List

!/4" Copper Trim*, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack*

*New product from the 2017-18 Annual Catalogue, available on June 1.

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