I just returned from a trip to Gettysburg, PA. My 14 year old grandson is a Civil War
Reenactor, so I was up there to see him in the 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Reenactment. We had lots of fun and he was awesome!
I want to share a card with you using aluminum foil. I’ve done cards using the foil in the past, but this time I used some Adirondack Acrylic Paint t add some color to it. You need to adhere the aluminum foil to a piece of card stock with the Glue Stick to make it stronger. Then, I first applied the paint to my embossing folder and then ran it through the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine. (It is important to clean your embossing folder right away!) I wrapped a piece of Daffodil Delight Seam Binding around and taped on the back of the panel and then adhered it to an Olive Green Card Front. Next, I stamped a piece of Whisper White Card Stock with the flower from the Betsy’s Blossoms Stamp Set in Primrose Petals Ink and ran it through the Big Shot with the oval from the Designer Frames Embossing Folders. I tore around this piece of card stock. Before I added it to the card front, I placed half of a piece of Whisper White Card Stock that was stamped with the big flower from Betsy’s Blooms and cut out with the Decorative Label Punch behind it. Then, this piece was adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added one of the silver designer Brads from the Spring Catalog to the bottom of the oval die-cut and a stamped butterfly from the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set that was cut out with the Bitty Butterfly Punch to the top of it.
I really like this aluminum foil technique and it’s a lot less expensive than buying the metal pieces. (I go to the Dollar Tree and buy a whole roll for $1.00!) If you have not tried this technique, you should!