Aluminum Foil Technique

Hello Friends,

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 Betsy's Blossoms Stamp Setadhere 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!

Have a wonderful day! Terry
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6 Responses to Aluminum Foil Technique

  1. Very neat technique. I’m sure it looks even better in real life. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Becky T says:

    Very pretty card and love how this technique has added to it. Will definitely give this a try. I see green paint is there also pink? This is a wow card!

  3. Terry Sudduth Duncan says:

    Thank you so much! It does look a lot better in real life. I used green acrylic paint, but you can buy it in almost any color. I’m sure it would be beautiful in pink!

  4. Kay says:

    Really like this technique, however would SU ink or even Stazon not work just as well?Going to play around with this idea this afternoon, needed some inspiration and I believe you have provided it for me. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Betty says:

    I love unique backgrounds! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Terry Sudduth Duncan says:

    Thank you so much!
    Kay, I wouldn’t want to use the StazOn Ink because I don’t think it would come off the embossing folder. As for Stampin’ Up! inks, they are water color and don’t stay on the aluminum…they wipe right off.

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