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Old 01-17-2013, 09:21 AM   #1
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Question Techniques with aluminum foil?

I know there are techniques with wax paper, but what about aluminum foil--anything?
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It's beautiful adhered to cardstock and then embossed Toadstools by jray - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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What Lydia said. You can also then colour it with alcohol inks (I guess Copic refills would work too), or permanent inks like Stazon are good for adding a bit of colour. It's great for masculine cards! We did it as a TLC a few years back; here's a link to the gallery for some inspiration for you .
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As Sabrina says, it's fun coloured with alcohol inks or markers (I've attached a pic of a card I made some years ago for a "use foil" challenge!).

You can lay it over die cut shapes or lettering and burnish round the raised shape for a relief metal look. The attached example was actually done with foil tape but a strip of regular foil would do the same thing.
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Lay a design of hot glue on cardstock or chipboard and burnish foil over it. Color as desired.
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I love foil on cards! Here's a Christmas card I made this year:

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Love these ideas. Here's mine using an embossing folder and Cuttlebug.
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Do you glue the foil to a piece of card stock before layering to keep it from getting scrunched up or flattened out? Maybe that's a dumb question or I'm over thinking this 8~).TIA
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Do you glue the foil to a piece of card stock before layering to keep it from getting scrunched up or flattened out? Maybe that's a dumb question or I'm over thinking this 8~).TIA
I suppose you could adhere it to card stock with a Xyron, but I use heavy duty foil, so it does well on its own. HTH
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Do you glue the foil to a piece of card stock before layering to keep it from getting scrunched up or flattened out? Maybe that's a dumb question or I'm over thinking this 8~).TIA
I do - I'm using lightweight kitchen foil.
Well, I don't actually glue it. I cut my piece of card to size, and the foil slightly larger so that I can fold it over the card, and I just tape it at the back. I'd be worried about the edges tearing or snagging if I just had it stuck on top of a piece of card.
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I use cheap "heavy duty" foil, three layers, it holds the design beautifully!
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Thanks for the advice! Everybody seems to have found their own way.
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