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Lynn in St. Louis 09-28-2009 01:46 AM

TLC240 - Foil Embossing {9/28/09}
This is going to be a fun and easy - and I do mean easy - technique today. It's called foil embossing and the supplies that you will need for this project are:

* Aluminium foil (my Mom used to call it tin foil, but I don't think they put in it) and should be found in any well stocked kitchen. You can crinkle it, hurts to chew on (the thought makes me cringe) and can even be made into a hat to ward off alien mind probes, but today we aren't going to do any of those things with it.
* Embossing folder or plate
* Some sort of embossing machine (Wizard, Cuttlebug, Big Shot, and I've even heard of people using a rolling pin, although I've never tried it)
* Cardstock
* Tape
* Alcohol inks (totally optional)

First you will need to decide on the size of the piece that you wish to emboss and cut your cardstock to that size. It's best to decide first so that you don't have to cut it down after the fact.

Wrap aluminium foil around your piece of cardstock, wrapping around the edges, securing the edges on the backside with tape. If you wish at this point, you can dab on alcohol inks to color your foil, or leave it the way it is for a silver look.

Run this through your Big Shot, Wizard, Cuttlebug or however you choose to use your embossing folder or plate.

Remove this piece and attach to your project.

NOTE: The reason behind using the cardstock as a base for your aluminium foil is to serve as a form so that when you mail your card, it won't be "smashed" in the mail.

Now just complete your card as desired.

To see my sample, CLICK HERE.

To view the gallery of foil projects, CLICK HERE.

Don't forget to add you keyword of TLC240 (no spaces)

Hint for next week: No out-of-the-ordinary supplies will be needed.

franb63 09-28-2009 01:57 AM

What a great challenge Lyn, I cant wait to see what everyone comes up with.

Vicky Gould 09-28-2009 02:00 AM

What a fun, easy technique this is gonna be. Thanks, Lynn

bensarmom 09-28-2009 02:42 AM

Sounds great Lynn, gotta work today so I'll have to play later.

Melissa41 09-28-2009 02:46 AM

Gorgeous card Lynn, hope I can play after work!

NANCYRUTH 09-28-2009 02:57 AM

thanks Lynn, Looks like fun! I will play when I get home from my Mom's!

kylieB 09-28-2009 02:59 AM

Oh wow LOVE this!

pbsmom 09-28-2009 03:01 AM

Can't wait for work to be over to try this too.
And, Lynn my Mom always called it tin foil too - your comment made me smile early on a Monday morning :)

Margy 09-28-2009 03:16 AM

What a beautiful card! I'll have to try this today.

n5stamper 09-28-2009 03:22 AM


okstamper 09-28-2009 03:29 AM

What a fun challenge...hoping I get to play today. Still feeling itcky!

Lynn in St. Louis 09-28-2009 03:30 AM

I'm sorry to hear you're not feeling that great...get some rest and feel better soon!


Originally Posted by okstamper (Post 15220179)
What a fun challenge...hoping I get to play today. Still feeling itcky!

markie's mom 09-28-2009 03:48 AM

Interesting technique! I'll be trying it again some day!

Here's today's submisssion

lacyquilter 09-28-2009 03:52 AM

Awesome technique. Thanks, Lynn.

DawnL 09-28-2009 03:56 AM

fun Lynn...thanks

BobbiesGirl 09-28-2009 04:07 AM

Oh, good. This sounds easy enough for even me. Thank you. Lynn.

Cook22 09-28-2009 04:18 AM

I was hoping the totally optional alcohol inks were part of it - when I remembered to check before work this morning to see what supplies we needed, I had an idea it would be this, and I was thinking how great it is to have this challenge to push me into trying thinigs that I think look great but wouldn't otherwise get round to trying. Back soon - thanks, Lynn :D.

bspinks 09-28-2009 04:22 AM

TLC240 Foil Embossed Lace Tree
HERE is my foil embossed Lace Tree. I think if I do anymore using foil I will adhere the foil to the front side of the card base as well as the back side. It looks a little "poofy" in places, lol! Fun technique, Lynn...thanks for the challenge to get my mojo going this morning.

TreasureOiler 09-28-2009 04:51 AM

Sounds interesting! I hope to find time to try this before heading to work today! Thanks Lynn!

stampkinz 09-28-2009 04:56 AM

I call it tin foil, too! And you forgot using it to make braces for your teeth!

Lynn in St. Louis 09-28-2009 04:57 AM

That makes my teeth hurt just thinking about that!!! *cringes*


Originally Posted by stampkinz (Post 15220599)
I call it tin foil, too! And you forgot using it to make braces for your teeth!

Bailmac 09-28-2009 05:01 AM

HAHA....my mom called it tin foil too! My neighbor CAN'T say it she says....alu ni mum!!!

Lynn in St. Louis 09-28-2009 05:10 AM

I'm waiting for someone here to make a "tin foil" hat and take a picture for their avatar....:mrgreen:

jdmommy 09-28-2009 05:22 AM

here is mine

Shadow's Mom 09-28-2009 05:25 AM

Thanks Lynn! Another great technique!

Here's my Friendly Foil.

stampingwriter 09-28-2009 05:46 AM

This was a fun one. Here's my card.

RobinRingtail 09-28-2009 05:47 AM

This was fun, easy, and not too messy! Here's my card:


Vicky Gould 09-28-2009 05:52 AM

I love the results of this technique - thanks, Lynn!!! Here's my


Thanks for looking and/or commenting. Hope your day is full of sunshine!:-D

fishymom 09-28-2009 06:19 AM

This was a fun challenge! Here is my card, Dazzling Razzleberry.

okstamper 09-28-2009 06:19 AM

Maybe I'll get time to play after I come home from the doctors...I cant wait to see what everyone comes up with.

jafields76 09-28-2009 06:23 AM

Great challenge Lynn! I need to make a run to the store though as I just ran out of foil! ;)

Cook22 09-28-2009 06:25 AM

I had fun with this :D
In the Swim of Things

Annie's Pantry 09-28-2009 06:45 AM

great challenge!

Biggan 09-28-2009 07:06 AM

Thanks for another great technique! Here´s mine;




jandjccc 09-28-2009 07:12 AM

Love this technique.

Barbarar20 09-28-2009 07:21 AM

Foil Embossed Christmas
Here's mine! This is a really fun technique.Thanks for sharing it.

Toy 09-28-2009 07:56 AM

Super fun technique, Lynn :) Thanks!

Here is mine:

~ Foiled Christmas ~


jafields76 09-28-2009 08:05 AM

I actually found two small pieces of foil to use! ;)

Have Yourself a Merry Christmas

franb63 09-28-2009 08:08 AM

*raises hand* I've a question.. alcohol inks? because it adheres & dries to the foil??

Lynn in St. Louis 09-28-2009 08:12 AM

Yes, that is correct. Dye based inks would never dry. If you don't have alcohol inks, you could color with a sharpie...those work too.


Originally Posted by franb63 (Post 15221930)
*raises hand* I've a question.. alcohol inks? because it adheres & dries to the foil??

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