Hi stampers! Its time for Technique Tuesday, but on a Wednesday this week! I meant to post yesterday but got busy and wasn't able to, but I'm here today! This weeks technique is super simple and gives a great look to any type of card!
Who would have thought that using aluminum foil (the same stuff you use in your kitchen) could create such a great background when textured using an embossing folder? This is a cheap, easy, quick and wonderful way to add a different element to your card and works great with masculine cards as well.
To start, you need a piece of cardstock 5 inches by 3.75 inches. This can be any color cardstock (a GREAT way to use scrap paper or a color you may not love) since the cardstock will be covered with foil. Cut a piece of foil bigger than your cardstock. Make sure to give yourself enough space around the edges. I like to make sure that the shiny side is up so that when I emboss, it will be embossing on the dull side as to not overpower the card.
Next, take ordinary scotch tape and fold each side over the cardstock like you are wrapping a present!
Once you have your paper fully 'wrapped' place into an embossing folder with the exposed cardstock facing down and foil side up. I used the Spider Web embossing folder since I made a halloween card.
Doesn't that look awesome! Now all you need to do is attach to a card base, embellish and you have a great card!
Supplies Used (all items from Stampin' Up! except for foil):
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black
Specialty Paper: Howlstooth Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Aluminum Foil, Spider Web embossing folder, Apothecary Accents Framelits
Ink: Basic Gray, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
Stamp Sets: Delightful Dozen