Sunday, September 13, 2009

Card Contest




Two of my yahoo groups are having a contest for a December holiday theme!  I chose to do this ornament card and envelope.  I used:

  • Card base & envelope – Cricut Wild Card page 74
  • Red canvas texture cardstock
  • Tree – colored with YG17 Copic
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Sizzix embossing folder – Wedding Set #2
  • Ribbon – from my stash
  • VersaMagic Dew Drop Chalk Ink for a weathered look
  • Bling on embossed surface – Icicle Stickles

Aluminum foil technique (in case you haven’t seen this done!):

Take your desired piece of cardstock and run it through your Xyron.  The cardstock I used was Georgia Pacific 110 lb cardstock.  Once you’ve run it through your Xyron, burnish the Xyron side to make sure the adhesive is adhered well to your cardstock.  Remove the Xyron paper from the back of your cardstock and affix to your aluminum foil.  Take your burnishing tool and burnish from the mid-section of your foil to the outer section of your piece to smooth it out and remove the air bubbles!  Once you’ve done that, trim away any excess foil and affix the cardstock side to your Cricut mat.  Cut at blade depth 6, medium speed and medium pressure.  You will need to do a multi-cut of two to make sure it cuts through your cardstock well!  Once you have your piece cut, emboss with desired embossing folder and adhere to your project. 

*Disclaimer* – I used Reynolds Wrap Heavy Duty aluminum foil, so your experience may be different with different brands and/or thickness of foil. 


Closer photo of just the card. 

I hope to get some more cards posted in the next few days, but I won’t promise!  My parents are coming in on Tuesday to spend the week and we’re going to CKC Convention on Saturday – WOOHOO!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by! 


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Sheri said...

BILLIE!!! That is incredible!!!

scrapbookqueensassymouth said...

wow billie, love the cards!!