Wednesday, June 30, 2010

EBTKS Challenge 18 - Aluminum Foil

Hey there! It's time for another Everything but the Kitchen Sink challenge, and Ann is got a GOOOOD one.

Isn't that so fun? My first thought was to cover some buttons with it, and that did work. However, I realized at some point that embossing it would be really easy since it's so pliable. I used one of my embossing folders, and it worked like a charm. I will say that once you emboss it, handle it as little as possible! I learned that the hard way. Here's my card:
I broke out some super fun Amy Butler papers and of course some tape, and my WPlus9 stamps. Speaking of WPlus9, Dawn is our sponsor this week!
The winner of this challenge will get to pick one stamp set of their choice (excludes the bundle pack), and they will have the opportunity to come be our guest designer! Now how fun is that.

To Make:
1. Make card from cardstock.
2. Cut 5.5" x 4" stripe of patterned paper.
3. Cut stripe of patterned paper, stamp sentiment.
4. Emboss aluminum foil, adhere both aluminum foil and paper.
5. Adhere stripe of tape and tie bow. Adhere piece.
6.Stamp leaf stamp twice, cut and adhere with foam tape.

Stamps: Funky Foliage, Woodgrain Silhouettes Additions (WPlus9)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Patterned Paper: Amy Butler
Cardstock: Basic Grey (Stampin' Up)
Misc: Ribbon Hibiscus Burst (Papertrey Ink), Teal Tape (Lovemytapes), Aluminum Foil, Houndtooth Embossing Folder (Cricut)

Come check out what the other girls make and let's see what you can create with foil! It's sure to be a creative journey... Everything but the Kitchen Sink.


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Anonymous said...

wow.. this is super fun. I love it.. and I love that we can use anything in the house for craft lol :)
Gorgeous card. Love the colour, embossing and the cut out flowers to embellish.. Beautiful...
and I got to try this :)

StampinCathy said...

This is one gorgeous card. Love this layout and all the fun dp. Love your take on this challenge. Very creative way to use the foil.

~amy~ said...

Hey you! Love your card...such a great use of the foil..your card is gorgeous!

Laurel said...

This is so pretty!

Dana said...

Just saw this in my reader and fell in love! When I clicked to open the link, I saw it was you! You amaze me girl! Simply gorgeous.

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Wow oh wow this came out so beautiful and I love the papers!!!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Gorgeous! I may have to try this challenge.

Ayana Posadas said...

Wow Courtney!!!
I loveeeee this card!
One of my favorites, for sure!

Diane Jaquay said...

What a cool card Courtney! Love what you did with the foil!!

Lea L. said...

The foil looks really cool with the houndstooth embossing!! Great job!


Angie Tieman said...

Wow! That aluminum foil looks great! Love it!

Michele Gross said...

Super pretty card :) You have so many nice details!! What a fun challenge!! Loving that Practicing Creativity is on FB now!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

How fun is this! Pretty card!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Oooh gorgeous! Love that embossed foil!

(-: Heidi

Alice Wertz said...

wow! this is gorgeous, Courtney! LOVE IT!

alexandra s.m. said...

Love the idea, the execution and wonderful contrast!

Kay said...

Brilliant idea to emboss the foil! I love the dimension it adds. The pattern papers you used are so pretty. This is a wonderful card!! ♥♥ Kay

jen said...

OK, so I often will look at the challenge & try not to look at the DT cards.... And I went about & made my card- with an embossing folder!!!! :) Better get a pic & post it!!! Love all the different dp you used- very fun card! :)