Foil & Snowflakes

At the CKC Convention a few weeks back I watched a lady die cut pieces out of foil. It is now my new favorite thing. Aluminum foil looks just like a metal embellishment (or those foil outline stickers you can buy) if you fold it up a few times and run it through your die cutting machine.

Freakin’ amazing. Just look:

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To make this die cut, I took a sheet of foil and folded to create 6 layers. You might need to fold it more if you’re using the thinner foil – I have the super strength stuff in my kitchen, so it’s kinda thick to begin with. I ran it through my Big Shot once, then went back and forth over it a couple times to make sure it was cut all the way through and to press the foil layers together really well.

I wanted this card as simple as I could make it, so I chose a white card and centered a panel on top of it with foam squares. Before I layered it on there though, I cut out a frame and then embossed it with a snowflake pattern embossing folder.

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You’re going to need Glossy Accents or some other strong adhesive to hold the foil onto your paper – you don’t want to press down with a glue runner and smash it, and I didn’t have much luck with the Tombow Mono Multi glue. I used a crystal lacquer to adhere my snowflake (it’s the same thing as the Glossy Accents).

After I stuck it on, the poor snowflake looked lonely, so I used my new border die from Simon Says Stamp to cut a an outline for inside the frame. This die cut was a little more difficult to make stick; the dots of glue I put on the back were so small it dried quickly, so I had to carefully lift the edges in some places and add a little extra adhesive.

I just got a handy dandy little light box for photographing my cards, too. I hope you’ll notice an improvement in my mad photography skillz.

I’m learnin’! 😉

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Thanks for stopping by!

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