Monday, September 28, 2009

a bit of shimmer and shine

Hi everyone. Happy Monday. Yes, I like Mondays. I love my family, but I also love when they are all gone and the house is nice and quiet and there are no demands on my time. Selfish of me, no?

This morning I worked on a card for the technique challenge on SCS. What a fun challenge, called foil embossing.

The process:
I glued a piece of aluminum foil onto cheap white cardstock, inked it with some Ranger alcohol inks and then ran it through my cuttlebug in my SU finial press embossing folder. Very cool results.

Then I pulled out some very old (from my mom) metallic wrapping paper and glued some of that onto cardstock and punched some photo corner punches. I punched a second set from black cardstock for layering and added a black brad in the center of each.

For the main image, I stamped the oak leaf from Autumn Splendor (SU) in versamark on vanilla cardstock and embossed it with copper EP. Then I ran that through my cuttlebug with a nestabilities oval (Spellbinders) and added some copper metallic rub on along the edge. I die cut a larger scalloped oval (Spellbinders) in black to back the image piece. I used a horizontal slot punch to make holes for the black grosgrain ribbon, which is wrapped around the background. The ovals are popped up for dimension.

The photo corner punches are also attached with dimensional foam tape.

I really love how this card turned out and I'm sure I'll use this technique again.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a wonder-filled day.


Anonymous said...

This is absolutely beautiful!! Great job!!


Starla said...

*THUD* OMG! Melody! This is just incredibly STUNNING!

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh my gosh, Melody!! This could not be any more FABULOUS!! The textures and colors and wonderful warmth and richness. LOVE IT!!!