Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tutorial Tuesday - Embossed Foil

Hi! Dana here today sharing a quick and easy way to add dimension and color to your projects. I created the card with the July Nesting Components Mixed Media Kit. If you love the sand, sun and surf, you're going to want to pick up this kit! I feel home when I'm on the beach, and that was my inspiration for my project.

My favorite items in this kit are the metallic accents from the Pink Paislee Luxe Circles and Rub-Ons and the Lindy's Stamp Gang Madonna Robe Blue Gold Two-Toned Embossing Powder. I thought it would be fun to play up the metallic elements in the kit so I embossed a piece of aluminum and added color with the Madonna Robe Blue Gold Two-Toned Embossing Powder.

Step One: Add watermark ink directly to the inside of the embossing folder, slip the piece of aluminum inside the folder and run the folder through an embossing machine. Remove the aluminum from the folder, sprinkle with embossing powder and heat to set. Note: If you are using an aluminum sheet, the metal will become very hot upon heating, so please be careful! Depending on which side of the embossing folder carried the watermark ink, either the embossed or debossed area will be colored.

Here is what my piece of aluminum looked like after embossing.

Step Two: Using the Seaside Cling Stamp Set from the July Kit, stamp the sentiment onto a piece of cardstock. Punch the sentiment from the cardstock with a shaped frame die. Apply ink to the sentiment using a sponge dauber and the metal die as a guide.

Step Three: Select a piece of patterned paper for the card base, I'm using a piece 6x6 cardstock from the Pink Paislee Hope Chest Collection that I had leftover from my June Nesting Components Kit, and randomly apply circles and stars from the Pink Paislee Luxe Rub-Ons Set.

Step Four: Assemble the base of the card. Add some chipboard pieces from the Pink Paislee Luxe Circles Set across the center of the card.

Step Five: Add an image from the By The Sea Clip Art Sheet, the stamped sentiment from Step Two and other embellishments to finish the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! You can pick up the July Kit, as well as the previous June Kit that I used for this project, from the Paper Wings Productions Store while supplies last!


  1. Gorgeous Dana! Love the soft blue on the aluminum.

  2. Ooooh! How wonderful! I am going to give this a whirl today!

  3. This is gorgeous!! I love the design and details!! The embossing on the metal looks fabulous!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Wow the foil looks amazing!! Great tutorial!!

  5. Gorgeous card Dana! Love look of the embossed aluminum :D

  6. Beautiful card and such a wonderful tutorial, Dana. Thanks for the inspiration!


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