March 1, 2010


Happy Monday everyone!  Why is it that the weekends are just never long enough?  Monday comes around way too fast sometimes.
Today, I thought I'd share a great tip on adding a foil element to a card.  First, gather your supplies.
You'll need a pair of scissors, kitchen foil, a glue stick or a Xyron adhesive machine, and an embossing folder. 

Begin by cutting cardstock to the size that you need for your project.  Apply glue to the entire back of the cardstock.
Place the foil onto the glued side of the cardstock piece and smooth it out from the center to the edges.  This will work out all the air bubbles. 
On the backside of the cardstock, fold the foil down over the points first (mitering the corners).  This will give you nice sharp points to the corners.  Next, fold in the sides.  
 See how nice this looks.  It's so smooth, you can see my reflection with the camera :-)  Say Cheese!
Finally, insert the foiled piece of cardstock into an embossing folder and run through your die cutting/embossing machine (Big Shot, Cuttlebug, etc.) 
Here is the finished project ready to be used on your card front or in a scrapbook page. This technique also works great for that thin, foil-type wrapping paper or foil-type balloons that have lost their helium, but are just too pretty to throw away.   
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.  Be sure to send me a link to your projects if you use this technique. 


Marlene said...

How cool is this!!! Thanks for the tute!

Marie said...

Great tutorial! I will have to try this technique out myself!! Looks fun! :)

Jacqueline (Scraps of Life) said...

Terri, I really think I should fly out to Nebraska to take some classes from you :D I just LOVE this technique, and I've never seen it before! I seriously can't wait to try this out! Might use it for a Webbie Workshop Week project on my blog, if you don't mind. I've been needing inspiration and I just found it!

Marsha said...

Cool technique! Thanks for the tip on how to wrap the corners. I'll have to give this a whirl...:)