Welcome if you're coming from Bonnie's blog on this hop! In case you couldn't tell from this blog post title, we are featuring FOIL in the Stampers Dozen blog hop this month.
Stampin' Up! offers three different colors of foil sheets in the Annual catalog - copper, gold and silver, as well as a gorgeous new champagne in the Holiday catalog. I was pretty excited when I learned the theme for this month because I have not used these foil sheets before... having now done so I can say I absolutely LOVE them!! They take embossing in the Big Shot beautifully as you can see in my card below.
I love silver and think it pairs beautifully with night of navy, marina mist, smoky slate and whisper white for a Christmas card. Once I decided on my card type I knew I wanted to try embossing the silver foil - the Holly texture folder for the Big Shot is perfect. I decided to use the Flurry of Wishes stamp set along with a sentiment from Carols of Christmas.
Not only did I use silver foil for my banner, but I also added it as layer on my card front. Here's a tip - whenever you have a layer of card stock that is sandwiched between the card base and a stamped panel be sure to punch out some shapes from the center (like shown above), It will allow you to use card stock that won't be seen AND it will take some of the weight off your card - something to consider if you are mailing your card. I can't wait to use these punched out pieces on another project!
Here's one more look at my card - I chose to keep the embellishments pretty simple by adding a few rhinestones. For more Foil inspiration, please use the links below. Thanks for visiting me!
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