Wednesday, July 17, 2013

A Tin Foil Christmas


Welcome to my post for Artistic Outpost's July blog hop.  Our theme this month is Christmas in July.  Here is our hop line-up so you can pay all our talented designers a visit.


I decided to use both Snowy Woods and Midwinter for my Christmas card, using a really cool technique I learned by reading Tammy Tutterow's blog.  She calls it Watercolor on Foil.  You can read all the details here.   For my patterned paper I used an old old design from Melissa Francis with a subtle burgundy holly pattern.  Once I had adhered the foil sheet and rubbed off all the paper, I stamped images from Midwinter with Jet Black archival ink and then applied the clear embossing powder like she had explained.  

I used a tiny tag cut with the Tim Holtz Tiny Tags die, stamping the image and greeting with Jet Black archival and then aging it with Vintage Photo distress ink.  I finished off the tag with a tiny scrap of gingham ribbon, a bit of natural burlap thread and a tiny brown button.  A bit of Festive Foliage added some interest too.  

I love the way this came out - it is really cool.  I would encourage you to give this technique a try!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hope you are enjoying the hop!



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16 comments:

Buttons said...

Love how you've used the metal foil technique here Linda. Looks so effective with the black stamping and the complimentary background. Hugs, Jenny x

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful make Linda, using some of my all time favourite Christmas stamps!! That metal foil technique looks fantastic, must check it out as I don't know it...

Rita said...

Beautiful card Linda. Hopefully I can find out how it's done. Hugs Rita xxx

Paper Profusion said...

This is just gorgeous Linda! Will check out technique. Nicola x

Mary Elizabeth said...

Love this card!!! I remember seeing this on Tammy's blog but I need to go back and check it out again. Great idea for Christmas. Thanks for the inspiration -- beautiful project -- Mary Elizabeth

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Very interesting tech you used here, I must check it out too. Lovely card.

Lori said...

What a gorgeous card! I need to try that tech! Thanks for sharing!

Terry said...

Such an interesting background and beautiful as well! Linda, I just love the combination of stamps and vintage Christmas feel! Will check this out! Hugs!

inkypinkycraft said...

The metal foil background gives a great effect, great make hugs trace x

Kate said...

I will have to check out this technique. You rocked it! Your card is lovely...especially that background scene. Beautifully done, Linda!
Kate

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely card Linda, the foil is very striking and I love the touch of gingham from the ribbon. Tracy x x

Anita Houston said...

What an amazing technique with the most fabulous results! This ROCKS!!! The scene on the foil is just so striking Linda! WOW!!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Love the scene you created with the Midwinter plate, looks fabulous with the technique!

butterfly said...

Ooh, that's so cool... what a wonderful patina you've created with the foil technique - just beautiful!
Alison x

Suzanne C said...

Wonderful rustic Christmas card. The silvery background is wonderful and always love the gingham and twine details you use!

Shari Trumbull said...

What a beautiful card, Linda! And I love the foil! I can't wait to work with the sticky foil, too! Show us more with foil! Thanks for sharing!
Shari-Ain't That Artsy Fartsy

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