Thursday, 23 January 2014

Look what I just made

and it all came about because I was having “issues” with a roll of tin (aluminium) foil. Don’t you just hate it when you can’t find the end and when you do, it tears and makes a right mess.
I did think “what a waste” and then had a eureka moment which resulted in this card.
So I thought I’d share how I did it so that you can have a go as well.
This is what I used.
and here is a step by step for you to follow.
Firstly take i piece of foil measuring approx 24” long. Fold it over and over four times and then scrunch it up.
Fold in half and then scrunch up again.
You should end up with this
Now place between the perspex plate and run through your Sizzix or similar machine.
This is what comes out
Lay your chosen die on the foil and die cut. I used the Queen of Hearts die from Memory Box. To make this work you need to use a pin to poke out the little bits first before taking the whole shape out.
Be really gentle
Next using the remaining compact foil, cut out a buckle (I used the Taylored Expressions die)

Now cut out the following:
In Black
12cm x 12 cm
12.8cm x 12.8cm
In White
12.5cm x 12.5cm
13cm x 13cm
Take the black card measuring 12cm x 12cm and put through the Sizzix using an embossing folder
Make up the card so that it looks like this but do not attach the embossed piece yet.
Stamp a piece of seam binding
and attach to the card as shown using the buckle as decoration
Attach the foil shape to the card. Cut out a red heart in cardstock. Use a ball tool and a foam mat to make a raised heart.
Add the silicone glue to the back of the heart and stick in place.
Now add some small gems but not to many.
To finish paint some Glossy Accents onto the heart.
I hope you enjoy making this card and playing with foil. Don’t forget to follow the Blog if you want to keep up to date with more tutorials coming soon. xx


gayle said...

Great idea Julie. Stunning card. x

Sandra Peach said...

This is really a lovely card Julie. The die is stunning. Sandra P.

Diane said...

Wonderful tutorial, love the foil heart.

Hugs Diane