Sunday, August 9, 2009

AI Foil technique

I love getting the Technique Junkies Newsletter. Such great ideas! I don't do nearly enough of them (not enough time in the day!) but I really liked the idea of this one. Especially since I *love* Tim Holtz goodies!
Now, I did alter the tech just a touch. You're really supposed to cover some cs with foil, then emboss it, then ink it. I like to change it up! lol

Instead I embossed cs, cut selected portions of the design out, inked foil, attached to foil to the BACK of the cs and embossed again. I really like how it came out! (so much that I'm working on another!)

The leaves were plain white skeleton leaves - of course they had to be dusted with Perfect Pearls! My new nestie ribbon tags and a couple of ribbons & I was done! I used a portion of a stamp for the tag (also dusted with PP) - it says 'Joy Beckons' here but the original stamp says 'Where you are, Joy beckons'. A lovely sentiment but way too big to fit!
Thanks for dropping in!


Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Oh Mari! You are such a Genius! This looks incredible. What a great way to use foil. I love the skeleton leaves & the copper with that green. Stunning! :O)

Etha said...

this is so pretty!! I have all the newsletters, in a binder.... and I can't find my binder. THIS close to freaking out ;)
Love the copper leaves on your card.

Peet said...

oh wow, love this!

Daria said...

Very elegant. Daria