July 21, 2013

A Tin Foil Christmas

Hello everyone, Linda here back to share the card I made for the Artistic Outpost blog hop this past week.  Our theme was Christmas in July.  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 your weekend!

Designer:  Linda Coughlin
The Funkie Junkie


Dianne said...

It's a beautiful card, looove the foil technique it looks gorgeous, thanks for sharing..

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely Linda, I love the use of foil on this piece and that touch of gingham ribbon is perfect. Tracy x

butterfly said...

Such a cool metal background, and I completely agree with Tracy on the touch of gingham!
Alison x

Hettie said...

This is fabulous Linda. Love it!