Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Foil Flashing Fun

While I was away from home, I had the inspiration to make a "metal quilt" project. I have signed up for a couple of deco book swaps and thought this would make a good page. I took foil flashing tape (you find it at the hardware store) and ran pieces of it in my cuttlebug embossing folders. I used alcohol inks to color the foil.
I cut the foil into various size pieces, removed the paper backing and attached them to a piece of card stock. I used an old sewing marking tool to make stitch lines.
I used a permanent marker to highlight the words and the "stitch" markings, and glued a metal floral charm to the center. I liked how this turned out.
For the back I used the luminous paste paper I made for a background swap in Feb, an image I received in a swap and some pink rub-ons. To continue the foil flashing theme, I ran some more pieces througn the cuttlebug embossing folder, colored with alcohol inks and then punched out the leaf shapes with a cuttlebug die.

8 comments:

Annie said...

LOL Carol, don't know WHAT you did with my comment. But I haven't changed my mind it is still gorgeous!!!
Annie

to Autumn Light Designs said...

Oh, Carol, I can't even tell you how much I love this. And I think I know what it's for. :)

Angela said...

Oh, this is brilliant! The finished product is amazing.

I'm curious though. I haven't heard of the embossing folders. I Google'd them but I'm at a loss to what they are exactly and how to use them. Are they basically texture sheets?

Keep up the great work :)

-Angela
funkycatstudio.com

Rena Sawatski said...

Love your experiments Carol. I have the cuttlebug, but waiting for the embossing folders to come in, so will have to give your idea a try when I get them.

Manna said...

WOW!!! You are a genius! This is totally GORGEOUS!

Maggi said...

If I only used the CB for the metal embossing, it would be worth the price (and it is relatively inexpensive!!!)

Rosie said...

Absolutely fabulous - that faux stitched metal looks divine! I really do need some alcohol inks if they can produce such beautiful artwork.
Since you sent me the glorious PIF book, I have been very inspired by you... thanks for sharing! xoxoxo

Trish Bee said...

Wow! I love this! The colours and the design! I went and peeked at all of your latest additions and love everything I saw! But I didnt wannna flood you with TOO many comments from me :) Fantabalousa!