Thursday, September 21, 2017

Merry Monday

Hi everyone.  Today I'm playing along with the Merry Monday Challenge ... tag + texture + bling + die-cuts.  Whew ... all that and I still managed to keep it CAS. :)


I used another "throw-away" piece of foil that I use to protect my work table when working with alcohol inks.  I just loved the colours left over on the foil, so used it to make this bright and shiny tag background.  I mounted the foil onto a piece of card stock, adhering with glue.  Once dry, it was dry embossed with a snowflakes folder to add lots of texture.

A simple white die-cut of snow hill and trees was added on top, and the sentiment was stamped and heat embossed in silver.  The silver adds bling (along with the shine from the foil).

A dotty stamp was used to add interest on the card base, again heat embossed in silver.  The main panel was popped up for added dimension.






Stamps:  Festive Snippets (Penny Black); Gorgeous Grunge (Stampin' Up!)
Paper:  Aluminum Foil; White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Alcohol inks from Ranger; Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Snowflakes embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Tree Line die (Impression Obsession), silver embossing powder, heat tool

Challenges:
Merry Monday Challenge #257 - Tag (+texture+bling+die-cuts)

29 comments:

Anita in France said...

Spectacular, Loll ... what a stunning, texture-y background ... so gorgeous with all that glorious white! Hugs, Anita :)

Vickster said...

I love this card! That's not regular aluminum foil is it? ??? It looks quite a bit more sturdy.
Do I need special foil paper to do something similar?
(I hope your answer is that, yes - it IS regular foil...��)
The dotty stamp really pulls it all together!

Loll said...

YES!! :) It is just regular aluminum foil. I have glued it down to a piece of card stock to make it sturdy before dry embossing with the snowflakes.

Daffodil Cards said...

Fabulous.
Faith
x

nancy littrell said...

Wow!!! I am so glad I have saved several pieces of alcohol ink on foil scraps after seeing your Amazingly Gorgeous dry embossed background!!! Your CAS design turned out beautifully! TFS and always inspiring me my friend. Hugs...

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Wow Loll - just adore the foil tag with the snowy scene!! So great with embossed dots behind! So glad you could play along with us at Merry Monday!!

Bobbie Bluegill said...

Oh so pretty, Loll. I saved my tin foil after using alcohol ink also. I gently scrunched it up and then flattened it some. Then I ran it through the Big Shot which flattened it lots more and made it look like a snow frosted window. I'll try your embossed method next. I think I like the tin foil as much as the Yupo designs.

Marcia HIll said...

WOW....your foil background is FABULOUS Loll! Good thing you save your scraps as this is just STUNNING...love it!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday!! :0)

Bunny said...

What beautiful colors. This is really a grand card. [Bunny]

Robyn Oliver said...

Amazing, love your card Loll

Nancy Stislow said...

Your work table protector looks better than anything I try to do on purpose. What gorgeous colors and love that your foil is so smooth too! This is such a fantastic idea, Loll. Love the white die cut over this too!

Susan Joyce said...

Gorgeous background Loll, love your CAS design. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday this week.

Susan said...

Beautiful colours on your scrap of foil - great using it up for such a lovely card! I love the dotty stamping on the card base!

Maxine D said...

Oh what a stunning card Loll - love your use of the foil - I will look at my foil with new eyes now :-)
Blessings
Maxine

Linda said...

This is stunning!!! I love the foil background, the colours look fab and I really like the speckles behind xx

Jeanne said...

Fantastic!! Oh wow, do I like the colors on the foil. And the impression on the foil is wonderful. Adore how you made it into a little scene and the silve splatters underneath are a fun surprise. Excellent work! Thanks so much for sharing. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Hugs!

Sue said...

This is simply stunning, Loll. What a beautiful effect with the foil and alcohol inks. I must try this, TFS x

Bobby said...

The color and texture of that background took my breath away, Loll. I finally bought some more alcohol inks so I hope to do more work with them.

Linda said...

Love this Loll. I was wondering what the background was. Your foil looks beautiful with the embossing. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Bonnie said...

I wish I'd kept that foil because this is gorgeous! I love the colors and embossed snowflakes that look so perfect with the silver embossing.

Vickster said...

Clever, clever - I'm doing it! :)
Thank you and have a great day!

Susanne Vargas said...

What a spectacular background! So glad you kept it and made this fantastic card! Love it!

Mac Mable said...

Yes so beautifully CAS with great techniques. What an amazing little scene you've created...love it x

stampwithsandy said...

Wow Loll, this is gorgeous! Love the stunning embossed foil, and yes you did manage to keep it CAS!

Notes by Nina said...

So beautiful Loll, I love the vibrant colours. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Barb Ghig said...

WOW! And I mean WOW, Loll! To think this was a piece you would have thrown away and once embossed, it has become a magnificent background for your winter scene...Love this card!!!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Such a beautiful foil background. I understand why you left him :-) All of these colors give the impression of the aurora borealis. The final effect is stunning. Wonderful project Loll. Silver dripping looks like falling snow. WOW!
Hugs,
BożenA

Pat said...

What a great idea for this scrap of foil and the alcohol ink colours are so pretty also the added dry embossed snowflakes work well with the white die cut scene. A really beautiful Christmas card Loll. x

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous, I love the great save. I can't imagine throwing away something as beautiful as this even if it was used as a scrap to protect the table :)