Thursday, August 19, 2021

Zoom Session - Embossing with Foil Card Stock

Hi everyone.  Yesterday we had our regular monthly Zoom call.  This month Bonnie shared a new-to-us technique following one of Jennifer McGuire's videos.  

Bonnie graciously mailed each of us a package of different coloured foil card stock to use.  Love happy mail! :)  Thanks Bonnie!  Each of us made several cards from the foil card stock ahead of time and then shared our finished cards on our Zoom call.

Technique is simple.  Dry emboss foil card stock and embossing folders (regular or 3D EFs both work well).  As an added element, use a sanding block to highlight the raised design.  It removes the colour to reveal silver underneath.  Then make your card.

I tried several of the colours so there are lots of photos below.  I cut the pieces to make two cards from each of an A2 Foil card front (5 1/2 x 4 1/4).

My favourite is the card at the top of this post.  I LOVE the rose coloured foil with black and white accents.

Sending the first card to NBUS Challenge #29.  Actually every one of these cards uses a new product. :)  Yay!

All products I used are listed at the bottom of this post.

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Love the blue foil paired with white die-cuts ...


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The bright green makes beautiful Christmas cards.  Three more for my stash! :)


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Last, but not least, gold foil card stock with a beautiful flower embossing folder.  No sanding on the butterfly card (gorgeous butterfly die-cut gifted to me by Bonnie)

I hope you like this technique and will give it a try.

Product Links
Card 1:

Card 2:

Card 3:
Frieda Curve die (Poppy Stamps - retired)

Card 4:

Card 5:
holly vine die (retired)
Inspired (Penny Black) - reindeer die
Art Deco Celebrate Christmas - Poppy Stamps - retired

Card 6:

Card 7:
Snowglobe Sentiments (My Favorite Things - retired)

Card 8:
Dreamy die (Memory Box) - butterfly die-cut gifted to me by Bonnie
Brushed Wishes (Stampendous - retired)

Card 9:
Two flowers die (AliExpress)



Jan said...

Each card is a STUNNER Loll! TFS!!!!!!
Paper Hugs,

Nonnajoy said...

Oh my, these are sooo beautiful. Can you tell me please what foil papers used for this? I would like to give it a go!

Thank you Loll

nancy littrell said...

WOW X's Nine totally Gorgeous, Stunning Beautiful Cards, Lolly!!!! I love the colors and sanding of your beautiful 3D backgrounds and your CAS Card designs:-)
I was so inspired by Bonnie's recent 3D Foil cards that I ordered a Tim Holtz 3D "Botanical" EB Folder and just received it about that for good timing?!? I only have a few 3D folders. I can see how it would be impossible to make only 1 card. I need to send my sweet friend Daisy a new card. I am so sad...her Assisted Living home had to close to visitors because of a positive Covid by one of the employees. TFS your beauties, my dear friend.

Sure hope Jessie is feeling better now that she is a few days post surgery. It might be a few days, but I will be playing with this gorgeous technique soon. TFS and totally inspiring me, Lolly. Love and Hugs..Nancy

nancy littrell said...

Gosh, just looked at your cards and supply lists again and noticed the new 3D folder I just received was the same folder you used on your Card about that:-) BTW, I could NOT possibly chose a favorite...All your CAS designs are stunning and so inspiring, my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Carol Cel said...

All Beautiful.

Bonnie said...

WOW! You really embraced this technique, my friend! I especially love that first card, and the awesome reindeer on card 5, but all of them are fantastic! I see an embossing folder that I need to add to my stash!

Pat said...

Wow Loll, nine fabulous cards!! I love all the different embossed foil backgrounds and lots of wonderful different die cut embellishments over the top. A great technique and one I will hav to try...especially for Christmas cards, and there are some beautiful Christmas 3D folders about this year. x

Christine Alexander said...

Gorgeous Loll, still making my cards after my oopsy with the weeks. I love all your examples especially the first one ♥

Colleen said...

Absolutely stunning cards, Loll, each one of them is amazing! I see some foil embossing in the near future for me!! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Christine Alexander said...

These look wonderful Loll, I can't wait to play after my mix up with zoom meetings ♥

Susan said...

Fabulous to see all your results together! I agree that the first card is the best, but I also really love the last two - that gold foil and embossing folder are a terrific combinations. It was a fun technique to try.

Darnell said...

That was a fun technique which is very addicting as Bonnie says. (Wait til she hears how many e/fs I bought today!) Thank you so much for sharing all your unique and beautiful card designs with everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

Cathy said...

The embossed foil looks amazing Loll and your designs are fabulous, I love the deer Wow! Cathy x

kiwimeskreations said...

Amazing work Loll. Love this technique and must give it a whirl on foil card - Loving that you got so many cards out of the embossed sheets by using parts rather than whole sheets
Stay safe

Julie B said...

Such a fabulous array of cards Loll. I tried the technique myself but not done it proud, you've certainly revived my interest and I may have another go!

Nstiz said...

WOW! These are gorgeous and something I have to try! That first rose color is incredible and one color of foil I hadn’t seen before. Love that technique and the effects are fabulous! Thanks for sharing this.

Marcia Hill said...

Every single card is a WOW card Loll!! I can't even pick a favorite!! And isn't this an addictive technique?! I couldn't stop when I played, and like you had many, many cards to share! So glad to hear you had fun doing this technique!! Have a great weekend my friend!! Hugs. :0) (How is Jessie doing? Hope she heals quickly!!)

Brenda in IN said...

I, too, love your first card so much. I'm so glad you posted them because your designs are really beautiful. That deer didn't show up like that on zoom and it is awesome. Great job with this technique.

HilaryJane said...

That is such good technique, they all look amazing. It is particularly good for Christmas cards. i think I agree with yo on your favourite, but they are all just glorious xx

Leslie Miller said...

Well, that does it! After seeing Bonnie's and now your cards, I'm on the hunt for more 3D embossing folders. These are all jaw-dropping, Loll!

Cindy H. said...

Every one of these cards are gorgeous! And, you made it sound so easy! TFS

BożenA said...

Great technique and so many stunning cards. I also love cards with green cardboard, they perfectly refer to the Christmas colors. Blue cards stunning! I am happy with your ZOOM meetings, because I can admire such miracles as in this post and the post of other meeting participants :-) TFS

Brenda said...

All of your cards are stunning Loll! I loved Bonnie's cards when I saw hers on her blog. I've never thought to emboss and sand foiled cardstock before. It sure is beautiful though and I must do this sometime when I get some more foil cardstock. Now question, is foiled cardstock the same as mirror cardstock?? Hugs, Brenda

Loll said...

Hi Brenda. Yes, mirror card is the same as foil card stock. Not all foil card stocks work with sanding. Bonnie did some testing and said that all Tim Holtz's foil card stock works well. Some of the Tonic also. Loll xx

clelie said...

HOW did you get the mosaic look on this deer? Wonderful cards...each one is fabulous and fascinating!☺

Linda said...

WOW! All of these are simply stunning. Such gorgeous embossing folders and I love the effect from the foiled cardstock ..... I'll be giving that one a try! xx

Heather said...

I just finished oohin and aahing over Bonnie's embossed foil creations and find another wealth of inspiration here. These are so beautiful, Loll, The texture on the sanded holly leaf has me searching for Christmas embossing folders!

Mac Mable said...

WOW Loll you are spoiling me....What amazing results and the most eye catching cards with the fabulous technique. Even the one without the sanding x.
Imagine opening up one of these beauties....You would be blown away. Thanks for sharing Loll x.

Anja v K@@rten said...

All the cards are super stunning!
Creatieve groetjes, Anja

Papercraft Boutique said...

OMG! These cards are amazing, Loll! The embossed foil card panels are GORGEOUS, but I'm loving your wonderful and creative designs!! I must case them!
Hideko xx

Ros Crawford said...

Oh wow! They are all stunners! The gold is so very elegant

nancy littrell said...

I did it, Lolly..I now have 8, 3D backgrounds made for my 3D sanded foil stash...because of you and Bonnie:-) I look forward to making them into cards, but the garden is calling me everyday now! I do have an idea for a Christmas card that I hope will work for a CCC Decorations card:-) It will have to happen quick..Tomorrow is the! Love and Hugs..Nancy

My Paper Epiphany said...

Oh WOW!!!! So many incredible cards! All so stunning!

Karen Dunbrook said... gorgeous....makes me want to go craft right now.
xx Karen