Monday, 16 September 2013

Freshly Made with Foil

Good morning bloggers!

Jen B has come up with a fabulous sketch this week at Freshly Made many possibilities...I'm sure I'll be using this one again:

 I bought some multicoloured leaf foil a couple of weeks ago from my local craft store. The first time I used it was a total just wouldn't stick to the sticky embossing powder and I ended up wasting an entire sheet of the stuff (and it's NOT cheap!) So, I went back to the craft store and got a bit of advice and it worked perfectly...I 'm really pleased with the result.  I used it with a Stampin' Up Papillon Potpourri butterfly. I searched every nook and cranny in my stash and couldn't find any matching buttons or brads to embellish it, so in the end I covered a couple of pearl brads in some Versamark, dipped it in the sticky emboss and added the foil to those too. The patterned paper is more of the pretty Japanese yuzen paper that I don't seem to be able to stop using lately!

Since the challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog is embossing, I'm also going to enter the card there. As well as using the foil, I've dry embossed the background.

Hope you have a wonderful Monday, thanks for stopping,

Claire x


  1. This is so gorgeous! It's so pretty and rustic (and seasonal!) at the same time :)

  2. This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. This is gorgeous, Claire!!
    Love the papers and colors...
    and that foil is stunning!! :)

  4. Gorgeous! I'm glad you were able to figure out the foil. It look stunning! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  5. Oh my, absolutely beautiful card Claire. Love it. Thanks so much for your comment on my Retro sketch card. So sweet of you.

  6. Your warm comment on my site brought me here to thank you (THANK YOU!), and oh my...what fabulously beautiful cards I've discovered here. Your butterfly is stunning, ravishingly stunning! Wow!! I'm adding you to my Feedly: too much 'pretty' to be missing even a single post! Back to admire your card once again...

  7. Oh my goodness! This is lovely Claire! I really liked this sketch and you have done a wonderful job with it! Beautiful colors too!


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