Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Foil Tag Technique

Howdy bloggers!  Well, Fiesta is over in San Antonio.  Maybe you've heard the saying, "Ain't Gonna Resta 'til After Fiesta."  I took that a little too literally this year!  We worked or attended too many events.  I, for one, am glad it's over!  I think next year we will take it a little easier.  OK, enough about that.  Today I am showing you a tag card using heavy duty aluminum foil.  I started with one of my homemade tags and adhered the foil to it.  I used liquid Scotch Quick Dry adhesive, but since then I have bought some spray adhesive for the next time.  I think that may be a better choice.  I trimmed the foil to the size of the tag.  Then I ran it through my Sizzix Big Kick with the Tim Holtz "Patchwork" embossing folder.  After that, I pounced on it with some alcohol inks.  To make sure the foil didn't separate from the tag, I alcohol-inked some aluminum tape and applied it to the edges of the tag.  The stamped butterflies along the right side are painted with Perfect Pearls powder mixed with water.  I colored the large butterfly with Copic markers.  I should credit my teacher Inky Jane for the design.  I shamelessly stole it from a card we made in class recently.  Thanks, Jane!!  Peace.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Kathy! I love this tag! How colorful and fiesta=looking! You have really taken this idea to the next level! I will definitely try the heavy duty aluminum foil technique. Carol used to carry foil at SAA but I haven't seen it lately.