How to Emboss Foil with the Cuttlebug

How to Emboss Foil with the Cuttlebug
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I am thankful for my blog readers who post comments here, on Facebook, or by email and provide me with ideas for blog posts.  Today’s blog post stemmed from comments by readers Deborah and Danielle.  Ladies, this is for you!

Here is a video that demonstrates how easy it is to emboss regular kitchen / aluminum foil using a Cuttlebug and an embossing folder.  That’s right – you don’t need to spend money on expensive “craft foil” to achieve this look!  Which embossing folders you think would look nice using foil?  I like geometric shapes and semi-masculine emboss folders for silver backgrounds.

I think the best way to carefully adhere a foiled background would be to lay plenty of strips of snail adhesive (a permanent adhesive runner) down on the card JudiKins Diamond Glaze.  I adhered the background in the frog card with Diamond Glaze and I used snail adhesive for the motorcycle card.  Here is the card I made right after making the video for you!  This is the background piece I made:

Frog card made with aluminum foil

Frog card made with aluminum foil

Motorcycle card made with foil

Motorcycle card made with foil

Well, happy crafting, everyone!

About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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  1. Awesome! Thanks for showing this. I need to get some embossing templates. I just have dies for my zip e mate, but no embossing folders.

  2. Wonderful tutorial, thanks for creating and posting it! Love that motorcycle card…the foil is the perfect touch! That impressibilities is really pretty…I hope you were able to get all the foil out. haha! I’ll let ya know when I try this technique.

    • Yes, I finally cleaned the thing out but it was a hard lesson to learn not to use it with foil. 🙂 I will have to try using it with paper sometime. Do you find you have stamps and things you haven’t used yet? That’s me. I will remedy that but sometimes life gets in the way of crafts. *sigh* 😉

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