Friday, July 2, 2010

Everything but the Kitchen Sink Challenge #18


The challenge at EBKS is to use aluminum foil on a project!  Ordinarily I would have moved along, but since this happens near the 4th of July, my mind immediately went to fireworks, and then to this D'vine swirl embossing folder, which looks to me like a sky full of fireworks during the finale.  Then I looked for an image that I could emboss in silver, and decided on this flower, because it resembles a star.  So here's my patriotic card for this challenge:


I really like the way it turned out!  I added some clear gems to the tips of the flower for extra sparkle, and the red and white ribbon.......got in all the basic colors of red, white, and blue!!

Supplies: red, white and blue cardstock, aluminum foil, Cuttlebug D'vine Swirls embossing folder, Hero Arts CG128 Three Flowers, versamark ink and silver embossing powder, PTI Vintage Picnic (sentiment), Adirondack Cranberry ink, red ribbon, clear gems

18 comments:

  1. What a great card, Lin. I saw this challenge and really felt stumped. As usual your ideas are so creative!

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  2. What a great way to use the foil! And love that flower embossed in gold, great 4th of july card!

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  3. I really admire your creativity, Lin! This is so festive and gorgeous-all at the same time! Fantastic card for the challenge!

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  4. Just wonderful. I love using foil in my CB. It gives great texture. Your 4th July card is lovely.

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  5. Wow, totally amazing! You would have never thought that it was foil!! Beautiful shiny gloss to it!

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  6. beautiful effect with the embossed foil! very pretty card, Lin!

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  7. So pretty! Seriously cool looking! Thanks for playing along with EBTKS!

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  8. Very cool use of aluminum foil! Your card looks great!

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  9. What a great effect using foil Lin! Beautiful card.

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  10. Love the use of the foil!!! Happy 4th to you!

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  11. Lin, I love this card--it is the perfect 4th of July card. Love how the embossing on the foil turned out. Have a Happy 4th of July.

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  12. Great 4th of July card, Lin! I've never had that great a result with aluminum foil - you've inspired me to try again.

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  13. Awesome use of the foil! Lovely card!

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  14. LOVE your combination of embossed foil and silver, embossing powder! Fantastic!

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  15. The foil is great in this card, wow, you've completely transformed it. Nice card!

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  16. So pretty! Great 4th of July card! Thanks for playing with us in the EBTKS challenge! :)

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  17. great Aluminum foil Lin....great card for 4th July...how are you Lin...just a small info...I am joining EBTKS too my card is number 34 maybe you would like to see my blog?Many thanks before, hugs, Monika

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  18. Love that silver embossing! Just perfect with the foil!

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