Tried something a little different

 On one of our shopping trips I came across a bit of antique pressed tin and thought wouldn't bits of this look nice on a card!  That element would not have worked, much to heavy and not card embellishment material.  I thought TH probably makes thing similar.  So I checked that out on another stop.  Sure enough there was similar products in the TH line.  I didn't like the price tag. And found myself saying the family mantra "I can make that!"

 That's what this post is all about!

I pulled some reynold's wrap foil out of the kitchen and folded it with the dull sided up. to fit in an embossing folder,
I did add a small amount of glue in the folds, this was a good idea and If I ever do it again I will use more.

Ran it through my embossing machine

I added a bit of turquoise in, a Memento Luxe color - It's a multi surface ink

To Intensify the ink color  I added clear heat embossing - it's okay, I think paper actually looks better at this point.

As I am getting ready to mount it on a piece of card stock I notice two of the layers are separating. If I ever do this again I will use less layers and make sure there is glue in between all of them . For this experiment I just pulled them apart and went for another color.

I like the brown and then add a bit of black

the two final 5x7 pieces:

this seemed like a lot of work and If I decide I really like having metal on my cards, I think I will re shop the TH line!

Here is the card I made with my experiment:

Thanks for stopping by!!
Have a great day!
Ginny M


Anne said…
Stunning card, LOVE that lion image!!!!! What a great technique, I think I will give it a try! I haven't used my embossing folders for some time.......
Gorgeous...I'm inspired! Can't wait to try this technique
Have used thin coke csns sis to do this as some aluminium cans are thinner than others and coloured in alcohol inks. TH is way to dear here and think its no better thsn thin coke can.
It seems here the smaller cans are thinnest, also used aluminium foil off yogurt etc containers. Shaz.xx
Love your card Shaz in Oz.x
Adhere the aluminum foil to a piece of thin cardstock. It gives it support yet you still get the tin look! I do this all the time. I use a dry adhesive instead of wet also. Stays together better.
Ginny these are stunning - love your finished card too - so dramatic.
I think I may try that technique - I have tried cutting cans apart, but don't like it :-(. I will take note of what Barbara has said though.

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