Monday, August 4, 2008

Silver Embossing

I love the new Christmas stamps from Penny Black! Kathy at Penny Black's created some beautiful designs for their Christmas Stamps! I was inspired and created this:


  1. Attach aluminum foil to cardstock and cut to size to fit through the Cuttlebug.

  2. Using the Cuttlebug emboss the aluminum foil attached to the cardstock. (I used my tape runner to attach the aluminum foil. It held pretty well. the edges lifted a little but since I used Gold paper underneath it actually added to the distressing.

  3. Using alcohol inks drip 4 drops of copper and 3 drops of blending solution on the felt on the applicator. Smear the color on the aluminum foil using the applicator.

  4. Drip 4 drops of Stream on a new piece of felt on the applicator. Add 3 drops of Blending Solution. Smear the new color on top of the aluminum foil.

  5. Stamp the bird on the tree on light blue paper with Versamark watermark. \

  6. Cut the bird stamped card stock in a square.

  7. Heat emboss the stamped bird with silver embossing powder.

  8. Pick random sized buttons any color.

  9. Versamark the buttons and cover with the silver embossing powder.

  10. I used my stylus with the sharp end to pull my buttons out of the embossing powder to safety on another sheet of paper.

  11. Heat up the buttons and hold them in place using the stylus or even a paper clip.

  12. Cut a piece of brown cardstock 1/4" longer than the blue cardstock and 3/4 of the width of the blue cardstock.

  13. Cut a ribbon to go half way up the aluminum foil. Tie 2 knots on the ribbon.

  14. Attach everything to Bazzil Bling Blue Cardstock.


  • Penny Black 3879J - Nature's Dance Stamp

  • Stampendous Stamp-n Stuff Sterling Silver Opaque Embossing Powder

  • Bag of Buttons - Autumn Leaves

  • Adirondack Alcohol Inks - Stream, Copper, Blending Solution

  • Stickles - Blue

  • Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Textile Texture


  1. Thank you for your detailed explanation. Your card is beautiful.

  2. LOVE this card so much, it's really gorgeous. What a fun idea to make the embossed foil, will have to try that - thanks!


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