Monday, November 3, 2014


Hi Everyone! Holly here, and it's that time again, to be making our Christmas cards. 

I have one technique to share, embossed and antiqued foil tape. Another quick and easy way to add a little something to your cards.

Strips of foil tape were attached to strips of black cardstock, then embossed using Spellbinders
 M-Bossibilities RUSTIC WREATH. Black acrylic paint was brushed all over the foil, then most of it was wiped away, leaving some paint in the recessed areas.
Once dry, the foil pieces were cut down to size and attached to the card.
CHRISTMAS WAVES A MAGIC WAND was my stamp of choice for this card. I also used a FLOURISH stamp, and added sponging to the edges.

This card was stamped with A SMILE IS THE BEST CHRISTMAS DECORATION and the holly stamp from HAVE A HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS. 
Some sponging around the edges, a little strip of foil with a Sharpie coloured rhinestone, completes this card. My go to inks are Jet Black ARCHIVAL INK for the quote stamps and DISTRESS INKS for sponging and colour.

I hope you'll give this a try, and have fun!
Thanks for stopping in today!


  1. WOW Holly! These are so beautiful! What a great technique. I love the vintage look these give too! They are beautiful cards and ones which will no doubt be kept by the recipients and brought out each year! Bravo!

  2. lovely. Love the metal pieces. Have a great day

  3. This is so beautiful :) I don't have enough embossing folders for this type of work, but have friends with lots of them so I may just have to try it out!

    Mickey Drake

  4. Gorgeoous cards Holly! I love this technique!

  5. Wonderful cards! I got a bit choked up over the sentiments they are so beautiful! Especially the Christmas Waves A Magic Wand one. Fantastic technique with the foil! Thanks so much for sharing!


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