Monday, November 30, 2009

Foil Embossing Tutorial

Hello there!

I've got some great tips on a new technique today. It's called foil embossing. That's right, like tin foil you find at the grocery store. It's so easy and the results are so cool!

Here's what you'll need:

Tin foil (heavy duty works best)
Embossing folder
Cuttlebug (or other die cut machine)

Start by cutting a piece of tin foil about 5-1/2"x4-1/2". Place your foil inside your embossing folder carefully. This foil is fragile stuff! If you're using a cuttlebug, lay the A plate down, then the B plates, sandwiching your folder between the B plates.

After running it through the cuttlebug, your foil should look something like this;

Next, apply your choice of adhesive liberally to a piece of cardstock about the same size as the foil. Place foil on cardstock and pat gently as not to tear the foil. We're attaching the foil to the cardstock so it'll be easier to trim the edges of the foil without as much tearing.

Trim your foil to the size you desire and position it to your card. Here is my finished card;

I used the cute little snowman stamp from the "Let it Snow" set from Creative Clear Stamps.
Hope you enjoyed this simply but eye catching technique. The foil look is great for the holidays, but could also be beautiful when making wedding or shower cards as well.
Have fun!


  1. Brilliant! Question...would it be easier to adhere the foil to the cardstock first before embossing or does it not come out right??

  2. Great question! If you adhere the foil to the cardstock, folding the edges around the sides, it would be a lot easier to work with. ;)


  3. I have used the foil that is on a large coffee can. I run it through the cuttlebug in a folder and then I punched out ornaments for my Christmas cards this year. Have a great day, Hugs n' Stuff, Lynne

  4. I am sooooo trying this in the morning. Thanks for such a great idea! Lisa G