Wednesday 26 February 2014

Less is More - use metal

Yikes! That sure set me thinking - I have charms 'aplenty' but didn't want to go down that route :(

Woke up the other morning with an idea and scampered into the kitchen for the Lakeland heavy duty greaseproof backed aluminium foil roll:
I used:

- 6" x 5.5" card blank

- aubergine backing card from the snippets folder

- a strip of heavy duty greaseproof backed foil, run through the Cuttlebug with the really pretty embossing strip which comes with the Anna Griffin 'Rosa' embossing folder. I then very carefully double folded the edges under right across the centre back so I could stick foil to foil and then onto the white piece of card at a jaunty angle

- the sentiment is by SU from the 'Wonderful Words' set, stamped using Memento 'Morocco' ink pad

The result reminds me so much of Far Eastern hammered pewter, in fact I think I've got a very similar bookmark lurking somewhere here!

I'm entering this into Less is More 'cos aluminium foil is metal, right?

Work is due to start on replacing the Playground fence today girls, so no flirting with the 'chaps'! :)

I had a really lovely day out with my pal and it did my soul good, will catch up on commenting while the guys are ripping down what's left of the old fence - bonfire anyone? : ) Jacket potatoes behind the bike shed? I'll have grated cheese on mine please.



  1. That's very clever to use foil and pretty, too!

  2. The aluminium foil looks wonderful! What a great idea.
    You are one clever cookie today!

    Glad you had a nice time out...always good to have fun with friends!

  3. Love it, Di! I've got that embossing folder, so will be giving this a try--thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Love the card. Beautiful sentiment, and the embossing folder you used....Gorgeous! Jacket potatoes...oh yum! No flirting? We are not dead! Can I bring them water?

  5. Good old Lakeland a treat! That's a very pretty card, simple and elegant, I like it :-)
    Hugs, LLJ 44 xx

  6. Brilliant idea and a fabulous result. Love it Di.
    Caz x

  7. What a brilliant idea and the result is fabulous! Hope you kept the foil out for the jacket potatoes! xx

  8. So pleased to hear you had a lovely day out yesterday Di. AND the playground fence is being fixed today YAY!

    Great idea for your "metal" LIM card. Uber CAS too!

    Let me know when the jacket spuds are ready - I'll have a grated cheese one with you!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  9. Great idea to use foil!! ... Love the CAS card x

  10. Hi Di,
    what a very wonderful idea. Another super idea to try one day.
    Love the design of this, and it looks just like metal too.
    great technics used and superb stamping too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  11. Maybe I should supervise the fence, as I use to be part owner of a fence company. Hee, hee. Great use of the foil!

  12. Fabulous idea to use foil - looks very impressive. Jacket spuds sound great to me and I'll try to get to the playground later xx

  13. FAB card Diane, super use of foil and perfect for us this week

    Thank you for joining us

  14. Oooo. Pretty.
    Lakeland foil is in fact my foil of choice but I have not used the greaseproof paper backed stuff. Need a trip to Hereford now!

  15. JACKET SPUD PIPING HOT STILL IN THE FOIL WITH SALT PLEASE. Oops - caps lock on.. but I need to shout cos my voice hasn't returned quite yet.. stop sighing there's nowt wrong with my hearing.........
    Like this card a lot Miss. see you in the playground. x

  16. Your card looks awesome with that strip of embossed foil! I love the diagonal angle and simple sentiment! Well done Di! I'll bring along some crispy bacon bits for the potatoes :)

  17. Beautiful Diane! Thanks for the tip about the heavy duty greaseproof backed foil. I am definitely buying some today!
    sandy xx

  18. Love that embossed foil! Very rich looking!

  19. love this Di its so clever too! Hope your week is going well :)

    Vic x

  20. A brilliant idea Di, and a stunning card.

  21. What a Beautiful idea Di! Your card is lovely :)

  22. Brilliant card Di great use of kitchen foil xx

  23. What a great idea Di, looks fab.

    Countrylife butter and salt on mine, please.

    Kath x

  24. Lovely embossing idea, super card
    Thanks for joining in this week at LIM for the metal challenge.
    Guest LIM commenter :)

  25. Now THIS one is really striking with all the glimmer of metal on it. Really like the embossing slanted as you have done it. Glad to hear the fence replacement is going great guns, and watch out for Parsnip if there's saws & drills around. Don't want him injured, bless his little heart! TFS & Hugs. Oh yes, so glad you had a fun day with your chum. Love baked potatoes too. Loaded!

  26. Your hamster came out for this one, Di! Brilliant idea and beautiful card!!

    Cheese for me, too, please, Miss. I'll be there before the potatoes get co - um, sorry I just noticed one the carpenters seems like he might need someone to help . . .

  27. Very clever Di - the aluminium foil stood up well to the embossing and looks great - like the jaunty angle too. The new fence will probably up and looking fab by now ... and the playground will feel much more safe and secure too ... don't want those ducks straying too far from the pond :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  28. Yipeee! I like your take on metal, which Shopping Our Stash is also doing. Do you think it was coincidence or is metal the next big thing?! Your card does remind me of hammered tin edgings, very nicely done.

  29. I'd never heard of grease proof backed foil, but my is it effective here!
    Thanks so much
    Less is More


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