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Saturday, February 22, 2020

February 2020 Week 4 Technique or Stash challenge using foil for 52 CCT blog

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity and this posting is about using the stash item of foil or products with foil/metallic foil for Christmas cards. 52 CCT is Christmas Card Throwdown and this is Week 8 of 52 for 2020 (or for starting the 4th week of February).

I decided for my design team inspiration card for 52 CCT blog that I would go old school using kitchen foil laid over a snowflake texture plate. Using a mechanical pencil's eraser I gently pressed over the texture plate to create an embossed/impressed image and then took permanent markers to highlight the impressed spots.

I've currently got this card resting on top of my printer and at an angle it looks great (as opposed to this flat scanner photo...sorry). It's not perfect due to several spots of the marker smearing before the ink dried. Yet the green tone of the snowman's scarf is a spot-on match to the cardstock background that is on a white flat card base and little details like that make my heart happy!

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Link-ups for other challenge blogs and Facebook groups where this will be shared:
a. Christmas 24 challenge blog; #004; make a winter/Christmas scene; for my card, the snowman has his giant snowflake 'towering' over him

b. Merry Little Christmas Challenge blog; #19; February Anything Christmas Goes

c. Winter Wonderland; started Feb 7th; Anything Christmas Goes

d. Paper, Paper, Paper & Design Team Calls group on Facebook; a sharing group for crafting bloggers


Crafting in the USA heartland,
Becca S for Becca's Heart for Creativity blog

and design team member for 52 CCT plus the following 4 others:
A Place To Start
My Time to Craft
Scrapping 4 fun Challenges
The Crafter's Café Challenge


  1. What a great technique Becca - Not one I have seen before, and I must say it is effective

  2. This is a great card Becca!
    Lia xx

  3. c'est très original Becca et l'ajout de ce mignon bonhomme de neige lui donne du peps, biz

  4. This "old scholl "technique is the best. Very nice card!

  5. You often only need one thing, a good idea! And you had a very good one to perform this technique without much material! This way was perfect for the aluminium foil! Rosi x

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  7. This is such a good idea and looks super. Thanks so much for playing along with Christmas 24 Challenge. Deborah, DT.

  8. It's nice to see an older technique brought back to life - love the embossed background! Thanks for joining us at Merry Little Christmas challenges

  9. Great idea, hun....might have to give this technique ago myself!

    Thank you for sharing with us at 'Winter Wonderland' this month
    Hugs Shell xx


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