Navigation Bar

April 9, 2022


Have you ever dry embossed on foiled cardstock? No? If not, give it a try, and you will be in for a delicious surprise. The results are extraordinary.

The background of this card was done in just this way. 

I had some pink foiled cardstock, retired from Stampin' Up!, and I thought I would give it a try, confident that the results would be pretty. I used the Gingham Embossing Folder on it. The embossing is so deep and true. Lush even.

Not wanting to cover up just too much of this loveliness, I decided on a simple strip for my focal point. 

Upon this strip, which is based with a silver/white ribbon (from a past Sale-A-Bration), I added a simple sentiment and die cut it with a die from the retired Lakeside Framelits and embellished with a single Basic Rhinestone.

The butterfly was stamped with the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set (page 116 in the new upcoming Annual Catalog), and cut out with the matching dies, Brilliant Wings (on page 169 in the new catalog). A single Basic Rhinestone serves as the head of the butterfly.

Set off with a border of black cardstock and applied to a white card base, this gives a very satisfying elegant card. And easy to create!

Please try embossing on foil cardstock. Or, as an alternative, try embossing on heavy duty foil right off the roll. It's a bit fragile to work with, but looks wonderful. Another thing I've embossed before, with nice results, is the flat bottom of a foil pan. 

Most of all, have fun with your experimenting! I think you'll have a delightful time.




  1. I love the foil background. It really sets the butterfly off.

  2. What a fabulous idea! I am definitely going to have to try this real soon. Thanks for the idea. Pinned.

  3. The embossed background really sets the stage for the butterfly neutral grays. I like the color and texture. Pinned.
    Thank you for participating in Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 15.

  4. Gorgeous! I just love how that butterfly jumps off the card:) Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

  5. Such a pretty card, Linda! Love the embossed foil, background.

  6. This one is really pretty! Live the combination of color and textures!

    Thanks for sharing every week at the Sunday Sunshine Blog Hop!