October 19, 2023


Well, I'm back at it. Using stuff that is supposed to be garbage. You know, thrown away, Using garbage as art supplies.

My heart is always just so happy when I can make an art supply out of something most normal people wouldn't think twice about tossing in the garbage.

Do you ever buy chocolate bars at Aldi? I do on occasion, and when I'm finished, I just don't have the heart to throw away the foil that surrounds the yummy chocolate. It has a little bit of texture and is, as a matter of fact, lovely.

I used a piece of Aldi foil to create the elegant background for this card. And it was so incredibly easy -- and satisfying -- to do so.

I simply crumpled up the foil in my hands a few times, flattening it somewhat after each crumple. When I was satisfied with the look, I cut a piece of scrap cardstock to 3" x 5" and laid the foil over this piece, carefully folding the edges to the back of the cardstock. It is imperative that you not stretch or flatten the foil when doing this because you don't want to lost your lovely silvery texture. Use tape to adhere the edges of the foil to the back.

The photo below shows a closeup of the texture. I am sort of disappointed with the photo. It looks exactly like what it actually is: crumpled foil. Grrr. In real life, it looks just shimmery and elegant. 

To complement this beautiful background, I stamped a single rose and colored it with Stampin' Blends, fussy cut it, and mounted it with Stampin Dimensionals onto an oval I die cut. Adding a simple "thank you" and a couple Basic Rhinestones, I was very happy with this card. 

I used a white cardstock base, then a thin border of Designer Series Paper, and finially a 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" piece of coordinating cardstock.

If you had a chocolate bar and it came wrapped in intriguing foil, would you just toss the foil?


Our planet's alarm is going off, 
and it is time to wake up and take action!
- Leonardo DeCaprio -



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