Tinfoil Rickrack Card Garland


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Here's a super simple yet very beautiful homemade Christmas card or garland you can make. If you've seen my previous posts then you know we're "getting crazy with tinfoil" here at I Gotta Create! 


That's right: aluminum foil!! These 4 x 5.5 cream cards are adorned with craft paper card stock and tinfoil. That's it. It's easy to achieve this wonderful texture and silvery, ice crystal-like effect for the rickrack and snowflake.



To find out how, the full Tinfoil Rickrack Tutorial can be found by clicking here. Follow the same instructions when you put the craft paper card stock through the crimper, but only send it through once.
Another variation is to use burlap to add a wonderful, rustic texture to your card or garland.


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For this card, rather than crimping the paper, simply fray some burlap and adhere it to the craft paper. Layer the tinfoil snowflake on top of a black snowflake to create added depth.


So simple, elegant and yet inexpensive. Imagine all the symbols that would look beautiful for the holidays.


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While I did not glue down the entire snowflake edge so that you could see the dimension better in the photos, I recommend you do so on these large snowflakes before putting them in an envelope. You can use this tinfoil technique for the main image as in this post, or....


...make smaller embellishments for your cards. You can find an example of that here


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43 comments:

Erin of Salvaged Whimsy said...

So charming and simple...but with a little "bling" to spice things up - I love these cards!!! (note to self - add crimper to Christmas list!) Thanks for stopping by, I'm a new follower here and can't wait to see more of your great ideas!

Erin of Salvaged Whimsy said...

Sorry to be a stalker, but wanted to let you know I pinned this great project too!!

Jennifer said...

Not that's getting creative, I've never seen the tin foil done like that! Thanks for some inspiration.

Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living said...

I love these cards. You are very creative.

Heather @CommonplaceBeauty said...

really creative! love it!! Am pinning it too :-). Visiting from Tip Junkie!

Elise said...

Looks great! It's amazing what you can do with cardboard and tinfoil. Thanks for the idea!

http://growcreative.blogspot.com

Cindy Adkins said...

WOW, these are amazing!!!

Anonymous said...

I cant believe that it is only tinfoil...I love love love these!!

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀@ A Lapin Life said...

This is so creative. I love it!

Dee

I'm having a giveaway.

http://alapinlife.blogspot.com/2011/12/shabby-apple-giveaway-duchess-vintage.html

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Found you at Wow Us Wednesday. This garland is adorable. I love the combination of tin foil and burlap. Too cute! I'm now a follower.

Barb said...

Some of the prettiest cards (garlands) I've seen.

Maria Kitching said...

These are really lovely

Tutus & Tea Parties said...

These are wonderful! I would have never thought you used tin foil. They look lovely!

I'd love for you to link up and share: http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2011/12/pinteresting-link-party-week-sixteen.html

Jodie said...

So Creative! Love this!

Warm Wishes,
Jodie

http://lovelaughteranddecor.blogspot.com/

adventuresindinner said...

What a gorgeous project and you have provided a fantastic tutorial.

So glad to have you at our Pin'Inspiration Party this week.

Happy follower, would love if you popped over and grabbed a button.

Monica said...

What an awesome idea!! Love them! :o)

Anonymous said...

Great idea! I think this project is one that my craft-y daughter would really enjoy doing. Thank you.

Janel@hatingmartha said...

These are beautiful! Tinfoil? How clever!

Sherika Lovett Alston said...

WOW how awesome and so pretty! Great job!! Your newest follower!!

Jen said...

So pretty! Thanks for linking up to the Showdown! ~Jen

Kindra-At Home With K said...

Wow! I can't believe that's tin foil. I love the look it created for that extra little something to your cards. Very creative!

I love your blog! I'm your newest follower! Stop on by sometime. I have a weekly linky party called Terrific Under Ten Tuesdays. It's for projects made for $10 or less. I would love to have you!

Crafters Guide said...

What a great idea. Gorgeously festive too!

Shauna K said...

visiting from Debbiedoos linky party- what a beautiful idea! so amazing the different looks the crimper gives with the different materials- particularly love the addition of the burlap to the cards!!

Space 46 said...

Your a genius! Anything burlap is awesome!

The Girl Creative said...

Those are soooo pretty! Thanks so much for linking up. :) xoxo

deborah@confessions of a craigslist junkie said...

Very cute! I would have never guessed they were tinfoil. Popping by from Debbie Doo's.

Cindy said...

Love the look of the tinfoil stars. Great idea - I never would have guessed on how to make them. Thanks for sharing!

Samara {The Dressing Room} said...

Those are so pretty and creative! Great idea :)

I'm your newest follower,

Samara

www.thedressingroomblog.com

Veronica said...

Very pretty and I love the colour combo to bits!

Veronica
Tassels Twigs and Tastebuds

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

Beautiful! Great job :)

Rachel W K said...

very pretty! and i love the brown paper used, too. such a great garland, thanks!

-rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Nikki@EverythingUndertheMoon said...

These are so beautiful! I love the foil and the burlap together. Would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party going on right now :) http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/12/bedazzle-me-monday-12.html

Have a great week!!

Miss Charming said...

I love how these turned out. What a wonderful idea.

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Super fab!! Great job!

cathy@my1929charmer said...

Great idea for using the aluminum foil, so adds the sparkle. I saw on Nate's show someone used the foil to outline the outside rim of their dinner plates, who would of thought of that. So disappointed to hear his show has been cancelled. UGH. You cards are really quite pretty, and congrats on all your "features" you've received on them. Thanks for sharing all your project's at Sunday's Best. We love your inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Your garland is very pretty! Nice job!!

Kara at Petals to Picots said...

I love these cards! Beautiful! I am over visiting from Someday Crafts link party and am now your newest google follower :) If you get a moment, I would love for you to check out my blog and follow back.
~Kara (www.petalstopicots.com)

Stacy said...

Do you have a tutorial on making the different kinds of tin foil snowflakes?? I can't seem to find one. They are so pretty.

Also, do you have any ideas on how to texture foil without a crimper?? I just can't afford one.

Thanks,
Stacy

must love junk said...

These cards are seriously the cutest!! Yay-I'm your 600th follower! I'd love you to stop by and say hi :)
Susan

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Christina, those are just beautiful!

K Coake said...

Gorgeous cards! What a neat idea and fun technique.

suzyq said...

What a great idea- I just love them!

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

your cards (garland) are sooo pretty!
I have that crimper :)
catching you for CCC this week
gail