Thursday, July 8, 2010

EBTKS Challenge (Foil-take 2)!

I didn't think I would come up with another idea for using aluminum foil for the EBTKS Challenge #18
 But when I saw the Three Fish from Freebie Thursday at Tiffany Doodles, suddenly a light bulb went on in my head....
I printed out the adorable image onto the aluminum foil. As I was printing, my 15-year old David gasped at the sight of foil going through the HP printer (Ahhh!!)!! Yup, his Mama is pretty daring and naive brave and smart! This is what it looks like after printed.
The fish got a little "wrinkled", but they are alright... I was so relieved proud to show to David who held his breath as we printed: "See!?" I said, " I know what I'm doing!" (not really!!) SO... here's my 2nd card for this challenge.
Looking at these fish makes me happy. I intend to give this card to David...he is turning 16 in August!
Somehow he is like this little silver fish, funny and annoying...and smart. There is no one like David :)

31 comments:

Karen B. said...

This is got to be one of my most favorite cards of yours ever! I think it is because of your post too! So witty! Love the concept of this as well as the execution.

Lin said...

I loved this card on first sight, but even more so now that I've read the process! My friend, the risk taker :))

Sarah said...

You're a genius, Virginia! Love it!

BabyBokChoy said...

LOL, you are so so clever and darling indeed! The result is lovely1!!!

Dawn said...

Hee hee Virginia... I really enjoyed reading this post.. love the cross outs!!!! You are a clever cookie... your card turned out awesome...

Lucille said...

Oh Virginia, Love your funny post and this card is wonderful :)

Winter said...

Cute! And I loved the post! :) Thanks for playing with us in the EBTKS challenge!

Karen from MI said...

WAY TO GO, Virginia! Sounds just like something that I WOULD TRY!! I can see Molly over my shoulder, too!!!!!! The only difference between ME doing this and YOU is MY HAIR COLOR!!! :) I'm so glad that it worked. What a SWEET card and it's SO FUN! I LOVE the EBTKS challenges that you're always participating in. GREAT JOB! Love, Karen xoxooxo

Barb said...

Brilliant, V!! How fun is this card!? I just love that the one fish is different, and along with the sentiment, it sounds perfect for your son! This post makes me smile! Love your blog!

Simone said...

Love this Virginia! What a cool idea to print the image onto foil! Turned out great, the fishy is so cute and i love the stitching behind it!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Virginia, great card and love the aluminum foil fish--very creative idea. I enjoyed reading this post. How did you get the foil to go through the printer without it getting caught?

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Great job! Thanks for your comment on roping in my family for the challenge- it must be something to do with tin foil?

linda said...

Wow! You have been busy making cards and they are all so cool. Love this foil one...very cool!

Jenny said...

Too cute love this!! :D

Μαρία said...

i love it!!!!!!!!!!

Alice Wertz said...

you are soooo smart and creative, girl!!! LOVE that you printed the fish on foil and love how you made the "seaweed"!!! super card!

Heather Maria said...

Oh Virginia your post had me laughing away - I can just imagine David's face when he saw what you were doing! Your card is adorable. Gorgeous background and love your one of a kind tinfoil fish! A very special birthday card for David and it will be a constant reminder to him that Mama always knows what she's doing!!

Barbara said...

I absolutely love this card Virginia!!!! Your fishie is brilliant and I really like the stitching and the background paper that you used. Gorgeous!!!!

de said...

Amazing Virginia! Delving into unchartered territory! You go girl!

Kathy Wade (krolski) said...

LOL! Love your stories Virginia! That foil fish rocks! I think this is one of your best cards ever! Brilliant!

Mariana Grigsby said...

This post is so funny... and yes, you are very brave to print out those fish image on foil (what kind of HP printer do you have?... lol)... I have an almost 15 son... and he's like you said... funny, annoying and smart... I guess is a teen thing :)... Thanks for sharing!

CinnamonSally said...

Wow Virginia, glad you risked this process as the card is fab!!

Cheryl said...

What a fun card! It turned out great! I love how you used the foil.

Nancy said...

Such a cute post, Virginia! Your card turned out so great! Love all the details!

Kathy Martin said...

Too cute! LOVE your foil fish! :)

Suzanne C said...

Adorable! Love the cute silvery fish! Great idea!

Laural-Lee said...

Great scene you've created Virginia...and you are indeed daring and brave as well as very creative. I never would have even thought of printing on tinfoil. Love the stitching and the sentiment label.

ivy said...

risk taker are you virginia?? i am sure david was just worried the printer was going to get ruined by printing on foil!

Monika Reeck said...

such a cute card Virginia...I just make a card using aluminium foil too..vieleicht magst du meine Karte zu sehen in meinem Blog :) Liebe Gruesse

MONIKA

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

LOL, I am not sure if I dare to test this technique with my printer. But your card is great, Virginia!! :)

Jo, Paul & Jade said...

It's wonderful!