Monday, August 11, 2008

Faux Metal

This is the last of last month's cards I have to show you, and then I'll need to get cracking and make some new stuff LOL
This is the other "Embossing and More" card - Faux Metal technique:

Marelle Taylor Stampin' Up! AustraliaIt's similar to Cracked Glass, in that you do layers of embossing powder, but in a metallic finish this time, and then while the last layer is still melted, you press a stamp into it. It gives a great effect, and it really does look like metal!
I used one of the stamps from "Priceless" stamp set for mine, and punched it out with a circle punch. I then layered it on a larger circle (1 3/8") and then the scallop circle. Here's a close-up:

Marelle Taylor Stampin' Up! AustraliaThen I made a 'metal' tag by pressing a stamp from "Basic Phrases" into molten embossing powder, and then punching it out with the Word Window punch, and embellishing it with a silver brad. Here's another close-up:

Marelle Taylor Stampin' Up! AustraliaStamps: Priceless, Basic Phrases, Polka dot background
Cardstock: Mellow Moss, Bordering Blue, Really Rust
Other: Cutter Kit, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch 1 1/4" circle punch, Word Window Punch, Mellow Moss Taffeta Ribbon, Silver brads


  1. That is so cool. I've got to give this technique a try!

  2. I tried that too, as soon as I saw the tutorial on SU's sight! It's so fun, isn't it? Your's looks beautiful!

  3. I wondered if that was how you did it but wasn't sure if it damaged the stamps - obviously not! - must put it on my to do list !

  4. That is way cool! I will have to try that. I love the look it creates. Great job, tfs.

  5. Very nice Marelle! It looks very realistic, could be passed off as a piece of the stylised silver hodgepodge!

  6. That is fantastic cant wait to try that out it really looks like metal.



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