Thursday, April 7, 2011

Faux Metal

I made the three "medallions" across the center of this card using the Faux Metal technique. Again, this is another technique that is SO simple but looks just stunning! First, you ink your stamp with VersaMark but then just set it aside. I think the VersaMark must help keep the melted embossing powder from sticking to your stamp. Then, you cover your cardstock with VersaMark. Either use a brayer or you can just use the "direct to paper" method. Then, cover your cardstock with embossing powder and melt it. While it's still hot add more embossing powder on top of what you just melted. Heat it again until that embossing powder melts. Keep adding embossing powder while it's still hot and melting for at least 4 more times. You want a nice thick layer of melted embossing powder on your cardstock. After you have a thick enough layer while the melted embossing powder is still hot press your stamp down into the melted embossing powder. Hold your stamp there for just a second to be sure you get a nice image. Then, let the embossing powder cool and cut out your image and use as desired. EASY but a really cool effect! Here are the items I used to make this card.

Stamp set: Cute By The Inch

Cardstock/paper: Note Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Springtime Vintage DSP

Ink: VersaMark

Other: heat tool, silver embossing powder, Whisper White Organza ribbon, Vintage Flowers Adornments, Scallop Square punch, glue dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

All products made by/sold by Stampin' Up!

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