9/21/2008

Faux Metal Technique

Here is a sample I made for my Week 2 Bootcamp stamping challenge-try a new technique. Sadly it was the only stamping I got done this week! Especially since I have a swap due soon and I haven't even started, and club this week! YIKES! Hopefully this task will get the creativity flowing again!


OK, here's what I did. I started by embossing the background and main tree image (from the Christmas Classics set). I stamped them with Encore Gold ink, then poured Iridescent Ice embossing powder over and heated. Very pretty!

Then, for the Faux Metal, I took a piece of Brushed Gold cardstock. Just a piece big enough for your stamped image with extra room for you to hold on. The image I chose is from the Cute & Curly set that coordinates with the Curly Label Punch. Take your versamark pad and smush it onto the cardstock, covering enough space for your stamped image. Cover with Gold Embossing Powder. Heat. Cool just a few seconds and repeat. Now that it's been heated twice, prepare for the 3rd time. Get your stamp close by and put just a bit of versamark on it. Repeat the Embossing powder one more time, and while hot press your image into the embossing powder. When cool, punch the image with the punch and apply to your card! Great Technique!!

1 comment:

diane mcvey said...

This is great! I've never tried it, but you are making me want to!!! Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing! :D