This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a faux metal technique challenge. Sounds complicated but it’s not. I cased the idea for my card from Diana Gibbs. I like the idea of the faux metal tiles because it looks like a tin ceiling. This technique is a bit different from the usual faux metal technique in that instead of using a stamped image I used an embossing folder with the faux metal squares and put it through my Big Shot. Super easy!
To make the faux metal tiles I inked a 3” x 10” piece of Going Grey with the Versamark then put silver embossing powder, removed excess then used the heat tool to set. I repeated this procedure over the first layer of silver embossing. Cut my tiles to 1-1/8”. Put the faux metal squares in the embossing folder then put it through my Big Shot. Adhered the tiles with SNAIL to Basic Black layer.
Stamped my hummingbird image with black StayzOn then colored with watercolor pencils. Adhered this layer to the Bashful Blue layer then to the Basic Black layer. Adhered ribbon to this layer. Adhered these layers to the faux metal background. Adhered to the Bashful Blue card base.
Faux Metal Hummingbird card
All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.
Size: finished card size 5-1/4″ x 5-1/4″
Stamp Sets: Spring Song
Paper: Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Going Gray, Watercolor paper
Ink: VersaMark, Black StayzOn ink, Watercolor pencils, Blender pen
Accessories: Silver embossing powder, Heat tool, non-SU Flowers embossing folder, Big Shot, Whisper White Satin ribbon
Techniques: Stamping, Faux metal technique
Filed under: Big Shot, Hand Stamped Sentiments Creative Challenge, Technique Challenge | Tagged: Big Shot, ceiling tin tiles, embossing, Faux metal technique, Hand Stamped Sentiments technique challenge, Spring Song |