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Hand Stamped Sentiments – Faux Metal Technique Challenge

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!

Faux metal technique hummingbird card

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Project info:

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

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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

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4 Responses

  1. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! I immediately thought of a tin roof last night when I saw this an then had to chuckle when I read your description this morning. So classy looking!

  2. Hey, Gen! You could do a tin ceiling with this or something on furniture. That would be totally cool!

  3. This is GREAT!!! Thanks so much for the instructions. I can’t wait to try this technique:)
    Tammie

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