February 2022 Technique Squad Blog Hop – Faux Metal

Feb 17, 2022 | Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to the February 2022 Technique Squad Blog Hop! I’m excited to be a part of this fun collaboration with fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. This month’s theme is Faux Metal. Keep reading to see my project below, then make sure to hop over to the other blogs to check out more great projects featuring the Faux Metal technique.

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Faux Metal

This technique is done by heat embossing multiple layers of metallic embossing powder.  Then, while the powder is still hot, you stamp an image in it to leave an impression on the “metal.”  Stampin’ Up! has a great video showing how to do this technique: https://youtu.be/xo3A4gslnJk.

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Instructions

For the faux metal layer, I started with a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Shimmery White Cardstock.  I inked up the paper with the VersaMark Ink Pad and poured Silver Embossing Powder over it.  Then, I tapped off any excess powder and heat set it with the Heat Tool.  I repeated the process three more times to build up the embossed layers.

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Before heat setting the final layer of embossing powder, I inked up the large daffodil stamp (from the Daffodil Daydream stamp set) with the VersaMark ink (to help it not stick to the hot embossing powder).  Then I heated up the last layer of embossing powder and pressed the stamp into it.

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I held the stamp there as the embossing powder cooled.  Once cooled, I removed the stamp to reveal the image impression.  My first impression did not work for the whole image, as the bottom did not leave an impression.  I think the bottom portion of the embossing powder was not hot enough when I pressed my stamp on it (but that’s ok as I cover up that area in the finished card).

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I did this same process with the Copper and Gold Embossing Powders.  The Copper one bubbled up in a few spots after pressing the stamp into the embossing powder, and the bottom still didn’t leave a great impression.  The Gold one turned out better, though still not a complete impression.

February 2022 Technique Squad Blog Hop - Faux Metal – Learn how to make a card featuring the Faux Metal technique for this month's hop. | #mackenziemakes #stampinup | www.mackenziemakes.com

To make the cards, I trimmed down each Faux Metal piece to 4-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ and layered them onto Basic Black card bases.  I stamped the sentiment (from the Special Moments stamp set) on a 1/2″ x 3-1/2″ piece of Shimmery White Cardstock with Black Memento ink.  This piece is added to the card towards the bottom to cover up the part that did not leave a good impression.

I also did some regular heat embossing with the other daffodil image using the same three embossing powders.  Each flower was colored with a Blender Pen and Crushed Curry and Pear Pizzazz ink.  After die cutting out the daffodil images, I added them to the card using Dimensionals.

February 2022 Technique Squad Blog Hop - Faux Metal – Learn how to make a card featuring the Faux Metal technique for this month's hop. | #mackenziemakes #stampinup | www.mackenziemakes.com

For the inside, I stamped the border image along the bottom of a 4-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ piece of Shimmery White Cardstock with Black Memento ink.

Scroll through the images below to get a closer look at the finished cards.

Silver Faux Metal

Copper Faux Metal

Gold Faux Metal

Color Inspiration

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Happy making!

Mackenzie

February 2022 Technique Squad Blog Hop - Faux Metal – Learn how to make a card featuring the Faux Metal technique for this month's hop. | #mackenziemakes #stampinup | www.mackenziemakes.com

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Hi, I'm Mackenzie! I'm a lover of all things crafty, and an Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator. I'm here to inspire you to make stuff, so let's get making!

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3 Comments

  1. JoAnn Pollock

    I love it! I had a much harder time with a large area.

    Reply
    • Mackenzie

      Yes, the larger image was a little challenging for my first try! But it covered up well 😆

      Reply
  2. Vickie Littlewood

    WOW, these are fantastic!!

    Reply

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