Sunday, August 25, 2019

Metallic For You

I like the faux tin metal look on this card. It is an easy technique to do as long as you have all of the tools. There are You Tube videos out there for you to watch if you do not understand my instructions. 

Stamps: Mother's Love
Paper: Strawberry Slush A-2, 4 1/4 x 2 1/4, Mossy Meadow 4 1/2 x 2 1/2, Whisper White 4 x 2, Basic Black 5 1/4 x 4, Sahara Sand 8 1/2 x 2 3/4
Ink: Strawberry Slush, Mossy Meadow, Tuxedo Black Memento
Technique: Faux Tin Metal
Accessories: Silver Embossing Powder, 1 1/4" Square Punch, Versamark, Heat Tool, Finial Press Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Adhesive

First, you want to create your 10 faux tin metal square tiles. 

Take the Sahara Sand strip and stamp it with Versamark on top of a scratch paper. Leave about a half inch at the end of it to hold it when you apply heat. 

You then remove the scratch paper and replace it with a clean scratch paper. Proceed to pour the silver embossing powder. 

Once it is covered apply heat with your heat tool. Move the heat tool around to avoid overheating. Overheating will warp or even burn your paper. 

Once it is cooled down, you may want to repeat the process to create a thick layer. 

You then punch out ten 1 1/4" squares. Place them in the Finial Press Embossing Folder (make sure it is facing up, with the SU logo on the bottom left and facing you) and run it through the Big Shot. 

You then place these on the Basic Black card stock leaving a little bit of room around each one to create the illusion of a tile with grout around it. Glue down the four corners first and then fill in the space using the other square tiles. The middle of the card does not need any tiles, since it is covered with an image and sentiment.

Lastly, you stamp the flower image and color it using this two step stamp set. Add the sentiment and put the card together. 

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  1. Wow! This really does look like tin and beautiful flower gives it such a wonderful balance. You are such a fun crafter! This looks like a nice technique that would take me a few tries :) TFS!

  2. What a gorgeous card, Sally - that tile technique looks fabulous!