Tutorial: Faux Metal

Did you see what it looks like outside? Ok, I know not all of you live nearby BUT ugggghhh….I hate snow! lol We had about 20cm (8 in) of snow last night…yuck!!! It’s the cold and wet kind of snow too!  You should have seen all the last minute parents shopping for boots for kids last night at Walmart…yes, I was one of them! So much for planning ahead.


Here’s a hilarious photo I found online from last year’s record snow falls. I know we’re not quite there yet, but, I heard we are getting alot of snow again this year!!! 🙁  Ok, I know there are some good parts to winter…but, remind me….what are they again? lol












Alright…time for some stamping fun! This card is the second project we made at Stamp Club last week. We made a card using the Faux Metal Technique.

Fresh Cuts Stamp Set
Cardstock in Basic Gray, Whisper White, Baja Breeze and Brushed Silver
Basic Gray Classic Stamp Pad
Baja Breeze Classic Stamp Pad
Versamark Ink Pad
Scallop Edge Punch
1 inch Circle Punch
Silver Embossing Powder
Heat Tool
White Gel Pen
Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon
Silver Cording (not shown)
Snail Adhesive
Bone Folder
Paper Piercer (not shown)
Mat Pack (not shown)


Step 1: Using the versamark ink pad, apply the ink directly to the brushed silver cardstock. Make sure you press firmly and cover your area well.

Step 2: Pour silver embossing powder directly onto the cardstock. Tap off excess.


Step 3: Heat the embossing powder with the heat tool until the powder turns into a shimmery silver. Once it cools down repeat step 1 & 2 two more times.

 Step 4: Ink up your stamp with versamark and set aside. After covering and heating your with your third layer, quickly stamp the versamark inked flower into the hot embossed cardstock. Press down, wiggle and pull up.

Voila! You have yourself a beautiful faux metal layer!

Hope you have a great stamping day!


  1. wow … look at all that snow. It should just not be allowed before calendar winter arrives.

  2. Snow in October? That’s just not right!
    Love the card, great pictures and wonderful instructions!
    Hugs and smiles

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