Saturday, October 29, 2011

Scalloped Faux Metal Gratitude

This is the last card we made in my Fall-Themed class this month. This features the MDS digital medallion stamp from Day of Gratitude, so I guess it qualifies as a hybrid card.We used water coloring to color in the medallion and we made our own Faux Metal textured metal paper for the background paper and button. This was a lot of fun to create and share with all of my stamping gals. They all did such a great job!
  • Here's a mini tutorial for the Faux Metal technique:
Supplies: Aluminum Foil, cardstock, glue stick, textured impression folder
Use glue stick to glue aluminum foil to cardstock. Apply glue stick liberally.
Place aluminum foil over cardstock and use bone folder to make sure that you get a good adhesion between the foil and cardstock. I chose the burnished aluminum side versus the shiny side for my Faux Metal piece.
Cut out your Faux Metal shape of choice using a punch or by placing your foil/cardstock piece face down on the Big Shot die. I chose the Scallops #2 die, large scallop.
Place your Faux Metal shape into a textured impression embossing folder and run through Big Shot.Voila!  You have yourself a very cool looking metal shape. For extra interest, add some alcohol inks to color and distress your Faux Metal shape.

Thanks for stopping by!
Cardstock: Whisper White, Early Espresso
DSP: Spice Cake
Ink: Early Espresso; Reinkers - More Mustard, Pool Party
Punches: 2-1/2" Circle
Big Shot: Scallop Circle, Scallop Circle #2 Bigz die, Square Latticke folders
Stamp Set: MDS Day of Gratitude, Teeny Tiny Wishes


{ kelly jo } said...

I love this card!

Susan said...


Two Happy Stampers said...

Thanks for you nice comments :-)