Thursday, February 16, 2012

Faux Metal & Sanded Dry Embossing

Morning, all! Kristina here. :)

For today's card, I wanted to try out sanding dry embossing again. You'll remember I did a card similar to this a while back, where I also used a sanding block to take the edge off a dry embossed image. The Hero Arts layering papers are perfect for this because of the color being only on one side of the paper.

I also did some faux metal on this card with the stamp. If you're familiar with heat embossing, the faux metal technique is super simple. You only need a metallic embossing powder, VersaMark ink, a heat tool, and a stamp. You could even use white embossing powder for a more porcelain look instead of metal. :)

For instructions and tips on both sanding dry embossing and faux metal, be sure to watch the video below. :)

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  1. That is so COOL...I love how you did the faux metal and dry embossing...such cool techniques...thanks for sharing...the card is so AWESOME.

  2. Ooooh, love that embossing technique. I'm going to hunt through my stamp collection for some suitable images. Thanks for sharing ;-)

  3. Wow, that faux metal technique is fabulous. The card turned out great. Thanks for sharing the techniques and the video.

  4. That is a great idea, creating your own faux metal paper.
    The card is great

  5. Kristine -

    I never get tired of seeing that Faux metal technique. It gives such an awesome effect! I love how this card turned out. Thank you for sharing with us.

    Elaine Allen

  6. Great faux metal technique! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Love the faux metal and dry embossing. :)

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  9. Thanks for sharing! I will try this technique some day.....

  10. This is way awesome! I can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing!! :)


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