Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Technique Tuesday - Hand Made Metallic Embellishments

Happy New Year!  Welcome to the first Technique Tuesday post of the year 2011!  Today's technique is how to create your own hand made metallic embellishment.  The "embellishment" is actually card stock, made to look like metallic.  I have done this with punched shapes, such as hearts, punched keys, fleur de lis, holiday shapes, as well as die cut shapes, such as the terrific label dies by Spellbinders.

Here are a couple of cards with my own hand made embellishments:

Here's how it's done:
  • Punch or die cut your shape from plain white or ivory card stock.
  • Use an embossing pad or VersaMark pad to ink embossing ink onto the shape, making sure to cover the entire shape completely.
  • Dip inked shape into gold, copper, or silver embossing powder, and heat.  Use the edge of a craft knife to hold the shape down while heating so it doesn't blow away.
  • Attach embellishment to card with glue dots.
That's it.  Easy-peasy.  And here's a link to Gina Krupsky's video, which demonstrates this technique perfectly: http://stamptv.ning.com/video/creating-a-metallic .

Hope you're keeping warm and healthy, and making time to create!




  1. wow...this remind me of japanese paper :) they do love metalic colour like gold silver :)

    thanks for sharing beautiful project :)

  2. Fantastic way to turn ordinary paper into a metallic embellishment. Thank you for the tip.


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