Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Technique Tuesday - Metallic Edge

Some of you asked about the gold metallic edge on the You're special circle on last week's technique:
So, I decided to show it on today's Technique Tuesday.  Sometimes you need a pretty, metallic edge on a panel or card layer, but cannot find just the right color paper to match the embossing on the card.  This technique makes just the right edge on your card panels and layers.  It will always match the embossing on the card.

You will need some gold (or any metallic color) embossing powder, an embossing stamp pad, or VersaMark pad, and a panel about 1/4" larger than the layer you are putting on it.  You can make the panel larger if you want more of a border showing.
 On this card, I made the embossed border around the main panel about 1/4 inch, and the border on the floral panel a little less.
Here's how it's done:
Cut a panel of card stock slightly larger than the piece you will be layering onto it.  The larger the piece, the more metallic edge will be showing.
Dab embossing ink or VersaMark along the edges, making sure to ink a little more than will show.  Dip edges into embossing powder, then heat to emboss.
Add layering panel, and Voila!  You have a metallic embossed edge!
 This card features Penny Black stickers and Basic Grey paper.
That's it for tonight.


1 comment:

  1. Oh, Lynda! This card is stunning! I love the gold embossing with that rich, deep red! Beautiful!


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