Faux Metal Embellishments

Hi! It’s Jennifer here with a fun way to take a plain die cut and turn it into a faux metal embellishment. Check it out:

(If you are having trouble viewing the video, try watching it HERE on YouTube.)

I used the new Blooming Flower Fancy Die and gave it a not-so-flowery-look with this technique.

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After layering four of the die cuts together and cutting it in half, I covered the two pieces with a thick layer of silver and gold embossing powder. Instantly, I have the look of a metal embellishment! So easy to do and you can use any embossing powders. Oh! And I even embossed the edges of the notecard to match.

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Find out how to make this card — click for complete supplies and instructions.

Hope this inspires you to give a new look to a die cut. Enjoy!


Merci Bouquet (CL580) Blooming Flower (DI092) Snow Folded Cards (PS566) Snow Layering Paper (PS610) Embossing Powder - Gold (PW100) Embossing Powder - Silver (PW101)
VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad (VC250)

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    Deborah S said:

    Great technique my dd graduated last year from college and after all the tuition housing etc. we were on a tight budget so we ordered the announcements but I made the thank you cards this card would be perfect for that purpose tfs

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    Linda W. said:

    Wow - just love the metal embellishment, Jennifer! Thanks for the fun video too!

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    lacyquilter said:

    I really love this idea! Great card and another wonderful way to use your dies.

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    Michele F. said:

    Love it, Jennifer! It really does look like metal =] Will be using this at Christmas, for sure!

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    Aaron said:

    Super fun!

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    Shirley in Queen Creek said:

    What an absolutely incredibly brilliant idea! Beautiful card Jennifer, beautiful!

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    Chris W said:

    I love the idea of using two embossing powders and the whole faux metal look — Jennifer always has the best techniques!

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    Cathy R said:

    This looks like a metal medallion, great way to get more use out of dies, thank you for the video, Cathy x

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    Lynda said:

    Love the result of all that heat embossing!

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    Video: Faux Metal Embellishments | Jennifer McGuire Ink said:

    [...] shared this card last week on the Hero Arts blog, but received questions so I thought I would post it here. The video shows another great way to [...]

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