Sunday, August 23, 2009

Faux Metal Pretties Card

The combination of the soft Pretties Kit flower and the metallic embellishments make this card stand out.

I used the Faux Metal technique for the center of the flower. Start by inking your cardstock with Versamark and heat emboss with Silver embossing powder. Apply more Versamark and more embossing powder for a total of 3 layers. As you finish heating the third layer, quickly ink your stamp with Versamark and stamp into the hot embossed cardstock, leaving an impression from the rubber stamp. (Inking in Versamark before stamping will help protect your rubber.) Make sure to press down firmly and lift straight up to get a good impression. I punched the image out with the 1-1/4" Circle Punch and added a clear rhinestone brad to attach it to the flower.

Ordinarily, I feel like a card is naked with a greeting on the front, but I let it slide this time and punched and layered a greeting for the inside. (Forgot to get a picture of that, sorry!)

Supplies: True Friend, Versamark, Whisper White cardstock, Brushed Silver Cardstock, Rich Razzleberry cardstock, Silver Embossing Powder, Pretties Kit, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Razzlberry Lemonade DSP

3 comments:

Julie A. said...

Gorgeous! Lover the center of the flower:)

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

This is BEAUTIFUL Julie! Love that faux metal technique and will have to try it...will need to buy silver embossing powder first though - LOL!

Barb said...

I really like how you used the silver card stock instead of a ribbon, it really compliments your card quite nicely. Sometimes having a "no greeting" is nice.. It makes the card even more flexable for its usage.