Artistic Avenger

A Metal Tower


Today is the unveiling of a new Create with Connie and Mary challenge! This week it’s a sketch:

I started with a fairly simple colour combination of Basic Black, Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler but I wanted to incorporate a great technique, faux metal.

For this technique, all you do is emboss a piece of cardstock over and over and over again (this example uses a Basic Gray piece of cardstock embossed with silver embossing powder). After the last embossing, while it’s still hot, you press a stamp into the embossing powder (but make sure you pre-ink the stamp with Versamark). I used Artistic Etchings for this.

I finished this card off with some ribbon and a Vintage Brad on one side and on the other, a stamp from the Four Frames stamp set which was punched out with the Decorative Label punch.

Give this technique or sketch a try today! Head on over to Create with Connie and Mary and play along with our sketch challenge this week.

Products used on today’s project:

Cardstock: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler.

Ink: Versamark, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler.

Stamps: Four Frames, Artistic Etchings.

Accessories: Newsprint DSP, Basic Black satin ribbon, Cherry Cobbler seam binding, Antique Brads, Decorative Label Punch, Silver Embossing Powder, Rhinestones, Dotted Ribbon scallop punch.


3 thoughts on “A Metal Tower

  1. Fantastic card! Love the idea of this technique and the look it had. I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for this wonderful idea.

  2. Oh la, la! C’est magnifique mon amie!!

  3. Just love the technique AND the colour combo. I’m inspired to do a faux metal CLASS!!!

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