Technique Tuesday #9

Hi everyone!

Welcome to this weeks Technique Tuesday. Each Tuesday I share a technique that can be applied to many forms of paper crafting ~ card making, scrapbooking, albums and tags.

This week’s technique: FAUX METAL CARDSTOCK.

Craft stores do carry metal looking cardstock but I thought it might be fun to try and make it. I used two different methods.

For method #1 ~ Embossing Powder ~ you will need: cardstock, Versamark ink pad, embossing powder, a heat tool and an embossing folder{optional}.


1}Cover the piece of cardstock completely with Versamark ink. You can see where the ink has been applied. 2}Sprinkle the entire surface with embossing powder. For the example, I used silver but you could also do gold, copper or pewter.


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3}Heat with the heat tool.                    4}Run it through an embossing folder.

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For method #2 ~ Aluminum Foil ~ you will need: cardstock, tape runner or other adhesive, heavy duty aluminum foil and an embossing folder{optional}.


1}Cover the piece of cardstock with tape runner or other adhesive {tape runner is the easiest but you could use double sided tape or even liquid glue. Just be sure to let liquid glue dry completely before embossing}. Place the aluminum foil onto adhesive. I found that it works best if you start with one top corner and meet up with the other top corner then slowly lay the rest down to adhere.


4}Run it through an embossing folder.



*If using the aluminum foil method, you can decide whether you want the finished piece to be shiny or a bit dull. This will determine which side of the aluminum foil will be facing up.


I hope you enjoyed this weeks technique. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. See you next time!

Until next time,


The Country Touch




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