Faux Metal Embellishments


size: card, 4-1/4x5-1/2”; atc, 2-1/2”x3-1/2”; tag 3-1/8”x6-1/4

Materials

  • KEY TO MY HEART CARD: 4-1/4”x5-1/2”
  • Cardstock: black; natural
  • Timeless Heritage die (Spellbinders) and compatible die-cutting system
  • Tim Holtz Collection Distressed Floral stamp (Stampers Anonymous)
  • Big & Bossy Two-Tone Embossing Pad*
  • Queen’s Gold embossing powder*
  • Perfect Pearls pigment powders*: Heritage Gold; Pewter; Berry Twist
  • Gold jump ring, 9mm
  • Sheer gold wire-edged ribbon
  • REGAL ATC: 2-1/2”x3-1/2”
  • Cardstock: black; natural
  • Symbology 1 die (Spellbinders) and compatible die-cutting system
  • Stamps: Tim Holtz Collection Creative Block #25 (Stampers Anonymous); Harlequin Diamond (Postmodern Design); Faux Finish Quad Cube (Stampendous)
  • Archival Jet Black ink pad*
  • Perfect Pearls pigment powders*: Green Patina; Rust; Forever Red
  • ILLUMINATA TAG: 3-1/8”x6-1/4”
  • Manila tag, #8 (American Tag Co.)
  • Natural cardstock
  • Ornamental Reflections 2 die (Spellbinders) and compatible die-cutting system
  • Stamps: Illuminata (Inkadinkado); Marble TextureCube (Stampendous)
  • Archival Jet Black ink pad*
  • Perfect Pearls pigment powders*: Pewter; Perfect Copper; Blue Patina; Forever Red
  • Sheer black ribbon, 1-1/2”-wide
  • Black brads
  • *Products by Ranger

Tools

  • Niji Waterbrush (Yasutomo)
  • Inkssentials tools*: Heatit Craft Tool; Mini Misters
  • Plastic palette

Directions

  • General
  • 1. Cut, stack and adhere together six die-cut cardstock shapes. Mist lightly with water and distress with end of paintbrush, craft hammer or other tool, if desired.
  • 2. Use waterbrush to mix pigment powders into thick paste on palette; paint exposed sides of die-cut shapes and let dry.
  • 3. For subtle background effect, sprinkle pigment powders on cardstock and tap sides gently to disburse powder. Mist surface with fine spray of water to set powder. Stamp or emboss over background as desired.
  • Key to My Heart Card
  • 1. Cut keys and heart locks from natural cardstock. Paint with Heritage Gold and Pewter powder pastes.
  • 2. Make black side-fold card base. Cut 3-1/2”x4-3/4” and 3-3/4”x5” natural pieces; adhere larger piece to card front.
  • 3. Sprinkle smaller natural piece with Heritage Gold and Berry Twist powders; mist to set.
  • 4. Stamp background image using clear embossing ink; heat emboss with gold powder. Adhere panel to card.
  • 5. Tie gold ribbon bow. Attach key and lock to jump ring and jump ring to bow. Adhere ribbon and die cuts to card.
  • Regal ATC
  • 1. Cut flourishes and fleurs-de-lis from natural cardstock. Paint with Green Patina and Rust powder pastes.
  • 2. Cut 2-1/4”x3-1/4” natural piece and 2-1/2”x3-1/2” black piece. Sprinkle natural piece with Green Patina and Forever Red powders; mist to set.
  • 3. Stamp Jet Black Creative Block #25 near center of natural panel. Mask image and stamp edges with harlequin and texture images. Mat panel on black. Adhere die cuts to card.
  • Illuminata Tag
  • 1. Cut motifs from natural cardstock. Paint with Pewter, Perfect Copper and Blue Patina powder pastes.
  • 2. Sprinkle manila tag with Forever Red and Blue Patina powders; mist to set.
  • 3. Stamp Jet Black Illuminata on tag. Mask image and stamp edges with texture image.
  • 4. Loop ribbon as shown and adhere to tag with brads. Adhere die cut to tag.
  • Note
  • 1. Use the same pearlescent pigment powders in two different ways to create the look of metal for your paper projects.

by Lynn Roberts

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