Faux Metal Class

September 14th, 2008

My class Friday night was a blast despite having a stressful day leading up to it.  The technique we focued on was Faux Metal Emboss.  This is a fun technique to play with and gives such an impressive result.  The basic directions are as follows:

 Start by choosing metallic cardstock and embossing powder to match (i.e. silver, gold or copper).

Faux Metal Emboss
ink your stamp with Versamark, cover with the embossing powder and heat emboss. Punch out your embossed image.

Variation – Faux Metal Impression Emboss
apply Versamark directly to your metallic cardstock, cover with ep and heat. Repeat this process 2 or 3 times so you have built up 3-4 layers of melted embossing powder. Before heating your last layer, ink you stamp with Versamark and have it ready to go. As soon as you have melted your last layer of ep- while it is still hot– immediately press your stamp into it. Press firmly and rock the stamp just slightly. Leave the stamp in place until the ep cools, then remove carefully. Punch out your image.

 Friday night each person made a sample of each type for their technique reference cards and then made this card with the first type of FME –



Card base is Night of Navy, layered with Old Olive and Bordering Blue.  Ribbon is red grograin.  Faux metal embellishment is simply the Curly Punch image stamped with versamark on silver cardstock and embossed with silver ep.  Baroque Motifs is used in the background.


Here’s another card I made to showcase the impression version of Faux Metal Embossing.  It used the same colors along with Baroque Motifs, Garden Silouettes and Beautiful Borders.



I’ll be back to share the other projects we made in the next day or so.  Lots of stamping excitement tonight/tomorrow…the September SCS Dirty Dozen Fan Club gallery opens tonight at midnight PST…Paper Trey Ink reveals new sets at midnight EST (the sneak peeks have been awesome)…and I’m pretty sure that Anna Wight will reveal her new Whipper Snapper sets at midnight CST.  I can hardly wait to see what Anna has in store for us this time!  I’ve finished up my time on her Featured Designer Team.  Thanks Anna for the wonderful opportunity!  I had a great time!


And now we need to eat a quick dinner and get to evening service.  After church this morning we invited some people out to our favorite sandwich shop on the spur of the moment for lunch.  It ended up being 4 families and we stayed there for almost 3 hours.  We were having so much fun that we were that laughing *loud* group you hope you don’t sit next to in a cafe!  LOL!  Anyway – I got nothing done this afternoon…not even the nap I had planned.  But it was totally worth it!

Thanks for stopping by – Happy Sunday!



4 Responses to “Faux Metal Class”

  1. Shirleyone Says:

    Thanks for sharing the faux metal technique, Jami! I am going to have to try it. Your cards you designed with it are wonderful. TFS

  2. Anna Wight (SweetMissDaisy) Says:

    Very cool technique!! I’m glad you had a good time as a Whipper Snapper designer! =) I am totally honored to have your stampin’ genius fingers work with my stamps. =)

  3. IfatArt Says:

    Great technique, Jamie!
    Thanks for sharing. The results look awesome.


  4. leslierich Says:

    Gorgeous projects and the faux metal is so very impressive! The second card is especially striking with that beautiful border.

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