How-To Video: Metallic Rub-Ons & Last Day of Trio Challenge

Today is the last day – Day 4 of my Trio Challenge with my dear friends Kathy and Lucy. As a little bonus, I have a video to go with it.

We will all be using the Penny Black Christas Star Stamp

Years ago when I started teaching stamping classes, I often used Metallic Rub-Ons. I hadn’t seen them in a long time, so I decided to break them out. They are so fun, inexpensive and a great way to get a classy faux metal look in no time flat. Here is a video showing how to use them…

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HERE are the Metallic Rub-Ons. Love all the sets…

I also colored my pearls to make them look gold. Used Copic E35 – easy. On pearls, it makes the perfect gold color. (Oh, and Copic T5 works for a silver look.)

Next, be sure to go over to Kathy’s blog to see her fab coloring and Lucy’s blog to see her awesome use of patterned paper with the same stamp.



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  1. metallic rub-ons are creamy. perfect pearls are a powder.

  2. Cathy

    Such a beautiful card! The metallic rub-ons look so pretty.

  3. christina~indiana

    nice, i must try this!!!!

  4. I’m loving the metallic rub-on! Beautiful! I’m thinking I need some of that stuff!!
    I can’t wait to see what you do for our upcoming Sizzix Triple Play blog hop!

  5. That is a really neat way to add shimmer. I have never seen that product before. thanks for another great tip.

  6. loved this one! I have had these for years…this is the best application of them that I have seen yet! Thank you for the inspiration to dig them out again! :)

  7. Terri (blindstamper)

    Thanks for the reminder! I have some of those somewhere…time to find them and rub!

  8. cher

    lol…u know Jennifer…this post cracks me up…why? well…I bought these lil metallic rub ons some time ago…we wont talk about that …but…I am certain I had a specific use for them in mind…like..I am POSITIVE I did…but you know what? Like so many things in my lil brain…I forgot what it was..hence…I totally forgot what I was supposed to do with them AT ALL!!!!!!!! TYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY for reminding me…and on such a lovely card! see why you rock!!!!!!!!!!!!xox cher

  9. wow I will have to dig my metalics out I got them years ago and forgot about them. great card great look. Thanks.

  10. WoW, beautiful card! I need to go pull mine out of the draw. Fabulous great technique…thanks for the tutorial!

  11. So pretty, Jennifer! I’ve never heard of these before! What a cool effect! I so enjoyed the challenges between you three gals! Sad to see it end! You are all so talented and inspirational! :)

  12. I haven’t used my metallic rub-ons in ages either. Oh, I have got to get them out. Love the wonderful sheen they give your beautiful card.

  13. Margaret C

    Oooh, I have just re-found mine… must give this tech a go ! Thanks for the refresh !

  14. Wow Jennifer you never cease to amaze me. Can you believe that I have never seen metallic rub ones? Thanks so much for the video and for a new technique! love,love, love the card and so sad for our Tri challenge to end. Thanks sooooooo much! HUgs,Kathy

  15. love the beautiful shine that the metallic rub-on gives. stunning card, Jennifer!

  16. Mary F

    I have all (four? I believe) and this is a awesome way to use them more! Thanks for the idea!

  17. Becs Attwood

    Wow, that really gives an incredible shine. I’ll be on the lookout for some of those metallic rub-ons (how convenient, I’m visiting a craft show tomorrow!). Love that flower stamp too – a great one for cutting out & layering.
    Thanks for sharing! (& enabling)

  18. What a gorgeous card! Those rub on pearls have such a pretty effect!

  19. Kathy E

    I love your card and I love metallic rub-ons!!! Like you, I’ve used them for years but sometimes I forget about them and they get lonely and unused on the shelf. The other day I actually used them to fix a pair of bronze leather flats I had that were scuffed–worked perfectly!

  20. Wow! That’s an amazing look! Didn’t know this product, thanks for showing!

  21. Kay G.

    I love the card and the video is great. Thanks for all you show us. I have learned so much from you. Have a great weekend.

  22. Totally delicious.
    LOVE it Jennifer.

  23. Rhonda Miller

    Those metallic rub ons are great. I love them. Thanks for the video, your card is great.

  24. Dana D.

    Enjoyed all the videos and what a lovely card.

  25. Ida

    Simply Stunning! The shimmer on your flower is just awesome. Hope you all do this challenge again some time as it’s been a blast.

  26. Angie in Utah

    Jennifer, I love this technique. I’ve never seen metallic rub-ons and now must search them out! I love the effect you acheived just by using your finger.
    Thanks for the continued inspiration, and hope you have a great weekend.
    Angie in Utah

  27. thank you so much for your detailed videos, I REALLY appreciate it! Makes me feel like I can do it at home! :)

  28. Amy K

    Absolutely gorgeous card! I’ve got to dig those metallic rubons out. I haven’t used them in ages. Hopefully they’re not dried out! Thanks for your video too!

  29. Alecia

    Your card is amazing! I am SO going to buy those metallic rubons! They look so fun!
    Thanks for the E35 and Pearls tip… I used it tonight and it was wonderful!

  30. Really love that look Jennifer! Ordered my first set of metallic rub-ons now!! I only discovered stamping a month ago and inspired by your Thinking Inking series I have learned so much and had so much fun creating (and spent so much money lol!).

    Thank you for all of your wonderful videos and sharing your knowledge with the world- one day I want to be just like you ;-)

  31. Alison C.

    I have some of those metallic rub-ons! I completely forgot about them. I am going to break them out. Thank you so much for all the inspiration!

  32. Roz

    Many, many, many moons ago I bought some of these, and never once used them. I know where they are, I’m gonna dig them out and give them a whirl. This card is so dang pretty. I don’t have that stamp, but I’m going to try it with Christmas trees I think. Thanks for the idea. :-)

  33. Thanks for the reminder, I’ve had metallic rub-ons for ages, for have hardly used them and had forgotten all about them.

    I just bought that music background stamp, I’ll have to give it a try!

  34. jan m

    Absolutely love the look on blue with the sheet music!!

  35. Emily

    Love the card! Have a great day!

  36. Jane S

    Jennifer, I just happen to pull out my metallic rubons the other day too after years of storage. I forgot how creamy they are and how great they look. I never thought of using them on embossing and mixing the colors the way you did. Thanks for the inspiration.

  37. Beautiful card and fun technique.

  38. This is awesome. I’ve always used the metallic rub-ons along an edge. Never thought to cover an entire image with them. Great video.

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