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Faux Metallic Stamping + Blog Hop + Giveaway

Welcome! Today’s technique gives a faux metallic stamping look. I am also a part of a fun blog hop with giveaways…

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[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

I get a lot of requests for new ways to use Perfect Pearls. Perfect Pearls are very inexpensive and a little goes a long way. They are wonderful for techniques, too. Here is another way to use them… to get a metallic look.

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This technique uses basic supplies. I first clear heat embossed backgrounds on bold cardstock pieces using the new Simon Says Clear Stamps Sketch Ranunculus and Wild Beauty stamp sets. I then colored in the images with a VersaMark Marker and brushed on Perfect Pearls pigment powder. After buffing with a dry cloth, there is wonderful metallic-looking embossing. So pretty…

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If you don’t have a VersaMark Marker, you can use any embossing pen. Or you can use a stamp layering set and emboss the outline layer of an image and then stamp the solid layer with VersaMark. This holds the Perfect Pearl powder, too.

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This technique is great for any outline stamps and any cardstock scraps.

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I create silver and gold vellum die cut circles and hearts to make the sentiment stand out. I recommend the Grafix Vellum Assortment pad. There are lots of great options in it! I die cut glitter paper for the “kindness” and “friend” words… and added a small heat embossed sentiment under it.

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By the way, these stamp sets were designed by one of my favorite cardmakers – Yoonsun Hur. Be sure to check out her blog. She is kind, lovely and talented!

BLOG HOP

Today’s post is part of the Simon Says Stamp “My Favorite” Release Blog Hop. You can see all their great new products HERE. There are some great spring stamps and dies!

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The next stop on the hop is the blog of my darling friend Laura Bassen. (If you want to start at the beginning of the hop, you can head to the SSS blog.)

GIVEAWAY

Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a Simon Goody bag on every stop of the hop. For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 4/24/16. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

SUPPLIES

Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Compensated Affiliate links used at no cost to you. Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk.)