Faux Metal Sentiments + GIVEAWAY

Today I am sharing how to create faux metal sentiments… along with some tips for lining up a beautiful layering stamp set. I also have a great giveaway!

[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.]

Embossing powder is great for creating a faux metal look. You can create your own embellishments this way but today I thought I would use the technique for a sentiment.

I started by creating a thick die cut from some recycled chipboard and a SugarPea Designs Layered Treat Label Die. After covering it with VersaMark Ink, I added Hero Arts Silver Embossing Powder and heat set it. I repeated this five or six times and ended up with a smooth, dimensional, metallic embellishment. I also stamped a sentiment on top with VersaMark Ink and added another color of powder and heat set it.

For this first example, I used words from the Neat and Tangled Medallion Flower Builder and Waffle Flower Balloon Messages Stamp Sets on the silver label and heat embossed it with Ranger Watering Can Embossing Powder. It looks so smooth!

For the background, I used the Waffle Flower Layering Marble Stamp Set. Isn’t it amazing how real this looks?! I found it works great with Simon Says Stamp Fog, Hero Arts Soft Granite, and Hero Arts Charcoal inks. LOVE! Great for masculine or classic cards.

On this next one I just used the “thanks” from the Neat and Tangled Medallion Flower Builder Stamp Set for a simple look.

This next sentiment is fun! It is from the Butterfly Reflections Ink #Hashtag Stamp Set. I looks great white heat embossed on a silver embossed label.

I completed the card by adding the pieces to a Simon Says Stamp Slate notecard and adhering a Simon Says Stamp Smoke Cardstock strip covered in Sakura Stardust Glitter Pen. Sometimes simple is best!


Here are a few videos that also share faux metal techniques:


In this video I used the Butterfly Reflections Ink #Hashtag Stamp Set. My friend Joscie Cutchens designed it for Butterfly Reflections and I think it is so fun and unique! Vanessa at BR is offering a 10% off discount at her store if you are interested in this stamp set or anything else she carries! Use the code “HASHTAGJM10” for 10% off now through 3/26/17! Shop HERE.


I have an extra Butterfly Reflections Ink #Hashtag Stamp Set for a lucky winner! For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 4/1/17 telling me if you have ever tried a faux metal technique. (To leave a comment, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)


Want to find 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. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk. As always, this post was NOT asked for, paid, or sponsored.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), etc.

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630 thoughts on “Faux Metal Sentiments + GIVEAWAY”

  1. I have never tried the faux metal technique but your video was so detailed and informative that I’m sure I will be trying it out soon. Thanks for all your great ideas.

  2. Good Morning Jennifer!
    I have never tried this technique before, but so going to now! I miraculously found you after hitting a crafting rough spot. You have truly inspired me to start stamping and making cards again. God has blessed my days with your teachings. Thank you for giving me inspiration!

    God Bless!

  3. I’ve only tried a faux metal technique once and it didn’t turn out too badly. Not as elaborate as yours, but pretty cool. Thanks for all the great ideas you share with us and for bringing so much inspiration our way. And thanks for the giveaway!

  4. No, I have never tried Faux metal technique, but after see yours and how beautiful they came out, I plan to try it. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I have never used faux marble technique, but with your video and the Waffle Flower stamps, it doesn’t look too difficult! I will definitely try it. Your cards really looked sharp!

  6. Hi!! I have never tried this technique but I can’t wait to try it!! I love all your videos with embossing and I am so excited to practice all your tricks and techniques on my adventure at this crafting life! After hours and hours of watching ALL of your videos , I am getting my first heat gun this afternoon!!! Can’t wait!!

  7. I love how smooth the embossing powder gets on this technique. I tried it my self after watching it in one of your older videos. Love it! I have added the marble stamps to my wish list.

  8. I’ve never tried a faux metal technique, unless you count stamping with platinum ink – lol! That’s as close as I’ve come!

  9. Yes! You demonstrated it on some leaves one time. 🙂 I took what you showed and applied it to a glitzy thank you card greeting. 🙂

  10. I have not tried this technique but after watching your video I look forward to giving it a try. Thank you for your inspiration.

  11. I was just wanting to have this metal price on a project I’m doing and I thought I’d run to Jennifer’s page and see if she has been able to figure that one out..oh my goodness..what fun to have it already working…going to definitely use this!!

  12. I love this idea! I tried the embellishment idea with little success. I don’t think I had the proper embellishments to start with, but this shou;d be easy-peasy. Thanks.

  13. You are so creative! I love all your techniques and your style. As always, thanks for sharing these beautiful cards.

  14. This is so cool! I have not tried this technique but it looks awesome and I love embossing so I can’t wait to try it!

  15. I have tried the faux metal before but I have never stamped a sentiment on top of it. I’m gonna try that after seeing what you did. I would love to win the stamp set. Thanks for all you do.

  16. I don’t think that I have ever tried this technique but it is really cool! And your cards are so fantastic!

  17. How awesome is this technique !!!! I recently moved from CT to FL. Most of my toys are in storage until I find a place. I’m staying w/ my son for now. I cant wait to try this. Jennifer you always amaze me with your talent!!

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