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. Beautiful cards! That marbling stamp is fantastic! I have done a little faux metal, just small embellishments. I love how it looks!

  2. Simply amazing cards that you’ve made. I have not tried this technique but I love my silver embossing powder so I will definitely be trying this out. Thank you for sharing another great technique and video.

  3. This is the first time for me to know this technique, It’s just amazing and I think I’ll give it a try. Thank You For Inspiring us!

  4. I have not tried this technique. Your explanation and photos helps to guide me to understand the basic mechanics in order to know what the technique entails, the necessary steps, and required tools. I definitely stand inspired and edified. I have fallen in love with making greeting cards by watching your videos!

  5. WOW! These cards are wonderful!! I haven’t done the faux metal technique in years so thanks so much for the reminder and update! Your videos are so instructive – thank you very much!

  6. Your imagination has no limits !!! These tags are awesome.
    I tried end of last year to create a card based on the one you did with the foliage. I took me some time to get it right, but at the end I was happy with my card, thanks to your video and explanations !

  7. I have done faux metal before, but never stamped on it, I love that idea! Also, faux marble background, back in the day when we dropped ink onto shaving cream, or bubbles, this marble stamp set is genius! Thanks for the ideas, Love it, as always! 🙂

  8. Did you miss me? Haven’t been on the net lately but I am back. Great video as usual. I learned two new things today. The cards look great of course. I don’t think I have tried faux metal but I have used heavy card stock and thick embossing powder to make a faux clear resin look .

  9. You always inspire me. I have not tried the faux metal teqnique but plan to after watching this video. Thanks for sharing

  10. I have done multiple layers of embossing powder, but I haven’t done it with a metallic color. Great idea!

  11. These are so beautiful. I have made the faux metal embellishments and love them. Thanks for the tips about using chip board and about stamping the sentiment on them. I learn so much on this blog and need to catch up on all the great techniques I want to try! 🙂 You keep me “hopping”!!!

  12. Beautiful as usual! I use the faux metal technique quite often. I make labels with gold qand silver embossing powders. However, I was just stamping with Stayz-On. Maybe I’ll try your method for the greeting

  13. I never have tried the faux metal technique, but I did once make a faux glass sentiment using layers of clear embossing powder. It was beautiful! Thank you for the chance to win!

  14. Love this technique Jennifer! Haven’t tried it before but definately will….thanks for the chance to win!

  15. I have never tried the faux metal technique but will because you make it look so simple. It adds a nicemail look to the card.

  16. I have not done this technique for quite some time. So glad you refreshed my mind. I love the idea of the thin strips together and running the tape. Wow the marble stamp set and your colors are perfect. Thanks for your videos.

  17. Well I have tried it now – after seeing your video I couldn’t help myself, had to try it right away and it gives such gorgeous results! Thanks so much for sharing and for always being a creative inspiration ❤

  18. Beautiful cards Jennifer! I have tried Faux metal technique before, although I just used regular card stock instead of chipboard. Great idea!

  19. I have attempted this technique on card stock many years ago and like you said, it warped and cracked so I’ll definitely try it again using your tip with chipboard!!

  20. The marble card effect are amazing, so realistic . I have done some faux metal technique on some of my cards.
    I learned that technique in one of my scrapbooking classes. It’s been a while since I used it. Thanks for all your tips.

  21. These cards are simply outstanding! I have never tried this technique but now I absolutely must give it a try!

  22. I actually have used this technique before! Id almost forgotten about it. I used on a small chipboard box. After I made the embossing thick, I stamped a butterfly stamp into the molten mixture. It gave me an embossed image to decorate the box. The rubber stamp came right out of the mixture without being damaged. Love the look of tag you made and the marble background. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  23. Oh Jennifer! Another great video! I want to try this ASAP ! You are so talented and explain to us in easy to understand directions which get me so excited to try everything you show. When I “grow up” I want to be just like you! Thanks for all you do for people like us who don’t have as much talent as you. Sheri Godwin

    PS. I’m almost 61 and will never grow up….lol

  24. I just love that faux metal look and you paired it nicely with that wonderful background. I have never tried this technique myself, but it looks wonderful, so good in fact that I will give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration!

  25. I have tried this but not for a very long time. I love how you always pull out old techniques and put a new spin on them!!

  26. Hi Jennifer,

    Thank you for sharing this technique with us. I am an avid follower of your blogs and videos and love to see the wonderful ways in which you take old techniques and give them a very new and modern twist to make them fresh again. I have tried this technique before, even recently to make my own embellishments, etc. So I was very inspired by your video of adding a sentiment to the faux metal shape. I raced in to my craft room to give this a go straight away! To my dismay, my faux metal shapes were not coming out looking at all like yours :-(. Despite doing 6+ layers of silver embossing powder, my tags were still looking very bubbly and not shiny and smooth like yours. In fact by the sixth layer they were looking decidedly worse!!! The melted embossing powder was bubbling majorly and actually separating from the cardstock underneath. After almost throwing them through a window, I decided to give it a break and have a think about what I could be doing wrong. With a clearer head I went back into my craft room the following morning and worked out that it was my cardstock which I had used which was the problem. I had cut up a cereal box as my dies would not cut through my chipboard ( I didn’t have anything thin enough to go through ). And the cereal box has a special coating on it to make it food grade and this was resisting my versa mark and embossing powder!
    I’m happy to say that after a few more attempts with different dies to cut through thicker chipboard I was able to achieve a look close to what you had.
    So again, thank you for inspiring us and sharing your love of stamping with us and I hope that my story may help anyone else who might be struggling with a similar failed experience :-).

  27. Yes I have done the faux metal on word sentiments for my cards and graphics, i.e., a musical note to place on a card for a musician. Love the look and easy to create. Your cards are beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

  28. Have not done the faux metal technique. I am so far behind in my technique testing that I have about a decade of fun waiting for me. Stupid work really eats up my day!

  29. These cards are so pretty! I have tried a metal looking embossing. But I never thought to add a sentiment on top like you did here. Can’t wait to try this!

  30. No, I have never tried this technique. I’d never even heard anything about it until you! Where on earth do you get all these fantastic ideas?!? I love learning so much from you!

  31. I love using this technique, which I learned from you in a previous tutorial. Great cards, Seriously #winning!

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