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. What an amazing technique! Thanks so much for sharing, I love watching your videos. I haven’t tried a faux metal technique, but after seeing this video, you make it seem so simple.

  2. I haven’t tried that technique yet, but I’ve been wanting to try it since the last time you featured it! It looks really nice??

  3. I love to make my own embellishments for scrapbooking but haven’t tried a faux metal one yet. This looks so very cool though that I would like to.

  4. I actually haven’t tried this yet, but plan to soon! I also love the marble stamp effect. I think it’s so clever!

  5. Hello Jennifer
    I love the faux metal technique. The cards are great. The faux & marble look will make very nice masculine cards. I have not done faux metal before, but will be after watching your video. Thank you for all the helpful tips and inspiration on your blog and in your videos.

  6. what great embellishments. I have tried the making of the faux metal embellishments but never added sentiments to them. Love the marbled background as well.

  7. I have done this technique several times and have gotten awesome results! Thanks for taking it to the next level with the stamped sentiment!

  8. Hello,

    I am a new follower. I’ve never heard of or seen faux metal. I loved that idea. I have a dry erase board that used to be used for a calendar. Now I use it for new techniques. The faux metal will be going into one of the blocks.
    The cards looked great.

  9. No, I haven’t tried the faux metal technique, but will be trying it soon! Thanks for your inspirational videos.

  10. I have tried to emulate your faux metal work on the Concord and 9th Layering Leaves card you did a while ago. It didn’t turn out too bad. It was a great card and I loved trying it. As they say, practice makes perfect?

  11. I have used metallic embossing powder on filigree die cuts before, to create a metal-like embellishment. But I have not tried creating solid ones big enough to stamp on. I love what you’ve done and will have to try this technique.

  12. I cannot wait to break out my silver embossing powder to try this technique. Thank you for sharing. Love the faux marble stamp; great for masculine cards.

  13. What a fun sentiment set!
    Years ago, when I went to a stamping techniques class, I created a few faux metal accents. I even made a few for some scrapbook pages I did soon after that. But – it’s been years now. Thanks for the reminder about this cool technique!

  14. The metal embellishments are really a professional touch. Loved how they’re paired with the marbled paper. THANKS for sharing these techniques!

  15. I haven’t tried it before like this, but I think I am going to. This is a great idea and great cards! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!

  16. LOVE the metal embellishment!! And the cards themselves, of course! Like the tip about the thin strips and applying adhesive to all of them at once.

  17. SQUEAL!! Such a FUN Technique and I LOVE he Designs of your Card! THANKS for sharing the Video and for the chance to WIN!! I have tried the Faux Metal Technique and just LOVE watching the Embossing Powder Melting!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  18. I have never used this technique but certainly plan to try it. I need lots of masculine cards and this looks fantastic.

  19. I have never tried the faux metal technique, but what a perfect card to make for my grandson’s birthday coming up! Too old for childish cards–this is perfect!!

  20. I tried it once a long time ago, but didn’t like the way it turned out…probably only inked and melted once instead of many times like you did. I will have to revisit that technique thanks to you!

  21. Hi Jennifer, really enjoy your direction on using this method of stamping. The other way I’v tried marblized paper effect was using shaving cream and ink refills. Thank you for your instruction, always enjoy your blog.

  22. That’s awesome! I have not tried this technique before, but I’m definitely going to now. Thanks!

  23. I really like the faux metal embossing technique — and it’s surprising to me that you can also add the embossed sentiment on top. What a great idea! I will definitely add that to my list of techniques to try!

  24. I watched your video and went out and went out to buy some embossing powder to try making the metal embellishments. GREAT idea! The marbled background was so cool. Thanks for sharing your techniques!

  25. I’ve never tried this technique but I really like the look so it will definitely be something I try! Thank you for the inspiration and for the chance to win!

  26. When I need a “metal” look to something I either use “aluminum tape” or a piece of a soft drink can. That way it’s already metal…

  27. Haven’t tried faux metal YET but will be very soon. And would LOVE LOVE to use butterfly reflections!

  28. I have not tried this technique yet but plan to try it after watching this video. Thanks for this great idea!

  29. Love the look of this and am looking forward to giving it a try. Would also love to win the stamp set! Thank you for your inspiration.

  30. I have tried the faux metal technique and I loved it but dropped it and it got a little messed up…ooops! I love that marble background, it looks awesome with the faux metal.

  31. Love these cards and the techniques you showed in this video. I have made some faux metal for cards, but haven’t for quite a while, I’ll have to do that again. Thanks for the wonderful video.

  32. Hi Jennifer!
    Thank you for sharing this idea! I can save a lot of money making things like this rather than buying them pre-made– then I can use the money to buy greatl stamps & tools! And this way you get exactly what you want! Thank you for all you do for us!

    Traci Starkweather
    [email protected]

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