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 love the result! That marble stamp set is new to me. I have tried the faux metal technique that I learned at one On Line Card Classes, not sure which ne. TFS

  2. No, I have not used a faux metal embossing technique but certainly will now! I need to make a masculine card and had no idea how to start, so this is the beginning! Thanks for sharing!

  3. No, not tried it before, but it looks great and I think would be really good for masculine cards. Your cards turned out great Jennifer ?

  4. Good morning Jennifer. No. I have never tried the faux metal technique, but have seen it before. I plan on spending the day in my craft room and faux metal embellishments are first on my list. Also, I want to thank you for telling us about Gina K’s cardstock-it is the best as well as Honey Bee stamp. I think I bought their store. I informed them that I found out about them through you. So-thank you again. I love everything you do. My family calls me a Jennifer Junkie lol. Have a great day. Jacque S.

  5. I have never tried the faux method before but I took notes from the video. It looks like it would be fun to do. Can’t wait to give it a go. Will have to cut up one of our cereal boxes. ?

  6. I haven’t tried it, but since I have all the supplies available I’ll put it on my to-do list for the future!

  7. I love this technique. I saw you do this technique in the fall using gold in some very thin leaves. It is just gorgeous.

  8. Wow, wow, wow!! I love everything about these cards! The marbled backgrounds, the faux metal embellishments, the way their put together, everything! Thanks for another wonderful, helpful, inspiring video.
    I have never tried any faux metal techniques, but I will be. I’m off to the local craft store (as soon as they open) to get some metal colored embossing powder. Thanks again!!

  9. I have ever tried a faux metal technique. Love these cards and the techniques you sharing in this video, Thank you. Jennifer,

  10. Well I hadn’t tried a faux metal technique until I watched your video! I love heat embossing and this just took it to a new level for me. Thanks for sharing Jennifer ❤

  11. I did the faux metal technique you showed on wheat looking dies and it turned out great, but I like this with the cereal box even butter. They are not so thin. Very cool!

  12. Wow! is all I can say those embellishments looked so real, can’t wait to try this thanks for the inspiration, hope I win some goodies! Have a great day!

  13. I have never tried the faux metal technique, because I did not know how. Since I am always looking for more masculine card ideas, this will work great! Once again thank you!

  14. I have never tried the faux metal technique yet but after watching this I will sure be trying it soon!! Thanks again for your great videos!!

  15. I have tried this technique once or twice but never tried embossing a sentiment on top of the faux embossed embellishment! Love how your cards turned out!

  16. I like this new way of doing faux metal. I’ve only done faux metal where, after many layers of embossing ink, you impress the stamp into the warmed powder, and it leaves the impression of the stamp in the faux background. The way you just did it will be much easier to see and impressive. I also love the marbling effect-what a creative stamp set!

  17. No, I haven’t tried the faux metal technique. I am inspired to give it a try after watching your video.

  18. I have nver tried a faux metal technique. Love these cards and the techniques you sharing in this video, Thank you. Jennifer,

  19. Very interesting effect. Have seen other videos that I think you have made demonstrating similar techniques however I have not tried it yet.

  20. I have never done the faux metal technique per se, but I have layered embossing powder on a large sentiment stamp. I didn’t realize it would smooth out if you did more layers; mine always looked lumpy. Makes sense why it would work, though! The marbled layering is awesome, and would make a great masculine birthday card or wedding/anniversary card. Thanks for sharing your techniques!

  21. i have never tried the faux metal look before but love the way you made your cards.Thank you for the instructions

  22. Never tried it coz’ didn’t know how to achieve it. I’ve downloaded this video. So, now I can refer to it when I need it. Thanks!

  23. Have tried the faux metal look – but not as heavy coverage as in your video – looked great on the card. Love the faux marble looks – can’t wait to try that one! Thanks for sharing!!

  24. Yes, I have, but it didn’t work out great for me and then I forgot about it. I’ll have to try it again using chipboard and see if I get better results. Thanks for the chance to win!

  25. You are an amazing & talented woman! I watch all your videos. I have been making cards for about 4 years…..after watching your wonderful videos…I feel like this is what I have always wanted to do. I used to make….(with crayons) birthday cards & I love you cards to my family. A few years ago, as I was cleaning out some drawers I found some birthday cards that my family had made years ago. They brought tears to my eyes & I remembered how happy I felt when they were given to me. I also found birthday, Mother’s Day & I love you cards from my son & daughter. After retiring & moving from a very cold Minnesota to beautiful Chattanooga, TN, I found the joy of making cards again…. many years later. Thanks for sharing your talents & joy of making cards with me. ♡

  26. Making birthday cards as a child..
    has once again so much fun. I have tried to make a lot of your, surprisingly good results. I continue trying to do better. This faux marble card is amazing…can hardly wait to make it! I ordered the stamps today!

  27. Awesome cards! I did try this technique once but it was kind of messy, so I need to try it again 🙂

  28. I haven’t tried this technique yet, but can’t wait to give it a try. I ordered the layered marble stamp set after watching the video and eagerly wait it’s arrival. I’m going to try both the faux metal and layered stamp in my art journal, as well as cards. Thanks for sharing!

  29. Yes I tried the metal embossed look many years ago, but this was a good “refresher “. I LOVED the granite look so good for guys cards that I sometimes have trouble with. I’d love to win the goodies

  30. Yes, I did. I’ve saw a previous video that you did and have used the technique several times on cut out words. I like it a lot 🙂 Thanks for sharing, I have learned a lot from your videos. I began taking classes from Craftsy but the more I follow you and other top cardmakers blog, I find that you have covered the technique already and I have to be very selective with the courses that I choose.

  31. I have never tried a faux technique sure will give it a try later on. Really makes a beautiful cards, thanks so much for sharing another great ideal. Love watching your videos Jennifer,over the time I have learned so much that I going have to give it a try.

  32. These cards are fantastic! I haven’t tried making faux metal tags but it’s definitely on my longggg things-to-try list! 😀

  33. I did! I wanted a silver diecut, but didn’t have any silver paper. It worked out well, but I needed a shinier embossing powder for the look I really wanted.

  34. I’ve never tried a metal look. I am new to card making and I am working out of a dorm room with a college student’s budget, so right now I only have stamps to work with, not die cutting or heat embossing 🙁

  35. Hi I have never tried this or embossing or using a big shot or other die cutter….. I have done mostly scrapbooking but since caring for my 9yr old nephew I have been thinking about getting into making cards…..I just love your videos & many of the ones you recommend. ……Thankyou …you are a true inspiration ☺

  36. I’ve done “faux metal embellishment” but not the sentiment, years ago. I’ll try this “sentiment” this time. Thank you:)

  37. Love the faux metal look you achievde with repeated layers of embossing powder and will definitely give it a try.

  38. What a wonderful technique…masculine cards are always hard for me, but I will be trying this for a card for the hubs and the motorcycle stamp set I have. Love your videos….you make me feel like anything is possible!

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