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 not, but you made it look so easy that I think I will give it a try when I get back into my studio. We move on Monday so my studio is all packed up and I can’t wait to start unloading and getting into my brand new space. I watched you last year when you moved knowing that’s what I’d be doing and the day has finally come. Can’t wait to try out all of the fun new things you’ve share the past couple of months while my studio has been packed! Thanks for sharing! I need to go get that marble stamp set, that looked so cool!!

  2. Yes, I have tried this technique but only once. I used it for some ornaments on a Christmas card. they looked fine but it was hard to handle them without marring them. I need practice! Your cards are just beautiful & I love the marbling stamp set. It is pretty high up on my wish list right now! Thanks for sharing!

  3. yes, i have tried faux metal techniques – Creative Chemistry; however, have not actually embossed sentiments on the faux metal. . . .will definitely try this. . .

  4. I’ve used the technique with some larger word die cut and some gears. I love the look of platinum against a white background but your marble background is stunning. I have the new Tim Holtz pipelines die and I’m sure the faux metal technique would work great with the die cuts. I’m never tried stamping on the embossed piece but often the word dies come with a stamp so I will be giving this a try. Thanks for the great videos!

  5. Thanks for the great video. What a great technique! I had never tried it, but I did tonight! It’s so pretty. Your tips were really helpful, and I look forward to using this again and again. Thanks Jennifer – your techniques are always amazing.

  6. It has been ages since I did this technique. Glad for the refresher. When you have been stamping as long as I have you forget so many techniques. That is why we always do a technique during our stamp club meeting to refresh ou memories

  7. I used extra thick embossing powder years ago but it’s been soooo long ago I forgot
    what it was I was making! That’s what happens when you get older!

  8. The fax metal technique is awesome. I tried it when I saw one of your previous videos and following your instructions, it turned out beautifully. Thanks for sharing it again with a variation that will really make a difference in what I´ve done.

  9. The closest thing I’ve come to faux metal is using metalic papers, inks or markers that look like metal, but nothing like the embossed technique you showed today. I am really taken with the faux marbling…gonna have to add that stamp set to my list.

  10. I haven’t tried this technique, but will very soon. It is great being able to see how you do this. I now realize it’s easier then I thought!! And your cards turned out great!! Love the marble set. Thanks for showing that as well!!

  11. I’ve never tried a faux metal technique, mainly because I didn’t know how easy it was! It will be a great way to use up all that chipboard I’ve been saving/hoarding! 🙂

  12. I have never made a faux metal sentiment and am really excited to try it. Thank you Jennifer for sharing!

  13. I haven’t used this technic before, but I am really looking forward to trying it. I love the marble effect you achieved with the Stamp set. It’s beautiful. I ordered it…can’t wait!!! Thank you Jennifer for all your inspirational videos!!!!

  14. I have tried to use the metal embossing look technique before by using copper ink rubbed on to the edge of a card and then covered with clear embossing powder and heated. It looked sort of like hammered copper.

  15. I used to do this technique years ago, but I had forgotten all about it. Thanks for the reminder. I can’t wait to try it again.

  16. I have not, but thanks to your wonderful video, I will most DEFINITELY be trying it very soon!! Thanks for all that you do!!

  17. I have never tried a faux metal technique. However, your video made it seem as if I could try it. I have only used my heat gun a few times so this may be my next venture.

  18. I’ve never tried this technique , but love love the way it looks,really nice cards, love the marble look on the cards, you are an inspiration to others, just wanted you to know that!

  19. Thanks for the “retro” technique. I have used this technique several times over the years and it is great to see you give it a modern twist. BTW – your nails looks great! Hugs

  20. I have not tried faux metal technique, but have used multiple layers of embossing powder to give a richer dimensional appearance to an embellishment . Love the marble effect.

  21. I really love this masculine card. It looks so professional like all your cards do. And yes I have tried this embossing trick before making my own tags. Pretty much the same as you did with a different embossing powder but the same idea and it turned out great. Keep doing what you are doing Jennifer creating and inspiring people. We live you.

  22. I really love this masculine card. It looks so professional like all your cards do. And yes I have tried this embossing trick before making my own tags. Pretty much the same as you did with a different embossing powder but the same idea and it turned out great. Keep doing what you are doing Jennifer creating and inspiring people. We love you.

  23. I have tried multiple layered embossing for a faux metallics look awhile ago but I never tried stamping a sentiment on top of it.I definitely will now Thanks for the great tutorial.

  24. What beautiful cards!! Not only do I like the faux metallic medallion I also love the marble background!! They go together so nicely. I’ve never done a faux metallic technique but I’m going to have to try it along with the marble effect. Thanks for sharing your creative ideas with us!!

  25. I tried this technique when you showed us before. It really is easy and what’s not to love about watching embossing powder melt over and over.

  26. Your cards are so beautiful! I have not tried your technique, but some silver duct tape and a good embossing folder can make a decent faux diamond plate metal for guys’ cards . I am looking forward to playing with your ideas for sure!

  27. This is a great technique that I will definitely have to try, thank you for the inspiration!
    #winning 😉

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