Hello! I am back with a video showing how to create metallic effects with stencils. I have a few different techniques and cards to share. I am also participating in a very special blog hop!
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So much of cardmaking is focused on stamping and die cutting… and I think we often overlook stencils. But stencils are inexpensive and can be used in many ways to create fun backgrounds. Today I show how you can use stencils to create faux metal looks.
The first technique I show in the video is to use a stencil to make an impress (aka dry embossed image) on metallic cardstock. I used the Altenew Skylight Stencil (SSS | ALT) along with a Spellbinders Embossing Mat and my Sizzix Big Shot Express to create a textured background on matte silver cardstock. This makes such a gorgeous faux metal background!
You can also create a faux metal background by heat embossing over a stencil. Here I applied VersaMark Ink with an Ink Blending Tool over an Altenew Sunburst Stencil (SSS |ALT) onto Altenew Gold Foil Cardstock. You can see the two-tone gold look you get…
You can also created dimensional metallic texture with stencils. For this card, I applied Ranger Texture Paste over an Altenew Flowing Heart Stencil (SSS | ALT) onto Neenah Metallic Cardstock . I then added WOW Midas Touch Embossing Powder and heat set it. I love all that texture…
My last card uses several faux metal techniques. For the background, I applied Ranger Texture Paste over an Altenew Feeling Dotty Stencil (SSS | ALT) onto white cardstock. I then added Altenew Golden Peach Embossing Powder (SSS | ALT) and heat set it. To give it even more shine… I added Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Polish.
I covered lots of Altenew Layered Floral Element Die Cuts (SSS | ALT) with Gold, Silver, and Golden Peach embossing powder. I arranged them on a white piece along with an Altenew Wildflower Garden (SSS | ALT). Finally, I added an Altenew Fine Frames Cover Die Cut (SSS | ALT) covered with silver embossing.
BLOG HOP & GIVEAWAYS
This post is part of the Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop celebrating the wonderful friendships in the crafting community. I am very thankful for all the people who work so hard to keep our hobby fresh, supporting, inspiring, and FUN.
I am honored to be one of the sponsors of this hop!
Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 5 lucky winners. There are also 12 awesome companies who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:
- My Sweet Petunia: 3 MISTI stamping tools(Memory, Original, and Mini)
- Jennifer McGuire Ink: Altenew $50 gift certificate & 10 handmade cards
- Online Card Classes: 3 class spots
- Create and Craft TV: £50 gift certificate
- Ellen Hutson LLC: $30 gift certificate
- Chameleon Art Products: 1 pack of 5 Chameleon Pens
- Stamp & Scrapbook Expo: $25 gift certificate
- Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 gift certificate
- Simon Says Stamp: $25 gift certificate
- Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine: 2 copies of Scrapbook & Cards Today Fall 2018 issue
- Scrapbook.com: $25 gift certificate
- Tombow USA: 1 pack of 10 Dual Brush Pens
Be sure to leave comments by Sunday, December 9th, 2018 for a chance to win! 37 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on all of these blogs on this hop and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on December 15th, 2018.
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