Metallic Stenciling + GIVEAWAYS

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!

Metallic Stencilling Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked in the text below and in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.]

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!

Metallic Stencilling Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

At the center, I added a snowflake I created with the Altenew Layered Snowflakes Dies (SSS | ALT), Simon Says Stamp Glitter Cardstock, and an Altenew Starry Night Stamp Set (SSS | ALT) sentiment.

Metallic Stencilling Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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…

Metallic Stencilling Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I added a flower I created with the Altenew Handpicked Bouquet Stamp Set (SSS | ALT) and a sentiment from the Altenew Leaf Canopy Stamp Set (SSS | ALT).

Metallic Stencilling Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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…

Metallic Stencilling Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I also added a stacked Altenew Simply Hello Die (SSS | ALT) and a sentiment strip created with the Altenew Dearest Friend Stamp Set (SSS |ALT).

Metallic Stencilling Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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.

Metallic Stencilling Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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:

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.

The next stop on the hop is the blog of my dear, sweet, lovely friend May Sukyong Park. You can also start at the beginning of the hop on the Altenew Blog.

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SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except the products with asterisks which were received from the company with no expectation. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Altenew Skylight Stencil
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Flowing Heart Stencil
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Flowing Butterflies Stencil
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Sunburst Stencil
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Square Weave Pattern Stencil
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Feeling Dotty Stencil
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Layered Snowflakes Dies
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Simply Hello Die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Layered Floral Element Dies
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Fine Frames Cover Dies
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Starry Night Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Wildflower Garden Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Handpicked Bouquet Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Leaf Canopy Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Dearest Friend Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Couture Creations Silver Matte Cardstock
[ SSS ]
Neenah Metallic Cardstock Assortment
[ SSS ]
Altenew Gold Foil Cardstock
[ ALTN ]
Simon Says Stamp Glitter Cardstock
[ SSS ]
5×5 White Envelopes
[ AMZUS ]
Ranger Texture Paste
[ SSS ]
Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Polish
[ SSS ]
Palette Knife Set
[ SSS ]
WOW Midas Touch Embossing Powder
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Silver Embossing Powder
[ HA ]
Altenew Golden Peach Embossing Powder
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Coffee Filters
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Heat Gun
[ SSS | ELH ]
VersaMark Ink
[ SSS | ELH ]
Mini Ink Blending Tool
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat
[ SSS | ELH ]
Gina K Connect Glue
[ SSS | GNK ]
Altenew Adhesive
[ ALTN | SSS ]
3M Foam Tape
[ SSS | AMZUS ]
White Craft Foam
[ SSS ]
Therm O Web Purple Tape
[ SSS | ELH ]
* Heffy Doodle Memo Tape
[ SSS ]
Sizzix Big Shot Express
[ SSS ]
Memory Box Metal Adaptor Plate
[ SSS ]
Spellbinders Embossing Mat
[ SSS ]
T-Ruler
[ SSS ]
Bead Magical Tray
[ SSS ]
Microfiber Cloth
[ SSS ]


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543 thoughts on “Metallic Stenciling + GIVEAWAYS”

  1. Wow! You always blow it put of the park. I love all these examples. My favorite is the polka dots…I am partial but all your cards are stunning. Thank you!

  2. Love the cards and all the shine! You always inspire me to do more and I always learn so much from your videos!! Thanks so much for all you do!! Thanks for sharing!!

  3. Gorgeous cards! I have a lot of stencils in a box I need to drag out and give this a try with. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  4. When I saw this video on my youtube channel my jaw dropped. I ws slightly happy to learn a new technique but I never would have thought to do this technique on my own! I always love these blog hops because I learn so much!

  5. As Always Jennifer Your Heart went into these Beautiful Art Peices. Thank You for all of your Sweet Heart. Always Janis

  6. I love stencils! I have a bunch of them & I love to use them. I don’t have any for Christmas though. Mine are more spring & summer, tulips, butterflies, stuff like that. I love what you did with the stencils though & I am going to use mine a whole lot more. I haven’t embossed in quite a while but I remember the first time I saw someone do it I was amazed! I am also amazed at your embossing. It’s so sparkly & looks like Christmas on the one Christmas snowflake you did. The rest would be good for any time of the year. I have to emboss more again & I have to watch your video.
    Thanks for showing us your beautiful embossed cards & for giving us the chance to win something. It is the season for giving, isn’t it?

  7. Your videos are always so inspiring! I loved the layered snowflake dies and am having so much fun putting together my own layered looks with dies I already have on hand.

  8. I really appreciate how you always show us how to stretch the use of products! (And also revisit the techniques – because I do forget!) Thank you for all the time and energy you put into your posts.

  9. Oh wow! The layered snowflakes on the silver embossing look amazing! My tree is trimmed in silver and blue this year so I’m clearly loving the color combination!

  10. You are absolutely right about forgetting to use stencils! It’s always good to go through your craft room and spot those hidden gems. Beautiful cards!

  11. Jennifer! You can ALWAYS be counted on to come up with a unique new fun way of doing things!!! I had no idea that you could do dry embossing with a stencil! And I absolutely LOVE the last card using the dotty stencil! Thank you so uch for being so generous with all of you wonderful ideas!

  12. Another cool technique! I specifically like that Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Polish. It will be a nice addition to my craft items especially when I need to change the look of a plain cardstock to a metallic one. Have you tried the Nuvo Expanding Mousse? If you did, can you share your thoughts on this product, please? Thank you.

  13. I haven’t tried this technique, but the cards are beautiful. Can’t wait to try it out.

    Thanks for the video and the giveaways!

  14. So many great ideas in this fab video. The metallic style of these cards are so elegant. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  15. Beautiful! I love sparkle and shinny cards. The Altenew Layered Floral Element Die Cuts made a beautiful card with the peach EP. I like the silver frame around it that pulls it all together. TY for another great video Jennifer.

  16. I still am always amazed at your creations! Learning how to create more texture in a card using the textured paste was what I was looking for but you gave me a boat load of ideas on creating texture. Thank you

  17. Jennifer appreciate the Stamptember breakdowns and ideas you gave.. I love the falling snow stencil from SSS.. as soon as I saw it I started having a few ideas for the holidays.. definitely a must have..
    Maybe looking into making slimline cards with the falling snow stencil.. never did slim lines yet maybe its worth a try with the new products coming out..

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