Sunday, March 21, 2010

Tried a New Technique

There was a challenge at the Hand Stamped Sentiments blog which was a technique challenge. You were to use the Faux Metal technique. Basically you put Versmark on your cardstock and add either gold or silver embossing powder, heat your paper and while the melted powder is still hot, you pour on more embossing powder and heat again. You do this at least 3 times and when you have heated your last layer you ink your stamp with Versamark and press it in the hot melted powder. Leave your stamp there for several seconds and when you remove it you get your image in the silver or gold and it looks like metal.

I thought it would fun to try it with a butterfly and make it look like a charm. I chose the butterfly since I was doing this for my daughter and she loves butterflies. I also chose to use purple as this is her current favorite color. I must say this technique was a little difficult for me (my first try was a mess). There must be some hint that I am missing. The card turned out okay but not sure I will do this again. Maybe it would be better with a square or circle shaped image. Here is my creation.

inside of card
Stampin' Up images
Stamps: Priceless Paper: Lovely Lilac, white Ink: Lovely Lilac, Versamark Accessories: Silver embossing powder, large & scallop oval punches, Zots, sponge dauber, dimensionals
I am busy making other cards to have some for later this week. Thanks for looking and have a Sensational Sunday!


Anonymous said...

Hi Robbie. I like the card and I may have to try that technique. I liked the butterfly. It looked great with the card. Sandy

Shannon said...

I LOVE that you used the technique to create a charm for your card. So clever! Thank you for playing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

stampinbygenny said...

I love the simplicity of your card and your butterfly charm adds a touch of whimsy. So cute. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.