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Tech Tuesday Faux Metal Embossing

For our last Tuesdays Tech meeting my tech card was using the faux metal technique. It is a simple tech but I do have some tips.

For what ever shape you punch, cut or die make sure to use cardstock as your base. Use heavy duty foil. I didn't and the image would have had crisper edges and been easier to work with it. When adhering the foil to the cardstock, best to use a full thin layer of glue applied to the cardstock. Mono adhesive is fine but ridges can show.

Glue cardstock to foil, wrap foil edges around backside of object, run through your embossing folder.

To give an antique look use black Stayzon and a sponge dauber. For a frosted look (great for winter) use white Stayzon and a dauber.

I will post pictures of a few of the swaps I got.

For my card I tried a different layout. The white piece does pull out and you could write a message or attach a picture. Just thought that might be interesting for Christmas when so many of us send pictures.

I do have to shout out a thanks to Lisa, Kim, Beth and Tanya without whom I would not have had a swap for that night. I had plans but ended up at the vet all day. My kitty Matza has a severe bladder infection. They had trouble sampling her urine due to so much blood. Poor baby is doing better. She hid the pain well.

If you try this technique please send me pictures. Would love to post them. Hint, hint.

Thanks for stopping. Be sure to catch my new YouTube video soon. All about Rosettes.



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