Sunday, November 25, 2012

Just Add Ink #145

The challenge this week at Just Add Ink is a sketch challenge.  

I made this card for Holiday Card Workshop Day 9 featuring Sentiment Stamps and it's layout was inspired by this JAI sketch.

Kristina used similar colours and the same sentiment and "faux metal"  embossing technique in the class and I was keen to give it a go.  I took a piece of scrap cardstock and applied four layers of silver embossing powder.  Then I inked up my sentiment (from Technique Tuesday) with Stazon before applying a fifth layer of powder   As soon as it had melted, I stamped the sentiment being sure to push it into the melted embossing powder.  The addition of black ink to the stamp ensured the sentiment was easier to read than if it had been applied without ink.  I then trimmed it down to size, rounded the corners and popped it on top of some glittery washi tape strips.  This was a fun technique but I need more practice to get a really neat and finished end result.


  1. Very cool, Louise. Love the metallic and sparkly elements on this card. Glad you could join us at Just Add Ink!

  2. I haven't use the faux metal technique for a while now, but it definitely makes your greeting stand out on a lovely card. Thanks for playing along at Just Add Ink this week.

  3. I too did this workshop Louise, but you are a step ahead on using the techniques, this looks fabulous, l really must have a play with the faux metal. Love your cas Christmas card!
    Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink .

  4. Great card, and I love the look of that technique it is so effective! Thanks for playing along at Just Add Ink this week :)

  5. wowit does look like real metal. i must try this technique.