Tuesday, September 23, 2008

September 23... Verve and faux metal


Oh wow. It took YEARS to get this page put together. My IT guy did some work on my computer, but it didn't fix it so now I need to have him put in a new card of some kind. ANYHOW. Today is Verve and tomorrow will be Verve as well. I want to give as many people a chance to comment to win. They sent these cool Thankful Blossoms flower stamps that I did a faux metal with. First off I took my embossing liquid here and applied it to a small rectangle of cardstock. (you could also use an embossing pad) The whole little piece... it's got to be big enough to fit the stamp you chose.
Cover the whole thing with a metallic embossing powder and then melt it using your heat gun. You will need to do about 3 coats, making sure that the embossing is still hot and melted when you pour on the new powder.
Quickly, while the embossing is still melted, OR you could do this step first, apply the embossing liquid to the stamp. (you could also use a clear embossing pad)
Stamp your image into the melted embossed sheet and viole! And thank you to Verve Stamps check them out. They have a cute website. So comment for your chance to win this stamp set.


26 comments:

Tracey said...

That is very cool! I love this!!

Ria, Craftyria, Tiggeria said...

That is a very neat metallic effect! Thanks for sharing!

{windy's}WAY... said...

I'll have to go pick up some of that embossing liquid, I haven't seen it packaged that way...Glad to see you back up.. :-)

Carol said...

The embossing liquid is new to me too. I'll have to keep an eye open for it. This is a neat tutorial! Thanks!

Gina said...

LOVE this technique! Too cool

Linda said...

Great technique...something new to try. Thanks. Linda

Bunny B said...

That's so cool! I'd love to try it out! Thanks :)

Sandy said...

What a cool concept. The look of metal on your page without the weight. Nice!

hf52771 said...

THAT... is seriously slick.... love it.
~Heather

Jessica said...

that looks so fab!

Jessica Turner said...

you keep amazing me!

Brenna said...

The butterfly is so cute.

Robin said...

Really love the faux metal techique never seen it before, beautiful stamp set.

Anonymous said...

very cool...love this technique...
Rachel M.

Cassi said...

great technique, and cute stamps too. i've also seen this done with Cloisonne Embossing Powders and you only need to use one layer. of course, i haven't done both techniques so i can't judge which is better. what's your take?
cloisonne can be found at the link below:
http://www.franticstamper.com/embossing_powders.htm

MandieGirl said...

this is SO cool! Love it!

Elizabeth said...

wow...that's fabulous!!

Lori said...

That is sooooo cool!!!!

judean said...

that looks SO cool, love the technique!

pictures2pages said...

beautiful set of stamps!!! Love the technique!!

Anonymous said...

We had fun today, Happy Anniversary!

Karen said...

very cool idea!

Sue Vass said...

what a greta idea!!1 I love this set of stamps!!!!

Helén said...

This is so cool!! And so useful!

Janet S said...

What a cool technique! Thanks for sharing it with us. I would LOVE to win this set from Verve. Thanks for the chance.

Velma said...

Loved this "stuff"! Went out and bought the goods to create!