Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday Preview - Faux Metal

Welcome to Day #3 of Blog Candy Week!  If this is your first day here, be sure to visit this post for rules & ways to enter to win.

Next week,  I am once again hosting Tutorial Tuesday over at Cutters Creek, but I just couldn't wait to share all of the results!  This month's focus is on embossing folders, so I am sharing one of my all-time  favorite embossing techniques: faux metal!  If you think you can make do with metallic cardstock or other ready-to-use products, think again.  This has the look of real metal, combined with the ease of use of cardstock; it's a win-win!

You can visit the Cutters Creek blog next Tuesday for the full tutorial, but I got crazy and made three cards so I'm sharing the extra two here!

First, here's this techy/manly gem using some silver Diamond Plate:

This card is based on card sketch #5 from Sketch Support.  The card base is textured cardstock from my stash, all papers are from Cosmo Cricket's Cogsmo line, stamps & inks are from Close To My Heart, and Glam Rocks for the i-Rock from Imaginisce.  My borders were punched with a Martha Stewart punch.

Next up, a classy & manly card:

This card design is based on card sketch #3 from Sketch Support (I change the squares to circles).  My gold metal sheet is made using the Cuttlebug Clockworks embossing folder.  The card base is Desert Sand cardstock (CTMH) sprayed with Glimmer Mist.  Cardstock, stamps, & inks are from Close To My Heart; pattern papers are from Cosmo Cricket's Lil' Man line; gold brads are from my stash; phrase is from Making Memories; and all other metal embellishments are from Tim Holtz.

I hope you enjoyed today's ideas - don't forget to see the full tutorial on the Cutters Creek blog next Tuesday!  And remember to stop back here the rest of this week for Blog Candy Week.


  1. These are gorgeous, Lori....gotta try this technique!!

  2. I love these cards!! I have this same paper and love what you did with it!! : )

  3. Oh gosh Lori! I love them both!!!

  4. This is really interesting. I love the look.

  5. Very Cool!! I love the clock works,They are super Awesome!! I look forward to tomorrows Post!!

    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  6. Awesome cards, I love the metallic looks and the embossing, very clever!

  7. These cards are darling:) I love the simplicity of them!!!! I am a new follower:) http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

  8. Love these, Lori!!! I need to come see them in person :)

  9. Posted monday five on blog
    Rebecca Minor

  10. Very cool cards!!
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

  11. Yay!! I can post today!(blogger was being difficult yesterday!) I love the metal look for these. Great for Father's day!

  12. Both cards turned out extremly wonderful, I love the colours and the embossing is just final touch to make the perfect cards. TFS! P.S. I would be lost with out my embossing folders! LOL!

  13. Love the MAN card! So cool!!! Thanks for sharing!

  14. I love the techniques that you used to make these looks like metals! Works very well with the cards! TFS! Hugs, Angela

    lauermaa at gmail dot com

  15. What a great card! I just did a time challenge and this card would have fit in perfectly. Very nice.

  16. Love this! I have never tried this technique before. TFS!

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

  17. Love these cards. I am really loving the clock one
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com


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