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Faux Metal Embossed resist – Just a note

Hey there! Welcome back to the blog, I hope you are having a great day so far. The card featured in today’s post is one of my most favourite cards to date. I love the soft leaves with faux metal embossed detail against a soft blended background. This was all possible using an emboss resist technique paired with distress inks and oxides.

I designed this card to enter it into the WOW! Embossing Powders Blog September Challenge, which you can find more about this here. It is a great CAS card, and I love how the white space has given it a modern elegant look. Although it is clean and simple in appearance, it does have a few little techniques in which I show how today.

So, if you ready, lets get started!

Materials required for Faux metal embossed resist card:

  • Leaf stamp. The one featured in this card is from: WOW! Embossing Powders Stamp – Flight of Fancy
  • Sentiment stamp – the one featured here is from Avery Elle – ST15-25
  • Acrylic blocks
  • Versamark ink
  • Metallic embossing powder – this card features Platinum embossing powder from WOW! Embossing powders. 
  • Heat Gun
  • Distress inks – colours featured here Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio. Distress oxide: Twisted Citron
  • Blending tool
  • Paintbrush and water
  • Foam tape
  • Double sided adhesive
  • Black scrap card
  • White card base – A2 card
  • White card stock
  • Vellum

Faux metal embossed resist Card

To start this card, I stamped the leaf design onto vellum three times with versamark ink. Three is a great number when it comes to your design layout and interest. If you have an anti-static tool, treat your vellum to this first. This prevents stray embossing powder sticking in areas other than your stamped image.  Once stamped, these were covered in the embossing powder and heat set. Metallic powders are great for giving the faux metal look. 

Before each leaf was fussy cut out, I used the blending tool to apply the distress inks/oxides over the top. What is great when doing this over an embossed images, is where there is embossing it will resist the ink. Therefore once you have applied the ink, use a dry piece of tissue to buff over the emboss areas to remove a ink residue. 

To create the background, I blended the Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink from the middle of the white card-stock out words. It is best to apply a very light coating to start and gently apply more pressure to darken in the middle. 

To add a little more interest to the background, I applied a small amount of Peacock Feathers Distress ink to an acrylic block. Once spritzed with a little water, I used a small paintbrush and flicked small amounts of the ink off the side. This gave a small fine splattering over the card, including the white space. This is easier to see in the image below.

Assembling the Faux metal embossed resist Card

The sentiment was heat embossed onto a scrap of black card in matching Platinum metallic colour. 

The position of the sentiment made it easy to apply the velum leaves to the card without the adhesive showing. The sentiment was foam mounted onto the leaves which were evenly spaced apart. Before all of this was stuck down to the background, additional adhesive was applied to the back of the leaves behind the sentiment strip.

Lastly the background panel was foam mounted onto the card-base. 

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This card was entered into two Challenges:

Did you enjoy this emboss resist technique? If so, why not check out another emboss resist technique card here. I would love to hear your thoughts, so why not leave me a comment below before you go!

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*this post was NOT sponsored, requested, or paid for; I have written it because I wanted to. The information provided is based on my own personal experience. I am not an expert and I do not work for these companies. 

About Me

Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.


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