Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Loyal Leaves with Faux Metal Embossing for New At SU Blog Hop

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Welcome to our April NEW AT SU! Blog hop! We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who are Hoppin’ with creative paper crafting ideas to share with you. Today we are showcasing the 2020/21 Annual Catalogue's retiring products and some creative stamping techniques! I am featuring the retiring Loyal Leaves stamp set and showing you the Faux Metal Embossing technique.

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  • The Faux Metal Embossing technique requires several layers of metal embossing on a sturdy piece of cardstock such as Shimmery White. You add Versamark Ink straight to the cardstock with your inkpad, add the Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder (or any other metallic embossing powder), tap off the excess and heat set it with the heat tool. 
  • Repeat this process about 4 more times gradually concentrating the powder more towards the center. Have a couple of larger stamps with detailed images inked up with Versamark ink ready to go for the last time you do this process.

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  • As soon as you finish heat setting the powder on the  fifth embossing, press the stamps that are inked up with Versamark into the metal embossing firmly and let them stay there until it has cooled. Then gently remove them. They should leave an impression in the metallic embossing. If not reheat the embossed metal gently and try again, or to add a second image, reheat, add some new powder and press in the second stamp.
  • The rest of the card has a Mossy Meadow card base of 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", Forever Greenery DSP as a background and the sentiment from Loyal Leaves embossed in Gold on Mossy Meadow and die cut with one of the Tasteful Labels dies. 
  • On Very Vanilla cardstock, I embossed one of the leaf images from the set in Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder and fussy cut it. I added it to the Faux Metal Embossing Panel using Glue Dots. 
  • I added braided linen trim in Mossy Meadow.
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I hope you enjoyed my project with the Loyal Leaves stamp set and Faux Metal Embossing. Now please hop on over to Pat Ertman, to see what's new with SU as she shows you the Bay Window Technique :

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Here's the list of bloggers in our New At SU April Blog Hop to help you keep on track:

Please take a moment to comment at the bottom of this post and let me know how you liked my projects or ask me a question about the technique used. Don’t forget to scroll back up and keep hoppin’ with us! – Thank you!
Keep Creating!
Heather Cooper

Please contact your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator if you have any questions or to make a product purchase. If you do not have a demonstrator, I would be happy to answer any questions about products, or the techniques shown here. If you live in Canada, you can use the links below to order products from me or join my Papercraft Cats team. 


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