Embossed Metal without Embossing Metal

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How would you like the look of embossed metal without embossing metal? How about being able to use all of those rubber stamps that you own to create the look of embossed metal? Well I've got the technique for you!!!

To do this technique you only need a few things: shiny silver card stock (I got mine at Hobby Lobby), Clear embossing powder, embossing pad, rubber stamp, and a heat gun. That's it!

I cut my silver card stock to the size that I wanted, next I got my rubber stamp (Acanthus Background by Rubber Stampede) good and juiced up with my embossing pad. I placed it on my card stock taking care not to slide it around. I had to double stamp it because my paper was longer than the stamp. But you can't even tell where the seam is. Sprinkle the top with clear embossing powder and tap off any extra. I then simply heated it till it is clear. It gives the look of embossed metal when done. This makes great backgrounds for cards.


Yvette Moore August 6, 2010 at 8:28 AM  

Very cool! Thanks for sharing.

Elin K. August 6, 2010 at 8:32 AM  

Super intelligent!

Angie Hall Haviland August 6, 2010 at 8:34 AM  

That's GROOVY!! Thanks for sharing Christie!!

Elaine A August 6, 2010 at 8:43 AM  

What a great look Christie. Now a great technique when I'm too lazy to drag out the die cut machine to emboss - LOL!

Elaine Allen

Susan E August 6, 2010 at 8:45 AM  

Great idea, beautifully executed and explained.

Thanks so much.


Carole Miller August 6, 2010 at 8:45 AM  

Very nice. I've done that before and forgot about it. Thanks for sharing and bringing it back to mind. Think I'll do some backgrounds today.

Carole Miller

Kathy August 6, 2010 at 8:48 AM  

You just gave me a great idea for my Christmas cards. Thanks for the step by step tutorial.


Yoli August 6, 2010 at 9:16 AM  

This is an awesome technique. I can't wait to try it. TFS!

Michael August 6, 2010 at 9:38 AM  

What a great idea! I love embossing metal and this will be a good go to when i need the project to not be so heavy. Thanks!

mommahobbit August 6, 2010 at 10:53 AM  

very cool! I love the look!

Beckie Williams August 6, 2010 at 6:13 PM  

what an awesome trick thank you for sharing!

Donita August 6, 2010 at 8:00 PM  

You are sooo creative! You just amaze me at some of your ideas at times.

Nancy Zunic August 6, 2010 at 9:15 PM  

Love it! So Tim Holtz like. I will be trying this technique for sure!

Idea Queen August 7, 2010 at 12:36 AM  

I just love your posts. This is fabulous. Can't wait to try it out.

Karen (TLgirl353) August 7, 2010 at 8:10 AM  

Christie-Thanks for sharing!

Bobbi August 7, 2010 at 9:51 AM  

Wow, great idea, and I have that stamp, can't wait to try it...Thanks

Scrapping With Sherry August 7, 2010 at 11:21 AM  

I have never seen this technique before! Did you come up with this one yourself?

I love it and now you know I will have to try it! I dont have any silver paper though... Darn, I will have to go back to the craft store! :-)


Leslie August 7, 2010 at 11:39 AM  

Awesome tag Christie!!

Kristie Maynard August 7, 2010 at 1:28 PM  

What a great idea! I have quite a bit of metallic paper too, don't even know where it came from. This will be a great technique to use for some very elegant cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sarah August 7, 2010 at 3:03 PM  

Brilliant, will give this a go. Sarah

Robyn August 8, 2010 at 8:55 AM  

totally grunge! great roses and ribbons

Pink Cricut August 8, 2010 at 9:20 PM  

Very cool--I will have to try this sometime! :)

Unknown August 8, 2010 at 9:28 PM  

Creative as always.

Unknown August 9, 2010 at 8:12 AM  

Love this idea! What an easy way to dress up plain glimmery card stock. Thanks!

Sherry August 9, 2010 at 9:51 AM  

Too cool I love grunge....this is great

Kate Burroughs August 9, 2010 at 10:45 AM  

Please post which Sissix die you used to make the flowers (part number and/or name). I have been hand cutting mine from a Wendy Vecchi stamp set and somehow doing them with a machine sounds a lot easier!

Sherry August 10, 2010 at 8:31 AM  

Wow love it thanks for sharing with us

Carol Ric August 11, 2010 at 2:20 AM  

Very nice! TFS!

Anonymous August 14, 2010 at 10:27 PM  

I love this idea, and can't wait to give it a try! Thanks for sharing!


pam January 24, 2014 at 4:50 PM  

Great idea!! Thank you for sharing.

Unknown January 30, 2014 at 4:27 PM  

I will have to get the paper and try that!

creativecraftstudio May 8, 2014 at 11:49 PM  

Superb idea

Unknown July 18, 2014 at 9:46 AM  

Great technique. Thanks for sharing.

Capescrapper March 17, 2015 at 10:47 AM  

Beautiful technique!

Jackie Wright March 14, 2016 at 5:35 AM  

Fantastic. Will definitely give it a go. Thanks for that tip.

Unknown October 9, 2016 at 7:48 AM  

just love this. Thankyou

Unknown October 9, 2016 at 7:48 AM  

just love this. Thankyou

Daria April 13, 2017 at 11:54 PM  


Lilette Autrey July 12, 2017 at 8:07 PM  

Beautiful Technic thank you for sharing

Heather September 11, 2017 at 4:43 AM  

Lovely idea to try. Thanks for sharing :-) x

HJ October 21, 2017 at 9:37 AM  

Love this idea. TFS. Have a wonderful day!

Anonymous October 24, 2017 at 1:16 PM  

TFS this great idea

rckymtgrl July 29, 2018 at 4:22 PM  

Cool idea, have got the brain juices flowing now. Thanks for sharing.

Jackie Wright November 9, 2018 at 4:13 AM  

Going to try this on some of my Christmas cards. Thanks for sharing.

Rourkus Creations January 15, 2019 at 5:36 AM  

Love this idea. Thanks

C.A. November 3, 2019 at 7:39 PM  

Thanks !! What a WONDERFUL Idea !!

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