Today’s Super Saturday Tutorial feature a BRAND NEW Shiny Faux Metal Technique… AND more than one result! Also today, I’ll share two BONUS techniques too… one which will make a super fabulous background for your hand stamped creations, scrapbook pages, and projects, and a second as an embellishment.
But I don’t want to let the cat out of the bag just yet, LOL! Gather your supplies and get ready to create something fresh, fun, and new with Created By You!
Super Saturday Tutorial: Shiny Faux Metal Technique
- Whisper White or Very Vanilla Card Stock
- Fine Galaxy Stampin’ Glitter*
- Sanding Block
- Spray Adhesive or Stencil Adhesive
- Assortment of Textured Embossing Folders (Stripes and Northern Flurry featured in sample shown above)
- Big Shot Machine
- Heat Tool
- Powder Pals Tray
* Today’s Shiny Faux Metal Tutorial will feature silver Fine Galaxy Stampin’ Glitter, but can also be done with all other Stampin’ Glitters too!
Step By Step Shiny Faux Metal Tutorial
- Cut Card Stock to desired size. I usually start with 4.25” x 5.5” but a scrap will work well too!
- Following directions on can, apply an even coat of spray adhesive onto card. If the card stock has puddles, or very wet spots you will need to set it aside to dry or speed up the drying process with a heat tool.
- Check your sprayed card stock in good lighting… the surface should be tacky but not wet or puddled.
- Dump on the glitter! (This is where that powder pal tray comes in handy to collect and retrieve glitter!)
- Use your finger tips to press down on the glitter, rubbing gently to insure adhesion and thorough coverage.
- Now, burnish the glittered card stock gently with a sanding block by rubbing small sanding circles all over the surface. Be gentle, but firm… you don’t want to rub off all the glitter! Optionally you can burnish with something smooth, like the base of your Stampin’ Glitter.
Shiny Faux Metal, with hints of glitter…
Unlike Glitter Paper, this card stock has no rough texture, and is completely smooth and ready to stamp!
The sample shown above was first burnished, then embossed using the Big Shot Machine and Northern Flurry Textured Embossing Folder, and as a final touch the raised surfaces were sanded with a sanding block to remove traces of Shiny Faux Metal. Look closely, you can see the very vanilla card stock base in the embossed snowflakes!
This one was embossed BEFORE burnishing, running the glittered card stock through a Big Shot Machine using the new Stripes Textured Embossing Folder, and then burnished afterwards.
The raised striped lines are very faux-metal, and the concave parallel stripes remain glittery! LOL… I had glitter from head to toe when my DH got home from work this afternoon!
Brushed Silver Card Stock (card base) appears almost blue when placed next to the stamped Shiny Faux Metal Card Stock!
…LOL I glittered my 1/8” taffeta ribbon too!
BONUS Tutorial ONE: Glittered Ribbon
- SNAIL Adhesive
- 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon
- Non-stick or waxy paper
Step By Step Glittered Ribbon Tutorial
- First, place taffeta on a non-stick or waxy surface… this will keep the adhesive from sticking to anything but the ribbon!
- Run Snail Adhesive down the entire length of ribbon without stopping. It’s very important to keep a solid string of adhesive on the ribbon.
- If you plan on tying a bow with the ribbon, apply adhesive to both sides.
- Dump the glitter onto the sticky ribbon, and gently rub with your finger!
- Tie a simple knot or double loop bow embellishment as desired!
- Attach to card by wrapping ribbon around card and affix with household tape.
BONUS Tutorial TWO: Lint Roller Background
- Lint Roller… any brand will do!
- Fine Galaxy Stampin’ Glitter
- Dazzling Diamonds
- A messy stamping table, or desk (after dumping all that glitter, we need to clean up too!)
- Snail Adhesive
Step By Step Lint Roller Background:
- Clear large objects from surface of stamping surface.
- Run Lint Roller across surface to collect all those odds and ends, stray glitter, etc.
- Remove glittered tape from Lint Roller (tear away from the roller.)
- Add more glitter and/or dazzling diamonds to the surface of the tape to remove all tackiness.
- Apply to card stock background with Snail Adhesive.
- If your desk is not messy enough… try rolling on the carpet!
- Add in some cello and/or tissue shred for interesting effects.
- Change it up, use a different color of glitter too!
I did this sample a few months ago after making a huge mess on my carpet… gosh that shred can get everywhere! Wouldn’t it make a great background for a birthday card or scrapbook page?
Whew! I hope you enjoyed today’s Super Saturday Tutorial! Check out all the other free Super Saturday Tutorials by clicking on the “tutorials” tab at the top of this page!