Embossed Metal Technique

March 30, 2014

Hello everyone,

Today I like to share with you a card from our Guest Designer Jessie Hurley. Jessie has many years experience in the craft industry having owned her own Papercrafting shop and the experience she gained teaching craft classes and make and takes all over British Columbia, Canada.
Jessie describes herself as the Technique Master, since she has rarely repeated a class.
The technique she is sharing with you today is one that I absolutely love and can not wait to try myself. For this card Jessie used our Daisies in Oval Peel-Off sticker and one of our new embossing folders. I hope you are just as excited as I am! First have a look at this beautiful card and read Jessie’s step by step instructions below.


Step 1: Carefully peel your Elizabeth Craft Designs Peel-Off sticker and place it on the back side (the silver side) of the Spellbinders Craft Foil.


Step 2: Using your paper stomp, on the coloured side of the craft foil, (the side that doesn’t have your peel-off sticker) gently rub the area where the Peel-Off sticker is underneath, being sure to get into each area and making the lines of the peel-off sticker show up sharply through the craft foil. If you do not make the image sharp, then the next steps will not be as spectacular!


Step 3: Place the Craft Foil onto the embossing folder, it doesn’t matter which side of the folder, though each side will give you a different look.  Tape the foil down if you would like to ensure that it doesn’t move in the next step.


Step 4: Again with your paper stomp, rub around your Peel-Off image, creating an embossed pattern on the craft foil.  You do not need to rub too hard for this step, but you do need to ensure that the pattern is complete. You can not do this step using your embossing machine, as the machine will emboss the pattern on the embossing folder right into your Peel-Off image.


Step 5: Using your sanding block, gently scratch off the top surface of colour on the craft foil.  I like to rub in small circles as the scratches will show up on the metal, and circular scratches are nicer looking than straight scratches!  You can rub off as much or as little of the colour as you like.


Step 6: Attach the image to your card. There is no need to remove the Peel-Off sticker from the craft foil.  It will help keep your image from collapsing as people poke it to see how you did it!


Supplies needed:

Elizabeth Craft Designs Daisies in Oval Peel-Off sticker
Elizabeth Craft Designs Flower Mosaic Embossing folder
Spellbinders Craft Foil (#F-013 Jewel Tones used in this tutorial)
Paper Stomp (#2)
Sanding block

Created by Jessie Hurley

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  • Reply Alicia Richardson April 1, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Love the look of the embossed metal. Very nice technique.

  • Reply Georgia Gebert April 1, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Love the flowers! All great cards.

  • Reply snazzy jj April 1, 2014 at 10:38 am

    Looks like spring is here with all those flowers popping up. Can’t wait to try these techniques.

  • Reply Lesley RG March 31, 2014 at 11:13 am

    Wow, I must give this technique a try.

  • Reply Frances Byrne March 30, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    Awesome technique, thanks for sharing

  • Reply Judi Kauffman March 30, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    Fabulous project. I’m going to try it with my Dragonfly Ladies in Circles. Dick Blick (online craft supplier) sells paper stumps and they’re in the art materials aisle at most store that sell paints and brushes and such. They’re used for blending pastels and charcoal and the reason they work so well for this technique is that unlike a metal-tip stylus they are soft and won’t poke through the foil.

  • Reply Jennie March 30, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    I haven’t heard of a paper stomp either. I do have #2 paper stump. Could this be the same?

  • Reply Debra Hensley March 30, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Love this technique! Thanks for teaching me something new to try! Can’t wait to do it!

  • Reply Cindy Kyle March 30, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    This is great, I am going to try this. Thank you for sharing!

  • Reply Pauline Credland March 30, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    I really like this technique, and the striking result it produces! A lovely card, and i also can’t wait
    to try it! Like Cindy H, i too have never heard of a Paper Stomp!

  • Reply Georgia Peach March 30, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Wow!!! what a gr8 technique…That’s way to Cool!….Can’t wait to try it….Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Leslie Smith March 30, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    This is a wonderful technique and since I have all the products I can try it today. Thanks so much for your great idea.

  • Reply Cindy hayden March 30, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    I’ve never heard of a paper stomp! I love this look and want to try it.

  • Reply Marty Robinson March 30, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    Amazing! Can’t wait to try it

  • Reply Kim C March 30, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Awesome technique!! Jessie your card is awesome!!! Gotta give this a try!!!!

  • Reply Jennie March 30, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Thank you..Love your card. Where do I buy the foil?

  • Reply Joan Osborne March 30, 2014 at 10:55 am

    This is so interesting, I love the results, must give it a try.

  • Reply Karen Aicken March 30, 2014 at 10:53 am

    I have never seen this technique before – what a spectacular result and card! Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply nancy March 30, 2014 at 10:43 am

    another great way to use the folders and stickers.thank you

  • Reply Raquel Mason March 30, 2014 at 10:25 am

    So cool! Thanks so much for sharing this technique, I can’t wait to try it out.

  • Reply Jacqueline Smith March 30, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Wow, Love this technique, must give it a try! Thanks for sharing!!

  • Reply Kelly Booth March 30, 2014 at 10:11 am

    Can’t wait to try this… Gorgeous card!!!

  • Reply Becky March 30, 2014 at 10:09 am

    Wow! I can’t wait to try this!!! Thanks for sharing!

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