Saturday, 2 November 2019

Tarnished metal

The girls over at CAS Mix Up have challenged me to try something new yet again. I had never heard of this technique and today got into quite a pickle trying out some of the ways of achieving this effect.

This was one of the easier methods from the videos linked on the challenge blog, but I have tried some of the other techniques... as my inky fingers are testament to... I will be blogging some of those when I have decided what to do with the treated card!

For this one I began by embossing a piece of dark cardstock in a Craft Concepts embossing folder. I then dragged a Versamark Ink pad across the raised surface, and sprinkled embossing powders in Gold, Copper and Silver  randomly over it and heat setting. I then dragged a little black Stazon over the top.
I did a similar process for the Alexandra Renke die cut, which I thought complemented the EF really well. I simply added a few black dots for the centre of the flower.
I used some of the same dark cardstock for the sentiment panel, and embossed the Clearly Besotted phrase in gold.


  1. fantastic results and love your design!

  2. Stunning result, Chrissie - looks very elegant! Jo x

  3. You are so quick, Chrissie! And what a fabulous card you've created! The Oxidized metal technique worked beautifully and perfect with this die cut! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  4. Awesome, love how you used the black cardstock for your card Chrissie and embellished it with the gold. Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up this month.

  5. You achieved fantastic oxidized metal look for your card, Chrissie! I love the different rustic colors and a "zen" feeling of the card! You chose a perfect matching die-cut. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Mix Up!
    Hideko xx

  6. This is beautiful, the oxidised metal effect looks stunning on the black. Thanks for playing along at CAS Mix Up xx

  7. This is awesome Chrissie! Love how the dark card and embossing powders work together to create this very cool effect. Your layout is fantastic. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!


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