Sunday, April 1, 2012

Magic Metal Projects!

This month's Blockheads Paper Arts Challenge - Magic Metal Technique Blog Hop is underway! What total fun this is - you gotta check it out! My friend and Design Teammate, Karen McAlpine, is hosting this challenge and has made several absolutely gorgeous samples! I had never tried this technique and have had great fun this weekend in the scrap room playing! (Scroll down for individual photos.)

To take our challenge, visit the Blockheads Magic Metal Stamping Technique page to see Karen's tutorial for creating a card using metallic-colored embossing powder and a rubber stamp to create a gorgeous metal-like focal image! Then create your own out-of-the-box project, create a blog post that includes the link code (this creates links to other participants), then submit your URL by clicking the button below. To be fair to all participants, links that don't include the code will be removed. Submit your URL by April 21st for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate! The winner will be selected by our Design Team.

Here is the code to paste into the html tag at the very bottom of your post:
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I created three Magic Metal projects using stamps from the Blockheads Flowers-Full Sheet and Whimsical-Take Flight stamp sets and a single maple leaves stamp, with silver, gold and bronze embossing powders. The sentiments are all from the Blockheads Verses-Feel Better stamp set. The basic instructions for all three are the same. After creating the Magic Metal focal image for my card, I cut the card base. I then mounted the MM focal image on a piece of cardstock slightly larger in size, pierced a hole in each corner and placed a  brad in each hole. I cut a background piece, dry embossed it and mounted it on a piece of the same cardstock the MM focal image was mounted on. I affixed twine (or ribbon and bow), then mounted the unit onto the card base. I stamped the sentiment and cut it out with a Spellbinders die, then adhered it to the card along with some bling, and voila! The inside was left blank to use as a note card.


  • Gina K Designs Pure Luxury ivory, black, white, brown and kraft cardstock; two shades of orange cardstock; red cardstock
  • Blockheads Flowers-Full Sheet stamp set
  • Blockheads Whimsical-Take Flight stamp set
  • Blockheads single maple leaves stamp
  • Silver, gold and bronze embossing powders
  • Spellbinders Labels Seventeen die
  • Sentiments from the Blockheads Verses-Feel Better stamp set
  • Memento Rich Cocoa ink
  • StazOn black ink
  • Clear acetate
  • Embossing folders: Script (Cuttlebug), Swirls (Tim Holtz) and Polka Dots (Lifestyle Crafts)
  • Twine; American Crafts black/white polka dot ribbon
  • Studio 112 burnt orange gemstones, red pearls and chocolate pearls

Happy Birthday
(using gold embossing powder and single maple leaves stamp)

Just Because...
(using silver embossing powder and butterly stamp from Whimsical-Take Flight stamp set)

Missing You
(using bronze embossing powder and flower stamp from Flowers-Full Sheet)

Thanks so much for stopping by - see you next time!


  1. Ohh, your impression are really deep. How many layers did you add? The butterfly is really cool and looks so good in silver!! Great collection of magic metal cards!! Love em!

  2. You did a fantastic job with the Magic Metals! Love that leaf, especially.

  3. Absolutely stunning! You really rocked our Blockheads Magic Metals Technique Challenge!


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