Technique Tuesday-Metallic Accents & Backgrounds

I’m combining the third and fourth installments of this Technique Tuesday series in one post today.  Partially because I’m participating in a special event blog hop next Tuesday and because there’s not that much to say about these last two.

Here is the card I made as an example of using metallic accents:

Jingle All the Way wm 1

I used the Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies on a Whisper White panel.  Not sure of the spacing I wanted to use, I kept the card 5 1/2″ long and trimmed it after die cutting.  I used the Decorative Dots embossing folder on the top portion of the panel.  A portion of a stamp from the Jingle All the Way stamp set was stamped  on three panels.  I masked the portions I didn’t want, while inking the portion I did.

I normally try to make at least one more card using each variation of the technique, but time just got away from me.  Instead, I’m sharing thumbnails of a selection of cards I found on Pinterest showcasing the use of metallic accents:


  1. Just a thin strip of metallic and an embossed greeting provide a real impact on this card.
  2. Matting makes these white panels pop!  You can make your foil paper do double duty for you by cutting the smaller rectangles from the centers of the larger ones.
  3. This card makes use of the negative space from Stampin’ Up’s Sunburst Thinlit Die.
  4. Here, a clever use of a metallic doily with a circle punched from the center makes a perfect base on which to create a wreath.
  5. Look at what you can create with some metallic thread and sequins
  6. My favorite of all the cards.  Die cut leaves from the top panel and metallic die cuts inserted in the negative space.
  7. The foil accented acetate does the work for you on this card


This is the card I made with an embossed metallic background:


Each Snowflake That Falls wm 1

I made this card using a background stamp and a stamp and die bundle (both retired) from Our Daily Bread Design.  There are many stamps and dies on the market now you could substitute for a similar look.  I used Concord Crush and Perfect Plum card stocks with Whisper White for the greeting and panel inside.  The ribbon and silver cording is old from A. C. Moore.

As with the card above, I shared some of my favorite cards from Pinterest with a brief explanation of just why I like them so much.


  1. The combination of embossed panels makes for a simple but elegant card
  2. The Merry Medley Background Stamp, embossed in Copper on Early Espresso on a panel of Copper Foil paper with die cut accents from the Pretty Pines Thinlits.
  3. Here is another version of the same card on a light background, just to show you how different it looks
  4. Patterned paper provide the background for this gold embossed background stamp.
  5. Dry embossed gold foil provides a beautiful backdrop for these card stock birds.
  6. My favorite of the group.  That blue paper on embossed silver foil (or aluminum foil).
  7. Here’s a background made using foil tape over chipboard for a dimensional “steam punk” look.  Black acrylic paint is painted on and then wiped off leaving paint in the recesses.

This wraps up the last Technique Tuesday for the year.  What do you think about the technique series?  Should I continue them into the new year?  If you could give me a thumps up or a thumbs down in the comments section, that would be great!



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  1. I love your Tuesday Techniques. I love everything you make.๐Ÿ˜Š

  2. nclights7 says:

    Beautiful cards! I look forward to all of your blog posts! ๐Ÿ™‚

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