Faux Cast Iron

Faux Cast Iron

I have a super fun card and technique for you today! On the last Thursday of every month, we have a Zoom technique night. It started out just for demonstrators, but others were interested as well, so anyone who would like to can join us! If you would like to join in, simply send me a message with your email and I’ll send you the link.

In October, Nadine showed us the Faux Cast Iron technique. It was totally new to all of us, and so much fun! Here’s my card.

Faux Cast Iron Technique, Stampin' Up!

Before I go farther, I have a disclaimer. Before she started school several years ago, Amelia stamped with me a lot, and she knows how much I love it and how fun it is. So for my birthday in September, she gave me two stamp sets and a beautiful purple (my favorite color) ink pad. They aren’t Stampin’ Up!® products, but I love them so much because they’re from Amelia. I decided to use them on this card, so don’t drive yourself crazy trying to find them in the Stampin’ Up!® store, because they’re not there.

Ok – here’s the technique. First, we embossed a 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece of Basic Gray Cardstock. I totally copied Nadine and used the Leaf Fall 3D Embossing Folder. Next, we used a Blending Brush to add Soft Suede Classic Ink in random areas on the card stock. Don’t cover the entire piece; just add “patches” of color. We repeated this in other areas with Evening Evergreen Classic Ink, and then Basic Gray. Next, we swiped the edges of the card stock with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

Now comes the fun part. We lightly blended Basic White Craft Ink over the raised areas. Don’t worry if it looks like a hot mess right now. The white will lighten up a bit when it dries. Finally, add a little metallic ink (if you have some) over the card stock. I blended it mostly on the embossed areas, but I did add a little to the edges and other areas of the piece. I used the retired Copper Delicata Ink from several years ago. You could probably also – with a very light hand – add some VersaMark and metallic Embossing Powder.

That’s it! So easy and fun. And it makes a fabulous background. I stamped my sentiment and some leaves on Soft Suede Cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and added it to the background with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Since it’s fall, I decided to add a leaf and some embellishments from the Leaf Label and Amber Gems Combo Pack. I colored the leaf with the same colors as the card, except for the White Craft Ink. Since I didn’t emboss the leaf, I didn’t use the white.

I tied a bit of twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack around the stem of the leaf, then added some Amber Gems. I LOVE this technique. Thanks so much, Nadine, for sharing!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!

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Faux Cast Iron Technique, Stampin' Up!

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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10 Responses to Faux Cast Iron

  1. jackie says:

    Buffy, this is soooo beautiful. I’m not sure that I could do this without seeing it. Are your zooms recorded so they could be seen after the fact?


  2. jackie says:

    Ahh, I found the technique on the video channel


  3. charlieeu says:

    Please send. me Nadine’s link. Thank you.


  4. Susan Horr says:

    What a fun technique! I will have to do a search for it!


    • buffycooper says:

      It is fun! I haven’t found the original video yet (but Jackie did, I think), but Nadine did it with Basic Gray, Gray Granite, and Soft Suede Cardstock and it looked great. None of us really liked it on Basic Black.


  5. debsmart says:

    Awesome! I love how it turned out -what a fun new technique 🙂


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