Monday, September 1, 2014


Hi Everyone! Holly here with an old technique, and a bonus 'newer' technique. 
The card above shows the 'hammered metal' applied to the fabulous FRAME CUT FILE.

I began by cutting out the frame using black card stock. Silver craft paint was sponged on, and while the card stock was still damp from the paint, the handle end of a paint brush was pressed into it. I placed the frame on a paper pad first, and that gave it a bit of give when pressing in the paint brush handle. This leaves dents in the card stock- the more the better. 
Once dry, I attached it to the card layer with the DISTRESS INK sponged background, and IF I HAD A STAR stamped in jet black ARCHIVAL INK. This was attached to the card base, more dots of silver paint were added, and a few sequins were glued on, completing the card.

This card uses washi tape to create a print design behind the beautiful BUTTERFLY.
First, I cut this......

Then, I applied strips of WASHI TAPE.
The washi tape is applied to a butterfly shape, slightly larger than the butterfly and the butterfly cut-out. Once placed behind the embossed cut-out, it will extend past the edges and completely fill the space.

The center (body) of the butterfly was glued down and it's wings folded up a little.
Believe in Yourself from IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE IN MIRACLES was stamped onto vellum with jet black archival ink and clear embossed.

These cards are so simple, and the beautiful stamps and cut files make them a pleasure to create.

I hope you enjoyed these projects today, and try them yourself using the great products from Quietfire Design.


  1. WOW! Both these cards are gorgeous and I love the hammered metal technique which is new to me! Way to go! Thank you!

  2. Lovely cards and thanks for the cool techniques. Must give them a try soon.

  3. nice technique with the brush handle for distressing the faux metal. Love that butterfly. Have a great day

  4. These are lovely, thanks for the detailed descriptions too.

  5. BEAUTIFUL cards and a great tutorial for both. Thanks for sharing these wonderful cards.

  6. Beautiful cards!! Thanks so much for the tutorial as well.

  7. Love the dent in the card stock technique and will definitely gave both a try. Thank you.


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