Cardmaking, Essentials By Ellen

How To Add Metallic Accents To Your Stamped Cards

Are you looking for an easy way to add extra interest to your next card design? We love the idea of adding metallic accents and we love the gorgeous cards our EH Design Ambassador Emily Mydlowski is sharing today!


I love the simplicity of a modern-vintage look and all it takes are a few metallic accents, pops of black and beautiful stamped images. For my vintage-inspired cards, I used the gorgeous images and sentiments from the Mondo Succulent Pot and Modern Succulent stamp sets.

How To Add Metallic Accents To Your Stamped Cards

To create the metallic frame accents, I used one of my cherished paper packs in my stash: the 6×6 Washi Metals Stack. The Washi Metals Stack is such a versatile product and the Metallic Washi Paper is super glossy & shiny. I mean how can you not like an entire 6×6 sheet washi—not a just a little thin roll–any entire 6×6 sheet!? To create the metal inlay frames and hexagon, I carefully applied the washi tape to plain white card stock panel and used the EBE Essentials Rectangle and EBE Hex Frame Dies to die-cut the inlay rectangles and hex frames.

How To Add Metallic Accents To Your Stamped Cards

I heat embossed the gorgeous script “Just Because” and “Thinking of you” Sentiments from the Mondo Succulent stamp set with Ranger Super Fine Copper Embossing powder. I love how the copper embossing shines against the ebony black card stock.

How To Add Metallic Accents To Your Stamped Cards

I used Zig Clean Color Brush Markers to color the succulents and the faux-batik background on the Modern Succulent card. To create the faux-batik background, I layered lines of blue and gray pigment from the Zig Clean Color Brush Markers and washed over the color with a medium square brush and water.

How To Add Metallic Accents To Your Stamped Cards

To complete the modern-vintage design, both cards were adhered to an Essentials by Ellen Ebony Black Cardstock base. For a little extra pop of vintage on the Aloe Thinking of You card, I die-cut a diamond pattern to a white card panel using the EBE Diamond by Julie Ebersole Designer Die.

How To Add Metallic Accents To Your Stamped Cards

So there we are friends, a few ways to bring a modern-vintage feel to your cards using metallic accents and pops of black. Hope you enjoy and Big Paper Hugs!

How To Add Metallic Accents To Your Stamped Cards

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2 Comments

  • Reply Andrea H May 4, 2020 at 5:51 am

    Love the cards and sparkle. Thank you for a detailed tutorial.The Batik Background, did you do that before or after you added the images? I’ve reD it 3 times now and still can’t see lol.(I’ve probably read it 3 times too but it’s not registering lol)
    Hope you and the family are keeping healthy and not to bored 👍👍🥂 X X

    • Reply @popsofpaper May 4, 2020 at 12:17 pm

      Hi Andrea. I bravely added the batik background after I stamped and colored the

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