J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Rustic Retreat

Rustic Retreat Faux Metal Etching

I learned the faux metal etching technique from one of my favorites, Jennifer McGuire.  I thought this would be a great way to use the cabin on a card in a class that doesn’t require everyone to share the watercolor pencils or Stampin’ Blends.  I really like the look.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Rustic Retreat

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Rustic Retreat


150285 Rustic Retreat Cling Stamp Set
149596 Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper
143751 Seasonal Layers Dies
145372 Stitched Shapes Dies
139673 Woodland Embossing Folder
149516 Timeless Label Punch
146981 Shaded Spruce 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
101650 Very Vanilla 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
147088 Shaded Spruce Classic Stampin’ Pad
102283 Versamark Stamp Pad
146282 Metallic Pearls
109130 Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder
103083 Embossing Buddy
129053 Heat Tool
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals
110755 Multipurpose Liquid Glue


Shaded Spruce Cardstock 5 ½” x 7 ¾”, scored at 4 ¼”,
3 ½” x 5 ½”
Very Vanilla Cardstock 1 ½” x 2 ½”,
3” x 5 ¼”
Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper 1” x 5 ½”
Gold Foil 3” x 3”,
1 ½” x 3”


  1. Tap Embossing Buddy on Gold Foil before stamping house image with Versamark ink. Cover with clear embossing powder tapping off excess.  Heat embossing powder with heat tool.  Die cut with largest stitched square.
  2. Using Shaded Spruce ink, stamp sentiment on Very Vanilla cardstock and punch out using Timeless Label punch.
  3. Die cut two snowflakes from Gold Foil. (You may want to put double sided adhesive on the back of the Gold Foil before die cutting.)
  4. Using Woodland embossing folder, embossing Shaded Spruce piece.
  5. Fold card base. Using liquid glue, attach DSP to inside right and embossed piece to front.
  6. Attach die cut square and punched label to front of card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Tuck snowflakes behind label.  Add metallic pearls.


Inspired by https://www.jennifermcguireink.com/2019/09/made-in-minutes-faux-metal-etching-special-stamp-set.html







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