ONLINE CLASS: How to create the Distressed Metal Technique – Part 5 in my Waterfront Series


How to create the “Distressed Metal” look with Stampin’ Up! Foils on today’s live online class and video. This class is final part of my series on the Waterfront Stamp Set. I’ll also be featuring the One Wild Ride and Heartfelt Blooms Stamp Sets.

A super cool and easy technique that was born when a “pinterest fail” turned into a wow card lol. I stumbled upon this look completely by accident when trying to duplicate a different technique. My original idea may have failed, but I actually like the cool distressed look it created even better then the original.

I’m using a 4 way nail polishing sanding “buffer” block, but you could use any type of buffing paper or file.


I’m creating these cards live on Facebook and giving away some bonus prize patrol for viewers.  If you can’t make it live, this video replay will be on here on my blog, Facebook , Youtube and Vimeo, along with an “after live” drawing (below).













  • Free PDF
  • All supplies used
  • Includes measurements



Waterfront, Layering Love & Burlap Stamp Sets on Copper

One Wild Ride & Burlap Stamp Sets on Silver

Sale-a-bration Heartfelt Blooms & Burlap Stamp Sets on Gold



Create tranquil sceneries, whether it’s lakes lined with trees, tropical islands, or snow-covered forests. This set is ideal for trying out new coloring techniques.

Photopolymer stamps
* Are totally transparent for perfect image placement.
* Have just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time.
* Cling like crazy to our clear blocks so you don’t have to worry about slipping.
* Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your photopolymer stamps (blocks sold separately).
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 16 photopolymer stamps

Shop Waterfront Stamps Online




Entry to this “after live” prize patrol giveaway is free and requires a video comment entry. To enter the drawing, simply click and watch the video on Facebook or YouTube and leave a comment in the video comments section. No purchase necessary.

Congratulations to our live winners (drawn live):

  • Stacey Neal Eakin – Waterfront Stamp Set & Wink of Stella Brush
  • Sally Wallis – Waterfront Stamp Set & Wink of Stella Brush
  • Teri Parker Tallman – Waterfront Stamp Set & Wink of Stella Brush
  • Gloria Stiller – Blooming Basket Bundle (SAB)

Click here to see a list of winners and for the prize claim form if you have won.



Not shown: Nail Buffer block (or equivalent)



January 16-31 for Free Tutorial Gifts & Specials Must use hostess code: 7JTS93J4 SHOP ONLINE


  1. Cheri Furr says

    So cool! Love this look of a distressed metal card front or background!

  2. The distressed metal background looks awesome!

  3. Anne Wylie says

    Love this metallic background! The guys in my family will appreciate it on their Father’s Day cards.

  4. Diane Koele says

    This gives an amazing look, thanks for the video Tami!

  5. Yeah hear ya!!! Originally from MA

  6. You need to list where/how to get the copper sequins please?

  7. Mary Burnett says

    I must get this stamp set! Loved the cards Tami!

  8. Patti Skiba says

    I love the metal technique!!! This is going to be great for my man cards Thank you so much for the video!!

  9. Brenda Stevens says

    Tami,Great ideas again! I love the distressed metals!

  10. Sandra Cain says

    Love the distressed cards . Very classy!

  11. lorraine turner says

    Hi Tami

    Thank you for all the PDFs you provide for us crafters, they are such a great resource for inspiration and to get started with a certain stamp set. I really appreciate all the work that has gone into these. Thank you so much. :O)

  12. Linda StClair says


  13. Loving your tutorials! Keep up the inspiring creative work! Many thanks!!!