I was so inspired by a video from Jennifer McGuire, that I decided to do my own version of a faux metal card. I think the technique has been around a while, but I had never tried it. To get the look, you sponge on your desired distress ink colours by Tim Holtz, being generous with your application. Then sprinkle some perfect pearls or pearl ex over the top and then burnish. Put the card through an embossing folder to get the faux metal look. Add your embellishments and you are done !