Stamping With Friends Blog Hop - Kintsugi Technique

Today I'm hopping with the Stamping With Friends Blog Hop.  We're sharing projects featuring the Kintsugi Technique.  Never heard of it?  I hadn't realized you could use this for card making.  I have seen pictures of repaired pottery and china that use this method.  

If you google "Kintsugi" here's what Wikipedia says:

Kintsugi (金継ぎ, "golden joinery"), also known as kintsukuroi (金繕い, "golden repair"),[1] is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered goldsilver, or platinum; the method is similar to the maki-e technique.[2][3][4] As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.[5]

Check out this bowl that shows the technique.

Isn't it cool! and It's really easy!  Tear paper and then versamark the edges and apply Gold Embossing Powder.  Heat to melt and then glue your pieces back together!

Check out the card I made.  I love how it turned. out!


  1. Cut Early Espresso cardstock 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 5 1/2".  Fold and burnish on scoreline to form card base using Bone Folder.
  2. Cut Distressed Gold Paper 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
  3. Cut Designer Series Paper 3 3/4" x 5"
  4. Tear into 3 pieces
  5. Apply Versamark to the torn edges and apply Gold Embossing Powder
  6. Heat to melt
  7. Adhere the pieces to the Distressed Gold Paper
  8. Adhere to the Card Base
  9. Cut Early Espresso cardstock 1/2" x 2 1/2"
  10. Stamp sentiment using Versamark
  11. Apply Gold Embossing Powder and heat to melt
  12. Cut Distressed Gold Specialty Paper 3/4" x 2 3/4"
  13. Adhere embossed sentiment to Gold Paper
  14. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals
  15. Adhere Gold Sequins
  16. Cut Very Vanilla cardstock 3 3/4" x 5"
  17. Cut Designer Series Paper 3/4" x 5"
  18. Adhere Designer Series Paper to Very Vanilla cardstock
  19. Adhere to the inside of the card

You can find all of the supplies for this card in my Online Store.

Check out my Youtube Video for tips and tricks to make this card. Don't forget to subscribe to my Stamping with Melva YouTube Channel

Now it's time to be inspired by all of the Projects in our Blog Hop!

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I hope you have been inspired!

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  1. Great card Melva, I love this technique x

  2. Pretty card, Melva.

  3. Melva, what a stunning card ! I've never heard of this and will need to give this a try! enjoy your day!

  4. This is gorgeous - I think its my new favourite technique

  5. I love this technique

  6. Great job with this technique!


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