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Video: Faux Textured Metal Paper + GIVEAWAY

Well… I had lost my crafty mojo. To get it back, I decided to dive in and make a lot of cards for friends. And it worked! However, the result is a long video and post. I am sorry – I hope that is ok! The cards featured one of my favorite older techniques – faux textured metal paper with Perfect Pearls and Embossing Folders.

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Affiliate links used. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

Again – there are A LOT of cards in this video and post and I apologize! I got carried away. It was kinda of my “healing” from a long struggle of not creating much. I feel so much better! I hope these cards show you that you can take products you have and put them to good use to make a bunch of cards… all with a simple card design.

I have details on what products I used on each card below. On all of them, I used Stick It adhesive to the back of die cuts to make them easy to apply. This is a great, helpful product! On many of the cards I used the super-cool multi-dimensional We R Memory Keepers Next Level Embossing Folders. These suckers sell fast, but you can find many at Simon Says Stamp, Ellen Hutson and Amazon. Or, just use whatever embossing folders you have!

OK, here is what I used on each card:

“Friend Card”Evergreen Bough and Cracked Pistachio Distress Inks + Perfect Pearls + WRMK Geometric Embossing Folder + Mama Elephant Friend Die + SSS Mini Hearts Die + American Craft Black Glitter Paper:

(Check out the dimension from these embossing folders! Swoon.)

“Thanks Card”Abandoned Coral and Fossilized Amber Distress Inks + Gold Perfect Pearls + WRMK Bouquet Embossing Folder + Thanks Hero Arts Die + SSS Mini Hearts Die:

Want the look of brushed silver? Try this.

“Thank You Card” –  Hickory Smoke Distress Ink + Perfect Pearls + WRMK Geometric Embossing Folder + Impression Obsession Thank You Die  (LOVE this!) + SSS Mini Hearts Die + American Craft Black Glitter Paper:

This next one is similar to the last.

Hello Card” –  Hickory Smoke Distress Ink + Perfect Pearls + WRMK Gemstone Embossing Folder + Neat and Tangled Hello Die + American Craft Black Glitter Paper:

Interested in a brushed gold/bronze look?

“You’re Amazing Card”Vintage Photo + Antique Linen Distress Inks + Gold Perfect Pearls + WRMK Woven Embossing Folder + My Favorite Things Butterfly Die + SSS You’re Amazing Die:

(The gold shine is incredible in real life.)

“Hugs Card”Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Twisted Citron Distress Inks + Perfect Pearls + WRMK Woven Embossing FolderPapertrey Ink Hugs Die:

“Thanks Card”Evergreen Bough and Cracked Pistachio Distress Inks + Perfect Pearls (wiped off with baby wipe) + old Maggie Holmes Embossing Folder + Impression Obsession Thanks Die + SSS Mini Hearts Die + American Craft Silver Glitter Paper + Glossy Accents:

“Thank You Card” –  Picked Raspberry and Abandoned Coral Distress Inks + Perfect Pearls (wiped off with baby wipe) + WRMK Gemstone Embossing Folder + Impression Obsession Thank You Die + SSS Mini Hearts Die:

(I will admit – I messed this one up so I trimmed done the “metal” area and added it to a white card.)

“Hello Card” –  Blueprint Sketch and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Inks + Perfect Pearls + DoCrafts Quilting Embossing Folder + Hero Arts Hello Die + SSS Mini Hearts Die:

“Hugs Card” –  Picked Raspberry and Abandoned Coral Distress Inks + Gold Perfect Pearls + WRMK Bouquet Embossing Folder + Papertrey Ink Hugs Die + Memory Box Butterflies Die:

(Oh that shine…)

“Congrats Card” –  Mermaid Lagoon and Twisted Citron Distress Inks + Perfect Pearls + Taylored Expressions Corrugated Embossing Folder + Hero Arts Congrats Die + SSS Mini Stars Die:

“Hello Card” –  Abandoned Coral and Fossilized Amber Distress Inks + Perfect Pearls + DoCrafts Hearts and Kisses Embossing Folder + Seven Paper Gold Sticker + SSS Mini Hearts Die:

GIVEAWAY

Giveaway time! How would you like to win a set of Metallic Perfect Pearls? For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 8/6/15. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

SUPPLIES

Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products personally purchased except those with asterisk.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Amazon (AZ), etc.

 

 

 

 

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