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!)

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735 thoughts on “Video: Faux Textured Metal Paper + GIVEAWAY”

  1. I really like your cards so pretty, What a fun technique. Maybe someday will have to try this. Thanks Jennifer!

  2. Love love love these cards so simple but effective can’t wait to try it for myself. Thank you for sharing your videos are my favourite. Hope Lila is feeling better xx

  3. Wow! These turned out amazing! You most definitely got your crafty mojo back. 😉 I can’t get over the cool dimension they have. Love all your tips and tricks in the video too! 🙂

  4. These folders are so versatile. I love what you have created and have ordered myself some perfect pearls today to give it a go! Thanks for all the inspiration 🙂

  5. Hello from Barcelona
    What a great bunch of cards!!!!!! I don´t have perfecr pearls, maybe next time I´ll have the chance to order some of them. Thank you very much for the tecnics, always very useful. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  6. These are awesome Jennifer! Love the metallic silver one! And I have that folder!!
    Jeanne in Denver

  7. Even though you say it is an old technique it is new to me and I love it. There will be a big order from this! Thanks for some great ideas.

  8. I love all these cards. I think this is such a simple way to make a beautiful back ground. Now I have to have these….thank you so much for the give away. Absolutely beautiful cards. TFS

  9. I am ALWAYS so inspired to try new things by your excellent videos! They are always so well done! I love using perfect pearls, but only have the four pastel colors and have the metallics set on my wish list. Definitely going to try this. Thank you.

  10. Those are wonderful! cards! Love the new embossing folders, will check them out! Thank you for your videos!

  11. The next level folders are so awesome. I’m going to give this technique a try! Thanks for the inspiration.

  12. Beautiful cards. The technique is great. I don’t have Perfect Pearls but I think I want to try them.

  13. I have been looking at the WRMK embossing folders for a little while now and wondering if I should get them. Now that I see them used I want them. I have Perfect Pearls (although not the metallic set) but have not tried them yet. Now that I know you can use them with the Distress Inks I will have to give them a try.

  14. Jennifer, what a wonderful technique. I love it. Thanks for teaching us such amazing things.
    Love From Costa Rica

  15. Beautiful! cards. I had all the supplies so I tried it. My blending was terrible but after the Perfect Pearls it looked great. I will keep practicing Thank You Jennifer for the new ideas.

  16. I have 2 of the WRMK next level folders & love the dimension they give. Your terrific video reminds me to use my perfect pearls soon, as in tomorrow. Thanks so much for sharing these cards using this technique & for a chance to win. Hope Lila is better now.

  17. I don’t think your video was too long at all. I really enjoyed it. Love the idea of digging into the stash and giving some older supplies some love. Your daughter is just precious!

  18. I love those embossing folders! I will definitely be on the lookout for them. The cards you made were simple and beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win.

  19. Hi Jennifer,

    THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for that wonderful technique! And along with that for the other suggestions as well! I just bought the stick it and I appreciate the suggestion.
    I have Pearl X from Jacquard, will they work as well? Thanks for the giveaway, I would certainly be happy if I won them!
    Now that you are back, maybe you will have time to answer my two e-mails that I send you asking you for suggestions to organize the new Spellbinder dies in their new cases, which have different sizes. I love this way but none of the bins work. And, by the way, thanks for this organization tip, I was racking my brains for THE PERFECT WAY to organize my PTI and the bins were the PERFECT solution, you saved my life, not to mention the time I am saving!
    Lila is sooo cute, I am so sorry she is sick, I hope she will be up and running in no time!
    Being a mother myself I know how much we worry for them! Thanks and take care!

    Cariños,
    María Alba

  20. Thanks for the tips! I have one of the WRMK Next Level folders and hadn’t figured out the sandwich for using with a Vagabond. Your tip in the video had me pulling it out tonight to give it a shot… and success! Thanks!

    The backgrounds are really lovely. I’ve forgotten how easily Perfect Pearls can transform a project.

  21. Very cool way for using perfect pearls. And those embossing folders are quite lovely. Will definitely need to look into them.

  22. I have had Perfect Pearls & another similar product for a long time. One has a fixative in it & the other doesn’t. I forget which has what. THis is a good reminder to use some of those items that I haven’t used for a long time. I have to laugh when you said you lost your Mojo. I can never THINK of a design for a card. I have to look online to find a card that gives me an inspiration to work with. Blogs and Pinterest are a great help. Thanks for all your help!

  23. beautiful cards as always. Lucky friends! Would love to win some Perfect Pearls. Thanks for the chance.

  24. Can watch your videos all day long. Glad to have you back on line. I learn something new every time I watch a new video and re-watch many of them.

  25. Dear Jennifer,
    I love this technique! Thank you for sharing. I posted one of my attempts on Instagram…I can’t thank you enough for all you have taught me. The inspiration is endless. May you continue to enjoy your “job.” My only concern is my wishlist is growing each time you post! 😉
    God bless!

  26. OMGOODNESS Jennifer!!! This is unbelievable!!! How amazing, I am in love with this and it is so very beautiful!!! I am speechless! WOW! What a great job, you are so very talented. Thank you for sharing such an amazing craft. Buffy, NC

  27. Really enjoyed the video. Glad you got your mojo back. Thank you for all your advise, techniques, and time.

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