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.

 

 

 

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS | EH )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS | EH )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS | EH )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS | EH )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS | EH )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS | EH )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS | EH )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS | EH )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS )

 

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS | EH )

 

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS | EH )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS | EH )

 

 

 

CLICK A SHOP:
(PTI )

 

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS )

 

 

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( EH | AZ )

 

 

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS | EH )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS | AZ )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS )

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( EH | SSS )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLICK A SHOP:
( SSS )

 


Leave a Comment

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

  1. Love them all. I must have a heavy hand because blending is not my thing so I’m curious to try these out. Maybe I’ll get it right yet.

  2. What a great technique. I love every card you made–they are all beautiful. I can hardly wait to try this. Thanks for sharing.

  3. This video was great! Love those techniques. I needed some new uses for my embossing folders. And the ending was the best. Lila is just too cute!

  4. What a great idea! I can’t wait to try this and play this afternoon in the craft room. I love those geometric embossing folders. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful ideas and keeping us current on great products out there.

  5. I have always loved embossing folders and these are amazing. I love your technique with them, the inking, the card concept… everything! Thanks so much!

  6. Love the look after using the perfect pearls…I have one color but have never used it for lack of knowing how to do…WOW! I will practice using it now and would love winning the set.
    I love your videos and all the inspiration I receive . Thank you

  7. This is a clever way to make the most of your embossing folders. I really enjoy the concept. Beautiful cards, thanks for the ideas.

  8. I love this technique and all the samples you showed us! Don’t ever feel like you have to apologize when you are away from you professional life! Family always comes first! I hope all is well again at home.

  9. I absolutely love this technique. You are so creative and make me want to create and try all your techniques. Thank you for sharing your talent.

  10. I haven’t read through all the comments but if you spray the powdered area with fixative spray before you take the tape off the powder will stay on much better and not come off at all on the recipients hands 🙂

  11. These are the most stunning cards. All the colors are beautiful together and the perfect pearls just dusted on and buffed make them shine. I love every one of the cards.

  12. I can’t thank you enough for your video on medal and perfect pearls. I have had them for a long time an just forgot how to use them. Your video inspire me to create with them. Just beautifully done. also thank you for your tip on the die cut words an application. …have a good day.

  13. I love perfect pearls and know that I am going to use this technique for Christmas cards. Not sure how yet, maybe Christmas tree decorations, or shiny bells, not sure. Thank you for reminding me that I have stuff I can use, now not buy something new. However I love the new embossing folders. Maybe just one???
    Thanks Jennifer, and welcome back.

  14. i love you videos, I watch all of them, and this will be my favorit, i have to buy som perfect pearl so i can try this out

  15. Jennifer,
    These are gorgeous! Now I have to go out and get more embossing folders and the new Distress Inks! Perfect Pearls are beautiful! I have some and now need to use them! If I win the set, I’ll probably just make more cards or give to my daughter would would also love them.!
    You Rock!
    Thanks!

  16. I love this technique! I’ve never seen this before and those embossing folders are awesome! I’m glad I’m not the only one who loses her mojo. I hope Lila is feeling better!

  17. What a wonderful way for you to get your mojo back–by making us lots of eye candy! I love how many different looks you were able to get from essentially one technique. I can’t wait to break out my Perfect Pearls again. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

  18. I absolutely loved the way you put all of these wonderful elements together. Thank you so much for the inspiration, I’m digging out my embossing folders right now! 🙂

  19. Oh wow, I love this effect. I really like using my embossing folders to enhance the background of my card designs but this takes it to a whole new level. I have got to try this.

  20. Great to see you back, Jennifer. Love love love these cards – I always forget about perfect pearls, so thank you for reminding me what beautiful results they give! those next level embossing folders are just amazing! I just ordered the geometric set, can’t wait to use them 🙂

  21. Thanks for the tip on closing the jars of Perfect Pearls! I had several pots of Perfect Pearls ruined just because someone borrowed them and didn’t close them properly. 🙁 This will help me teach the people to close the pots correctly.

    Looks like you got your mojo back in spades, these are some amazing cards!

  22. I use to use Perfect Pearls a lot, but it’s been a while. Thanks for giving me such great ideas for using them again!

  23. Thank you for super video & ideas. Love these cards . Super folders.
    Looking forward to adding perfect pearls.

  24. I love this technique. I’m going to have to try it. Thank you for sharing. I’m glad you were able to travel and spend time with your family. I look forward to more videos 🙂

  25. I love these cards and the fact that you made so many!! I have some perfect pearls that I have totally forgotten about…now I totally am going to do this so I can use them! Yay! I hope Lila is ok and that her fever went away and that she had fun playing play-doh.

  26. I needed a long video like this since I’ve spent most of the summer sick and in a creative rut! As soon as I finished it, I went into my craft room and used the basic idea to create something different than what you designed, but something I adore! Thank you 🙂

  27. WOW what an amazing video …I love how effortlessly you talk about all the techniques and give tons of tips such as even how to close the perfect pearls tin. Have just become your fan!!!

  28. Such beautiful cards! I have some of the Next Level embossing folders and I can see I’m going to have all the rest ’cause I want to copy all these that you’ve shown us. Love that texture and great design! Thank you for all you wonderful videos, Jennifer.

  29. These are great!! In fact, I’m having a group of gals over and think I will use this technique. Have already ordered the embossing folders…now to get the Perfect Pearls Metalics!

    Thank you!

  30. Wow ! I wish my MOJO would jump start me as your MOJO did for you. I love the look of the pearls on the multi colors you used. Guess perfect pearls will be my next purchase. Hope your little one is feeling better after her doctor appointment.

  31. These cards are so classy and sophisticated! I would love to make some of my own and send them to friends and family. Great products!

  32. Thank you for sharing that even a creative genius such as yourself gets in a funk every now & then where you feel like your energy is gone or there’s no spark. It’s nice to know that I’m not the only one who gets creative blocks irregardless of how many beautiful supplies I may have or how much inspiration is available to me. I’m glad you’re getting back into the swing of things! 😉

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *