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Saturday, September 26, 2015

CMM - Perfect Pearls Faux Metal cards

Welcome to Card Making Monday and to my little space on the blog sphere. I am so excited to show you my latest cards! I pulled out my perfect pearls and got creative. I saw this faux metal tutorial by Jennifer McGuire and thought I'd use it for my inspiration. I changed it up a bit by die cutting the center piece and then reinserting it after it was colored and embossed. I just couldn't get the clean lines like Jennifer using the painters tape. I'll link her video here and also under my tutorial tab. Hope you like them!

For the card above, I cut a hello greeting from my cricut (see supply list below) added some punched hearts and purple pearls.

For this card  I kept the embossing just to the center piece for a focal point leaving a smooth surface for the rest of my greeting.
 I die cut the frame and then measured and cut a center rectangle slightly larger to accomodate the fact that when the center is embossed it becomes slightly smaller than the frame. I think I added 1/8th of an inch, maybe 1/4inch at most.

I layered the diecut sentiment useing 3 or 4 of them and then sprayed pearl mist.

Baby's Breath & Herringbone Cuttlebug folders
Martha Stewart  Dancing Hearts Border punch
Grape & Manderin Perfect Pearls by Ranger
"Happy" Cake Basics Cricut cartridge
"Hello" Wild Card Cricut cartridge
Hero Arts Year Round Sentiments for Birthday Sentiment

I hope you enjoyed viewing today's cards. Have a wonderful week and I hope you find time for yourself to to make something beautiful!

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Unknown said...

Wonderful card, and awesome technique. Thanks for playing in our Mod Squad Challenge this week.

Melissa Bove said...

Beautiful cards! Such pretty designs! Great technique too!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


Emily Lauritzen said...

This is a great card and I love this technique! Thanks for joining us at Sami Stamps, but in order to enter our challenge, we do ask that you use a Sami Stamps image. You can find wonderful images in her shop, and there are always freebies popping up with each new release!
Hope to see you again!
<3 Emily L. - DT