Monday, June 28, 2021

Monday FUNday

Hello friends.  Today is a Monday FUNday, and I have a very picture heavy post for you today as a result of watching a Jennifer McGuire video, and like Jennifer, I couldn't seem to stop at just one or two cards!  She calls this a Faux Metal Technique and you can watch her video on how to achieve this look right HERE.

You can get two cards from one quarter sheet of metallic or mirror cardstock and an embossing folder, and my first two cards start out with a piece of rose gold cardstock from The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby).


 These were done with two different embossing folders, and here's a close up...



And here's the two cards using the other halves of the quarter sheet of rose gold cardstock...


And now let's change up the color a bit...


Isn't that blue so pretty?!!  I've used SSS's Vine Canopy 3D Embossing Folder for a lot of my cards on both the metallic cardstock and my card bases.


The other half of the quarter sheets of cardstock, and here's another close up...


These next two cards were done with a quarter sheet of Curious Metallic cardstock (thanks Birgit!!!) from CutCardStock, and it has more of a shimmer than metallic look to me, and very hard to photograph, but trust me, these two cards really do shimmer in real life!!


I used Tim Holtz's  3D Poinsettia embossing folder to create these two.


These two were embossed using a sheet of Mylar Shimmer Sheetz from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I had bought a package of this stuff years ago to die cut with, and could not get it to cut worth beans!!  So I put it away and forgot about it!  But let me tell you, it embosses beautifully, and I wish I could have done justice to the shimmer and sheen you get with this...it's almost holographic!!  


And I finally found a partial sheet of red metallic mirror cardstock to create these two.  And here's a close up...


Are you still with me??!!  These cards were SO easy to make, and just plain fun!  I had to keep going so I could try the different types of metallic cardstocks I had on hand, and with each quarter sheet making two cards, well you can see why I ended up with so many cards and photos now!  Any favorites??  Personally I like them all!  If you have any questions about the dies or folders I used, just message me, and thanks for hanging out with me this morning on this looooooong post!  Happy Monday everyone!!  

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


13 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards, Marcia. You have been a busy girl!

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  2. They are all so beautiful, Marcia. I can see why you'd want to try out every mirror/shimmer cardstock you had. It's great when you can quickly make that many terrific looking cards and have fun doing it.

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  3. Wow, what a group of beautiful cards. I know you had fun playing with the mirror cardstock and embossing folders. They are all so pretty. TFS

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  4. Wow, you've been busy! And what pretty results. These are wonderful, Marcia!

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  5. Marcia, even thought they are all just gorgeous, I do have a favorite - those beauties made with the TH Poinsettia and metallic that Birgit sent you are exquisite!
    What a wonderful Monday Fun-day - way better than the LOADS of fun I had!
    =]

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  6. All of your cards are beautiful Marcia. I can see why you were addicted to this technique. The results are AMAZING. I cannot pick a fav ... I love all of them!! Great work, my friend! xx

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  7. WOW!!! These cards are AMAZING, Marcia! Now I want to try this! Awesome embossing of the metallics and the die cuts are so perfect! I may have to do this for my next craft group! I especially love the blue and the rose gold. But the red is pretty awesome too!

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  8. Oh my goodness Marcia, these are all so stunning! Did you sand the high points? I'm going to have to pull out some metallic cardstocks and start cranking. They're all so pretty!

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  9. The first two and the last really grabbed me. Such lovely cards, Marcia and I bet you had a whole bunch of fun making them. Great cards to add to your collection.

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  10. Stunning effect and all so unique and eye catching Marcia x.

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  11. Oh my word Marcia... These are stunning... Each one is amazing and as always so beautifully done... You rocked that technique!

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  12. Bonnie told me about this post and I'm so thankful that she did! What an amazing array of gorgeousness, Marcia! I can't wait to see JM's video and get out all my colors of metallic card stock that I've had for ages. I've never thought about using my embossing folders with them. SWEEEEEEEEEET! And I'm way low on my stash of every kind of card so I love how you split the panels to get more designs made. Mwah! Hugs, Darnell

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  13. What a wonderful set of shiny cards Marcia! Lovely embossing folders and layered die cuts - I'm getting my metallic card stock out right now!

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