Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Packs O'Cards

The other day I got in a groove and made 24 Thank You cards. Don't be too impressed. I'll explain.

I decided to make boxes of Thank You cards to give to a few neighbors. I started by making two cards using the Faux Textured Metal Paper technique I employed here. which I learned from Jennifer McGuire's post.

Basically you mask a piece of card stock (to get the rounded corners, I used a mask I made by die-cutting a piece of acetate), color the background with Distress inks, dust the ink with Perfect Pearl powder, and eventually emboss the piece with an embossing folder.

I only made two, because you have to apply the Perfect Pearl powder to the Distress ink before it dries. Once I added the powder, I made two more. I figured I'd emboss them all later.

Here are the two cards I made with this technique (I made two of each):

They are so pretty! After I'd made four, though, I realized making 20 more of them was probably insanity, and went to Plan B.

I have a stack of Gelli plate prints I'd planned to use eventually as backgrounds or for die-cutting, so I used the rectangle die I'd used to make my mask, cut 20 pieces from my Gelli panels, and made them into cards. Here are the different designs/colors:

I have two of each of these. I also used up a bunch of my gifted-to-me Hero Arts folded note cards that I've had for over a year.

I ended up with an odd number of cards, so I grabbed another Gelli panel and made one more. The reason I mention this is I made that last card without the white layer:

After I made that card, I started not liking all the white layers, but the thought of undoing all those cards made me a bit light-headed, so I just filed it away in my brain for next time. Oh, and the card on the left is a two-fer. I experimented with embossing a panel with a Gelli plate layer. It's certainly easier than coloring with Distress ink.

I die-cut the thanks for the embossed cards, and I used my MISTI to stamp the sentiment on the rest of the cards. I did over-stamp most of them to get the sentiment good and dark.

Now I have four boxes of cards to give as gifts. Yay!

Thanks for stopping by!

Some of the stuff I used: Gelli plate panels, Spellbinders A2 Curved Matting Bascis A, Taylored Expressions thanks die (I think I got it at Stampaway when I shopped in her booth), lots of Hero Arts note cards, my MISTI, SU black card stock, Versafine black ink, various Distress inks, Hero Arts Thanks A Bunch stamp set.


  1. holy mackeral! 24!!!!!!!!!!!!! and all different! and all ♥GORGEOUS♥!!! i'm in awe! (oh and for the record i *LOVE* the white layer, no offense to #24 who is also very handsome... but that pop of white is really fabulous & somehow makes the brights brighter?! (not sure why but i love it!)

  2. I like the white layer, too. As Lauren said, just seems to make the backgrounds pop a bit more. This was one productive session of crafting! Way to go!

  3. Way to go Leslie, I like them both ways, I think it depends on the main color of the center piece. I have to say your last embossed piece is beyond gorgeous. I just love the way the colors came together and the embossing. Super.


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