Saturday, October 4, 2014

WCMD Double Faux Letterpress Video Tutorial + MFT Sneak Peek

Welcome back for my second post of the day! I hope you are having fun on World Card Making Day already!

The idea behind today is kicking off the holiday card making season, so with that in mind, I have some pretty great techniques and ideas for creating mail-able cards. I love creating layers on my cards, but that just doesn't work well when I need to mail them. Its fine for an occasional birthday card, but to mail in bulk? Nope. Be sure and take a look at all the ideas I am sharing today; beautiful cards with great techniques that make them look layered and elegant.

With that idea in mind, here is a video tutorial about a technique I happened upon the other night. I wanted to create a beautiful cardstock panel. One that would have depth and color and stand alone on a card. I started by simply Faux Letterpressing with an embossing folder, but I decided to take it one step further. 
Take a look.

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As today progresses, I will be sharing these Mail-able Card tips, in green, below. Keep an eye out on all my posts, and I hope they inspire you as you start creating your holiday cards!

Mail-able Card Idea #1:
Create a beautiful panel of cardstock to use as a focal point.

Mail-able Card Idea #2:
Trim your cardstock panel and insert the sentiment, instead of layering it on top.

Here is another card using the Double Faux Letterpress technique.

Mail-able Card Idea #3:
Use a piece of cardstock or patterned paper to die cut or punch a focal image.

Mail-able Card Idea #4:
Instead of creating another layer with a die cut shape, emboss-only with your die template.

Shhhhhh! I got permission to share a little bit of the October release from My Favorite Things early! This set of dies is going to be the Free with $60 purchase set this month! Die-namics Christmas Tree Cut-Out makes this fantastic tree! I thought it would be great to use the Double Faux Letterpress background panel to create a focal image.

And be sure and head over to the MFT Blog because there are amazing prizes to be won!

Check out my blog prize HERE.
Leave a comment on each of my blog posts today by 10 PM CST Sunday, October 5. Each comment will get you another entry. I will draw a name Sunday night and announce the winner here on Monday.

see you soon! thanks for stopping by!


Supplies for Sending Christmas Cheer card:

Supplies for Happy Holidays card:


Rox-Ann said...

Love the cards tutorial is great the "sending Christmas cheer" is so elegant looking!

Pam said...

Stunning cards! Love that technique. Thanks for all the tips.

Janis said...

I LOVE this!!! Soooooo pretty! I want to try this....maybe today! :)
<3 J

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theCook said...

That double faux letterpressed technique is impressive! Looooove it!

aquablues said...

What a great technique and gorgeous cards! Thanks for the great video. BTW, I was happy to find you on Bloglovin and am now a follower.

Sue D said...

Wonderful video explaining this gorgeous technique. I like your mail-able card ideas too.

Angela said...

Love how this technique adds so much texture to the card! Beautiful!

Lucy said...

This is so elegant! Thanks for the tutorial :-)

Jennifer said...

Wow, just beautiful. I so want to touch it LOL!

Indy said...

Oh these are spectacular! Love them!

mru said...

such a beautiful cards :)

Angel said...

How Gorgeous! Such a cool technique with HUGE impact!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow that first card really pops! Thanks for the video!

Carol said...

Such an elegant and classic card! Thanks for the video tutorial.

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007 (at) gmail (dot) com

Debbie Lou said...

Such a divine technique! Love these!

KellyG said...

Great ideas and tutorial! Love the cards, so pretty!

Shona Chambers said...

This is such a lush technique, reminds me of velvet. Just beautiful!

Unknown said...

WOW! Time to dig that brayer out of the drawer!

Angela Fehr said...

I seriously considered buying a letterpress once - so I love this technique.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful cards Kimberly. Love the faux letterpress technique. That embossing folder is so pretty.

Linsey said...

What stunning cards Kimberly! Your faux letterpress technique is superb! thanks so much for the video tutorial and the wonderful MFT sneak peek! The tree is fabulous!!! Love both of these and so will whomever is blessed enough to receive one! Thanks again for another fantastic and inspiring post!! :)

maria f. said...

That is one fabulous technique I must try (and one beautiful embossing folder).

Helen Gullett said...

I pinned this! Thanks a lot for the tutorial :)

Rebecca Ednie said...

Very cool technique!