We are pleased to introduce an exclusive presentation from Betsy Veldman.
"Iron probably isn’t the first material you reach for in your card making…you might go broke paying for postage on those cards if you ever want to actually mail one! But how about some faux iron? In this tutorial, I will show you how to transform some basic white cardstock diecuts into something resembling intricate and time-worn iron embellishments! If you look through your stamp and die stash, you’re sure to find something that will work perfectly for this technique!"
Best Dad Card
- Die cut scroll frame from white cardstock and transform with faux iron technique as shown in the video.
- Set four small brads into frame as shown. Adhere frame to an A2 vertical card base made from Smokey Shadow cardstock.
- Die cut shield emblem from black cardstock using the Grand Finale dies. Stamp with coordinating image using Versamark ink, then heat emboss with copper embossing powder. Adhere, using foam tape for dimension if desired.
- Wrap twine around card front twice and knot.
Floral Thank You Card
- Die cut scroll frame and larger label from white cardstock and transform with faux iron technique as shown in the video.
- Die cut center oval of scroll frame from watercolor paper and stamp with mixed flowers from the Brushed Blooms set.
- Create a horizontal A2 card base from Rustic White cardstock. Trim an A2 panel of black cardstock and adhere. Adhere frame and stamped oval.
- Die cut small label using the Kind of Corny dies and stamp with coordinating frame image and sentiment. Layer over larger prepared label, then adhere both to the center of the floral stamped oval.
Best Dad Card
- STAMPS: Grand Finale, Craft Brew
- INK: Dark Chocolate, Terracotta Tile, Ocean Tides, Versamark
- PAPER: True Black, Smokey Shadow, Stamper’s Select White
- DIES: Cover Plate: Scroll Frame, Grand Finale
- OTHER: ink blending sponge, texture paste, Perfect Pearls Aged Patina collection, copper embossing powder, twine, tiny brads
Floral Thank You Card
- STAMPS: Brushed Blooms, Kind of Corny
- INK: Dark Chocolate, Terracotta Tile, Ocean Tides, Berry Sorbet, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Summer Sunrise
- PAPER: True Black, Stamper’s Select White, watercolor paper
- DIES: Cover Plate: Scroll Frame, Kind of Corny, Make it Market: Market Street kit (label)
- OTHER: ink blending sponge, texture paste, Perfect Pearls Aged Patina collection
- Now it's your turn! Create a project featuring a faux iron embellishment. You can choose to re-create the exact project from Betsy above or design your own using the same concepts. Your project must also incorporate at least one Papertrey product.
- Post your project on your blog, in your gallery, Instagram or on any other photo-hosting site (such as photobucket or flickr).
- Add your project to the InLinkz list below.
- You will have until 7am ET, Thursday, August 31st, to add your link to the list to be eligible to win. One project per person please.
- As a reminder, you will have until 7am ET, Thursday, August 31st, to add your link to the list to be eligible to win.
- One randomly selected winners will be chosen from all of the InLinkz entries on this post on Thursday, August 31st. The winner will be posted on our Thursday night Stamp-a-faire winners page after 9pm ET. The randomly selected winner will get a $20 PTI gift certificate to spend however they like!
- One randomly selected winner will be chosen from the comments of this post on Thursday as well. You will have until 7am ET, Thursday, August 31st to add your comment and be eligible to win. The randomly selected winner will get a $10 PTI gift certificate.
Aren't these just incredible? I can't get over how much these really look like aged iron! I'm thinking about all kind of dies in my stash that ought to look amazing with this technique. And they are so lightweight compared to typical metal embellishments. Can't wait to see what everyone creates using this fun process!