3 Glamorous Tips to Add the Right Amount of SHINE to Cards | Perfect Pairings with Jaycee

by Jaycee Gaspar
Metallic Cardstock Card Making Tutorial

Hey there, Altenew friends, it's Jaycee!

When it comes to card making, adding the right amount of shine can take your project to the next level. Metallic cardstock is a great way to incorporate luxurious accents and create a glamorous finish.

Here are three tips for using metallic cardstock in your card making projects.

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Balance Matte and Metallic Cardstock

When using metallic cardstock, it's important to balance the shine with matte textures.

For example, you can use embossing or watercolor techniques to add depth and dimension to your metallic elements. This will help create contrast and allow the metallic accents to stand out without overwhelming the overall design.

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Mix Metallic Finishes

Experiment with different metallic finishes to create visual interest on your card. You can use brushed gold, satin gold, or pearl gold cardstock to add variety and texture to your project.

Mixing metallic finishes can also help tie together different elements on your card, such as flowers, foliage, and sentiments.

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Limit Metallic Elements to 10% of the Overall Color Palette

Metallic accents are eye-catching and can easily become the focal point of your card.

To prevent them from overpowering the design, aim to limit metallic elements to around 10% of the overall color palette. This will help maintain a balanced and cohesive look, allowing the metallic cardstock to enhance the overall aesthetic of your card.

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By following these tips and experimenting with metallic cardstock, you can add a touch of elegance and glamour to your card making projects.

Whether you're creating a birthday card, a Mother's Day card, or a card for any special occasion, metallic cardstock is a versatile and stylish option for adding the right amount of shine to your designs.

Have you used metallic cardstock (or other special types of cardstock) before? Comment below!

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Katie Balderas March 24, 2024 - 12:52 PM

I adore the 3D effect, it’s so eye-catching and gorgeous! The color pallette here is exquisite! Love the techniques displayed here! What a winner!

Stephanie Clapper May 13, 2024 - 2:03 PM

Sorry this is a little late, spending time today on different blogs. I fell in love with your card. And I so appreciate your generous spirit, sharing tips I never knew. Thank you Jasper. Your card is GORGEOUS!!


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