Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Perfect Pearls

I recently made this card using a product called Perfect Pearls.  It's a fine powder that has a metallic shine to it.  It comes in different colors but I used white on this card.  

I think it's very dramatic and stunning.  Here's the process.  This technique works best with layering stamps.  By that I mean the stamps are grouped together as one flower but you stamp each layer individually.  This allows the flower to look more realistic.  I started with Island Indigo card stock and stamped the solid flower first with Versamark ink.  It's that sticky clear ink that I also use for heat embossing.  Then I sprinkled on the Perfect Pearls.  

This photo is the smaller supporting flowers in the final card.  You can already see the beautiful shine on this layer.  Then I brushed off all the powder and was left with the stamped flower.

Next I chose the second layer of the flower design and again used Versamark ink.  When you lift up the stamp, some of the pearl powder also lifts, leaving you with a beautiful detailed design.  

I do not have the dies for this stamp set so I hand cut all the flowers, leaves and tiny berries.  There are 11 different elements on this card.  I used a 3D embossing folder to create the white panel under the flowers.  Then I began to attach the flowers and leaves in a pleasing design.  Here's a close up of the largest flower.  

 So beautiful!

I finished off the card with a modern sentiment strip that I heat embossed with white powder.  
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