Posts tagged ‘Perfect pearls’

June 19, 2021

A gnome Christmas

Hi there and happy Saturday!

There’s a fun challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week – where the theme is gnomes! I loved making this one …

I die cut the gnome in lucky limeade, melon mambo and whisper white, with a little flesh colour card for his face and nose, and 2 dots of black for his eyes.  His hat was die cut from dsp by the Lovely Studio.

Next, I cut the background in crumbcake card and heat embossed the sentiment, from the Elfie stamp set by Stampin Up, in white.

Then I had fun making lots of splashes, using a fan brush and perfect pearls mixed with water for a snowy background…

Finally, I adhered the gnome, wrapped green and white twine tied in a bow, then mounted it on a scalloped white base card.

I hope you’ve been inspired to join this fun challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week.  The lovely ladies in the team have created lots of examples for you, so do drop by.

Enjoy your weekend

May 22, 2021

Perfect pearls Christmas

Hi there, and happy Saturday to you!

Fabiola is our hostess for this month, and she has set a fabulous stash challenge today over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown – to use perfect pearls.

There are several techniques for using this cool product, and it’s easy to use wet or dry.  The most difficult thing is deciding which technique to use!

One of the easiest ways to use perfect pearls is to stamp an image using a sticky ink, such as versamark or perfect medium, then add the perfect pearls with a soft brush direct to the image – I used perfect gold for the star. I mixed a little more perfect gold with water on a palette and painted this over some sections of the star.

Next, I stamped the sentiment in versamark ink and heat embossed in white.

To give a starry sky look, I mixed perfect pearl with water and splashed this randomly over the card.  It’s so pretty in real life – the sheen really glimmers in the light. 

I fixed the perfect pearls to the card with a light mist of water, then popped up my artwork on an A6 base card, and added some gold sequins to finish.

I hope you’ve been inspired to join the challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown where the team have designed lots of examples for you. 

Enjoy your weekend

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