Monday, June 21, 2010

Pearlized Flower

Good morning everyone. I hope you all had a great weekend?

My husband and I were out on our anniversary date on Saturday when I came across a wonderful new book by Magenta Stamps that details all kinds of techniques for dressing up papercrafts - of course, I bought the book! The photos are fantastic and I couldn't wait to try some of the ideas. The first one I tried was embossing and using pearlized 'paint' to color in an image. I stamped the flower first in SU! white craft ink and then embossed using clear embossing powder. Then I mixed Ranger Perfect Pearls (in red and purple) with water to create pearlized 'paint' and carefully, using a very thin brush, colored in the flower.

Here's a close up of the pearlized effect :

To create the card base I used SU! cardstock and Deja Views Global Trek patterned paper along with my favorite border punch and some dreamy SU! organdy ribbon.


Stamps : The Artful Stamper (flower), SU! (sentiment)
Paper : SU! (Basic Black, Red Riding Hood), Deja Views Global Trek DP
Ink : SU! White Craft ink, Basic Black
Accessories : Clear Embossing powder, Ranger Perfect Pearls, Fiskars Border punch, SU! Cream Organdy Ribbon


  1. oh how lovely! The flower is gorgeous as is the whole card!

  2. What a gorgeous card!!! Such a perfect card for this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD!! Thanks for taking the time to play along!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  3. What a beautiful card!! Love the flower you created with the embellishing. It is definitely some yummy ribbon. Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week.


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