Monday, March 09, 2015

Faux Mother of Pearl


Hi everyone.  We are already into the second week of the March CAS challenge ... and there are some gorgeous cards in the gallery.  I hope you'll check them out and join in the fun with you CAS Sponged cards!  :)




My card above uses the Faux Mother of Pearl technique.  I have made a youtube video to watch if you're interested in trying this technique.  Basically you randomly pounce a little shimmer paint using a scrunched up piece of cling wrap.  Once dry, you sponge over top with ink ... distress inks and dye inks work best.  The shimmer paint acts as a resist so the ink sits on top of the randomly pounced design --- you just puff it off with a dry paper towel.  Makes for an easy, but beautiful, design that can be used as a background or for die-cutting.  Today I simply punched out four squares from my Faux Mother of Pearl paper and added two-layer butterfly with a scroll die, which I hope looks like a butterfly trail.  :)  A simple sentiment and the card was done.

I hope you'll give this technique a try, or use any sponging technique that you like and join in our fun and easy challenge.  Be sure to keep your card CAS, use some sort of sponging and add to the link at Happy Little Stampers blog.

This is also a reminder of the Mixed Media Card Challenge - Hints of Spring that is running until Mar. 25.   Still lots of time to play! :)

I'll be back next week with a final reminder card for the challenge.  In the meantime, check out the cards below! :)







Butterfly Grid
Stamps:  Bitty Birthday (SU!)
Paper:   White (Neenah); Vellum - 40 lb. (Bazzill)
Ink:  Tangerine Tango, Melon Mambo, Smoky Slate (SU!) 
Accessories & Tools:   Frost Shimmer Paint (Tsukineko), cling wrap, sponges; Elegant Scrollwork die, Moonlight Butterfly die, Kaleidoscope Butterfly die (all from Memory Box)

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I'm going to share a couple of more Faux Mother of Pearl cards I made while on the Dirty Dozen Design Team at SCS.  These haven't been posted on this blog before, so I'm sharing them today.  They are made from one piece of card stock done with the Faux Mother of Pearl technique.  I cut the piece up to create a background for the first card, and used the leftovers to die-cut the butterfly on the second card.







Flowery Thank You
Stamps:  Short and Sweet (SU!)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Whisper White, Bermuda Bay (SU!)
Ink:  Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise, Bermuda Bay (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Frost Shimmer Paint (Tsukineko), cling wrap, sponges, Madera Corner die (Memory Box), Hydrangea punch (Martha Stewart), Oval Nestability (Spellbinders), half pearls

Lacey Butterfly
Stamps:  Be Happy Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Whisper White (SU!)
Ink:  Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise, Bermuda Bay (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Frost Shimmer Paint (Tsukineko), cling wrap, sponges, Circle Nestability (Spellbinders), Flourish #6 die (Crafty Ann); Moonlight Butterfly and Kaleidoscope Butterfly dies (Memory Box), Scoring Plate; Paper piercing tool, and mat


35 comments:

  1. Such pretty CAS çards Loll a great technique with stunning results

    Anne

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  2. Awesome cards. I don't have the pearl paint.. I have been wanting to try this technique but sont know what to replace it with. As I was typing this I just haf an idea.. You know the Ranger or the cosmic shimmer
    Liquid pearls... ? Oh I'm just going to wonder.. I am off to try it! Will let you know how I got on. It could be a good alternative or a total disaster. :)
    Xx

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    1. Hi Ingrid. Worth trying any type of shimmer paints you have. Acrylic will work best. I have been told by others that they substituted liquid pearls and it worked perfectly. Good luck and have fun experimenting. xx

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    2. I tested Ranger liquid pearls and Cosmic Shimmer liquid pearl glue or whatever it is. The cling film works really well. The ranger works better as a resist. Then again I tried sponging with distress inks and with memento Inks and the cosmic shimmer sort of soaked up the colour of the distress ink but when I used some memento on it resisted more. Interesting! I made two cards so will take pics tomorrow morning and hopefully post tomorrow night ;) thanks again, Loll! That was fun! Xx

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  3. 3 Gorgeous faux mother of pearl cards Loll. I love how your die cut scroll trails behind your beautiful butterfly. It was definitely the effect you hoped for my friend. TFS and making me want to sponge today:-)

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  4. You are the Queen of faux mother of pearl! No-one does it better. All three of these cards are so beautiful and all are going on my Pinterest boards!

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  5. ALL of these are so beautiful! I know I'll have to CASE one for sure too! SOOOO LOVELY!
    Lynn

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  6. Every one of your cards are gorgeous, Loll! I love how you used the Faux Mother of Pearl technique...it adds such a beautiful effect to your background! Love the elegant scroll, too!

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  7. Beautiful cards using the faux mother of pearl. Haven't done this for a long time and I love the effects.

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  8. All of these are beautiful, Loll! Love the way you've done the butterfly with the vellum underneath on the first card and used the FMOP on the last card! Great layouts!

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  9. Wow, amazing cards Loll, they are all equally beautiful. I so love the technique you used on them, it gives such a beautiful look! Hugs, Brenda

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  10. I don't have time to sit her all day gazing at your gorgeous cards, Loll, even though I'd like to. They are amazing! Love the scrolls/flourishes.

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  11. Thank you for all this incredible inspiration, Lolly! I keep reaching for my monitor to touch these beautiful finishes, which must be eye-popping in person!! You are the Queen of Faux Pearl!! I hope you are healing well!! Hugs, Dolly

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  12. Love all of the cards, Loll, but my favorite is the first one with the rich color and your fabulous layout. I STILL have not tried this technique -thanks for the reminder.

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  13. gorgeous cards dear. thanks for sharing

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  14. Three glorious cards Loll. This technique is so effective. Love the flourish on the first butterfly.

    Hugs.

    Karen xxx

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  15. Three glorious cards Loll. This technique is so effective. Love the flourish on the first butterfly.

    Hugs.

    Karen xxx

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  16. You really rock this technique and you know I love this butterfly!!

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  17. Wow Loll, gorgeous collection! I keep meaning to give this mother of pearl technique a go, it's just so gorgeous!! I need more hours in the day! Love them all! hugs :)

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  18. These are sooooo pretty !!

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  19. WOW Loll, I love these, such a beautiful technique, I shall have to watch the tutorial on it as the effect look amazing, love your blue/turquoise ones too.
    Thank you for choosing me as the winner of last weeks challenge I was so excited to see I had won lol! Made my day, although its my birthday today I have my friends funeral later so mixed emotions and being a winner really cheered me up so Thank you.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. Nice looking cards Loll and I love the technique!

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  21. These are so pretty Loll, I love this technique. Carol x

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  22. Love the subdued reds on your faux pearl background. Great design to use these inchies with that glamourous butterfly and the flourish does indeed look like a very elegant trail for this delicate, pretty butterfly. I LOVE it! TFS & for doing a video. I learn better from visuals, than just reading (even though I love to read!). Hugs

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  23. Gorgeous, gorgeous card! I watched your video and I have to agree with everyone - you have a lovely voice for tutorials!

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  24. Love all your gorgeous mother of pearl cards Loll - they are all so pretty and the shimmer looks amazing! I must try this technique out soon - hugs xx

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  25. Gorgeous cards as always Loll ...... your Mother of Pearl looks beautiful. Hugs Linda xx

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  26. Wonderful cards, Loll! That mother of pearl effect is gorgeous.

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  27. You never fail to amaze me with that technique...each and every card is simply stunning!

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  28. Wow, such a fabulous technique!! Thanks for sharing your stunnng experiments with us! Really a super beautiful result!! Your CAS are very very pretty!!!!

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  29. Spectacular, Loll ... truly beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing this fab technique! Hope your recovery is going well! Anita :)

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  30. Loll, adding my applause and ovation to the stunning beauty of these cards! The shimmer paint is going on my shopping list for sure; these are too gorgeous to resist (oops...bad pun, not intended) trying! Love theme!
    Hugs~c

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  31. These cards are STUNNING! I love them!!

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  32. Absolutely beautiful Loll!! I'm going to have to try that technique beautiful beautiful cards

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  33. Both cards are beautiful. They have such a captivating delicacy.
    Regards,
    Bozena

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