Sunday, July 03, 2016

Experimenting with Liquid Pearls


Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a second Christmas card I made for Merry Monday Challenge #211 - Blue, Gold, White / Silver.

I experimented with liquid pearls after seeing this awesome post by my friend, Maria (reislingmama).  Seriously this girl always comes up with wonderful new ways to use a product.  Maria used the technique to make her background for her card.  I decided to make it my focal point.

I followed her technique, first adding pearl drops to my card front, then spread with my fingers.  Then I added a bit of gold liquid pearls, again, spreading with my fingers.  I wanted to add blue, but didn't have that colour, so made my own by combining the pearl (white) liquid pearl with some peacock feathers re-inker.  It mixed really well and I ended up with a very saturated colour of turquoise, which was spread on top, along with a few drops of silver glitter glue. :)  I dried my card front with my heat tool, and then die-cut the large snowflake from Stampin' Up! Happy with my experiment ... thanks again Maria for such a fun idea!

I popped up the snowflake over a snow embossed background (embossing folder borrowed from my friend Susan, so I don't know the name).  Then stamped the sentiment onto a strip of card stock and adhered along the bottom.

I'm including a close up pic you can see the shimmer and sparkle from the liquid pearls and glitter glue ... along with some great texture.


Thanks for stopping by.






Stamps:  Christmas Greetings (Stampin' Up!)
Paper:  White (Neenah 110 lb. card stock)
Ink:  Peacock Feathers Distress Ink (Tim Holtz) (both ink pad and re-inker)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Snow Flurry die (Sizzix for SU!), liquid pearls (pearl and gold), silver glitter glue (SU!), heat tool, snow embossing folder (from Susan)

Challenges:
Merry Monday #211 - Blue, Gold, White / Silver

32 comments:

  1. This is beautiful! Such pretty colors. I´ll have to try this. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  2. OMG - your snowflake looks amazing, Loll! So gorgeous with the embossed background behind!

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  3. Never thought to use Liquid Pearls as background...awesome technique...of course, gotta try!!! Beautiful snowflake, Loll. And, to use reinkers to color the silver!!!! Wow!

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  4. Oh this is gorgeous Loll. The colors are beautiful. Great technique.

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  5. Thanks for the tip about mixing the liquid pearls to make your own colour, never thought of that! Such a fabulous idea and the most gorgeous card, thank you for the inspiration x

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  6. love that technique and you achieved such gorgeous colors - wonderful card, Loll!

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  7. Oooh this is so pretty Loll! That technique is fabulous.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  8. What a wonderful way to use perfect pearls! Thank you for sharing the idea. Love that snowflake and I bow to you for popping it up! I covet that folder and have hunted it for three years. It's called Kars Snowflake

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  9. Fabulous !love your snowflake. I have lots of perfect pearls which I never use so thanks for this idea to use them up

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  10. This experiment turned out beautifully, Loll! What a gorgeous snowflake! And it's so perfect on that snowy background! Thanks for sharing with us again at Merry Monday!

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  11. Just finished looking over what color liquid pearls I have on hand so I can try this cool technique out! Your snowflake is absolutely gorgeous Loll...LOVE the colors you used! A CAS masterpiece...love it!! :0)

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  12. Love the snowflake Loll, great technique beautiful CAS design. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

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  13. Love this stunning snowflake Loll - it is stunning!!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  14. That snowflake looks absolutely amazing, Loll!!! WOW, how beautiful!!! Such a wonderful CAS design!!!
    Have a great day!!!
    Hugz

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  15. Just stunning Loll, another technique I must try! have a wonderful week my friend! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  16. so very pretty mf...
    Hope you enjoyed a Happy Canada Day. I am super busy with my little ones, have a new baby starting today. She is a sister of one of my other kids. It will keep me hopping.
    Thanks so very much for the visit to my blog.
    take care,
    hugs,
    K

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  17. Totally love this design! Have the SU Snowflake Bigz Die but haven't used it in awhile. Going to pull it out and Case this card subbing inkas since I don't have liquid pearls. Will make a few to add to my stash. Great looking card.

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  18. The sparkle is amazing, Loll. The marble effect on the snowflake really pops. Thanks for sharing this great technique. I have some liquid pears - I hope I can make them work for me ­čśë

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  19. How lovely mix all the colors! And how beautifully together they look! Wonderful creation.
    Hugs,
    Bo┼╝enA

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  20. Another awesome result from using products in an unusual way. Love the look with the pearl mixed with the DI reinker. What shimmer, and it's a gorgeous snowflake. TFS & Hugs

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  21. Now that's a pretty snowflake, Loll. X

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  22. Wow, Wow, Wow....Loll, your liquid pearls and glitter glue technique turned out beautifully!!! TFS your detailed description my friend. You have me very inspiring again:-) Hugs, 4

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  23. Well, your experiment was a success! That snowflake looks stunning! I think I have only white liquid pearls, so it's good to know I can dye it! Thank you!

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  24. WOW! That snowflake looks stunning. I've got to give this technique a go! xx

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  25. Love this gorgeous card. The colors are stunning and I'm so glad you shared it today.

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  26. The snowflake is amazing! So beautiful! And perfect against the (my) embossing folder!

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  27. What a gorgeous card Loll! I love the background you made from the liquid pearls, glitter glue and distress ink! I've used liquid pearls to make "fleece" on a lamb before, but never thought about making a background from them. Love it! Hugs, Brenda

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  28. Splendidly shimmery, Loll ... what a gorgeous snowflake! Didn't know LP could be mixed with DI ... thanks for the tip ... so many options! Hugs, Anita :)

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  29. Ha! That looks familiar ;) Isn't it a gorgeous effect? Especially since we're not doing pearls on cards anymore ;) Love that white can become any color. Must remember that.

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  30. Wow Loll, you have been trying some really great and fun techniques recently which I have missed because I have been on holiday and am trying to catch up. This is fabulous, and I so love the colours!!

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  31. This is gorgeous, Loll! I was on vacation and am working on catching up with posts. I will come back to this one to figure out how you created this. Simply stunning!

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  32. Ohh my goodness Loll this is so pretty. Love that die cut and the colours on it.

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