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)
Merry Monday #211 - Blue, Gold, White / Silver