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:

Gunilla/Nilla said...

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

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

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

Gramma Sarah said...

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!

Linda said...

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

Mac Mable said...

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

Betty Keefe said...

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

Inkyfingers said...

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

Nancy Stislow said...

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

Joan said...

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

Bonnie said...

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!

Marcia HIll said...

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)

Susan Joyce said...

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

Maxine D said...

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

Petra Swart said...

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

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

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

Karen D. said...

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

JosieD said...

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.

Sheila H said...

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

Bożena Adamusińska said...

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

MaryH said...

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

Donna said...

Now that's a pretty snowflake, Loll. X

nancy littrell said...

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

Susanne Vargas said...

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!

Linda said...

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

HJ said...

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

Susan said...

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

Brenda said...

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

Anita in France said...

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 :)

maria f. said...

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.

Pat said...

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!!

Jeanne said...

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!

Aileen Ryan said...

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