Friday, November 06, 2020

Joy and Berries

Hi everyone.  I'm sharing two more Perfect Pearls cards that I started on last month's zoom call.  The Holday Floral Trio (Magenta) is stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in Liquid Platinum.  The small images were watercoloured using a mix of distress inks with pearl coloured Perfect Pearls.  The watercolouring really shimmers.

I wanted to try them in a different layout so cut apart the three squares (they stamp in a horizonal row). I stamped "joy" (Christmas Sentiments - Penny Black) in the blank space to balance the design (it's also heat embossed in Liquid Platinum).  The squares are popped up on foam to add dimension.

Close-up ... you can see the pearl shimmer in this photo ...

The second card uses the same ink colours mixed with pearl Perfect Pearls, along with Liquid Platinum embossing.
All the Trimings (Penny Black) was used, along with Season's Gifts (Penny Black) for the sentiment.  Fun and easy way to bring shimmer to your holiday cards!

Close-up ...

My Christmas stash of cards has been growing a lot lately! :)  Still more to make - YAY!  I do love making Christmas cards! :)






Card #1:  Joy
Stamps:  Holiday Floral Trio (Magenta); Christmas Sentiments (Penny Black)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card base (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:   Distress Inks:  Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed (Tim Holtz); Real Red ink (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories:   Liquid Platinum embossing powder (Ranger); heat tool, water brush, Pearl coloured Perfect Pearls

Card #2:  
Stamps:  All the Trimmings (Penny Black); Season's Gifts (Penny Black)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card base (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:   Distress Inks:  Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed (Tim Holtz); Real Red ink (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories:   Liquid Platinum embossing powder (Ranger); heat tool, water brush, Pearl coloured Perfect Pearls


26 comments:

Daffodil Cards said...

Gorgeous gorgeous cards Loll.
Faith x

I Card Everyone said...

Dare I say it?? Loll! Your Joy is just the berries!!
So very beautiful!
=]

nancy littrell said...

I have got to start using my "Pearl" Perfect Pearls to watercolors after seeing your Gorgeous Shimmer, Lolly. Love your CAS square blocks design on your 1st card and your beautiful sentiment on your 2nd card with the pretty Winter berries watercolored image. TFS the close up of the shine on your 1st card too. Your CAS Christmas card designs are gorgeous, my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Viv said...

Two lovely cards Loll! x

Bonnie said...

Two beautiful designs, Loll! Love the pearly colors on both cards! The squares off set with the sentiment make a wonderful design! Love the sprig of berries and the elegant script of the sentiment!

Liz said...

Fabulous card, Loll. I love the shimmering watercolouring. xx

Darnell said...

You've made a scrumptious twofer, Lolly! The ink mixed with the PP and the platinum e/p is brilliant! I love the way you laid out the images and sediment on your first design and the sweet serenity of the second design! Love, Dolly

Susan said...

Such pretty cards - love the shimmer you got from the Perfect Pearls.

Pat said...

Two more really fantastic cards Loll and the Magenta and PB images are both so pretty and love the shimmery watercoloured look also with the shine of the platinum embossing on both, and using DIs together with the Pearl coloured Perfect Pearls gives such a beautiful finish. x

TK said...

Beautiful! Lovely colors, and lots of shine to make us all happy

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Loll, I really love the shimmer from the perfect pearls. It adds so much to your beautiful watercolouring :)

kiwimeskreations said...

What amazing designs Loll, and so beautifully executed - they must be dazzling IRL!
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Julie B said...

Two fa festive makes. I'm sure the shimmer is stunning. :)

Marcia Hill said...

These are both absolutely BEAUTIFUL Loll! Loving the shimmer and shine from the perfect pearls too...soooooo pretty! Lovely, lovely cards my friend!! Hugs. :0)

HilaryJane said...

Two perfect cards, love how you have arranged the squares on the first one and that heat embossing is just perfect on your second one xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Both cards are so beautiful, Loll! Love the beautiful shimmer from Perfect Pearls and the shine from heat-embossing! Both layouts are well balanced and the sentiments are placed in perfect spots.
Hideko xx

Robyn Oliver said...

Oh we are just having a shower of rain and you can smell that loveliness after the humid day we've had and now so dull I can't take photos...so I'm visiting my blog friends...just had to tell you that Loll. Anyway I'm loving both your cards- beautifully CAS again and I bet so shimmery.. great idea to split the image on the first card and lift them for dimension.. Can I as a question - Are your Perfect Pearls liquid or powder? I can see that you ladies have a heap of fun Zooming and sharing - having someone about helps perk you up and get the creative juices flowing... happy card making hugs Robyn

Anita in France said...

These are both simply gorgeous, Loll ... crisp, clean, shimmery and oh so festive! What a treat to be catching up with all your recent makes ... so inspiring ... even when I don't get chance to tell you at the time! Hugs, Anita :)

Brenda in IN said...

The Perfect Pearls just shine and I love that you used them mixed with DI and then water colored. Lovely cards.

Leslie Miller said...

There is wonderful versatility in a block image like your Magenta stamp, and you've shown that beautifully! Love the Liquid Platinum embossing and the pretty shimmer you gave your watercolor. The second almost looks like a piece of metal art and it's gorgeous! Two fabulous CAS designs!

BożenA said...

Very nice division of areas in the first tab. This made your card even surprising. I love the juicy colors you used. Second card very elegant with silver embossing and perfect CAS.
I also love making Christmas cards
Hugs,
BożenA

Linda said...

I should use Perfect Pearls more often, these cards looks so pretty. The shimmer is beautiful especially when used with Distress inks xx

Ros Crawford said...

It's absolutely gorgeous Loll!! The shimmer is so pretty!

Mac Mable said...

Both cards are so very pretty Loll and the shimmer looks amazing x.The first card has a wonderful design layout and the font on the second, with the pretty sprig looks absolutely beautiful x.Thanks for the inspiration of putting distress inks with perfect pearls Loll x.

Ina G said...

Gorgeous cards Loll. Really love the first one - great layout and so colourful.

Jo said...

Loving this colour combo for these cards. Two very different but equally beautiful jewels.