Thursday, November 18, 2010

Faux Mother of Pearl

When I saw this technique on a swap card I received, I knew I had to try it! Figuring it out was a bit tricky. After a night of experimentation, I have found the way to do this I love the most! Read on.

Stamps: Welcome Christmas, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Glossy White Cardstock
Ink: Basic Black or Stazon, River Rock
Accessories: 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Deck the Halls Big Designer Buttons, Deck the Halls Designer Series Fabric, Chantilly Lace, Modern Label Punch, plastic bag, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Sticky Strip, Brayer

To do the Faux Mother of Pearl, use a crumpled up plastic bag to daub some of the white shimmer paint on your cardstock. Allow to dry. Use a brayer to apply River Rock Ink over the entire thing. Wipe with tissue to reveal mother of pearl look. You can also use light blues or pinks.

The fabric ruffle was just something I wanted to add since the circle needed a little more. I ripped strips of my Designer Series Fabric, then I added sticky strip around my circle, in a hexagon. I pleated the fabric and wound it around:

To secure it shut, I added a bit more sticky strip. (sorry for the blurry photo).

See, it's not hard to make an elegant card!

Happy Stamping!


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