Lynnette Parker
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Monday, May 7, 2012

Mother of Pearl

Hello everyone! Happy Monday to all. I am so excited I can hardly stand it!!! The new Idea Book & Catalog was posted online this morning, in it's entirety!! I know that I am not allowed to share much with all of you but all I can say is: love, love, love, love...... I can not wait until June 1st so I can order some new toys! I already have my wish list ready (and wow it is not short!). I have my pre-order order coming in hopefully by next week and will be able to post some sneak peek projects for you then. Until next week I will posting some of the cards we did at March's workshop. Today we have my favorite of the group. I used the faux Mother of Pearl technique. See what you think! Would make a great Mother's Day card yes?

I just love this color combo don't you? And of course the cherry blossom stamp from the Easter Blossoms set is one of my favorite stamps of all time! Cardstock I used was Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Whisper White and Glossy White. I used Pool Party and Staz On brown ink pads for the stamping and Calypso Coral marker for the coloring.

Here is a close up (best I could do ;) of the Mother of Pearl technique. Such a fun (but a little messy) technique. After stamping your image with Staz On (because it is permanent and won't smear) and then coloring it in, use a crumpled up piece of plastic wrap and dab it into some Frost White Shimmer Paint (I used a paper plate and poured a little paint out at a time). Dab off any excess paint so you don't get a great big blob and then dab randomly onto the Glossy White cardstock. Then let dry. Gorgeous!!!

Tools I used are as follows: extra large oval punch, ovals die for Big Shot, Adorning Accents edgelit and emboss folder, polka dot emboss folder, and small flower punch (retired) for flower on the inside. Remember not to forget the inside!! A little ribbon (don't you just love that ruffled ribbon!!), a pearl and vwualla! Hope you enjoyed the pics today. Have a great Monday!

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