Sunday, November 1, 2015

PTI MIM #228: Pearlized Blending

Can you believe I owned a package of Perfect Pearls but never opened them? To be honest, I hadn't checked to even see how to use them. Thanks, Lizzie, for sharing your talents with us for this week's Papertrey Ink Make It Monday. Now I know how to add pearlized ink blending to my cards, as you'll see on today's card.



Lizzie's video was so detailed telling us step-by-step what supplies to use and how to achieve results. My card base is Stamper's Select White, which was masked using a die cut from Fabulous Frames so I could work the magic of pearlized ink blending. After stamping Fancy Flourishes using VersaMark ink and clear embossing those flourishes, I blended Spring Rain and Blueberry Sky. Smooshing my sponge into my VersaMark ink pad, I then very thoroughly dapped it over my inked area still leaving my mask in place. Once done with that, I sprinkled that area with Confetti White Perfect Pearls and worked it around with a paint brush. Using a dry paper towel, I then wiped off the excess. That was pretty magical as you can see the shine above. 

I die cut Fabulous Frames again in Soft Stone and Sheer Basics Vellum polka dots. My Simply Chartreuse trees are from Jolly Holiday and stamped using Pinfeather ink. "Joy" from Wet Paint Holiday was cut from glittered paper from Joann Fabric. The frame was popped up using SU dimensional. Eager to see what others have created using this technique. Happy November!


Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Soft Stone, Simply Chartreuse and Sheer Basics Vellum
Ink: Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Pinefeather and VersaMark
Stamps: Fancy Flourishes and Jolly Holiday
Dies: Jolly Holiday, Fabulous Frames and Wet Paint Holiday
Other: Glittered Card Stock (Joann), Perfect Pearls Confetti White, Sponges, Clear Embossing Powder and SU Dimensionals

12 comments:

  1. Love your card! Your shimmery background is perfect.

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  2. Lovely bg, shows off the trees and sentiment perfectly!

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  3. Loving this card... Fancy Flourishes look amazing with that pearlized background in blues!

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  4. This is such a beautiful, shimmery background! Love how you've framed it with the Fabulous Frames die cuts. (Thanks for the inspiration to get out my vellum again, as well as Fabulous Frames!) Now, aren't you glad you broke open those Perfect Pearls?

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  5. This is so pretty! I love your take on the challenge!

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  6. Your background is perfect, lovely card.

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  7. Gorgeous pearly sky--love it!

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  8. This is so pretty. Love the shimmer from the Perfect Pearls. I never even had a chance to look for my perfect pearls for this challenge.

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  9. I used eye shadow the first time Nichole showed us how to use perfect pearls,now I bought some. Love the way it looks on your card, perfect for the sky!

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  10. What a beautiful background you created, Kathy. Love the Fancy Flourishes (that was my first PTI stamp set) embossed under the Perfect Pearls.
    PS: I had 4 different PP's that have never been opened before this MIM challenge :-)

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