Sunday, May 1, 2011

Faux Mother-of-Pearl Card

This card uses the Faux Mother-of-Pearl technique. It looks so much better in person than in this photo . . . very elegant! Easy and fun!


Stamp Set:
* Happy Greetings (123311-w, $18.95; 123313-c, $14.95; set of 6)

* Basic Black card stock (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"; 2-1/2" x 1-1/2") (121045; $6.95)
* Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"; 2-1/4" x 1-1/4") (100730, 40 sheets, $8.50)
* Whisper White Textured card stock (5-1/4" x 4") (119952, 12” x 12”, 6 sheets smooth + 6 sheets textured, $6.95)
* Pear Pizzazz card stock about 2" x 6" for die; scrap for punch) (119795, $6.95)

* Blushing Bride Classic Stampin’ Pad (119786, $5.95)
* Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Pad (101179, $5.95)

* Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439, $99.95)
* Fun Flowers Bigz L Die (121812, $32.95)
* Little Leaves Sizzlits Die (114511, $5.50)
* Boho Blossoms Punch (119858, $16.95)
* Brayer (102395, $12.50)
* Basic Pearls Self-Adhesive Jewels (119247, $4.95)
OR Basic Rhinestones Self-Adhesive Jewels (119246, $4.95)
* SNAIL Adhesive (104332, $6.95; refills 104331, $4.50)
* Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430, $3.95)
* Two-Way Glue Pen (100425, $3.50)

Miscellaneous Items:
* Plastic Food Wrap
* Shiny Paper Plate or other non-porous surface


1. Place a few drops of Frost White Shimmer Paint onto paper plate.

2. Scrunch some plastic wrap into a ball.

3. Dip plastic wrap into paint, wipe off excess onto paper plate, and dab paint onto plain or glossy card stock (leave some of the card stock uncovered).

4. When paint dries, sponge or brayer card stock with classic ink to create a mother-of-pearl effect.

Unless otherwise noted, use SNAIL Adhesive to adhere everything.

1. Score Basic Black card stock at 4-2/5" and fold away from scoreline to create card. Adhere Whisper White textured card stock to front of card.

2. Use Big Shot and Sizzlit Die to cut two Little Leaves shapes from Pear Pizzazz card stock. Adhere to front of card with Two-Way Glue Pen.

3. Use Blushing Bride ink and 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Whisper White card stock, make faux mother-of-pearl paper (see technique above). Use Big Shot and Fun Flowers Bigz L Die to make flower petals. Layer three largest flower shapes on front of card over Little Leaves, beginning with largest shape at the bottom, and turning so petals of each flower fall between petals of the flower below. Punch largest flower on Boho Punch from Pear Pizzazz and adhere over flower petals. Finish flower with smallest flower shape from Fun Flowers, and top with a large Pearl or Rhinestone.

4. Stamp sentiment on 2-1/4" x 1-1/4" Whisper White card stock and adhere to 2-1/2" x 1-1/2" Basic Black card stock. Use Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere to front of card over flower.

Cath ;D

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