Wednesday, September 20, 2017

WOW Wednesday - #38-2017

Today is our WOW factor day in which we add some sort of bling to our cards.

I tend to be more CAS and don't use a lot of bling, but I did come up with a cute way to add some rhinestones.


I stamped the goldfish on a darker gold card stock with Versamark and then went over it with Perfect Pearls Perfect Gold.  The stamp set is by Hero Arts and is called Layering Goldfish, so it has a second stamp to go over the first and gives it the details.  I stamped that layer with Versamark which removes the Perfect Pearls.  As I learned early on, you need to spray some sort of fixative on the Perfect Pearls or they will rub off.  I pulled an old paper I had of reflected water and sprayed a shimmer mist over that.  After it dried I fussy cut the fish and put them on along with stamping the sentiment from the same stamp set.  I then used graduated sizes of rhinestones to look like bubbles from the fish. - Denise

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Thank You Tuesday 38-2017

Thank You Tuesday using the Pearlized Stamp Layering technique.


I received a gift card for Joann's so I decided to splurge and buy a card making magazine, Paercraft Inspiration, that had a layering stamp set included with it.  The flowers are from that set called Peonies and Orchids.  I stamped with the solid stamp three times on a paper from DCWV stack called Lilac Love using Versamark along with a Thank You sentiment and then brushed them with Perfect Gold Perfect Pearls.  I used the lined stamps inked up in Versamark aligning them the best I could.  You do have to clean the stamp between times because the Perfect Pearls sticks to it and would get on the Versamark pad.  I used another paper from the stack to mat behind it. - Denise

Monday, September 18, 2017

Masculine Monday 38-2017

I love making masculine cards and it was a little challenging using the pearlized layering for a male card, but I really like what I finally came up with.


I have a background stamp from Local King Rubber called Timberline that looks like part of the end of a log.  I thought it would look cool with the shimmer from the Perfect Pearls so I took a dark brown card stock and swiped Versamark all over it and used Perfect Bronze Perfect Pearls. on it.  As it turned out, just swiping did not put it on evenly and the Perfect Pearls didn't adhere correctly.  On to another piece of cardstock.  This time I used a brayer to apply the Versamark before using the Perfect Pearls.  The Perfect Pearls did go on much better.  When I inked up the background stamp with Versamark and stamped the prepared cardstock, I didn't push evenly and the pattern didn't show up very well.  On to my third try and that seemed to be the charm.  I did use a part of the second try to stamp the sentiment (also with Versamark to remove the Perfect Pearls).  The sentiment is from Jillian Vance and is called TREEmedous Love.  I used nesting dies to cut around the sentiment and mat. Also don't forget to use a fixative over it or it will rub off which is a lesson I also learned on the second try.- Denise