I’m so super excited to be joining Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop this month! We have tons of inspiration to share with you. Today is Day 2 of the hop so be sure to visit the Simon Says Stamp blog for Day 1.
My card today is probably one of the quickest cards I’ve ever created.
I have a video showing how Perfect Pearls works on Black cardstock that you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.
I think Perfect Pearls deserves way more attention then I’ve given it. It’s been sitting in my drawer for a few years now and I’ve only really ever used it to add flicks of shimmer to my cards. Ok, I think I maybe did one background with it recently but still…. I need to use it more!
Today, I’m using it to create a show-stopping background with the help of the Spring Flowers background stamp.
Check out all that shimmer!
I used Versamark ink to stamp the background onto Black cardstock and then used Iris and Blue Hydrangea Perfect Pearls to cover the ink.
After you brush off the excess powder you are left with a ton of gorgeous shimmer. It almost looks like metallic ink or metallic watercolors. This literally only took me minutes to do.
You can set the background with a fixative, which I didn’t have on hand. Instead, since Perfect Pearls contains a binding agent, I misted some water into the air and just swooshed my background into the mist. I repeated this a few times.
Keeping the focus entirely on the background, I added just a simple sentiment using the Hexagon Greetings and it’s coordinating die. I stamped the sentiment in Altenew Obsidian Pigment ink and after die cutting it out, I added to the front of the card with foam tape.
I did trim the panel down to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and added to a Fog card base with foam tape to add dimension. I couldn’t help but add a few jewels around sentiment.
Be sure to leave a comment here on my blog to be eligible to win a $25 coupon to Simon Says Stamp. One winner will be chosen and announced on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.
If you came from Dilay‘s blog you are in the right spot!
Your next stop in the hop will be Emma Williams.
I’m digging my Perfect Pearls out of storage. Definitely a Wow factor! Lovely card!
I love how fancy this looks!! I have never used Perfect pearls but you’ve encouraged me to you try!
thanks for sharing
Super Stunning card!!!!
It’s time to find my Perfect Pearl’s powders. It made a beautiful background.
Hi, Mindy – Great card. Stunning when the light hits those perfect pearls powders!! I will have to try this – I have the pearls and never think to use them! Love your card!!
Lori S in PA
Magical effect, you did a great job with this!
Beautiful color! Thank you for the great inspiration!
Wow, stunning card! Such a gorgeous design!
WOW! That card is gorgeous! I have Perfect Pearls, and I use them rarely, so I need to give them another try. This background pattern from SSS is really versatile.
Love the mindy egg in card. Always looking for ways to use my perfect pearls!!
Great idea share for the powders. Nice finished look to the background.
omg that shimmer!! stunning!
So pretty! I would not have thought to stamp on black cardstock and then use perfect pearls. Love that background stamp and the shimmer.
Such a simple and quick technique with such a WOW result!
Very beautiful and elegant!
Stunning card! I love seeing the Perfect Pearls coming out. 🙂
A quick but beautiful card, Mindy. Love Perfect Pearls. Thank you for sharing.
Love perfect pearls! Gorgeous card!
This is an absolutely gorgeous effect!
This is stunning
I LOVE your card! The perfect pearls are so pretty on the black cardstock. Thanks for sharing.
Love this card! So elegant and yet so simple.
I agree, Mindy! Perfect pearls give a stunnng effect! GOrgeous card! Thanks so much for the great inspiration!! Stay safe! 🙂
So beautifully done! Now I want that background stamp too! 😁
Such a striking look!
So beautiful with the perfect pearls.
So pretty! I’m going to have to dig my perfect pearls out!
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