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.
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So pretty against the dark card stock!
How pretty this is with the dark background and light jewels. I love the contrast.
Stunning!!! The coloring is amazing!!
Oh WOW – you are right, this is a stunner & easy to boot! I’d forgotten how great Perfect Pearls are, especially on dark cardstock! Thank you so much for the reminder about PP & that I don’t need to spend hours on a card to make it perfectly wonderful! Now I’ve got to locate my PP stash! The background stamp you used is great for this technique:o)
Oh WOW- you are right- what a stunner, and easy to boot! I’ve forgotten how great Perfect Pearls are! Thank you for the reminder about them – and proof that I don’t have to spend hours on a card to make it perfectly wonderful! The background stamp you chose was ideal for the technique too. Now, I’ve got to find my PP stash and use them again :o)
Oh wow! That is such a gorgeous background. I need to dig out my perfect pearls now! Thanks for sharing your art!
Oh WOW! You are right – this is a stunner & super bonus: it’s easy! Thank you for reminding me how awesome PP are AND that I don’t have to spend hours to make a perfectly wonderful card! I love your card & the background stamp choice was ideal for this technique. I’ve got to dig out my PP & put them front and center where they belong!
Ps I apologize if this is a duplicate (or triplicate) post – having trouble with my WordPress account.
Using the Perfect Pearls with this pretty background stamp is exquisite.
Love that background stamp. I’ve never used perfect pearls. This could be the time to start!
Beautiful card! Love that background. I’ve never used perfect pearls before! This might be the time to start!
Your card is stunning!!!!!
So very pretty! This is my favorite stamp in the release so I loved seeing a card with it. I just got my first Perfect Pearls as I’m new to card making and will need to try this. Thanks so much for the inspiration.
Your background is so pretty. I love how your card came out. Thanks for sharing.
Simply stunning!! Wow!!
This is beautiful and another stunning use of this background stamp!
Awesome background! I usually just splatter Perfect Pearls. Thanks for sharing a new way to use them.
Oh wow, this card is incredibly gorgeous!!!
Stunning backgrounds I must dig out my perfect pearls. The sentiment really pops.
Gorgeous card & thanx for the reminder to dig out my Perfect Pearls!
Beautiful card! Love the background…
Thanks so much for sharing.
Beautiful, love the subtle shimmer!
OMG that is a beautiful card.
Absolutely gorgeous! I should pull out my Perfect Pearls.
I too, need to pull out my Perfect Pearls. I forget how pretty they can make a card and your application is a nice technique.
I love the color and would love to see a video of how you created this card. Beautiful.
How pretty! I love blue & purple together.
Definitely a WOW! Love that background. Thanks for sharing this!
I’ve not used the Pearls yet; your card inspires me.
Wow! Beautiful! Thanks for the info about perfect pearls I definitely need to try this!
Oh my, ab.so.lute.ly gorgeous!, I must remember the spritz and swoosh. Thanks for that!! It does look like you spent way more time, but is stunning and perfect for the all the feels release because I sure felt WOW when I saw this! Thanks I’m certainly going to try this!
Girl, this is FABULOUS! So beautiful!💜💜💜
Elegant. Your card is elegant. The little “jewels” add the perfect bling to the wonderful background. It looks like you spent a long time on that beauty.
I forget about those mica powders. What a great Way to showcase that beautiful background.
Love the way the design shows up on the dark background! Gorgeous card!
The Perfect Pearls in Iris and Blue Hydrangea steals the show of this stunning card! The blue pinks shimmer against the stark mat black is mesmerizing! Gorgeous card!
this is gorgeous!!
I have not done this technique for a long time. Love the colors you used to bring this background to life.
I’m like you, I don’t give my perfect pearls enough of the lime light. And there beautiful all by themselves. They are gorgeous on the black cardstock. You have truly inspired me. Thank you for sharing your art.
Love the beautiful pattern and sparkle of perfect Pearls on black.
This is Gorgeous!! Love the dark background and white… So elegant!
What a beautiful idea. will do iyt one day when I can afford pp. Until then I will appreciate what you all create.tc stay safe
Quick but beautiful !
So beautiful cards. Thank you for your inspiration
Love this technique, it’s been years since I’ve tried this. Your card is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.
Definitely has the WOW factor! Love this, thank you for sharing.
Thanks for sharing your inspiration.
OOOh wow, absolutely stunning!!!!! Thanks for sharing !
more people than just me love that floral background stamp and I have ordered it – that’s how much I love the stamp!!
Beautiful card! And now you have me looking in my stash for perfect pearls!