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!
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.