Monday, April 15, 2013

Mother of Pearl Swap Card

     This was my swap card for the Stampin' Up! Baltimore Regional event this past weekend.  I CASEd the idea for the focal point from a card I found on Pinterest, by Vicky Hayes.  I loved the look of the embossed framelit.

     The demonstrators at the regional event seemed to love this card.  When ladies saw it, they started to follow me to swap with me.  I had 50 of them swapped within 15 minutes.  I wished I had made more.  They went like hotcakes :O)

     The oval center was done using the Mother of Pearl technique.  It's so easy and has such a stunning look.

MINI TUTORIAL - How to create the Mother of Pearl look

You will need the following:

  • a paper plate
  • a piece of plastic wrap (from your kitchen)
  • a paper towel
  • stamp image of choice
  • ink colors of choice (for background)
  • Stazon ink
  • Frost White Shimmer Paint
  • Stamping Sponges
  • Whisper White card stock

Place a small drop of Shimmer paint on the paper plate.  Dip a small piece of plastic wrap in the Frost White Shimmer paint and dab off on the paper plate.  On the Whisper White card stock, dab the plastic wrap, with the paint on it, all over the card stock - randomly - leave some white spaces.  Allow to dry.

Using ink colors of choice, and a Stamping Sponge, sponge the background, right over the Shimmer Paint.  Once done with sponging, use a paper towel and wipe the ink off of the Shimmer paint (it won't stick to the Shimmer Paint).

Ink up your stamp of choice, using Stazon ink, and stamp on top of your Mother of Peal background.

Such a pretty look!


CARD STOCK:  Crumb Cake & Whisper White

INKS:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, So Saffron, DAffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Calypso Coral, Pretty In Pink, Melon Mambo, Versa Mark, Stazon, & Frost White Shimmer Paint

STAMPS:  Serene Silhouettes & Perfectly Penned

TOOLS:  Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits, Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Set, Stamping Sponges, Pewter Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, & Dimensionals

NON-SU! ITEMS:  paper plate, plastic wrap, & paper towel

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     I hope you give this technique a try.  It's so simple and the final product is so stunning.  Everyone will think it was so difficult to make.

Happy Monday!

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