Friday, April 21, 2017

Perfect Pearls - Hello

I am excited to be a Guest Designer for the Crop Stop Blog. I will be Guest Designing this week and next for them. For this week's card, I wanted to try something a little different. I found this tutorial on Jennifer McGuire's YouTube channel and just had to try this Faux Textured Metal with Perfect Pearls technique. She gives such clear directions and the results are so fun.

I used approximately 1/2" wide washi tape to mask off the edges of the 3.75" x 5" white panel. Using a mini ink blending tool, I started inking the panel from the top left corner with Picked Raspberry Distress ink. Then as I moved to the bottom left corner I brought in Spun Sugar, Picked Pistachio and finished up with Evergreen Bough. I carefully peeled off the washi tape and then applied Perfect Pearl color of Perfect Pearls all over the inked surface. Because the Distress ink stays wet for a little while it acts as a binder for the Perfect Pearls. I used the brush that came in my package of Perfect Pearls to apply them and then to buff away the excess. I also tapped the back of the panel to remove the excess powder. I really liked the metallic look this gave the inked portion and the Perfect Pearls hide some of the less than perfect inking I did. I set the Perfect Pearls by spraying water into the air with a mini-mister and then waving the panel through the mist. I did this 2-3 times. I then dry embossed the white panel with a Cricut Cuttlebug embossing folder. I love the way this panel turned out! I matted it on a 4" x 5.25" black piece of cardstock and then adhered both panels to an A2 sized card base. The "hello" sentiment and hearts were die cut from black cardstock and then adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte liquid adhesive.

Paper-saving tip: I die cut the hello and the hearts from the black mat piece of cardstock before adhering the white panel on top of it.

Supplies found in the Crop Stop Shop:

Distress Ink pads - Picked Raspberry, Cracked Pistacho and Evergreen Bough
Cricut Cuttlebug - Machine, Spacer A, Cutting Pad B, Adapter C

Brands found in the Crop Stop Shop:
Distress Ink Pads - Spun Sugar, 
Cricut Cuttlebug - Embossing Folder - Rosette Cluster (I believe it's an Anna Griffin)
Lawn Fawn dies - Scripty Hello and Hearts
Inkssentials - Mini Ink Blending Tool
Perfect Pearls - in the Perfect Pearl color
Ranger - Multi Medium Matte
Fiskars - paper trimmer

Other items used:
Cardstock: Recollections (white heavy-weight, black), Raspberry cardstock brand unknown

Thanks for stopping by for a visit today. I hope you will visit the Crop Stop Blog and Store. You will find beautiful inspiration on the blog and some fantastic products in the store.

1 comment:

Esther Asbury said...

So happy to have you guest designing on the Cropstop blog today! Thanks for sharing this lovely card and treat tutorial with us!!


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