Thursday, July 14, 2016

Liquid Pearls And Roses


I have recently seen several cards made with a background using  liquid pearls smeared onto card.  As I have never had much success with laying liquid pearls and getting a good spherical result, I was pleased to see another way of using them.  This is the result of my first experiment.

I started with a piece of shiny card (saved from a pantyhose packet) and put down some drops of white liquid pearls, and smeared all over the card.

I then dropped on pink and deep pink and smeared them lightly, thought it was a bit bland and added gold and was happy with the outcome.

The resulting sheen and texture is wonderful - to my eyes.  I then layered over some die cut roses and leaves, and covered the die cuts with WoS to continue the sparkle.  
This panel was mounted over ribbon, and dp from a Kaisercraft pad.

I then die cut the edge with S/B Edgibilities dies, and sponged the edge with Fired Brick DI.

On the inside of the card, I ran two strips of washi tape down the edge behind the die cuts. 

The sentiment was gold embossed - I am not sure why this photo shows the dp as pink, not red.

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(My duvet cover has large flowers in pinks on a striped background)

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  1. Wonderful, such a creative use of the liquid pearls. Thanks for joining us at Moo Mania and More, Valerie

  2. Awesome. I've done it where you used scrunched up gladwrap to daub it onto a sponged background. The mixture of colours you have used is perfect.

  3. That looks just beautiful Maxine! So happy you joined us at Moo Mania & More!

  4. What a clever way to use the perfect pearls. I am like you too and find it difficult to get the right shape for 'pearls' so using them for backgrounds would be great. So very pretty and artsy too. Love your card today and thank you so much for the inspiration x

  5. Hi! This is lovely-- I saw a challenge at HLS last year where they called smearing liquid pearls "faux mother-of-pearl"-- at least that's how I remember it! Very pretty results! Might I recommend Viva brand for liquid pearls (sometimes they are caled paper pearls), they always come out spherical! Thank you for sharing at SOS, see you next time!

  6. ahhh great idea Maxine well done .. have seen it on Loll's blog where she did die cuts out of the pearlised card too so another great effect, great to use up our stash isnt it?!
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

  7. Great job with the liquid pearl background Maxine. Love the colour combination ... so pretty. And great texture too. Perfect with your beautiful die-cut roses over top. Always good to find new ways to use products. :) xx

  8. Brilliant design here with the panty hose packet and liquid pearls, you are amazing and those colours are gorgeous. Enjoy your weekend and keep well.xx {aNNie}

  9. Hello Maxine: I love your card, that shimmery background is amazing, with all of the beautiful colors mixed like that, just lovely. Beautiful detail and texture.
    Thank you for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash, hope you join us again soon.
    Maria Rodriguez.DT

  10. Wow, so many layers of gorgeous inky detail and texture. Love the gold embossed sentiment. Thanks for joining us for our 'Use a Sentiment' challenge at Fab 'n' Funky this week. So glad that you did my lovely Kiwi crafting pal! Your card is gorgeous. Hugs, Wends xoxo

  11. Oh that is awesome Maxine! what a great result you achieved! thank you for sharing and I will have to try that technique!
    xoxo Olga

  12. So good to see you use this die in so many different ways! Another beatiful card! Enjoy your weekend!

  13. What a great way to use liquid pearls Maxine!!! I don't do well with making them into pearls either, but have used them to make "wool" on a lamb. lol But I love this idea of making a background with them! Your card turned out beautiful! Love the different colors of liquid pearls you used for it as well as the shiny paper you recycled-clever!!!! Love the flowers and the border as well. Gorgeous card indeed! Hugs, Brenda

  14. I love this die! You've done a great job with it once again!

  15. I bet this just shimmers and shines in real life! Those swirly flowers are so pretty - especially when paired with that opalescent background.

  16. Oh Maxine, I just LOVE your technique panel- with Liquid pearls. Love that you added Gold into the mix- wow!!! Love the beautifully embossed sentiment. Beautifully done!

  17. This is a beautiful card. Love the shimmer
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Challenge.
    Good luck xx

  18. Beautiful card...Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week :)
    Hugs Wendy X

  19. what a beautiful card and such a clever technique, as well! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (bedding inspired) STASH with us this week! ♥

  20. Such a wonderful card, Maxine, with lovely shimmer,
    The roses really set of to that background.

  21. The background shimmers so well with those liquid pearls! Very pretty card! :)
    Suchi xx

  22. Great idea love the whole design. Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Adicts. Helen DT

  23. I've never thought of doing anything beyond making blobs with liquid pearls. This is an interesting technique. It looks like you've used a palette knife to smoosh paints onto a canvas. It's very cool and you made it into a great looking card.

  24. A wonderful card

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