Thursday, June 24, 2010

Perfect Pearl and Distress Inks

Here is a cool technique I just saw and I had to try it out.  You will need the following.

Embossing powder clear or white
versamark stamp pad
mini mister with 1/8 teaspoon of perfect pearl and water (I used color blush)
distress ink (I used victorian velvet)
stamp of your choice (I used 3 flowers from Hero Arts)
mini dots
8 1/2 x 5 1/2 cardstock
5 1/4 x 4 patterned paper (I inked around the edges with colorbox color chianti)
4 1/4 x 3 5/8 watercolor paper
border punch

First you will need to border punch your 4 1/4 x 3 5/8 watercolor paper on the right side.

Now you will emboss using stamp of your choice.

Now take your distressed ink and ink it up well leaving no white spots except for your embossed image which will stay white.  Before it dries quickly apply the perfect pearls mixture and spray all over the watercolor paper.  Using your heat tool heat everything until it is dry.  This is what it should look like.

Now take your ribbon and place along the left side.  Bow is optional.

Take your patterned paper and cut 5 1/4 x 4 and ink the edges.

Now cut 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 cardstock and fold in half.  Be sure to use your bone folder for a nice crease.

Now you are ready to paste everything down.  First put your patterned paper then your watercolor paper.  Now it's time to add a sentiment.  You can use staz-on directly on the watercolor but I found that because of the perfect pearls it's not always a great job.  So I stamped on a piece of cardstock.  I distressed the edges and used adhesive.  This is the completed card.

And because I had so much fun I did another one.

Thank you for stopping by and seeing my first tutorial!

Thursday, June 17, 2010


A dear friend of mine introduced me to PageMaps.  Ok so most of you must know about PageMaps.  It's sketches that come out on a monthly basis.  It's for 12x12 and 8 1/2x11 pages and now they have for cards.  There are also sketches for tags and other items.  Sometimes even I need some inspiration.  Here is a page using PageMaps for the first time

PageMap from April

Here is my page! TFL!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Mark Your Calenders!

Scrapbook Star is having their monthly online crop on June 18-20.  Be sure to be there for inspiration and prizes.  Here is a little sneak peak of my challenge. I hope to see you all there.