Sunday 14 August 2011

Faux Mother Of Pearl

Today's card uses another quick and simple technique - Faux Mother Of Pearl. There are a few different ways to do this technique. This is what I did ........

I used Glossy Cardstock (page 87) and White Frost Shimmer Paint (page 103). All you need to do is scrunch up a little Cling Film Wrap and dip it into a tiny bit of the Shimmer Paint. You then just dab it all over your cardstock. I then Brayered River Rock ink all over the top and polished it afterwards with a piece of kitchen roll. The Shimmer Paint acts as a resist for the ink so gives the finished cardstock a beautiful subtle glisten ..... like Mother of Pearl :o)

The stamp used for this card is one of the new A la Carte stamps at the back of the mini catalogue - Wedding Wheels.The sentiment is also from the mini catalogue - the new Level 2 Hostess Set Something To Celebrate.

The background is created by brayering River Rock ink inside the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder before adding the cardstock and running it through the Big Shot.

The colours used are Very Vanilla, River Rock and Basic Black.

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