Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Make it Monday #228 - Pearlized Blending

Hello friends.  Lizzie Jones is up this week at Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday challenge, and she shows us how to do pearlized blending with Perfect Pearls and inks.  Really cool technique and I had a lot of fun with this one and the new Spruce & Sprigs stamp set.  Take a look:



I did mine a little bit differently than Lizzie in that I used a separate piece of cardstock to do my blending on first.  I used Simply Chartreuse and Ripe Avocado inks blended together, then stamped the holly leaves in Versamark and heat embossed with clear.  Then I added another layer of Versamark and applied the Perfect Pearls before using my dies to cut them out.  I wasn't sure I liked the color at first, because I was expecting more of the deep green I had after blending the 2 inks together, but the more I looked at them, the more they grew on me!  They're more of a champagne goldish color, if that makes sense?  I die cut the spot I wanted the leaves to be out of my top panel after stamping my sentiment (O Holy Night) and then attached the top layer to my card base and finished stamping the rest of the spruce and sprigs so they overlapped onto the card base.  My last step was to inlay the holly leaves and pop dot the berries.  I really like the CAS look to this card, and of course the shimmer of the pearlized holly leaves and berries.  This is a great stamp set and I know I'm going to get a lot of use from it year after year...it's a classic!! :0)

Make sure you check out Lizzie's great video and card right HERE and then play along...fun, fun and beautiful technique!

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!  :0)

17 comments:

  1. Your shimmery leaves are beautiful.

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    1. Just beautiful, Marcia! the leaves are perfectly pearlized and I love that they're inlaid to make a nice flat card for mailing.

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  2. Very pretty holly, Marcia!! Lovely card! (My order arrived yesterday, so will hopefully have time to play today.)

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  3. So pretty, Marcia! I love the glow of the leaves.

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  4. The leaves and your card are stunning! I too love how you caught the glow in your photo. Not so easy. Love the arrangement of your holly and sprigs too.

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  5. Beautiful card Marcia! Love all the sprigs and the shiny holly leaves are perfect.

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  6. Just gorgeous Marcia. Love the different take on this one. I found it hard to do. Great picture to catch the glow.

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  7. Love these sprigs! Kicking myself for not getting this set. Beautiful!

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  8. Marcia this card is so so beautiful <3 how gorgeous are those leaves

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  9. I'm so wishing I'd bought that set as I love everything I've seen made with it! Love the colors & design--wonderful card, Marcia!

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  10. This is so gorgeous, Marcia! Great job with this technique challenge! I still have to see the video, I'm so behind these days!

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  11. This is STUNNING, Marcia!! I have the stamps, but the dies were OOS!! But your pearlized holly is simply gorgeous!! WOW!

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  12. Gorgeous, Marcia! Besides the stunning leaves, I love that sentiment placed exactly where you placed it. Beautifully designed card. And now I may not be able to live without O Holy Night. Sigh.

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  13. A lovely card...the inlaid die cut leave are wonderful...like you I was a little unsure about the subtlety of the colours...but it is really nice to be able to add different tone ...once you get used to it! ;)

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  14. A lovely card...the inlaid die cut leave are wonderful...like you I was a little unsure about the subtlety of the colours...but it is really nice to be able to add different tone ...once you get used to it! ;)

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  15. Beautiful card Marcia, and your picture is wonderfully done! I never thought to try the pearlized technique on a separate paper and inlay it! I will now :) Thanks too for visiting my blog and taking time to leave me a comment, I really appreciate it!

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  16. Oh, Marcia, I love your Spruce & Sprigs card with the pearlized blending and inlay. Might have to CASE this one but use a sentiment from my stash.

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