Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Pearl Paint and Cuttlebug

This is the card that my team made at our meeting Monday night. I just love the new Avonlea papers - so elegant! We used the October SOTM along with a bit of Grey Baker's Twine and a fabulous Bling button. I'm linking this post up to the Heart 2 Heart Christmas Time Part 1 Challenge.

For this team meeting project I taught some fun techniques using Pearl Paint. The polka dot background is done using a dotty Cuttlebug embossing folder, Pearl Paint, and a brayer. Every embossing folder has two sides - one is bumpy and the other is indented. For this technique you brayer a small amount of pearl paint over the indented side of your embossing folder. Then when you emboss your image, the background gets coated in the Pearl Paint while the embossed or raised pattern remains paint free!
Here's a closer look at the background with just the embossing/paint applied. Can you see how the background is pearly and the dots are not? 
And here I tilted the card to pick up all the sheen I could off the Pearl Paint. I distressed the embossed/painted CS with Slate Ink to bring out the dots even more. I painted the ornament with the Pearl Paint as well - never can have too much sparkle and shine, right?

I'm probably going to be missing in action until announcing the winner of the fab Metallic Markers giveaway on Friday Favorite Things. I just found the link again for entering the World Card Making Day contest, so I'm thinking it might be time to hole up and see what shakes out! Anyone else game for entering? 




8 comments:

Lamerized said...

This looks so pretty and classy! Mad jealous of what you can do~ :x Haha~

Casandra Bennett said...

Love this classy card. Beautiful and elegant.

Rebecca said...

I love this card, I have never tried the pearl paint but now I think I need to. Thanks for sharing.

Peneeeee said...

Sooooo pretty! (But I couldn't find the info graphic???)

Wendy Coffman said...

Whoops! that's what I get for using an old rafflecopter giveaway as a template for the next one! You can pin anything from my site to Pinterest and claim that one - I will go and fix the rafflecopter if it let's me.

Dorothy said...

Great card, and great technique, thanks for the great instructions!

Tamra Pope said...

I luv this card....amazing details.

Nancy Ball said...

Just GORGEOUS!

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