Faux Mother -of-Pearl Technique

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Hi! Thanks for stopping by for a look. Today I’ve added some of the sample cards from my recent technique class where my lovely ladies learned how to create the Faux Mother-of-Pearl technique.

This is such a pretty way to add some shimmer to your cards and you could make up a whole heap of these at a time and have them ready on hand when you need a card quickly. The secret is using Shimmer Paint which we have available from Stampin’Up! at $11.50 a bottle. The colour used for this technique is Frost White. Very simply, you pour a few drops of shimmer paint onto a plate/lid/pallete and using a piece of cling wrap scrunched into a loose ball you dab the cling wrap into the paint, dab off the excess and lightly dab it randomly over your piece of glossy white or whisper white card stock. Leave it to dry or dry off with your heat tool and once dry, brayer over the top of the card stock with a light coloured ink. Your background piece is now ready to be stamped on using Black Staz-On ink.

In my samples above starting at the top I have used River Rock ink and stamped over with French Foliage ( has to be my favourite stamp set at the moment!), Bridal Blush stamped over with the Level 2 hostess set Fast & Fabulous, and the final one uses Baja Breeze and stamp is Sail Away. The idea for the torn frame came from our recent Convention and was a Workshop Wow by talented Kiwi Sharnee Torrents.

Give me a couple of days and I’ll put up photos of our Inlaid Embossing Cards from the same class.

Thanks for visiting!

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