Apr 13 2010

Faux Mother of Pearl – Bloomin’ Beautiful

Stampin' Up! Bloomin' Beautiful

Today’s Technique is Faux Mother of Pearl. This is a simple way to create beautiful, soft backgrounds.

To make this card, I stamped the flower from Bloomin’ Beautiful and coloured it in with markers. I used a Regal Rose marker to colour the inside of the flower first following the marks on the stamp. Next, I coloured the flower with a Pretty in Pink marker. I then did the leaves on the stamp with Old Olive and Certainly Celery. 

I embellished the card with Pretty in Pink satin ribbon and a Pretty in Pink corduroy button with a Basic Black cardstock stitch.


Below is a close up of the Faux Mother of Pearl. Can you see how pretty the background is?

Faux Mother of Pearl



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 For this technique, you will need Frost White Shimmer Paint, Glossy White cardstock and plastic wrap.





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 Add a small amount of the Frost White Shimmer Paint to the scrunched up plastic wrap. Dab the plastic wrap all over your glossy cardstock ensuring you leave some parts of the cardstock blank. Let dry completely. 



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Sponge or brayer a light colored Classic ink over your cardstock. allow ink to dry for a moment.  Wipe your cardstock with a paper towel.





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Stamps:  Bloomin’ Beautiful, $34.95. #111490

Inks: Basic Black

Markers: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Old Olive, Certainly Celery

Paper: Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, Glossy White

Other: Frost White Shimmer Paint, Sponge, Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, Pretty in Pink Corduroy Buttons, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals


Stampin' Up! Bloomin' Beautiful


Bloomin’ Beautiful Stamp Set

  $34.95, #111490, Set of 5

Page 98 of the Idea Book & Catalogue


Don’t think it, ink it! 


2 comments so far

2 Responses to “Faux Mother of Pearl – Bloomin’ Beautiful”

  1. Tami Blackon 13 Apr 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Your blog is incredible! Love your style, your projects and everything about your blog! I’ve subscribed because I don’t want to miss a thing!

  2. Created By Youon 30 Sep 2010 at 4:51 am

    Very clear and concise directions, lovely card. TFS

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