Sunday, November 13, 2011

Gently Falling Mother of Pearl

This is a card that I demonstrated at a recent workshop.  The main image uses the Faux Mother of Pearl technique.   I love the shimmer this technique adds to a card!
To do this technique, I first dabbed Frost White Shimmer Paint onto my Whisper White card stock using a bunched up cellophane bag.  After the shimmer paint dried, I then sponged Sahara Sand ink with a Stampin' Sponge.  The shimmer paint 'resists' the ink, letting the shimmer shine through!  I then used a solid leaf image from Gently Falling and stamped all over.  To finish it off, I used Jet Black StazOn ink to stamp the leaf outlines.  StazOn ink is great for stamping on surfaces that would normally resist the die ink.

Stampin' Up! supplies:

  • Stamps: Gently Falling
  • Paper: Neutral DSP stack (Basic Black); Basic Black, Pool Party and Whisper White card stock
  • Ink: Pool Party and Sahara Sand Classic Stampin' pads, Jet Black StazOn and Frost White Shimmer paint
  • Accessories: 1/4" Basic Black grosgrain ribbon, Clips assortment
  • Extras: Scallop Trim Border punch

Happy Stampin',


  1. Love this card Lisa! What a great way to highlight this technique- tfs!

  2. Great technique to use in a card class, and this card is just lovely. TFS!

  3. Beautiful card. Great technique! TFS

  4. Very pretty Lisa. Love the leaves with this technique.

  5. This is such a beautiful card! Great use of this technique!

  6. this is a beautiful card. I love the color combos.


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