Monday, September 3, 2012

For You Card

This simple but pretty card is my design after being inspired by a technique swap I participated in at Convention. The lower layer uses a technique called "Faux Mother of Pearl." The top layer uses the Faith in Nature set with the flowers hand colored with Rich Razzleberry and Wild Wasabi markers. The verse comes from the A Word for You set colored in Rich Razzleberry. The base paper color is So Saffron, along with Glossy White (technique layer) and Whisper White. The final accent is the 3/8" Stitched Satin ribbon in Summer Starfruit.

How to do the Faux Mother of Pearl technique is quite simple. All you need is Glossy cardstock, a small wad of scrunched up plastic wrap (saran, glad, etc) and Frost White Shimmer Paint. Put a little of the Shimmer Paint on the plastic wrap and daub all around the glossy cardstock. Leave spaces of the glossy showing. Let dry thoroughly (30 mins. at least). Then using a light colored ink, sponge the glossy cardstock and voila the Faux Mother of Pearl technique will appear! Have fun with this!
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