Hello and happy new year everyone! Today is my first video card project of 2015 and it’s for the Make the Day Special Stamp store blog. If you knew what I have lined up for you in January 😉 Let’s just say, you should subscribe to my YouTube channel to not miss out!
I don’t know about you, but I’ve just about had it with christmas themes and christmas colors. I’m a traditional red & green gal, and I wanted to depart from the color combo and do something fresh and new.
I was inspired by this card from my crafty friend Isha Gupta and decided to CASE it, but do it with a twist. Recently, I stocked up on Perfect Pearls and while most people use them with water, I wanted to use them on my stamped images directly. All you need: your stamp, Versamark, and some Perfect Pearls powder.
The trick – at least for me – when applying the Perfect Pearls to the image you just stamped with Versamark is a combination of patience and a light hand. Ironically, I possess none of these two things in large quantities 😉
By pouncing on the Perfect Pearls softly with a brush, it sticks to the Versamark. Were you to make painting motions with the brush (drag it across the surface) you could smear the ink below and mess up your image. At least that keeps happening to me, so I’m going with the pouncing. It looks like a real hot mess at first, but after you brush off all the excess at the end with another clean brush, it just looks awesome.
The Perfect Pearls shine best on a dark background, that’s why I used the dark grey card stock. I die cut the word from bright yellow card stock and stamped my card base with a wide stripe in a matching bright yellow color. The color combination and the stripes give the card a super modern look and the yellow offsets the dark grey.
Sending this card off to the open for all Simon Says Anything Goes challenge – swoosh!
I hope you got inspired and that your crafty mojo was refreshed over the holidays. Happy crafting!