Monday, September 20, 2010

Pearlex!

This was a very difficult card to photograph to capture the shimmer of the pearlex (for this reason I try to create top folded cards when I make a vertical design, but forgot here, oops!. As Is aid before, pearlex powders give you amazing shine and pearly texture, this product is also often called Perfect Pearls. On today's sample I used "Wild at Heart" stamped on white cardstock in Versamark and gold pearlex with "Lovely Labels" over it. The butterfly is from Hugs and Prayers. The bold silhoettes in this set go really nicely with this background. Blessings is cut out with a large oval punch.

I cut out the middle of the label with an Oval Nestability to have the background peeking through to frame up the butterfly. Last I added some lace* and sateen flowers with adhesive nail heads to pick up the gold. Stamped frame is matted onto Pure Luxury Cranberry Tart and Good as Gold.

Here is a pic showing me applying the pearlex, after stamping you simply dust it on with a large brush (any big brush will do, one you use for stenciling, for aplying makeup, etc, although I wouldn't use it for makeup if you use it with Pearlex LOL!) until the image is completely covered, swipe the excess away and then pour it back into the jar. Like glitter and EP, a little pot of this stuff will virtually last you forever. The gold looks amazingly rich.

* So have you ventured into lace yet? This was my last scrap of a yard I bought at Jo-Ann, typically if Gina K doesn't sell it, I don't buy it! But I thought it would be fun to give lace a try. It is great to be to have them cut just as much as you want, this piece I picked out last month I thought would go particular nicely with the delicate flowers and tiny dotted buds in "Wild at Heart" and I was able to use on several cards (which I haven't shown yet, still waiting on those pubs!) so I will surly be getting more as needed... a yard of this was only about 1.50, went a long way and gives a lot of look!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a stunningly beautiful card. Just a quick question...what did you stamp the image with? Clear embossing ink? Thanks!

Diana Queen said...

woweee! Melanie...so beautiful. I just received this stamp set of yours, and now it seems as if I will need some pearlex!
TFS! ;D Diana Q

msfreida said...

This is SOOO EXQUISITE!!! WOW!!! I tried and tried to put off getting this stamp set til next month....fat chance! After seeing more and more designs made with it, I caved! This HAS to be one of the most versatile sets EVER!!! I can't wait to get it in my hands! :)

Sandra said...

very pretty!
Sandra

Lori said...

This turned out beautifully!

sandyh said...

this is a beautiful card (as was the silver on black card)!
just a reminder.....perfect pearls are the only mica powders that have a binder in them so you don't need to "fix" them. other mica powders, like pearl ex and powdered pearls, etc should be sprayed with a fixative to keep the powder from rubbing off.
sandyh

Joan Ervin said...

Whoa....this is such a GORGEOUS card, Mel!!!! I LOOOVE the look of the shimmer in the background...what a FABULOUS look and I just love your new stamp!!!!

Jennie said...

Just beautiful and what pretty lace!! GKD needs to carry some lace, don't you think :o) Hope the pub call acceptances come soon....

Miesje said...

I love it! I used pearl-ex for the first time on this same stamp for last month's release party! I really liked how it turned out! I Love yours!!!

missy said...

I love how you used the perfect pearls. It looks great!! I just bought some, but have not had time to play with it yet. Now I'm gonna have to go get it out!!

Deebi27 said...

That Pearlex stuff is sooo neat! And as 'msfreida' said this stamps has been used in some of the most amazing ways. It is on the list of what I WANT with a great dash of NEED!!
Great card Melanie...wouldn't expect any less though!!!