Friday, June 5, 2020

Perfect Pearls...A Blog Hop!

Hello all and welcome back! Today we're having a blog hop brought to you by Scrap N Stamp Canada! From the title of this post, you've probably guessed that we are featuring Perfect Pearls, remember those?!

I've had a few pots of these kicking around my craft room for quite some time. I do have have some of the Perfect Pearls colour mixed up with some water (homemade shimmer spray) but I hardly ever use that! So, this was definitely a great challenge because it made me use some much neglected supplies!

There are many different techniques that involve Perfect Pearls but I tried something new. Well, new to me but maybe this technique is "out there"...let me know!

These are the colours I had on hand: Pewter, Heirloom Gold, Perfect Gold, Perfect Bronze and Perfect Copper. Sorry about the washed out photo but you can faintly see a die cut rainbow at the bottom..

Instead of using a binding agent like Versamark or the Perfect Medium, I wanted to see if double sided adhesive would work. Spoiler Alert:  It did!!  I die cut the Rainbow Whimsy Die from MFT out of white cardstock which I placed the Stick It Adhesive to.

I removed the backing from the adhesive and using a fluffy brush, liberally applied the Perfect Pearls. I started with the Perfect Copper shade for the largest arch of the rainbow.

The key to this is to make sure the entire surface is covered, including the edges. I found that the Perfect Pearls adhered very well and removed any sickness of the adhesive. 

As you can see, my rainbow isn't in the typical colours but I think it turned out beautiful as well as quirky!

I die cut the rainbow 3 more times out of scrap, white cardstock and layered them all together. Now, it's time to put this onto a card!

 I used the Cloud Stencil from MFT and a blue ink to create a sky directly onto the front of the card base.  I thought this card needed a few raindrops. I used the Colour Drops Die Set (MFT) and die cut 3 of the smallest die. I used the same adhesive covered cardstock. After removing the backing, I added the Perfect Pearls and the Pewter shades. It's so easy to blend different powders! I also stacked the drops onto scrap card stock.

As you can see, white gel pen works beautifully over top of this medium. I may have gone over board on that.  The sentiment come from the Essential Sentiments Stamp Set (older but must have set from MFT) which I stamped onto a strip of white cardstock and snipped into 3 pieces.  I popped those up as well because why stop with the dimension, right?

I hope you enjoyed my take on the Perfect Pearls! This is such an under used medium and I encourage you to give them a try!



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  1. OMGosh - the adhesive worked beautifully! Thanks for sharing - I've gotta try this! :)

  2. Laurie! I am so in love with this non-traditional rainbow! So beautiful and sparkly!

  3. Super card Laurie, I love the different colours for your rainbow.

  4. I never thought of the double sided adhesive! Something new to try!

  5. Great way to use the
    Pearl's and adhesive!
    Carla from Utah

  6. This is fantastic Laurie!! I'm going to have to give that a try.

  7. Love that shimmery rainbow! Pretty card, and a great idea to try the double sided adhesive!

  8. That’s so cool! I’ve never heard of them being used like this so clever idea!

  9. I love that rainbow and I'm excited that perfect pearls will work with Stick It adhesive. Excited about die cutting some words and trying the pearls with those. Thanks for the idea!

  10. What a beautiful rainbow! I LOVE the unique colors! Just a great idea and design!

  11. I love the mixed metal look on the rainbow, and the 2 tone rain drops look cool. Now to order the double stick tape. Thank you for sharing and inspiring!

  12. Oh my! I absolutely love your Perfect Pearls rainbow and raindrops! Soooo pretty! Wonderful to know that the double sided tape works! So inspiring!

  13. Nice card Laura. Love your outside the box technique with Perfect Pearls. A great non traditional rainbow over the subtle cloud background. TFS.

  14. A new technique to try.thanks! Great looking card.

  15. Love the added gel pens details!

  16. Love your rainbow! Thanks for the tip about the double sided tape. I can think of a few dies that I would love to use with this technique. :)

  17. What a sparkly rainbow how you used adhesive.


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