Friday, September 30, 2011

Faux Mother of Pearl Technique Card!

Hi all! I finally got around to completing my card for a challenge put out by Sharon Fields (Created by You). She does Saturday tutorials weekly (I wish I could even blog weekly!), and challenged her readers to also try the Mica Flake Faux Mother of Pearl technique. Of course, I LOVED her project! She did both a card and some jewelry (which some lucky reader -- hopefully moi! -- will win!).

In Sharon's samples, she used the silver glitter paper -- since mine was in transit but I had the red glitter paper in my stash, I chose to do my technique using the red paper. I used the Easy Events stamp set and made this a quick and cute, easy to share, Christmas card. It's missing something -- maybe gold brads? I did spray it (the completed card) with some of my homemade shimmer spray though so it's ultra-sparkly!

A close-up view of the Faux Mother-of-Pearl

So, just like Sharon taught in her tutorial, I cut my sticky sheet to the same size as a scrap of Red Glitter paper. I peeled off the protective layer, stuck the sticky to the glitter paper, burnished the back of the sticky sheet and peeled off the second layer -- then I carefully poured some of the Mica Flakes onto the sticky sheet and consequently, all over me! -- they're extremely staticky! I sanded off the excess Mica Flakes, again getting the flakes all over me, and then sponged on some Real Red classic ink, removing the excess ink with a paper towel. I didn't see the need to seal the paper, although a spray sealant could work.

Stampin' Supplies: (click on the shopping cart to connect to my store!)

Easy Events
Paper: Whisper White and Real Red c/s, Red Glitter Paper, Sticky Pages
Ink: Black Staz-On, Real Red classic ink to sponge on the faux Mother of Pearl strip, markers.
Embellishments: White Narrow Grosgrain Ribbon, my "homemade" shimmer spray (I mixed shimmer paint with alcohol, following a formula I found online), mica flakes.

That's all for today! Tomorrow I hope to share some pictures of the Stamp Out Breast Cancer Event!


1 comment:

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Wow Jeanne! Never thought of doing it on red! Thanks for trying my technique, your card is fabulous, and thanks for the link/credit too! Happy World Card Making Day!
Hugs, Sharon Field