Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Mother of Pearl Style

Today I have the final demo from the May workshop. This one features the wonderful Mother of Pearl Technique. If you would like to learn how to do this just go to the Tutorial tab at the top of the page and click on the Mother of Pearl Technique. Here is the card:

Stamps: Elements of Style
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Ink: Black Stazon, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Frost White Shimmer Paint, plastic wrap, Sponge Dauber, Whisper White Organza Ribbon

The card base is Elegant Eggplant cardstock cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”. A piece of Whisper White cardstock was cut at 3 ¾” x 5”. The flourish from Elements of Style was stamped in the lower right hand corner of the Whisper White cardstock in Rich Razzleberry ink by stamping off on a piece of scrap paper before stamping on the cardstock. The greeting was stamped in Rich Razzleberry ink. This panel was adhered to the card front.

Next a piece of Whisper White was cut at 3 ¼” x 3 ¼”. The flourish was stamped in Black Stazon all over the cardstock to create a patterned paper. Then I used Frost White Shimmer Paint and Rich Razzleberry ink for the faux Mother of Pearl Technique. This panel was adhered to a 3 ½” x 3 ½” piece of Elegant Eggplant cardstock. A piece of Whisper White Organza Ribbon was wrapped around the panel and tied into a knot. This panel was adhered to the card front. That’s it!

This was a super simple card showcasing a wonderful new technique! I hope you get a chance to try the Mother of Pearl Technique; it really is fun and different!

Thanks for stopping by!