All that Shimmers.

Welcome to our June Perfect Pearls Blog Hop, we are excited to have you join us. The design team have some beautiful cards to share with you using Perfect Pearls, and we have prizes and a few perks to share as well.

For those who comment on all of the Design Team blogs your name will be entered in a draw for your chance to win a $50.00 gift card from the Scrap’n Stamp store.

All weekend long there will be 10% off all Perfect Pearls, so now is the time to stock up as you will see, there is much that can be done with Perfect Pearls.

We would also like to let you know that our Random Act of Cardness Challenges will continue through June, following is the list of challenges.

Now that I have the business taken care of it is time to move on to my card for today.

I used three colours of Perfect Pearls for my card on both the stencilling in the background and the die cut leaves, giving a pastel look to my card.

To start the stencil work I first applied powder to my card base so the powders would not stick to where they were not wanted.

Whenever I stencil I use my Stay-tion as it makes it so much easier to use the magnets and not worry about the tape and the waste.

For the background stencil I did partial stencil work, first inking the area I wanted to add the colour in, with the Perfect Pearls Medium, then applying the powders to the areas I inked. I used Pink Gumball, Turquoise and Sunflower Sparkle, which shows better in the picture below. Once finished adding the colour I swept the card using the brush provided in the Letter It kit that I have. I then set the powders by spritzing water into the air and waving my card through it a couple of times.

To paint my die cut leaves cut from Arches watercolour paper, I am using my little palette dish to the right of my picture, along with a #4 size watercolour brush, which is also in the picture. I first added 4 to 5 brush loads of water to one of the wells. I then added a good size brush heap of the powder and mixed then tested on a separate piece of watercolour paper to make sure I had enough colour.

I then painted the die cut leaves, applying the colours in different areas as I went and being sure to leave areas not painted then set the leaves on a cup to dry.

I have on hand a mixture of Confetti White and water and a mixture of Sunflower Sparkle and water in Ranger Mini Misters that I use to spritz cards, die cuts etc. I used the Sunflower Sparkle on this card, although it is hard to see in the picture, there are tiny dots of the sunflower sparkle that the light picks up.

I then die cut the hello sentiment using watercolour paper twice, and glued the pieces together, then watercoloured using the Sunflower Sparkle, applying two layers.

To put it all together I styled the die cut leaves a bit to give them movement, and glued to the card base using Nuvo Adhesive. I then attached the hello sentiment, again using the Nuvo along with several gems and sequins that pick up the colours.

It was such a fun experience using the Perfect Pearls, and it is something I will definitely come back to.

A reminder when shopping at the Scrap’n Stamp Store to use my discount code 10KIA.

Thank you for visiting. Next up on the hop is Chala. Following is a list of the design team in case you get lost.

Following are Affiliate Links for the products that I have used for this card today, at no extra cost for you.

23 Comments
  1. Wow this card is so pretty…I love the different colours!

  2. What a beautiful card! Love all the sparkle and shine. 🙂

  3. Kia, what lovely techniques to showcase the versatility of the Perfect Pearls! Your card is gorgeous! Love all that shimmer and shine!
    ~carol

  4. Nice card. Lovely colours.
    Great colour combination.
    TFS.

  5. Love your card…and of course now I want all of the goodies you used as well! 😁

  6. Your card is so soft, and if ever there was a paper hug, this would be it. I had to go back and look at all thre perfect pearls colours as I did not think they would be so light. Lovely card, thank you for sharing.

  7. The stenciling and soft pastel Perfect Pearl colors are PERFECT! I love this design!

  8. Hermosa tarjeta! Beautiful card, in Spanish. 😀 Greetings from San Antonio, Texas!

  9. I absolutely love this card! ❤ Wishing you had a video tutorial for it, as my concussion brain can’t quite grasp how you did the background coloring with the stencil. 🙄 Thank you so much for sharing it. 😊

    1. Hello Gina – I will get you a short video tomorrow showing how I do the stencilling. I will send you the link when it is up.

  10. Beautiful card. Love the light colors and the idea of “painting” the watercolor leaves. A must try! Thanks for the inspiration

  11. Love that pretty shimmer! Beautiful card with the awesome Layered Leaves die and stenciled background design! Awesome colors!

  12. I love the colors and
    the leaves! Looks
    gorgeous.
    Carla from Utah

  13. When I use Perfect Pearls, I always end up with something dark and heavy…. so I am in love with the clean and simple look of your cards!!!

  14. Your card is absolutely stunning! I love the soft colors with the pop of gold.

  15. I love that we used the same colours but got completely different looks with our cards! Yours turned out so beautifully delicate and sparkly! I love it!

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