Sunday, October 18, 2009

Whiff of Joy and Heated Pearls

I love trying out new techniques, even if most of them don't turn out that great the first time. (don't tell anyone!)
Today I tried out the technique called heated pearls. You can find the tutorial on SCS.
To create this effect, all you need is Pearl ex (preferably more than one color) Elmers glue, a stipple brush and a heat gun!
I used the technique on the top of Willows umbrella to create a wet look. Like I said, not perfect but enough to make me happy :)
1. I stamped the umbrella on glossy cardstock and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
2. I dabbed small dots of elmers school glue all over the umbrella.
3. I sprinkled two colors of pearl ex lightly over the glue. (doesn't have to be perfect, just sprinkle away!
4. I used a stipple brush to blend the glue and the pearl ex all over the umbrella.
5. Heat with your gun until it starts to bubble!

Some tips that I learned the hard way!
1. Cut your image out before you go to step two. Otherwise, once you have heated your image, you can no longer see the lines you need to cut on!

Other than that it was a lot of fun to try! If you decide to try it, post a link to your card, I would love to see it!

The Stamp used here can be purchased at Michelle's Scrapbooking and More!

Whiff of Joy - Use a die cut - I used Spellbinders circle Nesties!
Whimsy Stamps - Get Punchy - I used a spellbinders circle die
Stamp Something - Bling It - I used sparkly embossing powder of of course my shimmery umbrella!
Everybody Art - Shapes and punches - I used a spellbinders circle die
Paper Play - Favorite Embellishment - I LOVE using ribbon on everything


~Denise Lynn~ said...

Wow, this is just gorgeous! I adore you beautiful coloring and accents on the image. Fab details too. Thanks for joining in at Whimsy and Stamp Something this week! :)


Oh wow what a gorgeous card, love the technique you have used on the umberella and very effective. If i give it a go i will definitely come back and give you a link. Lovely blog you have here hunny! hugs Linda x

Tracey said...

Gorgeous card, love the stitching :o)

Have a good week.


Anne said...

A georgeous card Peggy!! And I have to give that technique a try, on day....

Hugs, Anne

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, this is absolutely beautiful. I love the affect on the umbrella. Beautiful design as well.

the funkie junkie said...

This is so cool, Peg. Thanks for sharing this tutorial! Really terrific card. Love this image and the colors you used!

Elisa said...

Gorgeous card, the umbrella caught my eye straight away. Thanks for sharing the technique. Thanks for taking part in PaperPlay.

Julie M said...

Wow, beautiful card, Peg. Great new technique (thanks for mentioning the pitfalls too!) - I love the soft muted colours you've used, and the ribbon of course!

Thanks for joining us twice on PaperPlay this week.


Tanya Rudd said...

Stunning! Absolutely wonderful.. I love her umbrella. This was my first WOJ stamp.



Dee Dee said...

Gorgeous! Love the embossed umbrella.

Dianne said...

Fabulous and gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. I love the colors and layout.

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous Peg!! Have to try that technique!!

Debbie said...

A wonderful card Peg! I love the embossed effect on the umbrella and all the fab stitching detail.
Thanks for joining us this week at the WOJ challenge. Debbie x

Tammy said...

The umbrella was the first thing I noticed & thought "what a PERFECT effect"! Would not have known it was the first time you tried it ;-).

Gorgeous creation ~ as always!!

Shelly said...

Love the sparkle on your card and the fabby stitching! Great use of bling, thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week! Shelly :)

Terry Oulboub said...

Congrats on making Top 5 at Stamp Something! This is an incredible card and the work you did on the umbrella is stunning! Great job!

Risa said...

What a stunning card! Wow!!!

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