Friday, February 02, 2007

Pearly Garden


This project was done using the Melted Pearls Technique - there is a great tutorial on splitcoast stampers for this!

I wanted to use up some paper scraps, so I picked out Lavender Lace, Marigold Morning, Brocade Blue and Cameo Coral. I embossed each with versamark and clear embossing powder. When the embossing was still tacky I rubbed pearlex onto it. I pretty much matched up my colors to the cardstock, but it would probably look even better with contrasting Pearl ex on the cardstock..

To make the card I cut white cardstock to measure 10x5 and scored it in half so the final card measures 5x5. I cut the circular opening by tracing around a ribbon spool. I glued the bottom and top edges together and put eyelets in all 4 corner to form a pocket.
The flower stems were stamped with olive green, and I added a couple little flourishes to the bottom as well. Some of the flowers are glued on and others are popped up on dimensionals. The sentiment is also popped up. It's really hard to see the pearly effects in my pictures, but IRL the flowers have a pearly, metallic sheen to them... they are really pretty!

The inside of the card measures about 4.5x4.5 and slides out the side. I attached ribbon and another flower to it, distressed the edges, then matted it on lavender cardstock. Oh yeah... one last detail..... the flower mounted on the inside panel has a clear button sewed on to it's center.
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What do you think??? I would really love to see if any of your Pearl Ex projects! Please email me at blog@clothingcorner.com with a link or photo.

17 comments:

Cindy Lou Who said...

Oh Michelle!! I think I just had a Pearlexgasim!! Bwahahahahaha!!
That is just divine!! I am totally going to try this today! What a fantastic idea! I just KNEW that you would come up with a 'knock your socks' off idea! You Rock!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow! This is so pretty. Love the colors you chose. They just POP! TFS
Monika/Buzsy

DeniseLynn said...

Oh yea baby! I am loving the colors and the fact that it's a pocket - LOVE IT!!! I only have 2 little things of Pearlex so now I want to try them out this weekend. If all goes well I'll just have to get more colors now won't I.

doverdi said...

Wow....what an impressive card. I just love it. So glad I was one of the one's who suggested Pearlex. Can't wait to try this one. Thanks for sharing.

Amy said...

Hi Michelle! I got your package yesterday! I was sick so didn't have lots of energy for writing--sorry I didn't get this to you sooner! LOVE IT!!! You are amazing and I am going to treasure this card! Thank you for the other little goodies you sent too--the Friends mini album and the little flowers. I'll add them to my new little glass jars that I have for my new stamp room! I will be highlighting the card on my blog sometime this weekend, so stop in!!! Thanks again!

Amy

bethtrue said...

Pearlex is so cool; i've never tried that technique. thanks for showing off another amazing creation!!

Nancy said...

What a beautiful card!!

Cindy Keery said...

What a pretty card!

Creative Expressions by Stephanie said...

Wow I love your blog what awesome art work!!!

Allison said...

This is terrific...thanks for the inspiration on the technique and card type!

Denise said...

Wow - this is really pretty! And such a unique pocket card design! I've never played with PearlEx so I'm glad you're showing us some things to do with it - I'm inspired already!

Lois said...

Thanks for the directions...I am going to try one of these. Great card. I have only used PE on dark cardstock...will have to try light. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Wow, oh, Wow! I am new to the usage of pearl ex and this is just amazing! Definitely a technique that I will scope out - and only because your sample is so beautiful! I just have to add the clear embossing powder to the wish list. AMAZING! TFS!
Laura
aka Ledmonton

Charmaine said...

Your cards are always so unique. . .even from each other!

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful card! Are those Rhonna Farrer flowers?
Geny C.

Nicole Seitler said...

This is great! I just did a Melted Pearl card on my blog, too. It's fun, huh? :)

Soozie4Him said...

I love your Pearl Ex ideas! The few times I've tried to use it, I've just gotten a big mess - time to try again! I love the way you do your pictures!

Susan
moot96@aol.com

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