Friday 10 June 2022

Pearls of widsom

It's my turn to set the challenge at Daring Cardmakers and as one of June’s birth stones is pearl I thought we’d take our inspiration from all things pearly.

I started with a piece of pearlescent cardstock in a pale silvery grey, embossed and sprayed it with some ink and then polished some of that off the high spots of the embossing. 

I decided I wanted to stamp a sentiment round the curve of the shell which was a bit fiddly but made possible with the MISTI. I couldn’t get it quite as dark as I wanted though so I ended up going over it (very carefully) with a very fine marker.

I gave the whole thing a bit extra pearliness by adding some dots in different sizes along the bottom with a pearl pen and finished by drawing a wonky frame round the square with a metallic pencil. 

I’m guest designing with Let’s Squash It for the month of June and took inspiration from the challenge there too — hop over to see what it is! The sample I made in advance is here.

Shell Beauty embossing folder (Spellbinder)
Pearlescent silver and black cardstock
Adirondack dye ink spray (Stream)
Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)
Sentiment stamp from Seaside set (Crafty Secrets, no longer with us)
Viva Decor pearl pen (Ice White)
Fineline marker
Metallic pencil (Lyra)

Thanks for stopping by!



Dotty Jo said...

Wow! I love this embossing folder and I think I bought it after seeing a previous make on your blog. That sentiment looks perfect nestled into the shell like that. Jo x

Wavejumper said...

I LOVE the sentiment being curved into the shell!
Did you say gray paper? I know you sprayed it but it reads as bright aqua-blue to me. Fun to add the pearl drops at the bottom.
hugs Margot

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Absolutely stunning, Joanne - just love all the texture and rich shimmer of the shell. Perfect with the curved sentiment!!

ionabunny said...

Wow! I've always loved this folder. Awesomely beautiful card. Love the curved sentiment and the pearls. Fab. Thanks for joining the fun at Let's Squash It! Hugz

Robyn Oliver said...

What a fabulous EF Joanne, love your card - it's so pearl shiny and you did well with the sentiment

Jeanne H said...

A really beautiful embossing folder and the coloring.