Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday

“It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC30)! It is the last Tuesday of the month so we have a guest challenge host this week. Our challenge host is Liz Williams(lazylizard). Liz is challenging us to use pearls on our cards. Whether you want to use pearlized papers, pearlx, pearl paints, halfback pearls, or actual pearl beads, whatever you choose to use we would love to see what you create.”

Check out the rest of the team:

  • Betty Wright
  • Cindy Haffner
  • Dee Jackson
  • Silke Ledlow
  • Liz Williams
  • Pearls

    My very simple card uses pearls as accents. But, the one thing I wanted to share about pearls, is the ability to change their color! If you have Copics or alcohol inks, you can make your pearls match any project you are working on. I wanted to add a unique splash of color to this card. Using a Copic Sketch marker (Y15), I colored the pearls right on their backing sheet. Once they dried (pretty much instantly), I cut them apart and placed them in the pattern of the background. Keep lots of white pearls on hand, a little bit of ink, and you will always have the perfect color embellishment!

    Thanks for all the wonderful feedback and constructive criticism about my first video tutorial, you are all the best!! Seems like it is something you would like to see continue. I am hoping to do a video every other week, so stay tuned. Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by!

    Stamps-Flourishes (Vintage Wallpaper), Cardstock-Flourishes (Classic White), Papertrey Ink (True Black), Ink-Tsukineko (Memento Tuxedo Black), Pearls-Hero Arts, Ribbon-Papertrey Ink (Raspberry Fizz Twill), Copic-Y15

    14 comments:

    Denise (peanutbee) said...

    Beautiful card!..and I LOVE coloring my adhesive pearls and clear rhinestones. Fun!

    Betty Wright said...

    This is terrific, Kim!!! LOVE the touches of pearls throughout. The pop of ribbon contrast is great!!!

    Silke said...

    Simply beautiful - Kimberly!!! I really like this design!!! Hugs ~S~

    The Rubber Maid said...

    Simple yet very striking. The ribbon just makes it all pop. Pat

    Cindy Haffner said...

    I love your clean and BEAUTIFUL csard!!

    Maile Belles said...

    Simply Beautiful!!! Love the colors!!

    Liz Williams said...

    Thanks for pointing out that trick about coloring the pearls with copics to match your colors. I think those yellow pearls are so beautiful worked into this background stamp. Elegant for sure!!Thanks for all your encouragement in this endeavor.

    Charlene Austin said...

    It's gorgeous! Can I have it?!! HEE!

    rush8888 said...

    i made one. see the direct link to my blog: http://rush8888.blogspot.com/2009/08/verve-challenge-avs203.html

    Our Little Inspirations said...

    Simple, elegant and quite pretty! I LOVE those little pearls!

    Latisha said...

    Love it! I don't use this background set enough.
    hugs
    latisha

    Michell said...

    The design is wonderful....
    I really like this..
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    Michell
    Wireless Home Alarm Security Systems

    Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

    So cool, I like the single pearls, just so pretty.

    Deanna said...

    Perfections!