Today I am showing a how-to video on 10 ways to use Ranger's Perfect Pearls in paper crafting. I love perfect pearls and they have been in my craftroom for as long as I can remember. Today I am creating Valentine's Day cards using Perfect Pearls techniques but these techniques can be used for any occasion – just switch up the colours and the stamp sets of course 🙂
My first card is very simple and uses the Scrapbook.com XOXO Stamp Set ( SBC ) and Perfect Pearls Pink Gumball ( SBC | ELH | SSS ). I stamped in Versamark ink and spread the powder overtop. Don't forget to mis your card with water to set the powders.
My next card I think is the most elegant of them all. I used Tonic Jet Black Weave Texture Cardstock ( TNC ) and ran it through my die cutting machine with the embossing folder that my Gemini Jr came with. I lightly rubbed Versamark overtop and covered with Perfect Pearls Perfect Gold ( ELH | SSS ). The sentiment was cut using the BP Handwritten Love & Outline Die ( SSS ) out of Harvest Gold Cardstock( SBC | SSS ).
My next card is the one I'm definitely giving to my boyfriend this year! The large I LOVE YOU sentiment is from the SCOM XOXO Stamp Set( SBC ) and the funny sentiment below is from the SCOM My Funny Valentine Stamp( SBC ). I couldn't stop laughing at that one!
On this card, I used the Perfect Pearls as a spray and as watercolours. Mixing the pigment with water can produce some stunning metallic results! This STUNNING Poppy Stamps Graceful Heart Die ( SSS ) was cut out of watercolour paper in order for it to be able to handle the amount of liquid used.
This card uses the ALT Snapdragon Stamp Set ( ELH | SSS ) and I stamped the first layer in Versamark, covered in normal Perfect Pearls Perfect Pearls ( ELH | SSS ), stamped the second layer overtop with versamark which pulls away the colour of the white and added some Pink Gumball overtop.
I applied versamark through the CP Loop Braid Stencil( SBC | CTH ) to create this pretty background on black cardstock. I also added powder to the sentiment to help tie it in – CP Happy X Three Dies ( CTH | SBC | ELH )
For a more mixed-media look, try this fun Perfect Pearls resist technique. Cover a cardstock panel with Versamark Ink and cover with perfect pearls, then stamp overtop with versamark ink and a background stamp like this one Ink Road Subway Art Love( SBC | SSS ).
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2 thoughts on “10 Ways to Use Perfect Pearls”
You are setting each example with the water except the last one, correct? Thanks!!
Yes, the watercolour technique doesn’t need to be set because it contains water already