If you ask me if I knew about the Faux Mother of Pearl technique before the challenge at Happy Little Stamper – the answer is yes! I had seen Loll Thompson use it on her cards so many times, and loved every one of them! In fact, one of her tutorials is linked in the challenge blog too! But I hadn’t tried it till now!
Happy to have an excuse at last, I tried this pretty technique and, I am happy to declare, I got some pretty results! 🙂
I used silver pearl acrylic paint for the first layer on a card stock panel. Once it had dried, I used Scattered Straw, Victorian Velvet and Shaded Lilac distress ink to sponge in some color. I then misted in water mixed with Perfect Pearls for some additional shine.
Keeping this aside, I due cut another panel using Paper Trey Ink Mighty Blooms. I then trimmed both the pieces to size. I adhered the colored piece to the center on my white card base and used foam dots (make that a lot of foam dots) to mount the second piece on top. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches Hello, die cut from black card stock. To finish, I added a big purple rhinestone in the center of the flower.
And that’s my card! Love how simple and pretty it turned out! 🙂
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