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>> Sunday, April 3, 2011

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I was at a stamp show in Indianapolis a couple of weeks ago and one of the new things I picked up there was called a "Pearl Pen". I can't tell you how much fun I had last night "making" pearls!! The rest of my stamping was a bit frustrating, but the pearls were great!

I decided the perfect stamp for fake pearls is our Rosary Heart and what better time of year than Lent? The first thing I did was to stamp it on white cs using black ink and fill in all the pearls with my new paint- well....the pearls were great but the black ink was too much, so I switched to gold, and then not only stamped it on white, but also some light pink. After 2 hours and many frustrating changes I was relatively happy with this card ~

but it wasn't EXACTLY what I had in mind. I did have fun using our New Polka Dot Background! I still haven't broken down and invested in any kind of embossing/die cutting system and one of my favorite embossed looks is the "swiss dots", so now I can have that embossed look whenever I want, as well as many colorful looks (we'll see what the future holds :) The above card is using clear ink and clear embossing powder.

So, I had my card done, it was late and I had scraps all over the place, and instead of cleaning up and going to bed, I picked up my original black rosary on white cs and using brown, taupe and butterscotch inks, and a razor blade, I distressed and in general went crazy adding color. Then added a strip of cs that I stamped just the Happy Easter part from our almost new Easter Daffodil Oval. It's not traditional Easter, but I kinda liked it!


Still, I had more scraps :) so I hand cut one of my hearts (remember, no die cutting system!) and since you could tell it was hand cut I did a little distressing around the edges and it really hid a lot of bad trimming ( I'll definitely use that trick again!) and layered that on my fake swiss dot "embossed" card and FINALLY got the look I wanted from the beginning. (The polka dots were stamped in clear and embossed using white powder)

I'd like to mention 2 things that I learned last night. 1 - don't add the pearls till the very end, once the dimensional paint was on, it was very hard to fit it in my paper cutter and corner rounder, and 2 - I need more pearl pens in a couple of different colors!

Thanks for stopping by and listening to my ramblings!! I'll be at stamp shows in Allentown PA next weekend (April 9 & 10) and in Akron Ohio the following (April 16 & 17) looking for more colors!

I hope to see you there!!!

Sue

6 comments:

Jane Wetzel said...

this is just GORGEOUS...WOW! I have never seen a rosary image like this..I hope to stop in the Akron show and I will be sure to look you up! tfs this beauty!

Pam said...

Ms. Sue, these are all beauties. I am especially fond of the one that you originally started to do! It is vintage and lovely. We just don't give up do we? They're all wonderful.

Karin said...

Fantastic! I love finding new products and I love the look of the pearls! The swiss dot background looks amazing as well! Great new stamp!

Jennifer E. said...

That pearl pen makes for such a realistic looking roasary! I love what you did on each of these cards, and the fake swiss dots background looks fab embossed in clear!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are all wonderful, Sue! Love the pearl pen and I agree; you need more colors, lol. I admire your persistence. That's totally something I would do. It really worked for you here!

Cathy Rulli said...

Awesome cards Sue!!! Love the pen!

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