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>> Monday, February 22, 2016

I need a sympathy card as well as an anniversary card this week, so I'm taking a little break from St. Patrick Day and Easter cards. I saw a fun technique using distress inks, masking, perfect pearls and dry embossing that I wanted to try. It is so easy and fun to do. I really like the metallic look the perfect pearls give to the distress inks. You can find details on this technique here.

I masked the edges of the white panel so just a rectangle is left. Next I sponged Distress ink inside the rectangle, added perfect pearls, then dry embossed the panel. I layered each on matching CS, then onto the white card base.

The In Deepest Sympathy is part of a larger sentiment. After stamping it in Versafine Onyx ink, I die cut it with a banner die, and added a small punched butterfly. The large butterfly was created with a MS punch. Some half pearls were added to the butterflies.

For the anniversary card, I die cut the white flourish heart with a nestie, sponged the same distress ink along the edges. The Happy Anniversary was stamped with Versafine Onyx ink, cut with a banner die and also sponged with the pink distress ink.

These cards could also work for this week's color challenge here at DRS Designs. We'd love to have you join in. You can see details here.

Thanks for stopping by,


nwilliams6 said...

Sheila, what a great technique. Love how these came out! Thanks for sharing, I am off to learn that one! Hugz

Karin said...

How cool! The shimmer coming off of the colored center portion looks so lovely and it's perfect for elegant themed cards! So pretty :)

Fran Gibson said...

Shelia -- the technique link named "here" is cold. It is NOT working!

Janett Ray said...

Beautiful cards Shelia the technique is awesome.

Shelia said...

Fran Gibson, I redid the link. It goes to a You Tube video of this technique. Sorry about the confusion. Hope you are able to give this a try. It is a fun technique. Shelia

Sue said...

What a cool shimmer you've got going on Shelia! Love the CAS layout so the shimmer is more the focus!

Robin Clendenning said...

I just realized that I have missed most of the week, yikes!
I just love all your embossing on these two cards! Wow! Great job!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are so pretty, Shelia! I love the pearl look of your's so elegant and lovely.

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