Sunday, March 6, 2016

PEARL HYDRANGEA

Can't seem to stop making cards with this hydrangea and when I saw Happy Little Stampers faux mother of pearl challenge, I got it out again.  Actually it has never left my desk since I got it!!



I white embossed the flower and then sponged distress spun sugar all over it having it darker in some places.  Then I used some cling wrap and frost white ink and added the mother of pearl effect.  Using the spun sugar ink, I made a watercolor shadow all around the flowers and stamped the sentiment  in black ink and embossing in clear.  Lastly, sequins were added for a little bling.

I am also entering this in Ellen Hutson's  mix-it-up challenge to use EH stamps and Pretty PInk Posh sequins.



Thanks for stopping by and all your kind comments.

15 comments:

  1. What a lovely effect, Betty! Beautifully done!

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  2. I can see why that stamp gets used again and again Betty, it's super and the faux pearl effect is perfect for it!
    Thanks for joining HLS CAS challenge this time
    Chrissie

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  3. Just stunning Betty my friend! Such a pretty and delicate colour choice! Beautiful! Have a very lovely week! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  4. So soft and pretty!! Love the subtle faux pearl effect! That stamp is really pretty and I can see why it's been on your desk ever since. :)

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  5. Another beautiful hydrangea! Several of my friends that visited the CMU site have commented to me about your beautiful hydrangea there! I'd keep it out and use it too!

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  6. Stunning card Betty, so glad the stamp hasn't left your desk :-)

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  7. Gorgeous Betty. Love doing that technique.

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  8. What a beautiful hydrangea, Betty ... such lovely shimmer ... and a gorgeous pink glow around it! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Happy Little Stampers! Anita :)

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  9. So pretty with the soft pink and love the added splatters of pearl paint. Gorgeous card Betty! xx

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  10. I love the mother of pearl technique with this stamp combo. And spun sugar is the perfect colour choice, so elegant.
    Thanks for sharing at Happy Little Stampers, Anita x

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  11. This is so pretty, Betty! The mother of pearl on this beautiful hydrangea in soft pink looks just gorgeous!

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  12. beautiful card, betty... love how you used that gorgeous hydrangea (that set is on my wishlist!)!!

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  13. Love your card. Isn't that stamp set the best! I just got it and can't wait to play.

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