Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sense of Time in Mother of Pearl

Some cards are just so much fun to create and this is one of them.  I started with a piece of Very Vanilla paper then inked the Memory Box Flourish stamp with VersaMark then Crumb Cake and embossed with clear embossing powder and a heat gun.

To create the background, I placed a small amount of Metallic Pearl Acrylic Paint on a paint palette then bunched up a piece of Saran Wrap and dipped it into the Pearl Acrylic Paint.  I started tapping on my paper to transfer the paint leaving some areas uncovered.  I sponged Distressed Antique Linen with some Soft Suede around the edges.  This technique is called Faux Mother of Pearl and you can find the tutorial here on SCS.

Next, I cut a Spellbinders Classic Circle from Very Vanilla and stamped the clock in VersaMark with Basic Black and embossed it with clear embossing powder and a heat gun.  I then did the same technique on the background, but added Distressed Scattered Straw to the smaller circle of the clock face.  This circle was adhered to a Classic Scalloped Circle in Basic Black then I added two gold brads.

Since I didn’t want to cover up the pretty flourish I cut a small piece of 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Kraft and placed it diagonally in the corner.  I added a bow with gold cording to hang my Tim Holtz idea-ology Sprocket Gear.

I have taken several pictures so you can see the background.  I never thought this Sense of Time stamp set could look so elegant.

Thank you for stopping by and spending time with me.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Sense of Time, Memory Box Vintage Scroll                                    
Paper:  Desert Storm, Basic Black, Very Vanilla                            
Ink:  Vintage Scroll - Crumb Cake with VersaMark and Clear EP, Background - Adirondack Acrylic Pearl Paint with Saran Wrap then sponged with Distressed Antique Linen; Clock - Basic Black with Clear EP; Inner Clock sponged with Distressed Scattered Straw; Sponging around edges - Soft Suede
Accessories:  3/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Kraft, American Crafts Medium Gold Brad, SU Gold Brad, Tim Holtz idea-ology Sprocket Gear in Antique Gold, Gold Cording, Large Classic Circles #6, Small Classic Circles #5, Edge Distresser, Bow-Easy 
Techniques:  Embossing, Sponging, Faux Mother of Pearl

18 comments:

Gemma said...

Stunning! I will have to find time to give this technique a try.
Gem
x

Becky said...

Fabulous card Donna, wonderful technique..

Dana said...

Just like everything you make, this one too is classy and elegant! I love it!
Hugs~
Dana

Anne Marie said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Donna! This is one of the most beautiful cards I have seen with this technique yet. All of your details are perfect! :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

your card is very elegant donna, like the colors.


greetings karin

The Mama Monkey said...

Wowza girlfriend...this is stunning!

Jeanne said...

You have such an eleant way about you - the decor, table settings and your cards! Wish I could come visit. :)

Cindy said...

Donna, this is absolutely beautiful!! I love how you added the ribbon. Your previous post was also beautiful!! I love pizelles!!

Carrie Sampsel said...

Beautiful card!! It''s so elegant. I love that stamp set and use it often.
www.carriesscrapyard.com

Paige said...

Stunning card Donna! Love the elegant design.

Rhonda Langley said...

Stunning card! Love all the soft colors you put together!

Jennipher Lowery said...

Very beautiful. Thanks for sharing that wonderful technique!

Pam~ said...

Oh Donna, this is absolutely gorgeous! Wow, I'm at a loss for words! Love everything about your card!!!

Janet said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving such sweet comments. Love your blog. Lets follow each other. Hugs, Janet

Connie B. said...

Your card is fabulous. Love the technique. I hope to try it soon. The color combo works well with the clock face. Very pretty.

Gloria Cardoza said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for the inspiration. I will finally use this stamp set Thank you for visiting me and your nice comments at my blog. Have a blessed Resurrection Sunday.

Polished Moxie said...

Stunning card. Your use of the clock and stamping techniques is inspired.

gale said...

This is beautiful. Love that scroll at the top.

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