Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Pearly Crystal Examples

Hi Guys!

I hope you've all had a wonderful Tuesday...it was a bit scary here earlier. We had some really nasty storms roll through ~ thunder, lightening, the works. I'm a bit of a chicken when it comes to thunderstorms. It's all over now and the sun is setting beautifully as I type!

Are you all going to look for the Perseid meteor shower tonite? It's supposed to be beautiful! I'm going to try to check it out and see what I can see. Hopefully all the lingering clouds will have moved on so the sky is clear.

Tomorrow we're hitting the State Fair :) I can't wait! I am excited ~ the animals, sights, sounds, GREAT FOOD - lol!! We go each year ~ it sort of marks the end of summer since Bob will start school usually the following week :( He's going to be a Junior this year. I'm not ready for him to go back ~ we have too much fun together and he's growing up so fast. He's so adult ~ I know it's a good thing but he's my baby. It sounds silly but I'm sure some of you know what I mean.

Anyway, I've got a few examples of the Pearly Crystal technique...

This example was made on black cardstock just as I demonstrated yesterday. I wish I could show you how shimmery it is in person. It looks so flat in the photo but the colors just pop IRL.

Pearl Crystals 001

For this example I used the back side of some teal Bazzill cardstock.

Pearl Crystals 004

The butterfly is also the back of some Bazzill cs.

Pearl Crystals 006

The final example is my favorite... it's made using a large background stamp I found at Hobby Lobby. I used several metallic colors of Perfect Pearls and it just looks amazing in person. I haven't finished the card because I'm not sure what occasion I want to use it for.

Pearl Crystals 007

So there you go...hope this little bit of inspiration nudges you to dust off your Perfect Pearls and give it a try!

I'll be back on Thursday with another Perfect Pearls technique that I hope you'll enjoy :)

Till then friends ~ stay crafty.

1 comment:

  1. Fabulous samples! I totally love the effect in the background piece in the bottom picture. Must give this a go!!


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