Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Pearl Metal Mixative Wedding Card

Today I wanted to share the technique I used to create this classic, elegant Wedding Card.

Metal Mixative Wedding Card

Usually the only time you see Adirondack Metal Mixatives being used it is paired with one or more colors of Adirondack Alcohol Ink.  While this is a great way to give your project a beautiful metallic flair it's not the only way these mixatives can be used.  

I used the Pearl Metal Mixative to create an ethereal background for the stamped image on this angelic wedding card.  This technique is quick, easy and yields stunning results every time!

NOTE: Please keep in mind that I am using black glossy cardstock from Ranger.  You of course can use other types of glossy black cardstock but I can't guarantee you'll get the same results.  Various manufactures finish their glossy cardstock with a variety of coatings; all react differently to the Alcohol Inks/Metal Mixatives.


Metal Mixative - Pearl - Ranger
Ink Applicator & Felt - Ranger
Black Glossy Cardstock - Ranger
Embossing Ink - Ranger
Queen's Gold Embossing Powder - Ranger
Dress Stamp - Hero Arts
Sentiment - TAC
Specialty Gold Paper - Unknown
Flowers - Jolee's
Heat It Craft Tool - Ranger


1. Cut a 4x4 square from the black glossy cardstock. 

2. Apply 1-2 dots of Metal Mixative to your felt.  Pounce the ink on the cardstock without overlapping too much.  Gently blow on the ink to speed drying as you pounce.  I like to work from the center outward for the initial coating.

3. You should have a very light coating of the Pearl mixative on the cardstock.  If desired go back and add a second (or third) coating of ink over the first, again blowing to speed drying.     Stop adding ink when you are satisfied with the look.   I like to leave a bit of the black cardstock peeking through the ink for a bit of faux texture and depth.

4.  Let the inks dry completely!!!!  I know these inks dry quickly but you've got to be absolutely sure that they are dry before you move onto the stamping stage.  If the inks aren't completely dry you'll end up with a giant golden blob....trust me on this.... I speak from experience - LOL!!

5. After your inks have dried, stamp the desired image on the cardstock using embossing ink. 

6. Sprinkle with embossing powder, shake off excess & heat to melt the powder.

7. Stamp the sentiment on a separate piece of black glossy cardstock; sprinkle with ep's; shake off excess & heat to melt.

8. Mount the dress, sentiment and card base on specialty gold cardstock.

9.  Assemble the card and add flowers.


  1. Very elegant and beautiful card. This should be the wedding gift. :o)

  2. well roni..there ya go again..lol..wowzers!! another must try.
    hmmm where can i fit in a"must try" day..lol...tfs..my mail will be posted to you friday..was waiting to see if our postal service was going on strike or noe..so watch for it hun..loves ya

  3. I love the elegance of your wedding card. That is really fabulous. Well done. :)

  4. What a beautiful effect and just in time for wedding season!

  5. Your wedding card is stunning!!

  6. Roni -

    I love it when you show us how to use products we have differently. We get more bang for our buck! This card is just lovely and I have to say that the dress stamp is so versatile. Awesome card!

    Elaine Allen


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