Friday, 16 March 2012

Faux Mother of Pearl Congratulations

Happy Friday Everyone.

My card today is for two challenges.  

follow the sketch and/or mash it up using the faux Mother of Pearl technique.  There's a tutorial on the challenge site. 

and the other challenge is CASual Fridays and for this week - 

CFC44:  It's as Easy as 1-2-3  Create a Clean And Simple project using 
1. A Pattern
2.  An Image
3.  A Sentiment
Sound easy?  Remember to keep it CAS!

So onto the card.  

The card base is Basic Black with a mat of Very Vanilla.  I wrapped some Rose red seam binding around the middle and tied a bow.  Then stamped Congratulations from Occasional Quotes (a retired set) in Basic Black.  

I punched out a scalloped circle in Basic Black with the 2 3/8" scallop circle punch and added a Basic Pearl to all the scallops. I punched a circle of very Vanilla with the 1 3/4" circle punch.  Then using Frost White Shimmer Paint dabbed a pattern with some kitchen roll to make the faux Mother of Pearl.  Once dry I stamped a heart from I {heart} hearts in Jet Back Stazon. 

Here's a close up to show the faux mother of pearl -

On the inside I've layered some Very Vanilla on Rose Red card to tie in with the ribbon on the front.  I've left it blank meantime until I decide why it's congratulations. 

Still time to join my Stampers 6 club starting in April.  This is a good time to join the club because there are lots of good things coming from Stampin' Up! in the next couple of months.   You can e mail me on to book your place. 

Supplies used
All Stampin' Up unless otherwise stated

Card - Basic Black, Rose Red, Very Vanilla
Ink  - Basic Black, Stazon Black
Stamps - I {heart} hearts, Occasional Quotes
Ribbon - Rose Red Seam Binding
Punch - 2 3/8" Scallop Punch, 1 3/4" circle
Other - Basic Pearls, Frost White Shimmer Paint

If you would like to order any of the above or the other supplies from the current catalogues then please get in touch either by e mail or call 07827923123.  I would be delighted to help you with your crafty projects.  Oh and don't forget to let me know which one of the free sets from Sale-A-Bration that you would like if your order reaches £45. x


Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Aileen, this is simply lovely. Gorgeous card and I love your colour choice.

Kasey ~ in Oz
Friday Mashup DT

Suze Bain said...

This is gorgeous Aileen, very elegant and I LOVE the ribbon. xx

Kim P said...

Great card! Love the clean look. The basic pearls are a nice touch with the mother of pearl technique!

Thn for playing the Friday Mashup! Don't forget to visit the DT blogs for a chance to win blog candy!

Monica said...

How classic - love the colour scheme.

Monica xxx

Michele Gross said...

Really lovely! Happy you played with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

craftattack said...

Beautiful and very elegant card! Love the faux MOP technique! Valerie


So elegant and classy Aileen - the mother-of-pearl technique is fabulous, and so is the SU ribbon!
Hugs, Sylvia x

Vicky Hayes said...

Such a lovely technique Aileen - your card is so pretty! Vicky x

Margaret said...

Beautiful card Aileen
Margaret x

Wishcraft said...

Beautiful card Aileen, such an elegant design :o) Lisa x

Jenny said...

I need to check that technique out but I can see the effect works how you've used it in your design and such a neat bow to :0)
Jenny x

Katina said...

Gorgeous card - so elegant!

Heidi Baks said...

Beautiful CAS card! Beautiful sheen on your main image! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup.

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Very pretty - really cool technique!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays - we're so glad you did!!

Rita said...

Beautiful card! I love the way you combined the sketch and the technique. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining The Friday Mashup this week.


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