Sunday, April 29, 2018

Distress Oxides with Perfect Pearl

It is such an honor to be invited to participate in the Coffee and Cards Collaboration with Celeste of Crafting Junky and Deb of Meticulosity. Below is the photo inspiration for this month's collaboration.

The sentiment on this photo is very timely. It is supposed to be spring but sometimes the temperature still dips down so we can't really put the winter jackets away for the season. 

On to the card, I am using a black cardstock panel, measuring 51/2" x 4 1/4", I positioned the hello die cut from the Concord and 9th Say Hello Die to help in placement of the stamped flowers. The stamp I am using is from Ellen Hutson Bold Blooms stamp set. I stamped thhe flowers and leaf using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide in Worn Lipstick, Wilted Violet and Peeled Paint. I created masks for the flowers to be able to stamp the leaf close to the flower, making it appear like the leaf is at the back of the flower. Distress Oxide has pigment ink properties. While the inked impression is still weit, I pounced Perfect Pearl to the stamped flowers and leaves using the same color. I spritz this panel with water to set the Perfect Pearl. I am not sure if the Oxide Inks reacted to the spritz ,lof water having Perfect Pearl on top of it. But I like the look of Oxide Ink on dark colored cardstock.

For the sentiment, I adhered a white cardstock on double adhesive sheet. I die cut the bold hello with the adhesive side on top. I peeled off the release paper and poured Elizabeth Craft Designs Cool Diamond Silk Microfine glitter on it. After shaking off the excess, I rubbed my finger on the glitter to set it and at the same time, the friction activates the silky feel of the glitter. I removed the excess glitter using a Swiffer cloth.

I adhered this to the center of the stamped panel. I trimmed off an eight of an inch from each sides so I can matte this onto another black cardstock.

Since my glitter is already out, I adhered a double sided tape to all four sides of a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" black cardstock. I poured the same Microfine glitter over the tape. Just like what I did on the sentiment, I rubbed the glitter to set it. I adhered the stamped panel onto this using fun foam for some dimension.

I embossed a sub-sentiment on black cardstock using white embossing powder. The sentiment is from Hero Arts Stamp and Cuts Hello Coordinating set. I trimmed this into a strip and cut the edges to create a banner. I adhered this below the hello die cut.

I added Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Confetti Mix as last detail.


As I've mentioned, this collaboration will not be complete without coffee. My photo features my all-time and only favorite coffee from Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha, non-fat and no-whip. 

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you've checked on Celeste and Deb's photo inspired creations and their featured coffee or tea as well.

Have a blessed and brilliant day!

Maria Giselle B.

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1 comment:

  1. Maria, thank you so much for joining Deb and myself this month for our collaboration! Your card is absolutely the shimmer the Perfect Pearls gives the background!