Monday, September 27, 2010

Ippity Hop Monday... Authentic Man and Perfect Pearls

Good Morning!  I'm so glad fall is here and the crisp, cool weather has finally arrived!  After such a hot summer, this cool air is just so refreshing and crafting is so much more enjoyable.  A few weeks ago I read a post about Perfect Pearls and after viewing  a few videos and seeing some examples, I decided to give this product a try.  In case you've never heard of Perfect Pearls, this article gives a good explanation of the product and how to use it.  So here is my first attempt at using Perfect  Pearls:


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The car and the blue circle are both dusted with Perfect Pearls. For this card I used this wonderful male oriented stamp set;  Authentic Man.   I don't know if you can tell from the pictures, but the stamped images have a sheen to them. Under a lamp or next to a sunny window, the dusted  images have a pretty reflective shine.   You can also mix the Perfect Pearls with water to paint with, or you can make a  mist and spray your stamped project  to give it a shimmery effect.  For the rest of the card I used a background stamp from CHF for the distressed grid background and  the map paper is from October Afternoon.  Here is close up of the stamp set used on this card:




If you've used Perfect Pearls before, let me know how you like it.  It seems like a fun product to give your projects a special effect.   To continue along the hop click HERE.  Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a wonderful week!

Susan

17 comments:

Bogner's said...

I love all those layers! Looks Fabulous!

Morissa Sweeney (SCS - stampinsweeney) said...

Great masculine card! I need to start creating with this set!

Lone Pine Designs said...

I've not heard of this product before...thanks for sharing...great masculine card too!

{jennie} said...

Great card! I'm not sure what perfect pearls are...may have to check them out!

Banu said...

Very neat card. Loved the design.

Eva said...

This is one fabulous masculine card and thanks for reminding me of the Perfect Pearls, mine are all tucked away, but they are fun, aren't they?

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Fantastic masculine card, Susan!

Chris said...

this is fabulous!

Martha said...

so so cute.

Kelly Landers said...

What a great masculine card!! Love those perfect pearls in that color!

Elisabeth said...

Great masculine card, love the retro feel from the offset circles. I LOVE perfect pearls...add a pinch with some reinker to a mister and you've got an awesome shimmery mist, any color combo you want!

Rona said...

great manly card - I have perfect pearls and don't use them too often!! I need to pull them out again!!

lynn said...

i've never seen this product, but have heard of some, who used it for the mists--which i want to try sometime. and susan, your guy card, is just wonderful:)

FibreJunky said...

Great guy card! The colours are perfect, the stamps are perfect and the dp is perfect!

Angie Blom said...

what a great card Susan.. I love the layers. that paper is just wonderful.

NoraAnne said...

Really great card! I love all the details and great use of the Perfect Pearls!

Anne said...

LOVE the circle details around the car!!! I have to try that.

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