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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

May 1st Michael's Card Tricks Class featuring Perfect Pearls

After finishing the Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry 101 class I was motivated to pull out my Perfect Pearls and do some cards. The new Recollections fluttery paper and butterfly stamp set seems like a 'perfect' fit. These are the samples of the cards we'll be making in the class. Registration is $25 and you make two each of five unique cards.

First up is a beautiful new paper that is embossed stripes on one side and script words appropriate for flying things (like flutter, twitter, etc.) on the other. On this card I used the embossed stripes, layered a solid coordinating paper which is punched in the corners with a Martha Stewart punch, stamped with Perfect Medium, and coated with Perfect Pearls. I cut one of the words from the opposite side and popped it with foam tape. Love it.

Next up used the same technique. This card has patterned and solid papers layered with the top layer die cut with a Spellbinders die. Again, the image is stamped with Perfect Medium and coated with Perfect Pearls. A small tag is popped to finish the image. Here is a close up of the image which shows the beautiful shimmer of the Perfect Pearls.

The third card uses another beautiful new paper. This 12x12 image comes with six beautiful prints and this entire patterned layer is one sixth of the page. Great value since they are 7 for a dollar this week. There is a simple punch of purple and green and the top layer is embossed in gold them painted with Perfect Pearls mixed with water. This is fun technique; one that never grows old.
In a similar fashion this card is embossed but with black embossing powder on black paint. The Perfect Pearls paints reflect so wonderfully off the dark paper. Stunning.

And last but not least is a technique covers a dark paper, in this case navy, with stripes of dry Perfect Pearls which you 'lift' off with the Perfect Medium. It's tricky not to let the powder mix with the ink here or you get more of the first technique than this one. The more I look at this card the more I think that the top portion needs a focal image so I'll be adding a small adjustment to the sample before class.

Sign up for this fun class at Michael's in Latham. You only need scissors and adhesive. If you have Perfect Pearls and can bring your brush set, that would be helpful. Also, if you have a craft mat or a paint palette, that would helpful also. See you there.

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