Friday, September 3, 2010

Technique Swap: Faux Mother of Pearl

This is the technique swap I am doing for the Utica shoebox swap. I am mailing in my swaps, since I cannot be there in person. The shoebox swap is happening on the day of my daughter's birth, the daughter that we lost. We always turn off all electronics on that day and dedicate it to her, usually by going for a long hike if the weather is good. Anywho...

Close-up of the faux mother of pearl - check out that shimmer!

I think it would be cool to combine this technique with some seashell images.

Stamps: Dream Gardens; Paper: Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla; Ink: Blush Blossom, Apricot Appeal, Black Stazon; Accessories: Pearl White Metallic acrylic paint (craft store which I always call the "crap" store, haha), Plastic wrap, Sponges, Scallop Trim border punch, Pearl Jewels, Coluzzle, Backgrounds I Texturz plate, Scallop #2 die, Big Shot.

Thanks for stopping by!

9 comments:

Karen said...

Very cool. I've always wanted to do a technique book for myself. Love this card!

Tinkerin In Ink said...

So pretty! There is just something so satisfying about a good technique :)

Cindy said...

That's a technique I haven't tried yet, and it is truly lovely! TFS!

Sandi said...

Beautiful!! I still don't have this stamp set but really need to get it on my next order, so I can CASE this technique. My thoughts will be with you as your celebrate your daughter.
Hugs,
Sandi Dailey
gdailey@concentric.net

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Cool! Do you think it would work with our shimmer paint? I'll have to try--no craft store around here! I love it!

Holly said...

One of my favorite techniques, I haven't done this in ages.. And a perfect set to use with it..

Tilly said...

It's very pretty Heidi. I like the tech card almost as much as the technique. My heart will be with you on the 11th and we'll miss you at the swap.

Yapha said...

Gorgeous card! That technique looks fun! I'm sorry for your loss.

Kim P said...

so elegant! I have never tried this technique...but I need to!