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Monday, October 26, 2015

MIM with Perfect Pearls!

Lizzie has a video over HERE showing a great use of Perfect Pearls..go check it out.
I used Harvest Berries and added several different perfect pearls to the leaves.
A neighbor has about 9 of these in her yard, and they are just starting to turn color.  These are gorgeous trees in the fall.
I wanted to show you the side view so you could see all the shimmer from the perfect pearls.  I stamped the image with a rock n roll technique to get a couple of colors on the leaves, then I wiped the stamp clean and reinked with versamark...of course I used my Misti to stamp these!!  The I added the perfect pearls with the paint brush. I used 'forever green', perfect gold, perfect copper and forever red.  I stamped the sentiment with simply chartreuse, then I selectively stamped it again with versarmark ( I covered up some of the words with tape before stamping with versarmark) and then putting some perfect copper over the "Remember" word. This is such a beautiful card with all the shine to it.  My Dad's sister turns 92 this Friday, I think I will send it to her, she is such a sweet and caring lady!
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great week!
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21 comments:

  1. beautiful card- I've never seen one of these trees

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  2. WOW!!! absolutely beautiful Colleen, It shimmers so nicely Have a blessed day

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  3. Good Idea to use that stamp...job well done.

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  4. Colleen, this is stunning! I love the blended colors on these leaves and the addition of the perfect pearls is WOW! I so can't wait to give this a try!

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  5. So pretty! I've always been fascinated by the gingko tree. Your card is stunning.

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  6. WOW! This is gorgeous! I love the shimmer the Perfect Pearls gives.

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  7. Beautiful, Colleen! I love the colors you used and the overall design of your card! It makes me want to go buy some perfect pearls so I can participate :)

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  8. Stunning card, Colleen! I do love Harvest Berries & the colors you've used! Mine is 1/2 done--need to get it finished.

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  9. This is a wow card, Colleen. Love how you used the rock 'n roll technique on those gorgeous leaves. Looks like I'm going to have to cave and get some Perfect Pearls :)

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  10. Oh I love how your second photo shows the shimmer ! What a gorgeous card and I think your aunt will love it if you decide to send it to her. 92! Happy Birthday!

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  11. This is stunning Colleen! LOVE all the shimmer to your card and all the different colors you used! I bought this stamp set when it first came out and have rarely used it because the few times I tried I didn't like what I came up with...I love what you did though and am going to have to get it back out and try again! Lovely, lovely card!! :0)

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  12. What beautiful shimmer you got on your leaves, Colleen! Gorgeous, gorgeous card!

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  13. Absolutely beautiful Colleen! Love that you used different colours of the Perfect Pearls. Great take on the challenge.

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  14. Eeeek that is so so pretty <3, shimmer is amazing <3

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  15. Wow, I am blown away by your use of perfect pearls! LOVE it!
    Anni

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  16. What a pretty card and wonderful sentiment. I love this. Thank you so much for your thoughts, comments and prayers. I know I am doing the right thing. It is just hard because he doesn't think anything is wrong with him. I hope he settles in soon so I can go visit. I hope your dad is doing well and getting around carefully. A broken rib hurts all the time so I hope that is healing for him.

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  17. Oh my, Colleen, your Harvest Berries look fabulous with all your techniques. Great idea enhancing the sentiment the way you did also. Might have to CASE this one. : )

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  18. Love the colors of these leaves and the shimmer and shine!

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