Sunday, January 24, 2010

Shabby Chic With PEARLZ On Top!

I am absolutely loving these new Teresa Collins Pearlz! They are thick and creamy and more opaque than regular Shimmerz, with a pearly finish. The colors are very "Shabby Chic" to me and I used several of them to create this card. Here is a list of supplies as well as a step by step:
  • White cardstock
  • Swirl background stamp
  • Brown stamp pad
  • Shimmerz Spritz
  • TC Shimmerz Pearlz
  • Vintage lace
  • Decorative tape
  • Embellishments for collage (i.e. fabric scraps, tulle, ribbon, charms, pins, images)
  • Adhesives

Cut your white cardstock 8 1/2 x 5 1/2. Score and fold at 4 1/4. Stamp background with Swirl stamp using "Vintage Photo" colored Distress Ink. Spritz with "Bed of Roses" Shimmerz Spritz and dry with embossing gun. Use a dauber or a paintbrush to paint the edges of card using TC Pearlz in "Crafty". Next embellish with vintage lace and decorative tape. Use a paintrush to paint over the entire background, including lace and tape, using TC Pearlz in "Pearl". Cut a heart out of music paper and paint over the top with TC Pearlz in "Morning Mist", wrinkle and flatten. With what is left on your paintbrush from that "Morning Mist", dry brush a few edges and top of card again. Add heart and various other embellishments in a collage like fashion. Happy Sunday!

Lori S.