Friday, May 31, 2019

Pearl Ex Poinsettias

Ho, ho, ho.

It's time for another Christmas card.

While at the retreat, Loll showed us ways to use those shimmery Pearl Ex powders.

One way to use them is with a stencil and that's what I did here.

I taped the stencil down to my mat and pressed a Versamark pad all over the stencil.
Then I removed the stencil and sprinkled heat and stick powder over it
and heated it up with the heat tool.  This left a sticky image.

Then I used a soft brush to pick up some Pearl Ex powder and brushed it over the image.
 It was tricky getting the different colors.

I cut the piece down and added three layers of the die cut sentiment that I stacked
for added dimension.

Some gold Dazzling Details in the center of the flowers and
Wink of Stella on the words added even more shimmer.

I'm taking this over to Rudolph Days where Scrappy Mo has an
Anything Goes Christmas challenge each month from the 25th to the end of the month.
We were thrilled to get to meet her at the retreat!  She is as lovely in person as she is on her blog!
She's the one in the middle, peeking out from behind Darnell and Trina.

Maureen and Dolly (Darnell)

I'm also going to enter at Jingle Belles where the challenge is TEXT ME.
I hope the die cut sentiment is enough to qualify.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Card Recipe
Paper:   Neenah (Natural 110 lb. Classic Crest), Shaded Spruce (SU)
Other:  Floral Trio Stencil (Magenta), Pearl Ex, Heat and Stick Powder, Dazzling Details (SU), WOS, Holiday Words Script Dies (TH)


Marcia Hill said...

What a GORGEOUS card Bonnie!! I have a whole set of Pearl Ex powders that I rarely ever use and a container of SU! heat & stick powder that I think is from 1999 that I'm definitely going to have to get out and try this technique! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

marilyn said...

Why do we have Christmas cards in every month? Seems to diminish the unique quality of the season...IMHO. Nice to see Pearl Ex though...

jimlynn said...

What a neat technique with those powders. The card is so pretty and festive looking. Love it!

Mac Mable said...

Such a unique and beautiful card with a fabulous technique x

Jenny L said...

Hi Bonnie,
Happy Rudolf Days.
What a very supr technique and it looks so bright and glittery too.
The products used to make this super design and technique sound wonderful.
Love your retreat photo and the one with Maureen it is so lovely to put a face to that lovely lady aat last.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Nstiz said...

I would never have thought to use this technique and use the Heat and Stick with Pearl Ex. Great work separating the colors and I love the results. Thanks for sharing the steps to do this!

Christine Alexander said...

I really need to use this stencil Bonnie, I love the three images your beautiful card is so inspirational :)

scrappymo! said...

I love this gorgeous card! Thanks for reminding me how to make it. Susan was explaining when i visited with you all, but it is easy to forget in the hustle and bustle of greeting everyone.

I have pearl ex powders so as soon as I recover I am going to try this technique!

So good to meet you, Bonnie!!!
Thanks for taking part in the May Rudolph Days Challenge.

SmilynStef said...

Wow ... what a cool technique ... it produced absolutely gorgeous holiday blooms ... so glad you got TEXT-y with us at Jingle Belles.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such beautiful poinsettias and a fantastic card.
Thanks for joining in at the Rudolph days challenge this month.

Sue xx

Jo said...

So clever. Pearl ex on the sticky EP is a must try ...since you created this totally incredible Christmas beauty. You gals look great, full of beautiful energy going on in these special faces. Eat, sleep, craft REPEAT doesn't get better than that with this talented bunch! xxx

lauren bergold said...

oh my gosh, what a beautiful effect with the stencil and pearl x! those blossoms are incredible! so pleased you could get texty with us at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

Pat said...

Wow, what a fantastic result using the Pearl Ex powders on these beautiful poinsettias, and the three layer die cut sentiment with the added sparkle really stands out. Gorgeous Bonnie! I'm pleased you had a great time at the retreat and that you managed to meet Maureen too. x

Loll said...

Beatuiful stenciled poinsettias, Bonnie. Great work with what turned out to be, a challenging technique. It was so great to meet Maureen. xx

BożenA said...

Great brushos and stencil work. Your card is perfectly designed.
I envy you such wonderful meetings in the group of craft friends. It must be a great experience, to be able to share and learn from others.