Powdered Pearls and Pearl Ex Resist

Autumn had a super tutorial over at Stamps and Stencils last week, and I thought I'd give it a try.
It involves something I have had around here for many years and was very popular way back when.... Powdered Pearls and Pearl Ex........remember them??
She gave a really good tutorial on this technique.  I did  take some step out photos, but hers are much better and explained really well......so take a moment and check out her blog or the post she has on  Stamps and Stencils

Here is my background all inked and then stamped with an embossing ink.
Once the Powdered Pearls were added and then gently wiped away it leave a shinny pearled print.  Sorry about the messy desk......*grin*  I was having too much fun to really care about the mess!!
The first finished card...............still working on those dreaded sympathy cards......but determined to get a stock pile of them into the card box. Of course scanner will not pick up the shimmer the powdered pearls leave.....:((((

A more masculine version, also using the same stamp for the background of the card base.

This last one combines this technique with the one in my last post.
NOW, I am DONE making sympathy cards, I pray that I never have to use them all OR make an other one in my life!
I can't figure out why my scanner gave me some fuzzy scans on these cards, everything is much crisper in RL.
I hope you do take a minute and check out the original post for this technique and leave Autumn a little love too.
Inky Hugs


  1. Hi Krisha, I love the technique. You've achieved very beautiful finished pieces. Barbxx

  2. I have those pearly products and rarely use them and I'm always looking for sympathy card ideas, so I am bookmarking this post and the one before it. Thank you, Krisha! Your cards are all exceptional!! In fact, I'm going to start a sympathy folder because they are all so CASEable!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

  3. Such pretty cards Krisha... PearlEx may be old school but i have never used it so its new to ME..! Love to learn new techniques. My scans are not fuzzy but right now my printer/scanner is not talking to my computer...ggrrrr.... I think sometimes a card that has a lot of shimmer to it makes it difficult for the scanner/computer to focus... don't you? Hugs! deb


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