Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Mother of Pearl technique on French Foliage

We sure are having some beautiful weather lately, and the cooling down at night and warming up in the day brings fall to mind so I broke out the leaf stamps. French Foliage is one of my favorite stamp sets, not just my favorite leaf set. I used a technique on this card called Mother of Pearl. After stamping the card, I applied Frost White Shimmer Paint to it using a piece of cellophane wrap. I made a video for you to learn the technique. It doesn't photograph well but it will WOW your card recipients!

Stamp sets - French Foliage
Card Stock - Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
Ink - Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Always Artichoke, Riding Hood Red
Accessories - 3/8" Crumb Cake taffeta ribbon, Stampin' Sponge, Frost White Shimmer Paint, cellophane wrap, bowl

inside of card

When I made the video, I forgot to sponge the edges of the Very Vanilla card stock after I stamped all the leaves but before I applied the Shimmer Paint.


  1. Ooooh...aaaah - so pretty in person too. Love the shimmer effect!

  2. Beautiful! You know I love this set. Now I HAVE to have it. :) I always love your videos.