Sunday, September 15, 2013

Botanical Molten Pearls


I've discovered another technique I haven't tried - Molten Pearls.  (You can see a video of the technique here, in the SNS Tips and Techniques section.)    And what makes it even better is that it's published in the Creative Color for Card Making 2013 edition of CardMaker magazine!  (Squealing with delight! You can see it for youself on page 100.)   I've done a step by step photo tutorial as well.


 

To create this card, I used the Bamboo Floral Vase stamp from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  You can also get it in the Asain Leaf Robe stamp set.


First you need to decide what shape you want the base to be.  I used a Lifestyles Crafts nesting die set that came as part of a package for my shape, inked it up with VersaMark, and covered it with Copper embossing powder.  It may take two or three times to get the desired effect your looking for.  It should be shiny and smooth.






Once you're happy with it, ink up your image with Versamark and stamp it directly onto the embossed shape.  Cover it with a different color embossing powder (I used Forest Green), and heat emboss.  The new layer melts into the base layer and looks so cool.














The photo on the right is what it looks like when you're finished.

To complete the card, I matted it onto black cardstock using the next size up nesting die and used the third size up to cut a piece of vintage book page for my larger mat (I just turned it on it's side).  The seam binding ribbon was colored with Dylusions Ink Sprays and I added a vintage button threaded with paper floss on top.
If you haven't tried this technique yet, you really should.  I couldn't stop with just one card.

20 comments:

jimlynn said...

Anne, fantastic tutorial and a gorgeous card! Congrats on being published too!!! Very exciting. Love all the different layers of embossing you used to obtain this beauty.
Lynn

Donna Ellis said...

Congratulations, Anne! Love how smooth your coppery surface is, and the great texture from the image! Wonderful tutorial. I especially like how you moved your camera to capture different angles to feature what you are accomplishing! hugs, de

Donna Ellis said...

I'm Back! LOL Anne, you create wonderful tutorials. Have you ever considered using a tab at the top for your tips or tutorials? Thanks for doing this so clearly. xo

Brenda said...

great tutorial and awesome on getting published!!! It's such a kick - beautiful molten pearls too

Linda Simpson said...

Awesome card! Congratulations on being published and love the step by step tutorial too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

rachel said...

thanks for this - brilliant card - great technique x

Tammy said...

Wonderful news Anne, congratulations and well deserved! Fabulous technique!

Lena's Creations said...

Congratulations on being published and thank you for the great tutorial. I had never heard of this technique and now I can't wait to try it. Your card looks absolutely beautiful!
Lena
xxx

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

This is so lovely and bright ! Thank you so much for the tutorial !! I look forward to being inspired by you !

Mayra
Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

Shona Erlenborn said...

Awesome technique Anne. Great tutorial, and big congratulations on being published!

Eret said...

Thank you for step-by-step tutorial. I'll deffinately want to try it. Fantastic card!
Hugs,
Eret

nwilliams6 said...

Impressive! Wonderful tutorial, great idea, wonderful products! Congrats on being published - that is wonderful! Love the card! Hugz!

P.S. Allie loves UAB - she said it is way cooler than she could have imagined. I dropped in to see her Saturday and her room was spotless too - I was so proud! LOL!

Joan Ervin said...

What a fabulous card, Anne....love your tutorial, too...I'll have to give this a try!!! Congrats on being publishes...how awesome!!!!!!

Anne Harada said...

What a great example using this technique! I hadn't seen it before either! Thanks for the tutorial and sharing! Congrats on the publication too! What fun! Thanks again for stopping by my blog!!

tammy scott said...

I love the way you set up the techniques I looked at the video it was awesome Thanks

scrapngomobile said...

Great tutorial. I love when creative people share techniques. I can't wait to go through my stamps to find ones to use.

Thanks again,
Terri

Pat Garvin said...

That is an Awesome technique. Can't wait to try it.

Pat Garvin said...

That is an Awesome technique. Can't wait to try it.

Shelly Schmidt said...

How cool- LOVE the look of the technique- and I am going to have to give it a try! (you know me and techniques....).. I love the image and the framing you did and the colors too. Congrats on being published!

Ellen said...

Your a rock star Anne! Congrats on being published!! Fantastic tutorial and beautiful results!