Perfect Pearls Dusting is a technique I learned at Ranger U from Tim Holtz. Perfect Pearls are pearlescent powders, available in a multitude of colors from ellenhutson.com. They feature a built-in resin, allowing them to adhere to inks that do not dry immediately, to name two we are using today: Distress Inks or Perfect Medium.
For today's card I am simply brushing the powder over a stamped image to create a shimmery, yet masculine background.
Tim created a video demo utilizing the vast wonders of Ranger's Perfect Pearls here.
Perfect Medium is a 3" x 3" pad that works similarly to VersaMark or other watermark inks. It was designed by Ranger to be the perfect accompaniment with Perfect Pearls pigments, and it can be used as a resist ink, embossing or watermark ink as well.
Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold was dusted over the stamped areas using a clean, soft paintbrush.
To completely remove all traces of loose pigment powder from the cardstock, I found sweeping a large, clean makeup brush (designated for craft room use) works wonders.
...then the edges inked using Distress Vintage Photo ink.
I punched a circle using Crystal Clear Plastic - medium weight and a 1-3/4" circle punch. I finished this clock embellishment with a few pieces from Tim's Idea-ology line, detailed a few photos down.
Stamp the sentiment and clock from the Elements of Time set onto white cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink.
Ink up the same way as the clock - first with Distress Antique Linen ink...
...followed by Distress Vintage Photo ink.
Distress the edges of the cardstock sentiment using Tim's paper distresser. This tool is a quick and efficient way to distress cardstock, photos, chipboard, and so forth. The blade is titanium.
Ink the distressed, frayed edges of the cardstock sentiment using Distress Walnut Stain ink.
Stamp the sentiment again onto a white cardstock scrap using Jet Black Archival Ink, and cut out key words or phrases. Completely ink the trimmed words with Distress Aged Mahogany using an ink blending tool.
Add Tim's Mini Fasteners to the mahogany strips once adhered in place over the aged sentiment panel.
Finished card - measures 5-1/2" square. To create the clock embellishment, align the cardstock and plastic circles, then punch a hole through the center of both layers using a 1/16" hole punch. Layer one of Tim's Sprocket Gears and a Game Spinner using a brad that is included with the Game Spinners.
This cardstock combination is excellent for sympathy cards as well.
The card front sentiment could be a birthday or even retirement. Sentiment is from Hero Arts Birthday Messages. Thank you for stopping by Ellen's CLASSroom blog today!