Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas Card for Fabulous Friday Fun 12-2-11

*Click here for my Challenge with a prize

Welcome to another Fabulous Friday. This week I am going to show you a couple ways I used Liquid Pearls by Ranger Industries.

I have lots of pictures to share with you today. But the first one I want to share is a card I made for the I Did it Creations challenge on 11-19-11. I used White Opal Liquid Pearls on the snow portion of the snow lady. A DT member asked what I used and that is where this post comes in. (Image by Robyn's Fetish-Bella Da Snowlady)

I'm going to use Robyn's Fetish image called Snow Wagon.

Here is a picture of the other supplies I used for this card. I use wax paper to blend all the ingredients for this first technique.

I take the ink pad and flip it upside down on the wax paper.

From there I add Liquid Pearls off to the side of the ink and then spray water by the two.

The paintbrush draws a little bit from each the ink, water, and Liquid Pearls. Mix them together before you begin to paint on to your image.

The next step is to paint in your image using the mixture of the three. I started with Tea Dye ink and Platinum Pearls.

For a bit of shadowing I made another spot on my wax paper using Vintage Photo distressing ink with the Platinum Pearls.

You have to move quickly with this mixture because it dries quickly. When the mixture is wet you can move it around well however, once it is dry, it is what it is. For the wheels, I used Walnut Stain ink with Platinum Pearls and water too. The gears of the wheel could no longer be seen once I painted over them but that was OK-you will see why in a few photos.

I colored in the heart using Barn Door Distressing ink, water, and White Opal Liquid Pearls. I then started into making the snow. Just squirt some into the area you want the texture and use the tip to push it close to the lines of the image and to give it a swirl effect.

You can see in this last one that I went around the lines of the image to give the snow more depth.

Next, I made the ground snow covered by using the White Opal Liquid Pearls.

Here is my final card where you can see I placed glittery chipboard dots in place of the gears on the wheels.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges: winter holiday sentiment from the 1st to the 14th)-Let it snow

This second example will be quick. I used the Christmas Cookie image by Robyn's Fetish.
I painted the cookie with a combination of Tea Dye and Antique Linen Distressing inks and water with Perfect Pearls. Then I colored the frosting of the cookie with a paintbrush using Platinum Liquid Pearls and water. From there I used the White Opal Liquid Pearls and made the frosting swirls. I painted in the dots with Barn Door Red and water because I wasn't sure if my rhinestones would cover the entire circle.

Then like a silly girl I put the rhinestones on with my iRock and thought I should use a Spellbinders die on this cute little cookie. Lol. The rhinestones cracked and dented my Cuttlebug plate. However, my rhinestones sparkle like diamonds now. Maybe I will try and take another picture in the daylight so you can see them better. I thought it was pretty funny.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges: Clause is coming Christmas colors {red, green and gold or silver}
{I bought the Spellbinder die from your store}

For this week I am done but for next week I have a few other things to use Liquid Pearls for. Don't forget to check out my FFF special prize due Jan 1st, 2012:)


  1. Fab job on both cards and great instructions! Thanks for sharing your creations with us at HSI this week :)

  2. Great job - these cards are fabulous =) Love all that sparkle! Thanks for joining the Sisterhood of Crafters for our Polka Dot Challenge!

  3. Wow, Cindy, they are both PHENOMENAL. I think I will be having a mini shopping spree and getting some TH distress inks (finally!!!), some glimmer mist, liquid pearls, and some crackle paint. Now that you have shown me a few techniques, I feel I would know more how to use them....LOL!

  4. Both of these are fantastic! Fun, festive images and great techniques! Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs! :)

  5. Both look gorgeous, I think I need to get some liquid pearls!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
    Hus Shell xx

  6. What a wonderful technique! Both of your cards look amazing! I love that you shared it with us! Thank you for joining us at Hooked on Craft Challenges.


  7. Fab! Love the spots for this weeks challenge at charisma! Good luck! Emma x

  8. WOW ... awesome techniques & creations! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘POLKA DOT’ challenge and please come back again soon!

    one of the 'Sistahs'

  9. Oh! these are both great.. loving the sparkle!
    what a sweet snow wagon!
    Thanks for playing along with us in the Sassy Winter Challenge!

  10. Beautiful, beautiful cards! And I love the pictures that show the process. Love them!
    Thanks for playing in the Sassy Cheryl's challenge this week!

  11. ok, now how fun is this!
    Thanks for playing in our Sassy Cheryl's challenge

  12. so beautiful card….. love the combo and cute image.....thanks for joining us this week at SFC…....


  13. Super card !!
    thanks for joining us at Charisma and Diva's this time hope to see you next time too

  14. Fabulous creations and thank for the tips :o) Thank you for sharing it with us at gingerloft this time. Good luck, hugs

    Nikki DT

  15. What a clever idea - never thought of mixing in a bit of pearls.

    Kitten - Shelly's team

  16. What a gorgeous card you have made for this challenge. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx PS Wishing you a Happy Christmas and all the very best for 2012

  17. what fun holiday cards. Thanks for joining us at SSD

  18. The card looks lovely...Thanks for joining us in our Christmas Colors Challenege!

  19. Lovely card, Thanx for joining us at digistamps4joy, and good luck.

    Caz xx DS4J DT

  20. Fabulous cards you've made! =)
    Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4joy! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  21. Great selection of cards. Thank you for sharing all your tips with us at BTC&G's "Let it Snow" challenge.


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