Paper Craftin with Erica

Pearl Ex Rose Collage

This card took quite a while because the entire stamped image is colored with Pearl Ex on acetate.  Here's what I did… I stamped my Rose Collage image onto a piece of clear acetate.  Then I ran the acetate through my Xyron (sticky side on back of image).  You fill in the image with the Pearl Ex or Perfect Pearls using a paintbrush.  It's actually very meticulous.  If you don't go slow or if you're not careful the Pearl Ex can spread or "jump" across the lines and into another section of color. 

Rose Collage

Then you run the image through the Xyron again (sticky side on the Pearl Ex side) and stick it on to black (or very dark) paper.  This really makes the image and Pearl Ex pop (before you mat it, it won't look very pretty).  I used shiny purple cardstock to do some matting because that also makes the image pop.  I added a couple of embellishments and bling to top it off. 

Challenges Covered:

Pile It On– eat your veggies (veggie colors, i.e. maroon beets, purple cabbage, greens, leaves)
My Time to Craft– wild thing (flowers grow in the wild)
Kaboodle Doodles– 3, 2, 1 (3 papers, 2 embellishments, 1 image)
Practical Scrappers– acrylic, transparencies or vellum (acetate)
Tuesday Throwdown- something nature (flower)

I used the Penelope SWIC paper from The Angel Company, as well as matching cardstock.   Thanks for stopping by!  XOXOXOXO

16 comments… add one
  • Dana June 2, 2010, 9:56 am

    Very fun! I like all the colors and the cracked BG is cool! Thanks for playing along with TT!

  • Jill June 2, 2010, 10:05 am

    That is a really great card, just love the colours and the image! Thanks for playing at Kaboodledoodles this week. Jill

  • sue frazier June 2, 2010, 10:42 am

    this is gorgeous! thanks for playing with us at practical scrappers this week! stunning!!

  • Tanya Rudd June 2, 2010, 1:27 pm

    So pretty, thank you for joining us at Practical Scrappers this week.

  • Lesley June 2, 2010, 2:28 pm

    Beautiful card, the rose is lovely! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

  • Faye June 2, 2010, 3:23 pm

    Erica, this card is stunning. Thanks for playing at Kaboodles. x

  • Danielle Hayes June 2, 2010, 4:37 pm

    Holy crow girl!! You colored that like I don’t even know what!!! WOW!! I love this x1000!!!
    (check out my blog and vote for me. i am so ashamed to be doing this)

  • Andrea M June 2, 2010, 8:27 pm

    Awesome card! Lovely coloring! Thanks so much for joining us at Pile It On! We appreciate your support. Can’t wait to see what you create next week!

  • Kim June 2, 2010, 11:08 pm

    Wow! Beautiful job with the coloring. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

  • Leah C. June 3, 2010, 10:42 am

    Very pretty! Love your coloring and the cracked background. Thanks for joining us at TT!

  • Anna F June 3, 2010, 9:19 pm

    Beautiful card! You did a wonderful job coloring it! Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!

  • grandma4five June 4, 2010, 11:04 pm

    Wow! This is spectacular! Beautiful technique.
    Blessings, Donna

  • Daniele June 5, 2010, 2:12 pm

    like your thinking …yes flowers do grow in the wild should have thought that one for my DT card thanks for joining us at MTTC hugs

  • Davi June 7, 2010, 9:25 am

    This is very beautiful. All the meticulous work makes and crackle make for a fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at the TT this weke. 🙂

  • Illy June 7, 2010, 3:03 pm

    WOW, great card! Thank you for playing with us at Pile it on!

  • June 8, 2010, 1:37 pm

    great card – thank you for joining in the MTTC challenge x

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