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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

{Spotlight Project} Maria Smears Liquid Pearls

Inspired by this tutorial for stenciling with Liquid Pearls and then this card, I played around with my German equivalent of Liquid Pearls today to create a cool background. Ready?

Here's that background.

Gathered my supplies - white cardstock which I die cut using one of the dies in the CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangles (available starting July 3), Gone Postal,  and Liquid Pearls.

Squeezed some pink dots onto the panel.

After smearing the first dots around with my finger I thought it needed a couple more. Smeared them too and you see the result on the right.

 Added a few dots of light blue for contrast. I skipped the lower right section since I knew my stamped image would be placed there.

Then I stamped my image with black Versafine onto a leftover of Distress-Ink-smooshed watercolor paper.

Die cut it with another upcoming CUTplorations product ;) TIP: When you have your dies lined up, use washi to tape them down securely and run them through your die cutting machine in one pass.

I die cut the smaller rectangle from craft foam too for some dimension, then adhered my image to it and both pieces to my Liquid Pearls panel using matt medium and a paintbrush.

I smeared white Liquid Pearls all over the panel (see it up top in the photo below) and in three spots around the edge of my cardbase too before assembling my card.

So here's the finished card. A few sequins never hurt a girly card, right? I stamped a birthday sentiment on the inside.

 Remember if you try out any of the techniques from our Spotlight posts and hook your project up at our Spotlight Project Showcase  you have a chance to win a $15 gift certificate (random drawing) OR your choice of 5x7 stamp set + a Spotlight Project guest designer spot (randomly drawn from the Top 3 picks).



Products Maria used in today's project:



  1. WHOA - this is a cool idea and It looks really awesome when done!! Thanks for sharing this idea that adds color and dimension to your card!!

  2. What a great way to use liquid pearls - I had virtually given up on using mine, but this is truly inspirational.

    1. Yes I was the same but will be getting them back out x

  3. Great background. I love how it turned out. Makes me wish I had more than 1 color.

  4. Very pretty. I love how you created the frame! :)

  5. OMG !!!! Maria das ist wahrlich eine Girly-Karte !!!!
    Alles harmoniert perfekt ...

    und sicherlich war die Trocknungszeit nicht so ewig wie bei regulären Perlen dots *gg
    LG hellerlittle

  6. Love that background. So pretty. Ahhhh, the elusive dies....... HUgz

  7. Oh so pretty in pink - gorgeous! I have liquid pearls that I never use - thanks for the inspiration to try this technique.

  8. Oh this is so pretty. Fabulous new technique (to me) with the liquid pearls. Such an elegant card...love it! Thank you for the inspiration x

  9. Like your use of the liquid pearls...I am so looking forward to the cutplorations release...they look likt tons of fun!

  10. Love the texture and shine on your background! Pretty card!

  11. Very cool technique and will definitely be trying it!! You always inspire me, Maria!!

  12. Love the results you have achieved with the liquid pearls - there is dimension as well as shimmer - what more can a girl ask for? Oh yes, sequins. LOL


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