Friday, July 6, 2012

Just Add Ink #125.......

Who's feeling chilly? whether your feeling the cold in your neck of the woods or toasty and enjoying the sunshine, our challenge for you at Just Add Ink this week is to "Just Add Winter"......Brrrrrrrrr

I really wanted to make a card that was just a winter theme, but most of my original ideas ended up very christmassy, due to a lack of appropriate stamps to play with.
But l finally managed to put this one together and the bonus was that l liked the way it turned out!

I used a technique called "Faux Mother of Pearl" and l love the effect it creates and it is so simple to do.
Using gloss cardstock and pearl shimmer paint applied with a sponge, l randomly pounced over the base leaving some areas un-covered, after drying l used another sponge to apply some Crumbcake ink in a circular motion until l was happy with the depth of colour.

Well, as you can see , my concession to "WINTER" was an umbrella card, with a little bit of elegance with all the shimmer and gold cardstock layer.
Don't forget to pop over and see the awesomeness from the rest of the DT and play along if you can.

        "Thanks for popping by & have a lovely weekend"
All Products used are Stampin-Up.


  1. Very elegant, Nikki! I love that Mother of Pearl technique and the umbrella with it's pearl and pretty bow says Winter to me. We get lots of rain in the Winter in NC. An umbrella is a must!

  2. What a great effect the pearl paint has!!! I'm in awe of your beautiful card :)

  3. This is so feminine what a gorgeous card Nikki, and the pearl paint is fab well done Hugs Elaine

  4. Oh this is a lovely little touch of elegance. Love the tulip frame - just perfect for the umbrella! You have me totally intrigued with the pearl technique too looks like I may have to order some gloss cardstock!

  5. Nikki, I just LOVE your card. All the beautiful little touches are gorgeous and as for the pearl's stunning!

  6. Fabulous Nikki! The MOP background looks amazing with your elegant brolly, label die-cuts, binding bow & pearl trims. The resized frame & colours are fantastic too! Hugs :)

  7. I'm gonna have to try this technique as it's just stunning. Lovely card Nikki!

  8. JUst Gorgeous! LOving the image.
    Your colours are Fabulous.