As I said yesterday, I just LOVE all the techniques that become available with reverse images.  Today’s project uses a technique I like to call Perfect Pearls Pull-off.

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1. Stamp reverse floral image with Versamark, apply Perfect Pearls (or pigment powder of your choice) and brush away excess.

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2. Ink swirl stamp from Butterfly Kisses (or other stamp of your choice) with Versamark and stamp onto "Pearlized" floral image.  When you lift up the stamp, you will lift off the powder with it.  Repeat this process until the swirl pattern covers the floral image, making sure to clean the powder from your stamp each time.  Spray a sealant (such as spray varnish or even hairspray) after you have completed this accent.

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3. There is a frame stamp included in the upcoming Papertrey set that is just slightly larger than the reverse images.  I stamped this along with polka dots onto my card front using Versamark.  I brushed on the Perfect Pearls, removed the excess and sprayed it with sealant.

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4.  I then assembled my card.  The floral accent was adhered with dimensional and a few silver embellishments were added as a finishing touch.  Notice also that I turned the focal point horizontally.  You can do this with all five reverse images in this set, therefore have more options in your designs.  This Perfect Pearls Pull-off technique is so fun!  And a great way to use neglected background stamps as well.  Here is a link to the Ranger tips & techniques sheet for other cool ways to utilize Perfect Pearls.

Ink: Versamark
Stamps: flower & swirl from Papertrey Ink, polka dots from Technique Tuesday
Paper: Old Olive & Cool Caribbean cardstock from SU!
Other: silver flower & brad from Nunn Designs, Girl Talk chram from Lasting Impressions, Turquoise Perfect Pearls from Ranger.

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