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Hi Crafty Friends

Ali here, its great to be guesting for a day with this lovely set from Concord & 9th - Just Because. For this card I was inspired by a recent video by Jennifer McGuire to pull out my perfect pearls and get some shimmer happening on my card!!
Many years ago (19 to be exact) I did buy some 'pearl powders' and now you can get Perfect Pearls in so many beautiful colours!That does illustrate that these powders go a long way and last for ages!!

The first thing I did was create my background by stamping the leaf image from the set in versamark ink on some grape coloured card (any dark card will work well) and brushing with my perfect pearls - I used a metallic pearl. The picture below is just after I had covered my images with the powder (after this you wipe it over gently with a microfibre cloth to remove the excess powder from the card where there is no ink) After this, you will need to spray lightly with a fixative (found at hardware or office supply stores).
I stamped the paint 'swipe' rectangle image on vellum and white embossed, roughly, fussy cutting it out. I die cut the leaf and flower images from vellum.  I die cut 2 x 'because' words from grape coloured card and stacked them with glue. I then covered this with versamark ink and clear embossed with clear embossing powder 3 times to get a shiny, raised effect.

I stamped out "you matter to me" in Dusty Concord Distress ink on white card and cut into sentiment strip.

I attached all elements as shown with adhesive. I finished with some pearl drop accents.
The shimmer is sooo pretty!!
Thanks for joining me!
Ali xx


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