Sunday, July 8, 2007

Pearl Ex Card w/ instructions

I must say I don't know who came up with this idea. I don't own it I did'nt think of it. I took it at my stamp club yesterday by Sue Selfridge. I thought would share it here.

You will need:
Elmers glue or =
Pear ex
a duster
heat gun & heat safe mat.
adhesive of your choice
clear matt spray sealer.
Black ink pad
stamp of your choice to fit in small square.
6 -brads

First cut out all your pieces.

The following pieces are white:
Base card 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
1 1/2 x 1 1/2

The following are in black:
5 1/4 x 4
2 3/4x 2 3/4
1 3/4x 1 3/4

set all your pieces aside and keep out your 2 3/4 piece of black cardstock out.

cover it with elmers glue. don't over do it but you want it completely covered

then cover your whole piece with pearl x. you must have every inch covered. use a spoon or toothpick. If you get clumps it's okay. You may need to shake it around. it will look like a mess. take a light brush and kinda brush all the clumps away it will now be flat. If you have any raised areas they will be more textured. If you like the textured look don't really brush much off..

tap it lightly to get off any exta. Take your heat gun to it. (Do this on a heat safe thing)

Be carefull it get's HOT. the thicker the glue the more it will bubble. If your glue is thin it won't bubble at all. Your just drying the glue. DOes not take long.

after it cools take it out and spray with the adhesive sealer.

then all you do is matt and attach your pieces. place three brads to either side and done. that simple.

Any questions please ask. This is my first post with instructions....
Pear ex is made by: Jacquard, Stamps & cardstock are su., card design by: Susan Selfridge


Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!! Thank you so much Dawn! Love the easy to read instructions, and can't wait to try it!

KardKrazy said...

What a lot of work that is to put up all these instructions on your blog. Thank you.
Your cards are just fabulous. The effect is just stunning.

~Stacy said...

I love how you did the step by step photos, its makes it so much faster for my brain to process the instructions!!

Sandy said...

Thanks for this---I've never used pearl ex, it sounds like embossing powder? Whats the diff between the two?

Cora said...

Very cool technique! Thanks for the instructions.

Sandy said...

ok I just had to add a note---I looked at the photo closer up and realised there's someone holding up paper behind your shot. SWEET! Too funny. :P

Thank you card!

This is a super quick and easy card today.  I love how The megaphone comes out of the paper.