I really wanted to play along with the CAS Challenge at Happy Little Stampers this month. It took me a while to get there but I finally made not one, but two cards. The challenge this month is to create a project with the Faux Mother of Pearl technique. The technique involves using bunched up plastic wrap to apply Liquid Pearls to your paper and then sponge color over the top. I didn't have Liquid Pearls but I thought I would try some Radiant Pearls. As you can see below my first attempt was a complete failure. The purple and green were muddy and completely eradicated the Radiant Pearls. I tried again with a heavier application of the Radiant Pearls and 2 shades of pink. The result was pretty but not the desired outcome. I caved, I went and bought some Liquid Pearls. I held my breath as I started sponging and like magic a beautiful result. See, we really DO need all of those supplies we have (grin).
The first card is for my Niece who is participating in her first Communion. I die cut the filigree portion of the cross from a portion of the Faux Mother of Pearl Panel. I die cut the full cross cut-out from 3 sheets of heavy cardstock and dry embossed the top layer. They were glued up to add a little depth. A computer generated sentiment inside and out completes the card.
Since the supplies were still out on my table, I decided to make an Easter card as well. I went very CAS with this one too. The Easter sentiment was heat embossed on the Faux Mother of Pearl panel. I die cut the cross cut-out from another panel of white and then dry embossed the border along the bottom. Layered it all up and the card was complete. I hope you enjoy a lovely Easter!