Thursday, 7 February 2013

Quirky Tree Card using Perfect Pearls

This card wasn't actually as fiddly as I thought it would be. It uses Barbara Gray's technique of stamping onto the protective sheet of some double sided adhesive film and cutting away the different areas with a craft knife. Mica powder is then brushed onto the sticky areas. I used Perfect Pearls.

I started off by cutting out the trunk and branches of the tree with my Fiskars FingerTip Craft Knife.  I find it a lot easier than a regular craft knife for doing things like this. Once I'd peeled all of the protective sheet away I brushed on the Heirloom Gold powder. I then did the same for the leaves using Green Patina. After that I just cut cut away a couple of pieces for the foreground and punched a circle out to do a moon. I finished it off with some Blue Patina and Perfect Pearl for the sky.

I wanted the tree to really stand out so I stamped that onto some acetate, using black Stazon, and placed it on top. This is attached by some brads.

The background is made using the Quirky Hedge. I stamped it onto the black card using Versamark ink, then brushed the same colours of Perfect Pearls that I used for the tree onto it.

Stamps Used



  1. This is beautiful Lynne. I love this technique. It takes a little time to do but it gives a gorgeous result. X
    Are you going to the show at Trafford this weekend?

    1. No, unfortunately not Linda. The next show we're going to is Harrogate (Sunday). I'm looking forward to it. x

  2. I love this Lynne - perfect Pearls are a treat to work with

  3. Wow, that must have taken ages cutting round those leaves Lynne, lovely x

  4. Great card Lynne, I love this technique and your background looks stunning. Have a good weekend. Hugs. X

  5. Gorgeous. Perfect Pearls now on my wish list.


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