I wanted to stop by today and show you another Mother Of Pearl Technique card.  I created this card a few works ago as a Make and Take at a workshop.  I outlined the technique in the last post of the ‘Sail-Away’ Mother of Pearl card.  This weekend I took some photos while doing this technique again to help explain this a little easier.

Firstly,  here is the card.

The background is sponged with Pretty in Pink ink after creating the Mother Of Pearl.

Here is a close-up.  You can see the shimmer!

Here is the technique again – with photos this time!!! 🙂

Pour out a little white shimmer paint on acetate or plastic lid.  Form a ball from Cling Wrap and dab into the paint.  You only need a very little.

Dab the ball of Cling Wrap over your Gloss card.  You don’t want to cover the card entirely.

This is what the card looks like when finished dabbing over the Shimmer Paint.  You need to leave this to dry or heat it with the Heating Tool.

Once dry, you can sponge over ink in what colour you choose.  Here I have used Pretty in Pink.

Give the card a polish over with tissue.  This really brings out the shine.

(Sorry the photos aren’t very clear.  It was quite overcast when I took them, but I hope it gives you some idea!)  🙂

Now once the card is prepared you can stamp the image on.  Remember to use Staz-On.

Now you know how it’s done you can get creating.  If you are in need of Shimmer Paint and you don’t have a local demonstrator, then let me know and I can order some for you.

Have a good day,

Jenny x



  1. Another stunning and stella card Jenny….u realise now that I have to get the darn shimmer paint!!!! It certainly does up the anti of the card…doesn’t it?? I love this set….perfect for this technique. ooxx

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