Wednesday, 20 May 2015

The perfect "Pear"!

Hi everyone. This week’s Creative Expressions Design Team post is another slightly different one! Again, just to give you an idea of how to get the most out of all of your goodies....

The concept for this unusual Wedding Card is quite quirky, but I hope you "get" the play on words!?

I started off with a shape I cut using the Cricut Machine,

taking one of the darker, more highly pigmented colours of Mica Powder (Chic Magenta)

and "stroked" colour in form one side using a sponge. As the colour dissipates in the centre of the image, it starts to create the shading..

turning the image and colouring from the other side will enhance the shading giving the image slightly more dimension.

Adding a little Decadent Bamboo Mica Powder for the leaf and Decadent Oak for the stem.

Spraying the Pears with generic hairspray to seal the Mica and then applying a couple of layers of Perfect Medium and Clear Embossing Powder to "glaze" the images.

These were then added to my prepared base card to which I had cut 4 images using the Sue Wilson Configuration Collection Die - CED6302 Lattice Arched Adornment, joining each of the sections with a Dazzler form the Silver Collection...

Finishing the project off with my own printed sentiment...

I think this project will certainly make your card stand out from all of the rest if you're off to a Wedding this summer.
Thanks for checking us out, see you soon.

Decadent Oak Mica Powder
Decadent Bamboo Mica Powder
Chic Magenta Mica Powder
Sue Wilson Configurations Collection Die - CED6302 Lattice Arched Adornment
Dazzlers - Silver Collection 8mm & 12mm


  1. Catching up with my commenting as Blogger wasn't playing nice this morning.
    I love the 'fun' of this design Andy and the background looks fabulous with those die-cuts.
    Toni xx

  2. I love this idea :) Do you mind if i use this idea but will put your name to it and a link to your blog?
    Ive found your blog today and i love it

    1. Hi Wendy, welcome aboard.... Please feel free to use this project as you wish.. Kind regards. Andy. x