Here's the card I gave my mom for Mother's Day. I'm rather proud of it. The first picture better displays the CB embossed, PearlEx'ed layer and the 2nd picture better shows the embossing on the buttons but makes my Very Vanilla CS look White. I embossed on the buttons with the Little Pieces stamps and part of a stamp in the Seeing Spots stamp set (middle button). I also tried my best to VersaMark and apply PearlEx to the CB embossed layer. The PearlEx was hard to keep off of areas I didn't want it to stick to - probably because I applied it with a brush instead of a dauber. I'm one of those stingy stampers and I feel like the daubers "suck up" the PearlEx and a brush doesn't do that. LOL
A tip for getting PearlEx off of unwanted spaces is to take a piece of Swiffer cloth (yes, the stuff that you attach to one of their broom things) and wipe it off. Keri Sereika gave me this tip at her house one time and it works wonderfully.
Anyway, on the embossed layer it was hard not to Swiffer-off parts I WANTED it on since they were raised and got the brunt of the Swiffering. Like how I turned that into a word/verb? :) So, here's the recipe for the card:
Stamp Sets: Little Pieces, Seeing Spots, Big Blooms, Curvy Verses, Everyday Flexible Phrases
Card Stock: Ruby Red, Really Rust, Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla
Ink: Ruby Red, Elegant Eggplant, Really Rust, Old Olive, VersaMark
Accessories: Round Tab Punch, Olive Grosgrain, Assorted SU! buttons, Assorted SU! embossing powders, CB Textile Texture embossing folder, Big Shot, sponges (I sponged the Really Rust tab so that it stood out a little from the Really Rust layer behind it)
What kind of candy bar are you? I'm a:
Nutty and gooey - you always satisfy.