Perfect Pearls Backgrounds

Perfect Pearls aren’t something I use often, but I love to pull them out, especially around the time I start making holiday cards. They are such a subtle way to create a background with a bit of shine, without overdoing it. Today I want to share a few different perfect pearls backgrounds with you and a little trick I like to use to create some of my own additions! Watch the tutorial below for all the details!

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Perfect pearls are a pigment powder that stick to a clear sticky ink. There is an ink pad, Perfect Medium, that is made to be used with these powder, but I like to use my Versamark ink pad. Once you stamp your image, a soft brush is also essential to put the powder onto the stamped image. I also like to have a larger soft bristle brush that I use to dust away any excess powder.

I love to use perfect pearls on colored cardstock, so on my first card I started by stamping on kraft cardstock with the Pinecone Branch stamp. I used my Versamark ink pad, since I would be adding perfect pearls to this. I used the Bronze Perfect Pearls on this background for a tone on tone look!

On my second card I used the Solid Branch stamp and stamped on a dark red cardstock. For the perfect pearls, I used the Pearl color. But instead of just using my stamp to add details, I also pulled out my Versamarker to add a few details! This is such a great way to stretch your supplies and add the finest details to your backgrounds!


I hope I’ve inspired you to pull our your perfect pearls and play around with them to create some fun backgrounds! And if you don’t have any yet, I’ve listed and linked everything I used down below. So if you’re interested, head down there! Until next time, happy crafting!!


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