Making a Background with Pearlized Enamel! Video!


I came up with this idea during one of my walks. I just thought it would look really cool. Well, after trying for about 4 hours, I finally came up with a way to do it. I show some of my “practices” during my video seen here:



I first used the die from the Organic Beauty die set as a template. That didn’t work. So, I just put my ruler on the paper and traced using that. It’s not perfect, but I loved the way it look.

I stamped the witch first. You can erase the lines on her in a few minutes. I don’t erase until I’ve put on the enamel.

Using a blending brush, use Mango Melody and Daffodil Delight- being careful around the witch.

You use the Pearlized Enamel one direction. Let it dry. Then do the other direction. Let it dry. Using the small end of the Blends, color on the top. I used Light Blackberry and Dark Pumpkin Pie. The lines are not perfect! Not completely straight, not all the same width! It’s OK!

Get a small piece of the white glitter paper.

Die cut the bats with the glitter paper.  Color over it with the dark Black Blend. I wouldn’t do too much with the blends- it could mess up the tip. If I color a lot of the glitter paper, like I did on my American flag card, I would use the spritzers with refill ink and rubbing alcohol. You can see that here:

American Flag Card

Stamp the sentiment with Memento ink on Basic White. Die cut, then use your blending brushes to put the Daffodil Delight ink on it.

For the coloring of the witch here’s what I used:

Light Blackberry for the hat.

Light Black for the hat, cape and legs.

Dark Pumpkin for her dress and part of her hat.

Light Smoky Slate for her hair.

Bronze for her pot.

Light Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil for the flames.

Crumb Cake for the wood.

Light Natural Tones for her skin (SU900).

I wanted bubbles to come out of her pot- so I used the Effervescent Elements. I used my multi purpose glue- I added a few dots of glue, then stuck those on top.

Now, I’ve come up with some other ideas on how to use this background for different cards. We’ll see!


Here’s everything I used:

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