Easy Perfect Pearl Backgrounds + FREE GIFT + BLOG HOP

Hello! Today I am using a product that I have loved for years – pigment powders! I share several easy ways to use them for shimmery backgrounds.

Pigment Pearls Backgrounds Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you. As always, I appreciate your support.]

Pigment Powders are inexpensive and will last you for a long time. Watch my video for a few simple background texhniques.

Here are the cards from my video along with the main products featured. For the full supply list, scroll down to the thumbnails at the end of this post.


GREETINGS CARD
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Center Cut Snowflake Stamp (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Good Cheer Stamp (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Sophie Snowflake Die (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Assorted Holographic Cardstock (SSS)
Ranger Perfect Pearls (SSS)
VersaMark Ink (SSS)
Ranger Brushes (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Pigment Pearls Backgrounds Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Pigment Pearls Backgrounds Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


THANKFUL CARD
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Thankful For You Dies (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Falling Leaves Stencils (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Large Stitched Oak Die (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Metallic Envelopes (SSS)
Ranger Perfect Pearls (SSS)
VersaMark Ink (SSS)
Ranger Brushes (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Pigment Pearls Backgrounds Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Pigment Pearls Backgrounds Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


THANKFUL CARD
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Thankful For You Dies (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Falling Leaves Stencils (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Large Stitched Maple Die (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Metallic Envelopes (SSS)
Ranger Perfect Pearls (SSS)
VersaMark Ink (SSS)
Ranger Brushes (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Pigment Pearls Backgrounds Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Pigment Pearls Backgrounds Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


WARM HUGS CARD
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp You Matter Stamp (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Falling Leaves Stencils (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Warm Hugs Die (SSS)
Tim Holtz Metallic Confections Kraft Cardstock (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Metallic Envelopes (SSS)
Ranger Perfect Pearls (SSS)
VersaMark Ink (SSS)
Ranger Brushes (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Pigment Pearls Backgrounds Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Pigment Pearls Backgrounds Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


JOY CARD
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Deco Hat Gnome Die (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Good Cheer Stamp (SSS)
Ranger Perfect Pearls (SSS)
VersaMark Ink (SSS)
Ranger Brushes (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Pigment Pearls Backgrounds Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Pigment Pearls Backgrounds Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


ALLELUIA CARD
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Geometric Christmas Tree Die (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Good Cheer Stamp (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Alleluia Dies (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Assorted Holographic Cardstock (SSS)
Ranger Perfect Pearls (SSS)
VersaMark Ink (SSS)
Ranger Brushes (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Pigment Pearls Backgrounds Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Pigment Pearls Backgrounds Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


HUGS CARD
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Center Cut Fall Leaves Stamp (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Support Stamps (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Warm Hugs Die (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Assorted Holographic Cardstock (SSS)
Ranger Perfect Pearls (SSS)
VersaMark Ink (SSS)
Ranger Brushes (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Pigment Pearls Backgrounds Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Pigment Pearls Backgrounds Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


HOLIDAY JOY CARD
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Modern Poinsettia Stamp (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp You Matter Stamp (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Good Cheer Stamp (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Poinsettia Ornament Die (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Assorted Holographic Cardstock (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Metallic Envelopes (SSS)
Ranger Perfect Pearls (SSS)
VersaMark Ink (SSS)
Ranger Brushes (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Pigment Pearls Backgrounds Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Pigment Pearls Backgrounds Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


BLOG HOP & FREE GIFT

Today I am participating in a blog hop with Simon Says Stamp in celebration of their newest release – Make Merry. You can see the whole release HERE.

I also did a video showing all the products – you can find it HERE.

Simon Says Stamp is also offering a FREE Stickles Festive Glitter Glue with any purchase! Use the “FSTV25”. While supplies last. Ends 10/11/20. Shop HERE.

The next stop on the hop is the blog of the wonderful Nina-Marie Trapani. You can also start at the beginning of the hop at the Simon Says Stamp Blog.


GIVEAWAY

Simon Says Stamp is giving away one $25 gift certificate at every stop along the hop. Leave a comment on each blog to increase your chance of winning. Winners will be announced on the Simon blog on Wednesday, October 14, 2020.


SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except the Simon Says Stamp branded products which were received from the company with no expectation. As always, I was not paid to do this post nor am I on any design teams. I only use products I love!) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Ranger Perfect Pearls
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Ranger Brushes
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Ranger Perfect Pearls Set of 2
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Simon Says Stamp Center Cut Snowflake…
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Simon Says Stamp Center Cut Fall…
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Simon Says Stamp Modern Poinsettia Stamp
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Simon Says Stamp You Matter Stamp
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Simon Says Stamp Good Cheer Stamp
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Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Support…
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Simon Says Stamp Sophie Snowflake Die
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Simon Says Stamp Geometric Christmas…
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Simon Says Stamp Poinsettia Ornament Die
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Simon Says Stamp Thankful For You Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Alleluia Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Deco Hat Gnome Die
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Large Stitched Maple…
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Simon Says Stamp Large Stitched Oak Die
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Simon Says Stamp Warm Hugs Die
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Simon Says Stamp Falling Leaves Stencils
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VersaMark Ink
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Mini Ink Blending Tool
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MISTI Stamping Tool 2.0
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Simon Says Stamp Grid Transparency
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Anti Static Powder Bag
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Design Master Clear Finish Matte Spray
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Assorted Holographic…
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Tim Holtz Metallic Confections Kraft…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Metallic Envelopes
[ SSS ]
Trinity Stamps Golden Baubles
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290 thoughts on “Easy Perfect Pearl Backgrounds + FREE GIFT + BLOG HOP”

  1. Thanks for all the great inspiration! I have perfect pearls and don’t really use them that much but I’m going to definitely drag them out for some holiday cards!!

  2. Thank you for the video. Question for you… What is the sticky mat that you are using in your Misti? I looked in the supplies and didn’t see it listed. So sorry if I missed it noted somewhere.

  3. So thankful for the refresh on Perfect Pearls. One of my favorites that I have pretty much forgotten about. Gorgeous cards and definitely have that magical feel to them.

  4. Jennifer, you never cease to amaze me with your creativity, and your generous spirit. Time is a precious commodity, but you make time to create videos to inspire so many people! You make me want every single product you use in order to send homemade happiness! Thanks so much!

  5. What a great video! I really need to pull out my Perfect Pearls and try these techniques. I really love the Thankful card with the brown background using the fall leaves stencil. So seasonal and special with the Perfect Pearls!

  6. My perfect pearls are so old that YouTube didn’t even exist when I got them! I am so glad you make tutorials because I have learned so much about products I already have! Lol! I love sparkle and shine and these cards do not disappoint!

  7. I’ve had the Perfect Pearls as long as I’ve been watching you…years and years! It’s one of the first videos I saw of yours and still love them! I even have the original jars of Perfect Pearls I bought because they last so long! I’ve going to try the solid background off stamping effect! They all look fabulous!

  8. The warm hugs card is spectacular! Such an eye for colors you have! When I watch on my phone I can’t get the link to other videos to work. Any chance they can be on your blog post for this video? It would save some searching and get me the proper video you meant. Thanks

  9. Beautiful cards! I haven’t used Perfect Pearls in many years. In fact, I gave them away! 🤣 I ordered new ones today. Thank you for the reminder.

  10. I love the look of perfect pearls, this is something I have never played with before! I have to have the Gnome, he’s adorable!

  11. Beautiful as always. I need to dig out the perfect pearls. I’ve not used them from anything except for shimmering spray for years!
    John 3:16

  12. I decided to try this technique using eye shadows. It worked great. I dont have any sealer spray right now but I have made cards using this technique and never had a problem. I also did a card using both the eye shadow and the perfect pearls.
    Since I am teaching remotely, I send cards to my kids and their families trying to inspire and support their needs and bring a smile to their day. I also use Math Art…. (Card Making and other means) to support the math we are learingin at the Middle School Level.

    Great Video! Thanks for sharing.
    Lees

  13. I am always amazed with your creative ideas! I didnt know you could do this with Perfect Pearls. Now I have to go find mine and try this out! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  14. Thank you for all the tips, especially with stencils! What a great way to use Perfect Pearls! Thanks for the video.

  15. All of your cards are superb Jennifer!
    I’m in love with the snowflake and warm hugs cards especially!
    Thanks for another great video with a new to me fun technique!

  16. Jennifer – Thanks thanks thanks for your post about perfect pearl pigments. I was inspired and so dug out a set I have had forever. I did a loose watercolor background of fall colors and then used another oldie, a large maple leaf stamp, with copper pigment powder (still good after all these years) and created two gorgeous fall cards. thanks again for the reminder.

  17. It’s seldom I’ve seen an Autumn/Christmas release that I like better. The designers at SSS have really outdone themselves! Bravo to them. Your cards Jennifer are beautiful using the Perfect Pearl backgrounds. I’m definitely going to have to get some as I only have the whitish one. Thanks for the super video.

  18. Beautiful. I love the snowflakes an warm hugs. I always enjoy your cards because you put your heart in each one. Beautiful!

  19. SWOON!! I LOVE the NEW Release and the AMAZING Inspiration!! Such a FUN Technique!! ANYTHING with Perfect Pearls is STUNNING!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing the Video too and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

  20. I just love those snowflakes!! I am going to have to get some of that Ranger Perfect Pearl!! That looks like a lot of fun!!

  21. Wow! I would never have thought to use the powders dry like that. Such a cool effect. Will have to try it once my powders arrive!

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