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


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291 thoughts on “Easy Perfect Pearl Backgrounds + FREE GIFT + BLOG HOP”

  1. I love that many times you remind me to get out supplies I bought years ago and play with them. Thank you for sharing your talents over the years.!

    1. I haven’t used my perfect pearls in a long time. Thank you for the reminder to get them out of the drawer! These projects are beautiful!

      Can I ask what the green pad/presser you are using to rub across your Misti for even pressure? I have trouble getting smooth even pressure sometimes and am very interested in that.

      Thanks so much for sharing your artwork and tips!!

  2. Love revisiting craft supplies that haven’t been used for awhile! Thank you for pulling out the perfect pearls again. Sometimes I forget how versatile and beautiful they are!

  3. Love your card making ideas. You have such kindness in your voice, it’s one of many reasons why I love watching you. One of your many talents is to make everyone feel cared for. Thanks for your great suggestions. God bless you.

  4. Love these products, but even more I adore this technique! I’ve just gotten some pigment powders and didn’t really know what to do with them. Now I do! Thanks for this!

  5. I loved all your cards today using Perfect Pearls. You are such an amazing crafter!! Thank you for sharing your ideas and talents! Although I have used Perfect Pearls before, I did not know that you could lift up the Perfect Pearls on one dark card, and transfer it to another dark card. Your choice of colors for the different cards was amazing!!

  6. Such a great release! I’m with you Jennifer, what a nice surprise after Stamptember! You’ve given so many awesome examples. I don’t know how you do this and the home school new world too.

  7. I love these cards. I will be getting out my collection of Perfect Pearls and looking through my stash to see what I have to give this technique a try!

  8. Love, love, love all the cards. While rummaging through stash I found powder and wondered why did I buy that, how do I use it. Now I know! Great new SS release. It’s hard to pick a favorite. Thanks for all your inspiration.

  9. I have one perfect pearls color (purple) that I’ve never used because I was intimidated to try it. Now I have several ideas and am thinking I need additional colors if the product 😀. Thanks for the great tutorials.

  10. You created so many beautiful cards, Jennifer! Thanks for sharing your techniques, I will give it a try since I have perfect pearls!

  11. Are Perfect Pearls similar to PearlEx powders does anyone know? I have a bunch of colors of PearlEx powders and use them in a similar way to this technique. I’ve always wondered if Perfect Pearls were similar. I always thought they were more like paint to be honest.

  12. I am quite glad that you posted on this topic/product. I have quite a few Perfect Pearls (as well as other brands) that I forget to use. Your backgrounds are a beautiful reminder to get them out and experiment again.

    Many thanks!

    Donna

  13. I can’t choose a favorite, all the cards you created are gorgeous! Love them all! Thanks for showing us how to use old favorites.

  14. I love perfect Pearls and have NEVER gotten them. I think it’s time! I’m so excited about having them for the fall and Christmas especially! Love the new simon release – so many cute things!!

  15. Jennifer – Along with your work, I always love your detailed instructions and videos as well as your positive spirit! Thanks for sharing all of these gifts with us!

  16. Oh my goodness! I haven’t used perfect pearls in years. I dug through my stash and found I only have 1 left. Now I’m going to have to get more! Thanks for sharing! Love the navy snowflake card!

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