Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Heated Pearls

Heated Pearls Technique Class
by Sue Lorang (Sue4stampin)

White, Black or Colored Cardstock (Glossy or Matt) 4” x 5 1/4” Plus Enough to Decorate
White School Glue
Pearl Ex, Perfect Pearls, or any brand Mica Powders:
Paper Towels
Cup of Water
Punches to Decorate Cards


1. Take some white glue (clear drying like Elmer’s School Glue) and spread it all over your cardstock. I used 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 size cardstock.

2. Dip a paint brush into your powdered Pearl Ex or other powdered pigment and tap the brush with your finger to sprinkle the powder onto your glue. A Little goes a long way. (I use three colors).

3. Mix it around with your finger or brush, but I like my finger so it doesn't leave brush strokes. You can also pounce the glue and Pearl Ex powder with a brush for a different texture. Be careful not to mix too much or your colors will get all muddy. Once it is mixed, heat it with your heat gun till it stops bubbling. Don’t overheat or it will scorch.

4. Punch or cut out your pieces to decorate your card and layer your pieces to complete the cards.

Pink Heated Pearls & Beaded Heart Card

by Sue Lorang (Sue4stampin)

Heart Stamp by Hampton Art Stamps
Pink Ink Pad by Impress in Old Rose
Pink Bazzill Cardstock 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” Plus Enough to Punch a 1 3/4 Square
White Matt Cardstock 4” x 5 1/4” with heated Pearls Technique
Enough White Matt Cardstock to Punch a 1 1/2 Square
White School Glue
Pearl Ex Powders: #690 Sparkling Copper, #684 Flamingo Pink & #685 Spring Green
Square Punches
Clear Micro Beads
Double Sticky Tape Sheet


1. Use the Heated Pearls Technique on white cardstock and trim to 4”x 5 1/4.

2. Punch or cut a square of pink that is 1 3/4” .

3. Stamp the heart with pink on the white scrap and punch it to 1 1/2”. Cover it with double sticky tape also punched to 1 1/2”. Peel off the liner and dip into clear micro beads. Press the beads into the tape.

4. Place the beaded heart on the pink square and then on the top left corner of your Heated Pearls card front. Layer the card front on to the pink cardstock.

Copper Heated Pearls with Punched Leaf

by Sue Lorang (Sue4stampin)

Leaf Punch by Marvy
Black Matt Cardstock 4 1/4” x 5 1/2”
Black Matt Cardstock 2 3/4” x 4 1/4” with heated Pearls Technique
Enough Black Matt Cardstock to Punch the leaf
White School Glue
Pearl Ex Powders:
#683 Brilliant Yellow, #655 Super Copper & #664 Super Bronze
Copper Sharpie Markers


1. Use the Heated Pearls Technique on black cardstock and trim to 2 3/4” x 4 1/4”.

2. Punch out your leaf and mark edges with copper Sharpie marker.

3. Layer the copper Heated Pearls onto the matt black card front and then adhere the punched leaf piece at an angle.