Five Things To Do With….Flat-Backed Pearls

Hey All, got something a little different for you today.

Elaine from Quixotic Cards challenged me to use flat-backed pearls in five different ways. She gave me two weeks to do it and I took a month! So I’ve failed already but I thought I would show you anyway LOL!

All the pearls are available from Quixotic Paperie in lots of scrummy colours and lots of different shapes and sizes.

I had initially thought that I would do five different cards with five different uses for the flat-backed pearls but then I just got a bit carried away and crammed all the uses on the same card!

The card used some Hot Off The Press papers with a little bit of the Basic Grey Sugar Rush papers. The image is CC Designs Swiss Miss Rosalie coloured with PrismaColor pencils and highlighted Sakura Gelly Roll Clear Stardust pen.

Uses One and Two:

I’ve used these 3mm metallic silver flat-backed pearls as Rosalie’s buttons and as a little accent on the side of the image.

Use Three:

Some 4mm red Flat-backed pearls to add balance to the card.

Use Four:

The 4mm and 8mm flat-backed pearls as flower centres.

Use Five:

Ok a little weird this one but I wanted to add some paint to the background paper and thought I would play with using the pearls to make marks. So I covered some cardboard with a thin layer of silicone glue and added some of the 4mm flat-backed pearls and let it dry to make a flat-backed pearls stamp!

Then I added acrylic paint and dragged it across the paper. Followed this with a bit of sparkle using Fire-engine red Shimmerz paint and Pixie dust Shimmerz Blingz using my ad hoc flat-backed pearl stamp 🙂

Well I had a lot of fun with this, once I started I kept coming up with different uses for the flat-backed pearls there is so much you can do with them.

I would absolutely love to hear how you use yours.

Right, now I have to pass the baton over to Elaine and set her a ‘Five Things To Do With’ Challenge and I was thinking I would love to see what she does with the fabulous Bazzill Jewels Templates…Over to you Elaine 🙂

Have a Pearly day



StampsCC Designs Miss Rosalie

Ink – Versefine Onyz

Colouring – PrismaColor Pencils; Sansodor

PaperBasic Grey Sugar Rush; Hot Off The Press Papers

Usual Suspects – paper trimmer; silicone glue; scissors;

OtherFlat-backed pearls; Sakura Gelly Roll Clear Stardust pen; Shimmerz Paints; Sewing machine; black lace

Kim Dellow

Kim Dellow is an artist–designer–film-maker living the creative life in London, UK. She's a freelance creative for the craft industry and others, and she loves to share her art-ventures on her blog.

This Post Has 11 Comments

  1. Maya

    Ohhh this is so cool!!
    Love the color combo, and all the details are fab!
    Love how you have colored the sweet little girl 🙂
    Hugs from Maya

  2. Crafty Chris

    Love the flower centre, will pinch that idea of you,
    christine x

  3. Lil Daffodil

    Hi Kim,
    I love your papers and colours. the image is so cute.
    Fiona x

  4. Crystal

    Kim this is FABULOUS!!! What a great creation sweetie, thanks for the info on the pearls!!!!! Hugs~

  5. *Vicki*

    WOWZER!! Kim, this is just gorgeous!! I love what you've done!! Thanks for sharing your pearl idea!! So cool!! HUGS

  6. Tanya Rudd

    I just love this color scheme Kim. Did you draw those flowers yourself? I am imspired to sketch some flowers and use them as you have.


  7. Tasha

    Awesome creation Kim, love your creativeness! Love the stamping with pearls – what a genius idea!
    love tasha xx

  8. Sarpreet

    Gorgeous card – I would have never thought of it to use it as a stamp! Very clever. I only use them on the card in corners or on flowers! i am boring….

  9. Cheryl

    Fab card Kim, I've not used these type of pearls before.Must try it sometime 🙂


  10. mckinkle

    Great idea to show more ways than the norm of using everyday basics.

    Keryn x

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