Stampin' Up!'s Specialty Papers

In my live video recorded on February 21st, I talked about using Stampin' Up!'s white specialty papers for an alcohol technique.  I was disappointed that some of the papers didn't react as I expect.  Here is what I discovered.

I had expected and hoped that the Mother of Pearl Specialty paper in the January-June 2022 mini catalog would react to the Polished Stone technique like the now retired Glossy paper did.  Sadly, the re-inker mixed with 91% isopropyl alcohol did not dry on the Mother of Pearl paper.  It stayed wet so long that after my video, I added clear embossing powder and used my heat tool on it.  It muted the colors and I'd hope for a bright, vibrant background.  Lesson learned.

Another paper I used was the Pearlescent Specialty paper in the 2021-2022 annual catalog.  This was the paper I used for the card I made during my video.  It did result in a beautiful piece for my card.

The last specialty paper I used was the Shimmery White Cardstock.  This one kept the bright colors, so I was quite pleased with this one.

This last card uses products you probably already have;  white card stock.  The muted effect worked well when I added the dark, Night of Navy card stock layer to my card.  

I enjoyed finishing off these cards with a variety of layers, accents, sentiments, and embellishments.  Here's what I used:

I hope you'll try this technique for yourself!

Happy Stampin'!