So I did.... I borrowed a stamp of Helen's. A Stampin' Up one. Perfect for the technique
I stamped with Versamark onto black card stock, then taking a soft brush and the Pearl Ex powders I dusted the colours onto the stamped image. I used some plain colours and some Interference colours. The Interference colours shimmer and change colours. Once I had finished I sprayed the piece with Hairspray to set the Pearl Ex. If you use Perfect Pearls you don't need to set the powders. I finished the card with a Hero Arts sentiment and some lovely green Seam binding ribbon.
Everyone enjoyed my demo and all were keen to have a go. This is a technique I don't use enough. It really makes a pretty card.
All went well at my pre-op today. My surgeon fully explained what he was going to do. I need to be at the hospital at 10.30 next Thursday. The surgery is around 2 1/2 to 3 hours depending on whether he can do it through the side or if he needs to cut into the back. I'm hoping the side way will be possible as it is less invasive and makes for quicker healing as less muscle is damaged.
Thanks to you all for your lovely comments, I really appreciate them.