Good afternoon! Today I’m sharing a pair of cards using a combination of Nuvo Shimmer Powders, including the gorgeous new Lilac Waterfall along with my favorite Heart Mandala die from Simon Says Stamp and some pretty embellishments! 🙂
To start I took two pieces of watercolor paper and taped them to a hard board. I placed that in a splatbox to protect my work surface. The shimmer powder is highly pigmented and the color really spreads if it gets wet. So keeping it in the splatbox ensures that no stray powder will get anywhere I don’t want it! For my first panel I sprinkled some of the shimmer powders in cherry bomb, lilac waterfall, and violet brocade onto the paper. A little really goes a long way and you can always add more if you need it! Once I applied a little powder I spritzed it to spread the color. Once I was happy with the coverage I let it dry. This resulted in a little more of a variation in color as the spots where the powder originally laid on the paper tended to remain a little brighter and sharper than my second example you’ll see below! I like both looks equally but it’s fun to see the difference in the two applications!
Once it was totally dry I die-cut it with the Heart Mandala die from Simon Says Stamp. I adhered it to a black A2 panel and then adhered that panel to a white card base. I stamped the sentiment from Birthday Borders onto black cardstock with versamark and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder. I die-cut that with the Sentiment Label dies to create a thin label. Then I adhered that to the panel with foam mounting tape. Finally I added a few embellishments from the Girl’s Best Friend mix to finish the card!
For my second panel I spritzed the paper lightly with water and then sprinkled on some of the shimmer powders in the same three colors. Once I applied the powders I spritzed them again to spread the color around. This resulted in more of a diffuse finish as the powders spread on impact rather than sitting still and having the water added on top. It’s also a bit brighter though I really attempted to use the same amount of powder on each panel.
Have you tried these powders yet? Or the colorburst powders? They’re so fun to play with! Thanks so much for visiting and have an amazing day!!
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