5 Ways (or maybe more!) to use Ink Blended, Watercolor, Glimmer Paste Backgrounds

Catherine General

This week we've been having all sorts of sparkly fun in the clubhouse because we just popped a bunch of new products in the shop with glitz, glimmer and glam! Find them here.

One of my favorite new products is the Moonstone Glimmer Paste by Nuvo. I'm super smitten with it…so here's a video showing a bunch of different backgrounds made with it and how to finish those backgrounds into great hand stamped cards!

Glimmer Paste makes gorgeous backgrounds in so many different ways!

Apply Glimmer Paste to watercolor paper, let it dry, then ink blend with Picket Fence Blending Brushes or other blending tools that you may have.

The dried Glimmer Paste will resist the ink, but at first it will look colored. Simple rub a cloth over the project to remove the excess ink. For this background, I also spritzed a bit of water on the background to create more interest.

I added a sentiment from the You Did It stamp set embossed on white and a few tropical flowers from the Toucan Do It stamp set and that's it!

For this card, I created a dark watercolor background. I added the Glimmer Paste to my Clear Acrylic Block, added in a couple drops of Grape Crush ink refill to color it and stenciled it on again using the Scattered Circles Stencil.

I let it dry, cut it down a bit and adhered it to my card base. A simple die cut sentiment works perfectly here!

I embellished this card a bit more with the Nested Labels dies and the cute coffee cup and sentiment from the Perfect Blend Stamp Set. The Mod Flowers stencil looks amazing with the watercolor background and Glimmer Paste!

These two cards were made with the same technique piece! I stenciled Glimmer Paste over watercolor cardstock, then watercolored the background once it was dry.

Layers and layers of texture here! I layered a circle die cut out over a Cover Plate Die, then layered that over the technique piece. I {HEART} this look, y'all!

The second card is fairly simple with a sentiment, a technique piece strip and two strips of white. Easy peasy!

The Split Chevron – well, whaddaya know!? Turn it around, line it up and stencil and you have a ribbon or streamer look! I squealed when I realized this! Don't you love those moments?

I used the Direct to Paper technique to color my white cardstock and get perfectly matching Flirty Fuchsia cardstock. Then I die cut the Congrats and added it with the Perfect Vie Die Cut in Vellum.

So many different looks and ways to use stencils and Glimmer Paste! I hope you are inspired. If you'd like to grab any of these supplies, you can find them in the shop…links are below.

Thanks for hanging out today!

Before you go…we have new ink coming on May 8! Any guesses as to what the colors will be? Stay tuned, we'll begin sharing on Sunday, April 28!

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Inky Hugs! CP

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