How To: Nuvo Products from Tonic Studios

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Hi crafty friends! Its Nina-Marie here with you today with a close up look at some of the fun Nuvo embellishment products from Tonic Studios!

Tonic’s Nuvo embellishment line consists of many different types of glitters, pastes, embossing powders, and more. Today we will be looking at the Pure Sheen Glitter, Crystal and Glitter Drops, Glimmer Pastes and Embellishment Mousse. I’ll be sharing not only a close up look at each product, but I’ll also be putting these products into action and showing a few different techniques that you can achieve with each product.

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Because there are SO many things you can do with these products, I’m breaking this post up into separate videos (one for each product type). This will allow you to focus solely on the products you are interested in, rather than watching one long video of everything. So let’s get to it…!


Our first close up is going to be the Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitters. The glitter colors in these bottles are DIVINE! I could literally line these up onto a shelf and use them as decoration, that’s how pretty they are!

The bottles are just over 3.3 oz, which means they contain A LOT of glitter! We carry 12 different colors of the glitter bottles here at the Simon Says Stamp store and you can find them all HERE.

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Glitter can sometimes pose challenges in keeping it contained from flying all over your workspace; I find having coffee filters to use as a “catch-all” beneath the paper I am pouring glitter onto very handy. For clean up, both baby wipes and a microfiber cloth are something I reach for most often!

In the video below, I’ll be sharing techniques such as creating glitter die cuts, glitter backgrounds, adding accents of glitter and more, so be sure to check it out!



Many of the products featured in this Pure Sheen Glitter video are linked below:


Nuvo Glimmer Pastes are much like the many embossing and texture pastes on the market, except with one key difference… these are VERY glittery! The Glimmer Pastes come in 12 stunning colors, which you can find at the Simon Says Stamp store HERE. I love the fun sparkle that these pastes add to cards, and how beautifully they stand off both dark and light colored cardstocks alike.

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These pastes can obviously be applied through a stencil onto paper, but did you know that you can create embellishments with the pastes too? In the video below, I’ll walk you through the traditional application of paste onto cardstock, as well as a couple of fun ways to add pastes on both die cuts and as stand alone embellishments!

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I find a good, metal palette knife very handy to use when applying pastes into my stencils, because the metal isn’t quite as “flexible” as a plastic palette knife; hence I feel as if I have a bit more control in the application process. I also like to use a non-stick surface underneath my paper as I apply the paste onto my project; the pastes do not bond onto non-stick surfaces, such as certain craft mats, adhesive backing sheets, photo sleeves/page protectors, or freezer paper. I like freezer paper most of all, because it is easy to clean up and reuse over and over, as well as disposable when I’m finished. I also like that I can make the freezer paper as large or as small as I like, making it fit to either my workspace or project perfectly!

Be sure to check out the video below for a look at these amazing pastes, techniques and additional information!



Many of the products featured in this Glimmer Paste video are linked below:


The Nuvo Crystal and Glitter Drops have probably been one of THE hottest items of this year! And after having even just one of these gorgeous embellishment bottles, you can see why… their versatility is endless, and the results are simply STUNNING. You can see all the amazing colors of these embellishment drops products at the Simon Says Stamp store here: Crystal and Glitter Drops.

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These Crystal and Glitter Drop embellishments can be used in a variety of ways; in the video below, I’ll be sharing details and examples of the obvious -and not so obvious- ways that they can add fun accent details to your cards!

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I like to keep organized; so much so, that I like to have things labeled and sorted by color (as in, rainbow order… I know, I am weird! LOL!). I find that having color charts are very handy for me, not only to know what I have and what I’m missing, but also as I am working, I reference my color charts very frequently to help me select the right hue or shade for my project.

In the video, I referenced and shared a look at this color chart, which I use for keeping my Nuvo Crystal and Glitter Drops organized; you are welcome to download/print the chart to use for your organization needs as well.

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CLICK HERE for the Nuvo Crystal & Glitter Drops Color Chart PDF.



Many of the products featured in this Crystal & Glitter Drops video are linked below:


The Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in one word: butter. This stuff is like embossing paste, but even better! First, the metallic, shimmery colors are to die for. Second, they are REALLY easy to use. And three, they look AMAZING in a variety of techniques! From applying through a stencil, to adding over a die cut to create a beautiful embellishment, to even watercoloring, you can do so much with these Embellishment Mousse products! You can see all of the mousse products at the Simon Says Stamp store HERE.

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I’ll be sharing all three of these techniques, a close up look at these Embellishment Mousse jars, plus tips and tricks along the way in the video below.

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You can apply the Mousse with a palette knife, but I find it easiest to add the paste with either a soft, dry cloth or my finger (which is even more fun!). I’ll be showing both application processes in the video.



Many of the products featured in this Embellishment Mousse video are linked below:

These embellishments are so much fun to use and I love incorporating them into my card designs! I hope this look at some of the beautiful Nuvo embellishment products from Tonic Studios has been helpful for you and given you lots of inspiration for using these products on YOUR projects!
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  1. Wow !!! I am certainly going to have to try some of these fabulous products and techniques. Thanks for sharing, cheers

  2. I haven’t tried any of the Nuvo products yet but am dying to! Waiting till my budget gets some $$ in it so I can!!! They look simply scrumptious! Thanks for the overview of them all!

  3. I have several of the Tonic products in my craft room and have found all of them to be top quality. However, the videos by Nina have given me several new ways to use them! Thank you for the information and inspiration!

  4. Wow, these are all super products! Thank you for showing us all the ways to use them. I love the Glitter paste and the mousse.

  5. WOW – these products are WONDERFUL and your projects are too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing and adding MORE to my products to buy and techniques to try lists :)

  6. I’m in mixed media heaven!!!! So much beautiful and inspiring color and textures!! So much to LOVE!!! thanks for all this wonderful inspiration today!!!

  7. Nina, thank you so much for clarifying the difference between all the Nuvo drops. Wow, you’ve taken the mystery out of it, and I love how you’ve used them and shown us how to use them. And thanks for the chart. Hugs!

  8. Aiyiyi! Haven’t I spent enough on your site??? I just placed another order and came over to the blog to be confronted by these jewel-toned babies! Be still my beating heart – that paste is just calling to me!

  9. Oh dear!! All of these just look gorgeoulicious and I now need to win the lotto so I can be able to buy them all!! Thanks for the videos with all of the tips on using them!

  10. Cool new products! I’ve been watching the YouTube videos and I think I’m going to have to have to try them out myself!

  11. Oh my gosh. I just watched all the videos. I love these new products. Also need to get some freezer paper. Thanks for all the tips and info. Well done.

  12. Great info! I was curious about the embellishment mousse and glitter paste. Your videos had some really great ideas on how to use them. Thanks!

  13. Wow. Amazing new products and so many to choose from. It would be difficult to choose just one. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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