Nuvo Shimmer Powders & Stacked Diecuts with Kristina Werner

Hello, all! Kristina Werner here. I’m back with a fun idea for large greeting dies! I thought it would be fun to create simple watercolor backgrounds to go behind the new The Best Is Yet To Come and The World Needs dies from the Diecember 2019 release!

I used Nuvo Shimmer Powders to create the watercolor backgrounds. I used the colors Atlantis Burst and Violet Brocade. These powders are fun because no only do they activate with water, but there is a gorgeous shimmer powder included!

Before applying the powder, I wet the watercolor paper with clear water. Then I gently tapped the Shimmer Powder bottle so that small bits of powder applied to the surface of the watercolor paper. Immediately upon hitting the wet surface, the magic starts happening!

I used a more water from a Distress Sprayer bottle to make the colors move even more, and coaxed it to spread with a wet paint brush as well.

Once dry, the backgrounds have a gorgeous shimmer to them!

I ran The Best Is Yet to Come and The Word Needs dies through my diecutting machine four times using white cardstock. Then I stacked each diecut together and adhered them with Gina K Connect Glue.

After adhering the diecuts to the watercolor backgrounds, I added some 8mm and 5mm sequins from Darice.

I hope you enjoyed this simple card idea! You can pick up all the supplies at SimonSaysStamp.com. :)

Supplies

Simon Says Stamp THE BEST IS YET TO…
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RESERVE Simon Says Stamp THE WORLD…
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Arches COLD PRESSED WATERCOLOR PAD…
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Jack Richeson 9 X 12 INCH HARDBOARD…
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3M Scotch SAFE RELEASE MASKING…
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Tonic ATLANTIS BURST Nuvo Shimmer…
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Tonic VIOLET BROCADE Nuvo Shimmer…
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Royal Langnickel ZEN WATERCOLOR BRUSH…
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Royal Langnickel ZEN WATERCOLOR BRUSH…
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Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER Ranger 4…
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Hero…
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Crafter’s Companion GEMINI JUNIOR…
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Tim Holtz Tonic CRAFT PICK…
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH…
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Gina K Designs CONNECT GLUE Adhesive…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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Darice 8MM CRYSTAL Sequins 10044-8
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Darice 5MM CRYSTAL IRIDESCENT Sequins…
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EK Success CRAFT TWEEZERS Precision…
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Dahle Self-Healing Cutting 18×12 Mat…
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  1. Great cards, great idea. These shimmer powders look like they will be fun to play with–and achieve a lovely background for larger sentiment dies. tfs

  2. These cards are amazing! I love the colour and the stacked die cuts together. What a simple but dramatic stunning effect they create. Going to have to get some of the nuvo powder to try out.

  3. These are beautiful!! Love the backgrounds; they’re perfect for the large greetings! Also, love how you surrounded the die cuts with all those sequins.

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