Hello everyone, it’s Colleen from Maple Syrup Designs here for Craftin’ Desert Divas! Today I am going to be showing you how to use Nuvo Embellishment Mousse with your stencils.
There are so many different techniques you can do with Nuvo Mousse, and I will show you more in the future, but for today’s card I used a very simple technique that anyone will be able to do. This can be done with any stencil, but I am using Craftin’ Desert Divas Cloudy Sky Stencil.
Place your stencil in the corner of a piece of smooth white cardstock (my preference is Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth), tape down with some washi tape.
Choose the colours of Nuvo Embellishment Mousse you would like and start by simply dipping your finger in the pot and applying in circular motions. For this Card I used: Lilac Lavender, Aquamarine, Cornflower Blue, Custard Cream, Coral Calypso and Peony Pink.
Apply these in whatever pattern you like totally filling in the stencil.
Remove the stencil.
In all the white borders apply glue from a deco foil glue pen and sprinkle with Frosting powder, heat set with your heat gun.
Trim the card down to a 5.25″ square.
Take a piece of white glitter card and cut to 5.5″ square, then using a Frame Punch Board, cut out a 1/2″ frame.
Using double sided tape attach the frame to the front of the cloud panel.
Attach this whole panel onto a 6″ square card blank, set aside.
Using the Craftin’ Desert Diva’s Sparkle stamp set cut out the following stamps and colour using your favourite medium (I use Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers).
Cut out the word “Happy” using the Craftin’ Desert Diva’s Happy Die using aqua and white card.
Affix the sentiment and two unicorns to the card and you are done and have one bright and happy card suitable for many occasions.
Today I will be showing you how to add some dimension to your cards. There are many ways that you can add dimension to your cards, so I have chosen a few techniques that I use often to highlight as I walk you through the steps of this card.
Stamp your image and colour using your preferred medium, for this card I have chosen to use Craftin’ Desert Diva’s Sparkle Stamp Set, stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and coloured using Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers with the Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Pen. 2. Cut out a cloud template along the edge of a scrap piece of card. Using your mini blending tool and Distress Ink in Broken China Blend over the template edge onto the card, continue this process as you move the template all the way down the card. This adds a background layer of dimension to your card by adding depth. Stamp your sentiment in the bottom left of the card (leave enough room around the edge for a border).
3. Use a glue Pen and trace along the edges of the clouds, sprinkle on some Frosting Powder and heat set. When heat set the frosting powder raises up and becomes white and frosting looking adding texture and sparkle to the card.
4. Use the Inside Scalloped Square die to cut out a frame, add foam squares onto the back of the frame and adhere to the cloud base of the card.
5) Cut out the Unicorn and add a mini wobble Spring to the back. Both step 4 and 5 are quick and easy ways to add simple dimension to your card, and who doesn’t like the added fun of a wobble spring to a card?!
6. For the Final step of Dimension I have added some Nuvo Drops in “Morning Dew” dotted around the card. I hope you have enjoyed and look forward to seeing what you make!