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Bursts & Backgrounds from Catherine Pooler

This is a fantastic and fun release from Catherine Pooler that includes some fantastic new COLORBURSTS!!!  This 6 pack includes FOUR Color Burst colors and TWO Sparkles in colors from our Carnivale Collection: Samba, Limoncello, Mardi Gras and Suede Shoes. 

Shop the release and scroll through the beautiful pictures for even more inspiration!

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Using Nuvo Mousse With your Stencils

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Apply these in whatever pattern you like totally filling in the stencil.
  4. Remove the stencil.
  5. In all the white borders apply glue from a deco foil glue pen and sprinkle with Frosting powder, heat set with your heat gun.
  6. Trim the card down to a 5.25″ square.
  7. 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.
  8. Using double sided tape attach the frame to the front of the cloud panel.
  9. Attach this whole panel onto a 6″ square card blank, set aside.
  10. 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).
  11. Cut out the word “Happy” using the Craftin’ Desert Diva’s Happy Die using aqua and white card.
  12. Affix the sentiment and two unicorns to the card and you are done and have one bright and happy card suitable for many occasions.

 

Supplies:

Happy Die – Craftin’ Desert Divas

Sparkle Stamp Set – Craftin’ Desert Divas

Cloudy Sky Stencil – Craftin’ Desert Divas

Nuvo Embellishment Mousse – Tonic Studios

Illustrator Markers – Spectrum Noir

Ultra Smooth Cardstock – Spectrum Noir

White Glitter Cradstock

Card Blank

Scor Tape

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Using your stencils to emboss!

Hello Crafty friends! Colleen Tyler here from Maple Syrup Designs for Craftin’ Desert Divas!

In today’s post I am going to show you how to make extra (not to mention  super fun) use of your stencils.  For many people when you think of stencils you things of inking through them, but for this project I ran stencil with my card through my Gemini to emboss a sweet background.  you can thing distress ink over the embossed are, however, the look I wanted for this card was to leave it all white so that there was a bit more colour pop around it.

1) Layer your stencil in your die cutting machine with the embossing mat for the best result and simply run it through the machine to get the detail embossed onto your card stock. At this point it you wanted to add distress ink to the embossed parts on the cardstock you totally could.

2) Next I layered the embossed background onto a slightly larger piece of green card, and then that on to a 6″x6″ card base using a permanent tape runner.

3) Colour the images using your favorite colouring medium, for me I use Spectrum Noir Markers. Once coloured cut our the images and mount on to the lower right hand corner using foam squares to give you card a little more dimension.  Cut out a 2″ green circle and a 1.75″ white circle and adhere together, once this is done simply stamp your sentiment onto the circles and affix to the top left hand corner of the card (*if you get a slight gap in the stamping where the two colours of card meet, simply take a fine point black pen and fill it in).

4) Apply some Nuvo Jewel drops in “Key Lime” in random places on the card and voila, you’ve used your stencil outside of the box!!

Supplies:

Balloon Parade Stamp Set – Craftin’ Desert Divas

Any stencil

Nuvo Jewel Drops – Key Lime