Nuvo Shimmer Powders and a Bit of Water for Quick Card Backgrounds

And now for the show stopper! Drum beat!!!! LOL!

The Finished cards!

See! Aren’t they stinkin’ cute? I decided to make birthday cards out of them since I was thinking about hubby’s upcoming big day.

First thing was to cut out the Happy Birthday letters and the shadows. The letters were cut in different color cardstocks while the shadows on white. After adding the large die, I didn’t want to add much more so as not to take away from the backgrounds nor make the cards look too busy. That’s just a good rule of design that sometimes less is more. So I added just a few enamel dots (combo from the local Dollar General and clear ones from Honey Bee Stamps).

On some of the cards, I added a second sentiment from Colorado Craft Company and the others I left that off. I actually ran out of my Neenah 110 solar white cardstock for card bases so I adhered some of my backgrounds to WPlus 9 Kraft cardstock. Either works fine and I just love how all these came out!

So thankful to Mary for this challenge, she is an inspiration to me and an excellence cardmaker! I highly recommend you check out her YT channel here!

If you want to know more about the Nuvo Shimmer Powders, Jennifer McGuire has a good in-depth YT video tutorial using them. Find it here.

Supplies Used: 

Below are links to the products I used and some of them are affiliate links meaning if you purchase through them, I’ll earn a small commission and it is no extra cost to you. Your purchasing helps support our small business and we appreciate that so much! – Kim

My Final Thoughts

  1. Great for quick backgrounds. They don’t take long to dry on their own and it’s easy to make a bunch of backgrounds to have on hand for future cards.
  2. Leaves a beautiful shimmery effect. You may not see it in the pics below but under the light, the shimmer and shine is gorgeous!
  3. They’re Addictive!! Just like playing with alcohol inks and pearls!

If you made it this far with this post, thank you so much for reading! And, if you have played with Nuvo shimmer powders, tell if you like them or if you plan to buy them! I’d love to know your thoughts! Happy Crafting!

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