24 November 2018

Glimmer Paste with Stencils

Hello there, today I have three Christmas cards to share with you using the wonderful new stencils from Clearly Besotted, along with the fabulous Tonic Nuvo Glimmer Paste.
Tonic Studios are celebrating all things Nuvo with their month long event called Nuvember. Every day in November, a talented artist is highlighting a particular product and today is Glimmer Paste day and I am delighted to be showcasing it on my projects today. You can find out more about Nuvember over on Tonic Studio's Instagram.
Although there are lots of uses for Glimmer paste, I particularly like using it with stencils and I thought the new ones from Clearly Besotted would work perfectly.

I started my first card by creating the background. I took a panel of watercolour paper and blended Distress Inks on to it. I used Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire. I then took the Clearly Besotted Snow Day Stencil and placed this over the top. Using a palette knife, I added a coat of Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste over the top. This is such a beautiful shimmer paste that works well with so many different colours. The stencil was removed and the piece was set aside to dry before adhering it to an A2 white card base with tape runner.
I took a panel of white cardstock and stamped a moose from the Clearly Besotted Merry Christmoose set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I then cut around the top of the image with scissors, a craft knife and a ruler to create the panel. The moose was coloured with Copic Markers (the colours I used are listed below the supplies section) and then the panel added to the card with foam tape. The sentiment was stamped on to black cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. This was cut in to a strip and added to the card with more foam tape.

My next card uses a similar design but with a different stencil. I took a panel of purple cardstock and placed the Clearly Besotted Snowflake Flurry Stencil on top. I added a layer of Nuvo Amethyst Purple Glimmer Paste over the top and then removed the stencil. How beautiful are those shimmery purple snowflakes?! The piece was set aside to dry and then cut down and added to the front of an A2 white card base with tape runner.
I took a panel of white cardstock and stamped the images from the Clearly Besotted Arctic Animals set on to it. I first stamped the hats and then masked these off, adding the animals below, also masking these off as I went to create a little line of them. I took the Clearly Besotted Merry Calligraphy set and stamped the 'Christmas' on to the panel first. I then took the 'wishes' sentiment from the Modern Calligraphy Additions set and stamped this below. The animals were coloured with Copic Markers and then the panel was added to the card with foam tape.

My final card uses the Snowflake Flurry stencil again but in a more clean and simple way. I started off by taking a panel of watercolour paper. I placed the Snowflake Flurry Stencil over the top and this time applied Nuvo Sapphire Blue Glimmer Paste. This is such a stunning colour! I then set the panel aside to dry.
Once dry, the panel was adhered flat to an A2 white card base with tape runner. I took two sentiments from the Clearly Besotted Just Saying stamp set and stamped these on to black cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. these were cut in to strips and added to the card with foam tape.

Here are the links to what I have used on the cards. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. Products marked with an asterisk (*) were kindly sent to me to use.
COPIC MARKERS: Moose - E59, E57, E55, E53, E51, E50. Scarf - B06, B02, B00. Polar Bear - E53, E51, E50, 0, E49. Walrus - W5, W3, W2, W1, E50, W9. Penguin - BV29, BV25, BV23, YR27, YR24, YR23, Y00. Seal - N5, N3, N1. Hats - V17, V15, V12, V000, C1. Ground - BG000, BG0000, BV000, BV0000.
Thank you so much for visiting me today. I hope you will be able to check out the rest of Nuvember. Have a great day!


  1. fabulous cards - nothing more to say than fabulous

  2. fabulous cards Michelle and love this Nuvo glitter paste and the colours they are just stunning. Each card is so individual and beautifully finished off with perfect colouring on the first and second. I have this snowflurry stencil and love using it as they are so fine and delicate. Now I obviously need to try the pastes. xx

  3. All three of these are gorgeous Michelle, I think you have found the perfect match, those beautiful pastes along with the stunning stencils. They compliment each other perfectly. I have the Moonstone paste which I love but the blue and purple are equally gorgeous! Shopping time! Xx

  4. I love all of these cards. Th colors are so joyful.

  5. My word! These are all fabulous and that purple paste is just a glorious shimmery colour. Great inspiration - and reminds me I need to get my stencils out and play a bit more with them :) xx

  6. Firstly Michelle these are gorgeous, thank you so much for showing me how to use this product without me ending up looking like I had been get done the glitter, these are all fabulous. Secondly I'm having to play catch up on your blog as I have been really ill & haven't been able to browse around so I'm sorry wasn't able to share craft love & show my appreciation for all the hard work you have been doing. Sorry.


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