I have learned something everyday of my Sparkle and Shine Online Card Class, but my favorite day was Day 5 where they featured Paste and Mousse. I love Tonic Studio's line of Embellishment Mousse and especially their Glimmer Pastes so it was fun to learn new ideas of ways to use these products. I loved the idea of making my own glitter paper in ombre shades using inks and glimmer paste so much I made four backgrounds and then 4 cards! I will show you two today and two tomorrow to sneak them into the galleries before they close.
It never occurred to me to mix dye inks with Nuvo's clear Moonstone Glimmer Paste, but that was one brilliant idea shared on Day 5. The instructor suggested creating "wings" of scrap cardstock on each side of the thicker cardstock and taping those down with blue painter's tape. That way you can spread the glimmer paste over the entire card front, and then use the "wings" to move to the card to a drying spot. I adhered the card front piece to the side wings with a temporary glue dot runner. On the craft mat, mix 3 shades of a color family one at a time with the Moonstone glimmer paste, and use a palette knife to apply to the cardstock. I used Altenew's Shades of Purple (and pink) for the background of this card. Here is a close up showing a bit more of the lovely sparkle:
IRL it is super sparkly, but more subtle than the colored Glimmer Pastes applied without mixing it with inks (come back tomorrow for a card I used with three shades of Glimmer Paste without the dye ink.) I die cut a beautiful Kindness saying from Hero Arts and added a couple punched butterflies out of some Brutus Monroe paper.
I made another ombre glittery background mixing three shades of Altenew's Green Fields and Nuvo's Moonstone Glimmer Paste. I had been wanting to try Jennifer McGuire's idea of using tulle to make a shaker card, so I combined that idea with the ombre handmade glitter paper for this card. I die cut an opening in the green glitter piece and in the front of a top folding green A2 card with a scalloped circle die from Tonic Studios. I applied the tulle to each following Jennifer's instructions (linked above.) I dumped some floral and other pastel sequins and attached the pieces together. Here is another look with the sequins spread out:
I stamped the roses from Tonic Studio's new Bunched Bouquet Traditional Spray Stamp Set Two and the leaf from the Stamp Set One of the same name using several shades of Altenew inks. I die cut "sweet" from Tonic's Awesome, Sweet and Cool set and attached with my favorite Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive. Then I finished the card by punching a butterfly out of the center scalloped circle piece and attached with a pink gem. I used a strong glue dot in the center of the butterfly and some small strips of mounting tape on the wings so they will stay up even when mailed.
I am entering the second card in the Bit of Sparkle challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. I am also entering this card in the Anything Goes challenge at Live Love Cards.