Howdy! I am over at a2z Scrapbooking with a glittery butterfly. So pretty in real life and very hard to capture it well in a photograph. Later today I will be adding a photo taken in natural light. I have added two photos I took outside at different times today. The conclusion is that glitter like this just looks way better in person.
I created the blue part of the butterfly by cutting a butterfly out using the Hero Arts Monarch Butterfly die also available in the a2z Etsy shop. I took out the pretty butterfly and used that open space as a stencil.
I centered it nice over my paper and used temporary adhesive to keep all the edges down. I filled it in with the Nuvo Glimmer Paste. Then I removed the stencil and washed my tools immediately. That stuff sticks very well.
On the butterfly die cut I put an adhesive sheet on the front of the paper before die cutting. I removed the release paper and now there is adhesive on the front of the butterfly. I used some Elizabeth Craft Designs microfine glitter all over it. You should rub it in good to make it shine and stick well. There is a mostly purple and a bit of pink glitter. I am not the biggest glitter fan but using it this way I really like it. If you need some tips on glitter handling El at Elizabeth Craft Designs has some great video’s that really help with keeping the glitter under control. I saw her demo at Scrapbook Expo one year and I still remember that. She has some great tips and some great looks with her fab glitter.
Then I glued the butterfly outline over the Glitter Paste background I created. I cut around the butterfly with a rectangle die. I put that on a pretty purple patterned paper and added a die cut sentiment.
The two outdoor shots. Let me know if you like one over the other. I did not resize them as low as my first photo above in the post.
The inspiration for both of these cards was Merry Monday #277. The theme was stencils. I love using them but haven’t been doing that lately. I only posted the first card. I am not sure about the rules of how many you can post.
The background – I used a Memory Box stencil called Birch Trees. I inked over that with Faded Jeans Oxide ink. After taking the stencil off I sprayed over it with Perfect Pearls. Since it was Oxide ink it gave a nice look and the water spots made it look like it was snowing.
The deer are cut out of brown paper with little spots on it if you look close. I used an Impression Obsession die called Deer Trio.
The birds are cut with a Memory Box die called Resting Birds. I think this die came in a surprise box on my door step and many months later I still don’t know who put the box there.
The background – I used another Memory Box stencil called Winter Large Snowflakes. I used Nuvo Glimmer Paste to create the nice sparkly snowflakes.
The sentiment – I stamped with Versamark using a Hero Arts stamp with no name the product number is G5619. I heat embossed over that using Ranger Snowflake Tinsel powder that I just got. I am not sure how much I like it. The reason being is you get glitter heavy some places and hardly at all in others. I did the heat embossing from underneath too so I would not blow off the glitter. Then I added the two snowflake sequins. And.. I almost forgot the die used to cut out the sentiment is by Top Dog Dies called Gift Tag.
I made this for a friend. She recently got a very nice detailed feather tattoo so that was the idea for my card. The background is done with Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Blue Topaz and Tanzanite Lavender. I wouldn’t call myself a big glitter person but this stuff is really nice and looks super cool. Some colors have multiple colors of glitter in them like these two. The stencil I used is Hero Arts Peacock Feathers (SA094). The die for the sentiment is an Elizabeth Craft Designs die called surprisingly Happy Birthday.
Recently I went to a product demo type thing at a local newish paper crafting store. The shop is Live Happy Paper Crafts in Danville, CA. They had many Nuvo products with demo’s and time to play with them. They had Glimmer Paste, Mousse, Gilding Flakes, Drops and probably a few things I forgot to mention. The Glimmer Paste is really cool. The glitter seems to be a bit finer than in some other brands which I like. The super cool thing is some of the Glimmer Pastes appear different depending on the color of paper you put them on. The color I got is Tanzanite Lavender. Nuvo products are made by Tonic which I did not know before. Also Tonic seems to have some fun dies and things too. I think of them as paper trimming and cutting products.
I used the Hero Arts Large Lotus stencil for this card I made from the panel above . The sentiment is from the Altenew Painted Greetings set and embossed with black powder on vellum over a paper strip. I colored the butterfly with a Copic pen and added some bling which kind of look likes pearls but they are a clear teal color.