Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Shimmer Powders and Stencils - Simon Says Stamp

Good morning! Dropping by today with a a couple cards with my first attempt at using shimmer powders from Tonic! I paired them up with some Simon Says Stamp stencils - and I'm in LOVE!!! I played with them a couple times just on a watercolor cardstock, and wasn't quite getting the feel for the proper amount of powder and water - my ratio seemed to be off! So I pulled out a couple of stencils and tried that, and oh how I LOVE the effect I got with that! Soooo fun!!! 

I actually combined a few items from the Tonic Studios spring release that I was sent as part of my work with Simon Says Stamp with no obligation to use or share - I did an Instagram Live last week as I opened and looked through all the fun items in the box. But it was very easy to use and love these fun products, so I'm excited to share these two cards here today!

For both of these cards I used some of the Craft Perfect watercolor cardstock that I received in the box. I love the fun texture and the crisp white color to this watercolor paper! For each of the backgrounds, I placed a stencil over the paper, shook a bit of the Lilac Waterfall shimmer powder over the stencil, then lightly misted with water and removed the stencil. This shimmer powder is super fun, since there are multiple colors in in, and the react with the water and mix and blend all on their own! I didn't mess with them at all beyond that - and set them aside to dry thoroughly before adding my sentiments.

This first card I used the newer Simon Says Stamp Mesh Stencil - it worked so well for this!

The second one I used an slightly older stencil called Triangle Blast from Simon Says Stamp - this one also worked great - a little more open and spread out design meant I got a softer background which was kind of fun!

I added sentiments to the panels using You Got This stamp set, and heat embossed them to add to the shine - I don't know if you can see it better in these next two photos - but the shimmer powder has a great soft glittery effect as well! SO fun!

Sentiment on this one added the same way, and then I die cut both panels with a Stitched Rectangle die, and added a bit of Berry Fizz glitter cardstock tucked behind before mounting on my white cardbase.

The final finishing touch is a bit of bling! I added a few of the fun Amethyst Squares to each card, scattered around the sentiment. The squares went great with the other geometric designs from the stencils! And everything coordinates SOOO perfectly!

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