Hey there my #TexturalTuesdays friends! Such an exciting day here in the CLASSroom and we are about to get super texture-y! Yes, it IS a word. ;) I'm thrilled to be able to show how to use the Tonic Nuvo Embellishment Mousse as TEXTURE!! Yeah, baby...YEAHHHH!!
First off, here's a look at my card. Gosh, I wish that shimmer and glitter showed up better. It is soooo pretty!
First, I prepped my card by using Frog Tape so that I don't get the ink where I don't want it. This is a low-tack tape and I've never had any issues with it ripping my paper. Good stuff!
I created the background first. Very simple. Just a few Distress Oxide Inks blended together with a few water spots that are dried on top. So easy to create, and a striking background all on its own. (I used the following colors of Distress Oxide Inks: Cracked Pistachio, Faded Jeans, and Broken China.)
But -- the magic begins when I layer the background with the Viney Stencil by Dina Wakley for Ranger Media and use the stunning Tonic Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Aquamarine on top. A palette knife, stencil knife, or old gift card is all you need to apply the mousse. (I also use the Frog Tape to hold down the stencil.)
While the mousse is still pliable, sprinkle glitter into areas that you wish to be enhanced. I also applied (carefully) the beautiful Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Confetti Mix by pressing them into them into the mousse. The mousse works much like as an adhesive in this way.
Lift the stencil straight up and put into warm, soapy water to clean or use a baby wipe right away. Plastic stencils are not difficult to keep clean. But only do this AFTER you sprinkle your glitter!! It's a great way to help keep your area glitter free. I'm a messy crafter, but I do know a few tricks. ;)
(The stencil is still on in this photo, but the glitter is sprinkled....)
(Now the stencil has been removed....)
Here are the sequins after they were pressed into the mousse:
This panel (which is the card base) was set aside to dry completely.
A 1" x 5½" piece of Taylored Expressions Salt Water Taffy Cardstock was cut. And a strip of 1¼" x 5½" Taylored Expressions Blue Corn Cardstock was also cut. The Salt Water Taffy Cardstock was run through my Big Shot using the Embossing Folder Polka Dots from the Sizzix Eileen Hull, Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, Polka Dots & Starflowers Set. I used my fingers to dab into the mousse and lightly rub over the raised areas that the embossing folder left behind. It's very imperfect, but that's the beauty of mixed media.
I pressed a teensy bit of clear glitter onto this -- just because I could. On the final card which is barely noticeable. (It's my little secret.)
Next up, the embossed strip is adhered to the Blue Corn panel which is edged with more of the Tonic Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Aquamarine.
Twine is wrapped around this piece before it is adhered to the card base. Once adhered, then it's ready for me to tie into a pretty bow.
The last thing I had to do for this card was die-cut the word "Hello" from Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Brushstroke Hello by Julie Ebersole. This was cut from the same Blue Corn cardstock and popped up with foam squares cut down accordingly.
I hope the close-ups will help give you a better idea of how pretty this card turned out.
Look at how dimensional the mousse is!! And the glitter?!! And the sequins?!!!! This is some serious texture, my friends.
This pic caught the light so perfectly! You can really see the background, too. Even though it's not as shimmery the color is so pretty. Looks almost oceanic, doesn't it?
I hope my card lit your creative fire. Or sparked an idea. Or two... ;)
You can use this mousse in SO many ways, as you'll be seeing all week long here in the CLASSroom. Make sure to treat yourself to a mousse or any other in-stock Tonic product while supplies last until April 30th, 11:59 PM, PDT.
Thanks for joining me today!