Hello creative friends! Are you enjoying Simon’s STAMPtember® fun? It’s only been three days and already so much has happened! Keep on reading for info on a SPECIAL collection of FREE GIFTS at the bottom of this post!
Today’s card features the adorable STAMPtember® exclusive Right Meow kitties, the uplifing Great Things sentiments and the Mod Stripe stencil! In the video below, I will show you how I used Nuvo Shimmer Powders to make a watercolor backgrounds that have stenciled, DIY glitter paste applied over them. This technique is super fun and I hope you enjoy trying it too!
On the card featuring the cute kitties, I used the Solar Flare, Atlantis Burst, Cherry Bomb and Blue Blitz colors to create a bright rainbow effect. I then applied my DIY glitter paste over the background using the Mod Stripe stencil. The glitter in my DIY paste is from Tonic Studios’ Nuvo Diamond Pure Sheen Glitter bottle.
Using the Great Things sentiments from CZ Design’s latest stamp set for Simon, I stamped the word believin’ in Hot Mama ink; the sentiment is also cut using the coordinating dies. Speaking of dies, I created supporting sentiments; they are stamped with the Great Things set, and I cut them into perfect banners using the new Sentiment Labels die set I designed for Simon! These dies are something I have wanted for so long and I am SO thrilled they are finally released, as they are extremely handy.
I also added some of the kitties from the Right Meow stamp set onto my card; each are colored with Copic markers, using very simple blending since the images are quite small.
I had so much fun creating these DIY glitter paste backgrounds, I made a couple more backgrounds that I hope to turn into cards soon!
This first one uses the Cherry Bomb and Solar Flare Shimmer Powders and I brushed them across some watercolor paper. After it dried, I used the als0-new Harvest stencil from Simon and paste made with Candy Pink Pure Sheen Glitter from Tonic Studios.
The second background features an older stencil from Simon called, Carolyn. I made my background with Blue Blitz, Cherry Bomb and Violet Brocade Shimmer Powders. Over the background I applied paste with Purple Organza Pure Sheen Glitter mixed in.
I hope today’s technique and card have inspired you to try out this technique with both Tonic Studios Shimmer Powders or making your own DIY glitter paste! I love creating my own glitter paste, because it let’s me experiment and create glitter pastes that coordinate perfectly with any project using very few supplies!
If you want to see more glitter paste ideas, I would encourage you to check out these posts.
I also hope that you were inspired by this card to use some of the new STAMPtember® release products from Simon Says Stamp! This lastest collection of stamps, dies, stencils and more are SO much fun to create with!
Thank you SO much for stopping by today; I will see you again VERY soon with more inspiration to share!
If you missed the STAMPtember® Party that I was participating in, you’ll want to check that out! In my post for the party, I shared one of many exclusive free gift offers that Simon has in celebration of their STAMPtember® release! During yesterday’s party, you could visit all the other blogs participating to find additional discount codes.
This was the card I made for the party…
Since today is my dear friend, Heidi Crowl’s birthday (the owner of Simon!), Simon is celebrating her birthday by releasing the entire list of free gift offers! You can pick whichever code you are most-excited about and receive one of these goodies with your next purchase! Hurry though, these codes expire tomorrow at 11:59 PM eastern and are only available while supplies last!