Elegant Asters Watercoloured

Hi stamping friends and welcome back. Sandi here – it’s a new month with a new challenge. My share is created with the Gina K Designs Elegant Asters Watercoloured.
Our Theme this month it’s all about Water colouring and if you need some inspiration for that, check out the Design Team Blog Hop from last week – click here

Gina K Elegant Asters Watercoloured

We have a huge selection of watercolour mediums in our stamping world and for today’s share I decided to use the Nuvo Shimmer Powders.

The Nuvo Shimmer Powders are a unique combination of shimmering mica powder and a vibrant dry pigment. You lightly tap out the powder over your surface and lightly mist it to add water and activate the pigment. It’s FABULOUS to watch.

For today’s card I’m doing the Embossed Resist Technique. I stamped the images and white heat embossed them onto the Ranger Distress Watercolor paper. Then I laid the piece into my Waffle Flower Water Media Mat.

TIP HERE – you do not want this pigment flying around all over the place, when water activates it, it stains light surfaces, which is why I always work on my Media Mat as it has raised sides, so it contains my water too.

Gina K Elegant Asters Watercoloured

You can move the color around with a wet paint brush and you can also paint with it. Just tap a small amount of the pigment into one of the palette squares, add a bit of water, and paint away….it’s great for adding highlights to special areas, or darkening leaves as I did here.

There are 13 colors of Nuvo Shimmer Powders to choose from. I used Solar Flare (yellow) and Falling Leaves (light green with a bit of blue in it), and of course when yellow and green combine, they create a pretty blue.

Gina K Elegant Asters Watercoloured

I cut my watercolor paper to 4-1/2 x 6-1/2, the black mat is 1/8″ bigger and then it’s mounted to a 5 x 7 card base in Gina K Applemint card stock.

I White embossed the sentiment on a scrap of black which I die cut out with the stitched squares dies and the flower large flower is also cut out and overlayed (because I messed up the flower center, haha). The flower centers are dotted with Ebony Black Nuvo Crystal Drops and the final embellishment, a few gold sequins.

I hope you will give these Shimmer Powders a go, they are really quite lovely to play with.

Gina K Designs – Clear Stamp -…
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Gina K Designs – Dies – Elegant Asters
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Nuvo – Shimmer Powder – Solar Flare
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Nuvo – Shimmer Powder – Falling Leaves
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Mister Bottle 2Oz
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WOW – Opaque White Embossing Powder -…
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VersaMark – Ink Pad
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Darice – Heat Gun
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Perfect Crafting Pouch (Small)
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Waffle Flower – Water Media Mat
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Ranger – Cardstock – Distress…
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Gina K Designs – Cardstock – Applemint
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Gina K Designs – Cardstock – Black Onyx
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Nuvo – Embellishments – Sequins…
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Gina K Designs – Adhesive – Connect Glue
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Be Creative Tape – 7mm (0.28")
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