Hello Everyone! It’s Maria (Cardbomb) here today and I am so happy to be joining you for a little watercolor fun. For today’s card I decided to use the Ellie Goes Nuts stamp set. I used every elephant stamp in the set and used my Stamp Platform and some basic masking to stack the elephants on top of each other. Then I used Nuvo Shimmer Powders (Cherry Bomb, Solar Flare, Falling Leaves and Blue Blitz) and a paintbrush to watercolour them. To do this I puffed a little shimmer powder out onto my media mat and added a little bit of water to each color. Adding water to the shimmer powder turns it into a watercolor medium that is vibrant and full of shimmer.
After watercoloring the elephants I cut them out and watercolored my background. I wanted the elephants to be the star of the show so on the background I used my Nuvo Aquaflow pens in Clear Water and Indigo Dawn so that the background wouldn’t shimmer like the elephants do. I adhered my background onto black cardstock, then, I used foam adhesive to adhere the elephants onto the card base.
After adding the elephants I heat embossed the sentiment and popped that up on foam adhesive as well. As an after thought, I decided that I wanted the background to have a little shimmer too. So, I covered the elephants with masks and splattered some Solar Flare and Blue Blitz onto the background. You can see how magical it looks where it landed on the black cardstock. To finish my card off I added some Dream Drops in Indigo Eclipse.
I hope today’s card will inspire you to watercolor with Shimmer Powders. It’s such an easy and fun way to use the powders to get a magical effect. That’s it for today you all. Thanks so much for joining me and we will see you back here tomorrow with another fantastic project from Design Team member Zinia.
Have a wonderful day!
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