Today I’m delighted to be joining Neat & Tangled who are collaborating with Tonic all week! I already have a fair few Tonic products in my stash as I love the quality of their tools and original embellishment products to name just a few. However, I’ve not yet had the chance to play with the Nuvo Glimmer Pastes or try out the Tim Holtz Stamping Platform. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.
I knew immediately I wanted to use the Moonstone Glimmer Paste to bring sparkle and texture to an ink blended stencil design. I pulled out the Geometric Circles stencil from the new February release and blended a sherbet rainbow diagonally across the card using Hot Lips, Melon, Duckling, Mint and Spring Rain inks. Keeping the stencil in place, I then used a Ranger palette knife to spread the Glimmer Paste over the ink blended background. It’s a bit like spreading butter I think! It never gets old to lift the stencil to reveal the design and I was delighted at how adding the Moonstone Glimmer Paste really brought this sherbet toned background to life with a million sparkles catching the light.
I put the background to one side to dry while I worked on the sentiment and embellishments. Using the Tim Holtz Stamping Platform, I stamped the love from Love Notes in Hot Lips inks. For me, stamp positioning tools have been a game changer for my stamping, and Tim Holtz’s one lives up to all that I hope from a stamp positioner – strong, sturdy, well designed and makes stamping a breeze. I used the included magnets to keep my paper in place while I stamped the image a second time to ensure I had a good intense colour and even stamping. I used the matching Love Notes die to die cut the sentiment and then paired it with a partially stamped sentiment from the So Many Sentiments set. I carefully cut the ‘we’re friends’ part of the sentiment away from the rest, stamped it with clear embossing ink on Black card and white heat embossed before trimming to a skinny strip.
I added the background to a white card base and the two sentiment pieces to the background with foam adhesive and then accented with hearts cut with a die from the Love Notes set. I covered the hearts with Spring Rain and Melon inks, followed up with Glitter Gloss and then finally Crystal Glaze for a beautiful sparkly and glossy finish. I also added Crystal Glaze, Duck Egg Blue and Sugared Almond droplets as final accents.
As part of the collaboration this week between Tonic and Neat & Tangled there are giveaways! Leave a comment on the Neat & Tangled blog to be in for a chance to win a Tonic prize and then pop on over Tonic to comment for a chance to win a Neat & Tangled prize!
You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below; click on the picture or shop icon to get taken directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. You can read my affiliate and product disclosure here. I genuinely appreciate your support.
Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D