Sunday, 19 June 2016

Ooh Nuvo!

Playing with Tonic Nuvo glitters today and the very pretty Floral Blooms patterned panel. It's a bit tricky but if you have patience it's fun. I diecut the panel and stuck a sheet of double sided film to the back of it. Then I peeled the back off the double sided sheet and  adhered the panel to white card (slightly smaller than the panel cut so you definitely can't see it.) White card behind the panel makes the glitter shine the brightest!  

Then I gently added drops of glitter with a small stiff old paintbrush - I just kind of dropped it into place onto the sticky front, in the right places, and rubbed it in with my finger. 

It's almost impossible to not get glitter in places where you don't want that colour but a tiny speck or two won't show up once finished! 

The temptation to tip it up and look at what you've done so far is irritatingly great - but you MUST be patient and do the whole thing before turning it or you risk smudging your colours, or getting a colour in zones you didn't want it to be in!

When fully glittered, tap off the excess (it made for an 'interesting' colour), brush off the very last bits with a soft, clean dry brush and mount as you wish!

Both card blanks have been cut using 
Harrop layering dies just over the edge of a folded card. The freedom to create a card any size you want...I like that! 

For a closer look at the Patterned Panels click here where you'll also be able to check out all the pretty colours in the Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter range!


  1. These cards just look amazing!looking forward to making my way through the test of your blog. Melanie x

    1. Thank you Melanie! You're very welcome here. I always try to share a hint or tip to recreate the cards I make, bring your brew, make some notes, help yourself! x