Shimmer, shimmer, shimmer!

Hello, hello everyone and hello SUMMER!

We have gone from winter (it was minus degrees and snowing just a couple of weeks ago) to ‘oh, spring is coming’ to full-blown summer in what feels a matter of days! Temperatures were up to +27C /80-85F yesterday and today is another glorious day. In fact, I’m typing this up flat on my tummy on a blanket in the garden, with my pale pasty legs desperately soaking up some sunshine after the long months of being tucked away. Absolute bliss!

Today’s card is quite quick and bright. Perfect combo, isn’t it?

Recently I discovered Nuvo Embellishment Mousses and oh, I am making up for lost time! Yesterday I played around with a few of them and posted this on Instagram.

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With these, I’ve used Lemon Sorbet, Spring Green, Aquamarine and Peony Pink. I just smeared the mousses around a bit willy-nilly and kinda let it happen. I definitely I need more tools to help me get even better results. The palette knife I have is plastic and quite flimsy, and wasn’t able to drag the colours evenly over the card stock.

Right, anyway, once these were fully dry (I left them overnight just to be sure) I ran one of them through my BigShot with the Falling Circles cover plate from Neat & Tangled.

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As I only wanted to add some texture to the background I added a solid piece of foam sheet, cut to size, on the back of it and pressed down to make sure all the circles were where they were supposed to be.

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This whole thing I adhered to a cream coloured card base, made with Lawn Fawn Vanilla Malt card stock. I chose this colour rather than my usual bright white card stock as I thought it complimented the shimmer really well. For lovely smooth card stock, my go-to has been Lawn Fawn for a while now, but I’m very tempted to get the whole range of MFT Stamp card stock as well. A girl has got to have options, right?

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To finish off the card I used a stamp and diecut set from Neat & Tangled called Awesome and it sure lives up to its name. I adore these diecuts with the “shadow” bit to make the sentiment pop, and coordinating stamp and diecut sets have a big fan in me! I cut out the shadow bit in vellum and the actual word diecut in MFT Brushed Gold card stock, these I layered up using a liquid glue pen. To add some dimension, I also cut the Awesome bit out of foam tape and added this to the back of the vellum so it adds the height but doesn’t really show.

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I stamped up ‘Thank you for being’ from the stamp set, on a strip of white card stock and added that to the card slightly higher than where the ‘Awesome’ bit was going to go and once that was on there, the card was done! Super easy but quite eye catching with all that shimmer and some added texture.

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Well, that’s it from me for today but thanks for stopping by and I hope you all will have a fabulous weekend!

I have used compensated affiliate links in this post, at no extra cost to you, to Scrapbook.com, Neat & Tangled, Tonic Studios and MFT Stamps. This means that I get a small commission from the company directly if you use one of these links to buy a little something-something for yourself and it won’t cost you a penny. What it does mean, is the world to me! Thank you in advance for supporting me and my little blog this way, I really appreciate it.

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Lots of love and happy crafting from Erica

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erica1ab

I'm a crafting, coffee, chocolate and cake mad girl. Oh and doggies! Actually most animals.... My main crafting-love is card making, for sure. You can follow me here, on Instagram (@erica_cacacraft) or Facebook (CaCaCraft) for more crafty adventures!

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