Custom Colour Glimmer Paste Backgrounds

Hey Crafty People!

I’m still playing catch up after taking some time off blogging to be with my daughter when she was unwell, so I’m sorry I haven’t been on here as much as I’d like! I do share daily inspiration over on my Instagram though so don’t forget to check there even when I haven’t posted a full blog post! 😊

I had some fun with some of my Tubby Craft supplies; I grabbed the Circle Spread stencil, Turquoise & Aqua Blue inks and some Nuvo Glimmer Paste to make this fun and glittery background!

I used Moonstone Glimmer Paste, this one is a clear paste packed with holographic glitter, and that means you can mix it with a colour of your choice to get custom glitter paste! (You can use it as it comes too over coloured backgrounds or cardstock too!)

I mixed each of the inks with some paste and then spread these across the stencil which I taped to a panel of Neenah 80lb cardstock. I aimed for an ombre effect started with Aqua Blue at the bottom and turquoise at the top. I left this to dry overnight.

I stamped the Shark from Best Fishes onto watercolour paper using Jet Black ink and after leaving that to dry for 15 minutes or so I coloured it using my Arteza Real Brush watercolour markers. I fussy cut this once it was dry.

I stamped bubbles onto the circle using some white dye ink for a subtle result.

I stamped one of the sentiments from the stamp set onto a thin sentiment strip, leaving it long so I could cut it down once it was in position.

I blended Aqua Blue onto some more Neenah 80lb and then I used a circle die from my stash to cut it into a circle, this because my grounding element for my little sharky!

I used adhesive foam tape to attach the circle to my stencilled panel, then added my Shark using some more adhesive foam. I tucked my sentiment under the Shark and let it come past the edge of my circle, trimming it to a diagonal end and supporting the portion not on the circle with foam adhesive.

Once I’d finished I wasn’t too happy with the background as it was; I like to have some sort of border and I felt like that was what was missing, so I blended more of the Aqua Blue ink onto the edges of the panel.
I added the panel to an a2 card base made from 110lb Neenah.

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