You know that moment when you see a craft product and you know EXACTLY what you need to make? Well, that is what I felt when I saw the Peacock Tail stencil from Picket Fence Studios. I just knew, without a doubt, that it needed to be used with Nuvo Glimmer Paste. The only problem, I didn’t have any of the paste. So I ordered and waited and finally I got to sit down to see if I was right. Yes, yes I was!!
I was introduced to the Glimmer Paste a year ago while I was at Stamping Away. I created some panels there with the paste and loved it. But I was super indecisive about which colors to buy and I put it off. No more! I chose Emerald Green and Tanzanite Lavender for their “peacock” colors but let’s face it, they are just gorgeous. I taped my stencil to a board over some white card stock and simply applied the paste. I first added the green and then the lavender, allowing the colors to blend together where they met. The result you see was my first try and really fast. I initially planned for this to be a trial run but decided it was too pretty to waste and put it right onto a card. I’m going to warn you now, I am going to need to glimmer paste all the stencils!!
A note about the paste though….you do need to move reasonably quickly once you have the paste in place. Don’t let your stencil sit with the paste on it. Pull it off, put the project aside to dry and get right to rinsing off the stencil so it doesn’t stick there. You can see my stencil cleaned up perfectly but I knew this from when I first used it.
To finish the card, I thought this sentiment from Wild Heart Gypsy Soul was perfect for the wow of the shimmer. I simply stamped in Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Wow White Embossing Powder. So glad you stopped in today. Let me know what you think about this card and the glimmer paste! See you soon!