Nuvo & Altenew: Product Showcase

Hi Everyone! It is has been sooooo long since I’ve posted, and I’m very sorry. The kids are home for the summer, and mom’s taxi service has been running non-stop. I have many new products that I hope to share soon, but I’m starting with Nuvo Embellishment Mousse and Altenew Dahlia stencils and layering dies. This is the first of several cards showcasing these great products.

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I couldn’t quite catch the pearlescent shine of the light pink mousse in these pictures. It’s much prettier in person.

I created this first card for my mom’s birthday. Aren’t the colors and Dahlia flowers beautiful? Several crafters created cards using Nuvo Mousse with these stencils for Altenew’s release, and I had to have them immediately. If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you already know that I love texture paste and stencils. So this purchase was a no-brainer.

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Nuvo Mousse is thick, creamy, and richly pigmented. Most of the colors have a pearlescent or metallic sheen, and all are water-based. The different applications for it are extensive: You can water it down and paint with it; Create sprays by adding mousse and water into a spritzer bottle; Use a spackling knife for a dimensional effect; Apply it with a foam blender, brushes, or even your finger for a softer, smooth finish; What else? I’m sure there are many, many more techniques that I haven’t discovered yet.

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Can you see the dimension of the dark pink mousse? So much prettier than I can show in pictures.

I used the mousse with Altenew’s new Dahlia layered stencils, and I am thrilled with the effect! For this card, I first used a Clarity stencil brush with the pale pink mousse. When that layer dried, I sparkled a thick layer of the pink flambé mousse through layer B stencil. Then I added a vellum strip, die cut the Altenew half-tone happy, and heat embossed the birthday sentiment. Finally I layered the top panel over the base card and added trim, and glued some sequins from Little Things from Lucy.

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There it is! What do you think? If you have other ideas for using the Nuvo Mousse, please share your ideas as comments. Love and crafty hugs!

Erin

Please note: I am not compensated nor do I receive free products from companies. I just like to share some of my favorite crafty products in case you want to check them out for yourself.

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