Cards,  Imagine Design Create,  Tonic Nuvo

Seaside Kisses (dolphin) stencil by Imagine Design Create and Tonic Nuvo embellishment mousse

Hi there, I had an idea for a card using Imagine Design Create’s Seaside Kisses stencil and one of my favourite colours of Tonic Nuvo embellishment mousse-Aquamarine.

Embellishment Mousse

Embellishment mousse is a new medium to me, and after some experimenting and playing I have that my favourite method of application is with a rounded sponge. By taking a small amount of the mousse from the tub onto a blending surface and working it into a creamier consistency I was able to get a lovely smooth application. I found that blending onto glass mat the mousse remained as a more workable creamy medium, rather than blending onto an acetate surface.

To get a nice even blend onto the paper through the stencil, the trick was to not pick up too much of the mousse on the sponge. The mousse does dry quickly on the paper but you do actually have time to work with it.

All in all, I loved using the mousse. I am a complete convert and cannot wait to get more colours. I love the pearlescent finish of the mouse, it is just enough bling for me on a card to lift the design and enhance any design.

Add highlights

To add highlights, shading and extra details to the stencilled images i have used the Nuvo watercolour pencils by Tonic. I was so pleased with this technique. The pencils worked perfect over the top of the embellishment mouse especially as it dries so quick and stays fast. To blend the pencil I use a water brush and was so impressed the the mousse layer did not move at all.  A;though water base, when dry the embellishment mouse doesn’t go anywhere.

To complete the look (after creating another couple of identical cards) I added a couple of different finishes using the utterly gorgeous Tonic Nuvo Pure Sheen confetti pack


Video tutorial

I have created a quick video tutorial showing how the card was put together.

Here is what I’ve used;

Imagine Design Create’s Seaside Kisses stencil

Tonic Nuvo embellishment mousse-Aquamarine.

Tonic Nuvo Pure Sheen confetti pack

See you next time