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3 ways of using glimmer paste in your cards

Hey there, so good to see you. I hope you are having a great week! I’ve finally caught up with things, and now running back to normal. I made these three cards the other week;  I tried 3 ways of using glimmer paste in cardmaking to inspire you to add it into your projects! These cards turned out quite bright and colourful as I am not ready yet to see the colours of summer go!

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3 ways of using glimmer paste card details

Card 1 - Cheers

Using distress oxides, I ink blended onto a smooth piece of white cardstock, creating an ombre background. I used Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral and Candied Apple. To add the glimmer paste, I applied Tonic Nuvo Moonstone glimmer paste directly over the blended background using a spatula. It is important to start at the lightest end and blend on downwards to the darker colours. You will find the paste will pick up the colour of the distress oxide as your smooth it on. This can transfer to your spatula and then transfer to other areas of the card if you aren’t careful. Once covered,  leave to dry.

To finish this card, it was adhered flat to a 8.25 X 4.25 inch card. The word ‘cheers’ was die cut out of a white stitched circle and added to the front. The’ inners’ of the loops were adhered as well using liquid glue. A secondary sentiment was stamped in Onyx black ink and added to the card. 

Card 2 - Thanks

This card was created using a striped stencil I cut with my Silhouette Cameo (to see this post, see the link at the end of this post). To create the ombre look with this card, instead of ink blending onto the card first, I added the colour directly to the paste first. Smoosh the distress oxide inks onto a glass mat. Doing one colour at a time, add some glimmer paste to the smooshed ink and use your spatula to mix the colour in. Remeber to start with your lightest colour. 

Next using the spatula, apply the colour through the stencils. Once one colour is complete, mix and remaining glimmer paste into the next colour, and add more paste until you have enough to spread on. Keep repeating this process, working down the stencil and through the colours. Again, leave this to dry. 

To assemble the card, a black layered ‘thanks’ die cut was adhered to the front with a slight curve to it. A secondary sentiment was embossed onto a black strip and adhere to the front. The ‘thanks’ was covered with glossy accents for added shine, and a few Tonic Nuvo drops were added to embellishments. 

Card 3 Happy Birthday

The word ‘happy’ was die cut out of white card 4 times. 3 of these die cuts where adhere on top of one another. Before the last die cut was adhered, one colour of distress oxide was ink blended over the top. This was then adhered to the remaining layered die cut piece. To add the glimmer paste, a piece of post-it note tape was placed over half of the word, and glimmer paste was adhered to the bottom half with a spatula. If any paste gets into the ‘loops’ us a cocktail stick to scoop it out. Allow this to dry and repeat a further 3 times for the other colours. 

To assemble, ink splatter using the darkest colour was added to the card panel before adhering the ‘happy’ words with liquid glue. A secondary sentiment was heat embossed onto a black strip of card to finish it off. 

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Materials used for 3 ways of using glimmer paste cards:

  • Distress oxides: Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade,Abandoned Coral, Candied Apple
  • Happy die by Lawn Fawn
  • Cheers die from My Favourite Things
  • Thanks die from Lil’ Inker Designs
  • Additional sentiments from More Essential Sentiments by My Favourite Things



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About Me

Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.


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