Embellishment Mousse through a stencil

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Hello, I have a fun and slightly textured birthday card to share with you today, although this could be for any occasion.  I wanted to try the Nuvo Embellishment mousse through a stencil to create a textured background.  I am working on Ranger watercolour card and using a Heidi Swapp stencil.

I used the blending sponges by Nuvo to pick up the colour and ‘rub’ it through the stencil. I used Mother of Pearl on the top half of the card and Spring Green for the bottom half of the card.  I removed my stencil straight away and took it to my sink to wash along with the blending tools and left this panel to dry.Embellishment-Mouuse-Stencil

While my stenciled piece was drying I added some colour to another piece of watercolour card with Tumbled Glass and Shabby Shutters Distress ink and a mini foam blending tool.  I also heat embossed my sentiment onto a strip of vellum.  I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink and used Clear embossing powder.

When the stenciled piece had dried I die cut it was a gorgeous postage stamp die by Avery Elle.  I trimmed this piece to 9x12cm and die cut the smaller frame from this set with my die cutting machine. I kept all the pieces so I could create an inlay diecut focal panel. To hide the adhesive behind the vellum I folded over both ends and adhered them to the back of the inner panel.  I placed all the diecuts together on my distress inked background, so everything would be centered and adhered the inner panel and outside frame flat to the card.

I trimmed some foam tape into small strips to get the postage stamp frame some dimension on this card.  I added this to a standard sized card base and finished by adding some pearl gems as embellishments.


Embellishment-Mousse-StencilWhat do you think of this card? Which sentiment would you use for this Embellishment Mousse textured card?

Want to find these supplies?


Avery Elle Postage Stamp



Concord and 9th Many Mandala



Tonic Nuvo Embellishment Mousse – Mother of Pearl and Spring Green


Heidi Swapp Chevron



Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass and Shabby Shutters

Versafine Onyx Black


Zing Clear embossing powder



Stix 2 Tape Runner

3M Scotch Foam Tape

Ranger White Adhesive Foam




Ranger Craft Mat

Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool

Sizzix Big Shot Diecutting Machine

Cuttlebug Diecutting Machine

Fiskars A4 Trimmer

Tonic Tim Holtz Guillotine

Lawn Fawn Acrylic Blocks



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