MFT Sketch Challenge 415 – Shimmer Powders

Welcome back everyone! Today I’m sharing a card for Sketch Challenge 415 over at My Favorite Things.
I started off by creating my background. Using a piece of Canson Watercolor paper I lightly tap Atlantis Burst and Violet Brocade Shimmer Powder onto my cardstock. You don’t want to tap too hard or shake because you will have a big mess! Then I take my mini mister and spritz the cardstock with water. This makes the powder spread around the cardstock. You can move your cardstock to move the color around or use a heat tool. Once it’s dried it leaves a stunning shimmer! 
To me this is an easy way to get a watercolor background without actually watercoloring.
Next, I die cut the Christmas Tree Window from white cardstock and trim down. I add this to my watercolored panel that I trimmed down so it left a little border. I actually used foam squares to add my Christmas Tree Window for dimension. This would also make a great shaker.
To build my cardbase, I die cut white cardstock from the Stitched Rectangles die and added that to a white cardbase with foam tape. Then I could add my Christmas Tree Frame panel. My sentiment comes from the Lots of Hugs stamp set. I prepped my Black cardstock with an antistatic powder tool to remove any static. Then using the Misti tool, I ink up the sentiment with Versamark Ink and stamp. I apply Alabaster embossing powder, heat with my heat tool and trim down with the Slanted Sentiments die.
I finished off the card by adding some White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter Drops to the ornament areas of the tree.
So simple and so beautiful. I hope you give these Shimmer Powders a try! The shimmer is hard to capture on camera but absolutely beautiful in person.
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