Went to the Scrapbook Expo this weekend and had fun taking a couple of classes. You’ll probably see cards using different things that I learned there, in the coming weeks, months, etc. It was a LOT of fun.
One of the classes I took was using Nuvo Embellishment Mousse. What we learned in the class was how to blend and layer it. As well as how to clean up after using it, what to use with it, etc. This is the card I made in the class.
Now, this one uses Cornflower, Aquamarine, and Citrus Green. It was put on using a mini blender brush. After the class, of course I had to get more mousse. This is going to be fun!
After getting my area reorganized and everything put away this afternoon, I was able to play with the mousse some more and made this:
I used the same 3 mousses for this card (hadn’t cleaned the brushes, yet). I also used the Altenew Cube Builder stencil and the Hero Arts Diamond stencil. I did the two colors for the cubes, then layered the diamond stencil over the top and used the Citrus Green with that. It was fun looking, so I pulled out a Hero Arts stamp set and had some fun. I stamped with Gina K Amalgam ink. To color, I used various Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers. It was really interesting, as you can see the sparkle through the alcohol ink, as well as the different colors of mousse behind shaded the alcohol ink different colors. It’s prettier in person.
Added some washi tape to the bottom, that I thought went with the stencils and the images pretty well, as well as the inks. Then trimmed the edges of my card, layered it on gold mirror paper and put it on a card base.
I’m entering this second one in last Monday’s Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge of using at least 2 different stencils.
I’m so looking forward to playing with the mousses more, as well as the other things I got! You’re going to get to see what I got, as I’m having fun and just want to share the fun. My poor husband gets to see everything I got at the Scrapbook Expo each year when I get home, as well as hear about just about everything. The man doesn’t really care, but he loves how excited I get about everything. This year I went with a friend and she was forced to sit through the retelling. But my husband was thrilled, as we were talking about the different ideas we had and how we encourage one another.
It’s so fantastic to have a husband that loves that I get excited about things.
I hope you enjoyed seeing these cards and think about trying some of the Nuvo Embellishment Mousse. I’m sure there are TONS of videos and tutorials out there about using it. Oh, as soon as I was done with each stencil, I dropped it in a pan of water and put the brushes in there for a while, too. Because I hadn’t cleaned the brushes, yesterday, I did use a drop of dish soap in my hand and rubbed them around, to clean out the extra mousse. Then rinsed them clean, shook them out and let them dry. The tips are stained, but they are definitely clean.
Thanks for spending some of your precious time with me today!