Stencils,Shimmer Powder & Glimmer Paste with MFT

Welcome back everyone! I'm excited to share a couple cards I created which has an accompanying video exclusive to the My Favorite Things Youtube Channel! Be sure to head there and check out my process.


I have a serious obsession with glimmer paste so when MFT contacted me, I knew exactly what I wanted to work with and that was the Captivating Mandala stencil. I'm using the same supplies (mostly) for both cards but with a little twist to one of them.

For the first card, I will be starting out by attaching a 6" x 6" piece of Canson Watercolor cardstock to a cutting board using blue tape. I will be adding a lot of water and taping it down to a board helps hold the paper down so it doesn't warp and this also gives me the freedom to move my paper around by picking up the board.

I lightly sprinkle of Blue Blitz and Solar Flare Shimmer Powder and then spritz with water using a Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer. Once I'm satisfied with the look, I will dab up any excess water, dry with a heat gun and remove my cardstock from the board. 

Next, I'll attach the Captivating Mandala stencil to my "watercolor" background and spread on Tanzanite Lavender Glimmer Paste. Be sure to clean your stencil right away so the glimmer paste doesn't get stuck to it. I set this off on the side to dry which if you give it a good 2 hours should be good to work with.

For my next card, I will admit, I did not come up with the technique. This is something I stumbled upon in my late night Youtube clicking. I wish I could remember where I found it so I could give credit but unfortunately I cannot find it again. All I can say is I cannot take credit but it sure is a fun technique! 

I am using another 6" x 6" piece of Canson Watercolor cardstock and attaching my Captivating Mandala stencil over the top. Next, I'll add on some Moonstone Glimmer Paste. While the stencil is still in place, I'm going to sprinkle on Violet Brocade Shimmer Powder and spritz heavily with water. This has an amazing effect. It looks pretty messy at first but hang in there. I carefully dab up excess water with a paper towel. Do not push down, just lightly lay your paper towel down and pick up. It's up to you how much to remove as the more your paper towel touches the stencil the more color you'll also be removing.

Once you are happy with it, you can carefully remove the stencil and clean your stencil off. So check out that background! It is amazing! If I had more Moonstone Glimmer Paste I would have made more and experimented with different colors but unfortunately, I used the last of my Moonstone in this video. This background you'll also want to set aside to dry for at least a couple hours.

Once dry, I trimmed both panels down to 4" x 5 1/4" and added to a white A2 cardbase with foam tape. I covered the entire back of the panels with foam tape because of all the water I added there was a little warping and the foam tape helped secure that down. 

Since the background is the star of the show I didn't think it needed much more so I'm just going to add my sentiments. I die cut the word sentiment from So Many Yays dienamics. For one card, I die cut it 3 times in white cardstock and for the other card, I die cut it 3 times in Grape Jelly cardstock. I layered them up for a little dimension.

I also added a sentiment strip underneath that I heat embossed with white onto black cardstock using the All Smiles stamp set. I trimmed the sentiments down using the Slanted Sentiments dienamics and added to the card with foam tape. 

I hope you enjoyed these cards. I had a blast making them! A big thank you to MFT for inviting me to share on their Youtube channel. That will be the only place to catch my process video so be sure to head on over there and check it out.

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  1. Two more stunning cards! I just love the colours. I can see I'm going to have to bet that stencil! ;)

  2. That Tanzanite glimmer paste piece is awesome!!!

  3. oooooo. . . glitter AND the mandala. i think you are my new best friend. GREAT cards.


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