Shimmer Powder backgrounds and card ideas

Hi lovely crafty friends, today I have cards with Shimmer Powder backgrounds. These sparkling vibrant coloured mica powders add a beautiful shimmer to your projects and are super easy to use. I have a few different ways to make the backgrounds.

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Shimmer Powders are very easy to use also for beginner crafters and the effects you’ll get on your projects are amazing. You can use them in different ways and today I show you a few ways to make gorgeous backgrounds and turn them into cards. So be sure to watch today’s video to see all techniques in action.

There Is More Shimmer Inspiration For You

Do you like the look of the Shimmer Powder then I have some more inspiration for you. Make sure to check out the WaterColour Christmas Cards With Nuvo Shimmer Powder video to see some more fun techniques.

one colour shimmer powder blending

First The Backgrounds

For the first background I used just one colour Nuvo – Shimmer Powder – Storm Cloud ( SBC | CRF | CST | TNCUK | TNC ). I blended the colour out to very little at the bottom. And the super cool thing about these powders is that they keep on shimmering even when they are diluted. 

For all card bases I used Craft Perfect Ultra Smooth Card ( CRF | CST | TNCUK | TNC ) which a great card to have on hand for all sorts of projects.

ombre shimmer powder background

For the second background I used two colours Nuvo – Shimmer Powder – Falling Leaves ( SBC | CST | CRF | TNCUK | TNC ) and Green Parade ( SBC | CST | CRF | TNCUK | TNC to get this pretty ombre effect.

two colour textured shimmer powder background

For the next background I used another two colours to make this textured background. I added the bright yellow Solar Flare ( SBC | CST | CRF | TNCUK | TNC ) in the middle and Atlantis Burst ( SBC | CRF | CST | TNCUK | TNC ) which is one of my favorite colours, on the rest of the card.

And with mixing the colours a bit in the middle you get even more different colours.

three colour shimmer powder night sky

On the last background I used three colours to make sort of a night sky scene. With the dark Shimmer Powder – Storm Cloud ( SBC | CRF | CST | TNCUK | TNC ) at the top of the card.

The black is blended into Blue Blitz ( SBC | CST | CST | TNCUK | TNC ) and the pretty multi-colour Violet Brocade ( SBC | CRF | CST | TNCUK | TNC )

one colour shimmer powder background finished card

Here Are The Backgrounds Turned Into Cards

I added Ranger Ink – Stickles – Black Diamond ( SBC | JGG ) to the bottom, in a wonky line like it’s oneven soil. The two deers are cut with the Tim Holtz – Nordic Winter die ( SBC | CST | CRF | SZZ ) out of black card and they stand out really nice against the back and grey background

one colour shimmer powder close-up

I cut part of the sentiment out of the card with Tim Holtz Die – Alphanumeric Label ( SBC | CST | CRF | SZZ ) out of the Idea-ology – Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft Stock ( SBC | CST | CRF ) using the Ranger Ink – Wendy Vecchi – Make Art – Stay-tion ( SBC | JGG ) to line up the letters. 

And the same for the big Tim Holtz Alphanumeric Classic Lower die ( SBC | CST | CRF | SZZ

ombre shimmer powder card

Two Colours Already Make Pretty Backgrounds

For the next card I have torn a piece of vellum and I fold that around the card. I used the make art station again to add the sentiment. The added vellum adds interest to the card but keeps the pretty background visible.

ombre card close up

I have cut the big letters also cut out of Metallic Kraft Stock ( SBC | CST | CRF ) to add some more shine and the fun foiled affect that is so popular right now. And I finished with some big premade Nuvo – Crystal Drops – Ebony Black ( SBC | CST | CRF | TNCUK | TNC )

I used the same drops as a glue to add them on the card this way the vellum doesn’t warp. 

textured two colour shimmer powder card

I kep this card really simple with the Tim Holtz Die Garden Greens ( SBC | CRF | CST ) and the big sentiment in white.

Textured two colour shimmer powder close-up

The white on the coloured Shimmer Powder background really makes the colour pop even more.

I cut the word out of Craft Perfect Ultra Smooth Card ( CRF | CST | TNCUK | TNC ) with the Tim Holtz Alphanumeric Classic Lower  die ( SBC | CST | CRF | SZZ ) with double sided adhesive on the back to make stickers. Which makes it super easy to add them on the card using the the Make-Art station.

three colour shimmer powder evening sky

Shimmer Powders Make Pretty Evening Skies​

With the last Shimmer Powder background I made another scenery, this is more a evening sky with the stars and trees cut out of the Tim Holtz Nordic Winter die ( SBC | CST | CRF | SZZ )

distress mica flakes on evening sky card

The added strip on the bottom is coloured with Nuvo – Embellishment Mousse – Pure Platinum ( SBC | CST | CRF | TNCUK | TNC ) and torn to get the fun frilly edge. Along the edge I’ve added some Tim Holtz – Distress Mica Flakes ( SBC | JGG ) which have different shapes and sizes and add some extra shimmer and sparkle.

I hope you are inspired to get started on your own sparkling shimmery projects, I love to hear from you so leave me a comment. Thanks for stopping by and make sure to keep on crafting.