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Nuvo Shimmer Powder

Happy Monday! I finally have that post about Nuvo Shimmer Powder I promised you. And cards!

I know I already showed you the swatches I made, but let’s take another look.


There are actually eight powders available, four with multi -color and four solid. When I purchased mine from Tonic, they didn’t have a lot of information. They have added color swatches now, and a little more info. I have one solid color (Storm Cloud) and three of the multi-colors (Catherine Wheel, Violet Brocade and Atlantis Burst).  Jennifer Frost-Ballas shared these on Instagram, and I was hooked.

The top of the swatches show what the powder looks like when sprinkled on cardstock and then spritzed with water. The more water you add, the more the color spreads and blends. The bottom half of the swatches has the powder mixed with water, like a watercolor paint. Can you see all the shimmer the powders contain?

Here is my first card, which I shared on a previous post.


Here is the original post, with the details for this card.

The next panel I used features the Violet Brocade powder. I was able to make 2 cards out of it.


I love the “spattered,” look you get when you add only a little water! The colors in Violet Brocade are beautiful, and I wish you could see the shimmer.

I use MFT’s Mod Rectangles on the water colored panel, then used MFT’s Celebrate word die to cut a window for a shaker card. The heart shaped balloons are also MFT, cut from MFT Cornflower and Cotton Candy Sparkle cardstock. The card base is Gina K Design’s Blue Raspberry. I used clear and iridescent sequins for the shaker, and over stuffed it (usually I add too little). I used the blue cardstock behind the shaker window, but there is so much sequins, you can’t see it.


As you can see, I used the die cut from the first card on a Neenah Classic Crest Solar White panel, die cut with Simon Says Stamps Stitched Rectangle die. The same Blue Raspberry cardstock was used for the base. I kept it simple, to let the die cut shine.

Up next is my favorite card from this set.


This card was made from a panel using Atlantis Burst, which has blues, greens and yellows. I die cut the panel with Simon Says Stamps Wonky Rectangle die. I added a rose and leaves from Altenew’s Build a Rose set. I used Rock Collection for the leaves, and Sweet Dreams Altenew ink for the images. The sentiment “Thanks,” is from Altenew’s Signature Words set, die cut from MFT’s Silver Sparkle cardstock. I cut a circle from vellum, run the edges over a Versamark ink pad, and added Hero Arts Silver embossing powder, to use as an anchor for the flower. I added the silver embossing to give it a bit more definition. I finished it up with Studio Katia Platinum gems.


Last, but not least, is the card using Catherine Wheel Shimmer Powder.


This one was pretty simple. I added a bit more water to this panel, as you can see. The pinks, yellows and oranges blend together a bit more, and spread out. I die cut the “hello you,” from the March Hero Arts kit, three times from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock and layered them together using a Quickie glue pen. Oh, the watercolor panel was die cut with the same Wonky Stitch Rectangle as the previous card. I finished the card with some hearts from a Concord and 9th die. I added Glossy Accents to the hearts after I took this picture. The card base on this card and the previous one are Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock. The envelope is Gina K Design’s Sweet Corn.


You can see a bit of the shimmer here. It’s almost gold. And, I love that pink.

I have to tell you, these powders are magical! I have a feeling I will be getting a lot of use out of them. I could see using the dies from the March Hero Arts kit, like I did above, and making a quick set of cards. The are perfect for making a very interesting background.

Thanks for stopping by!







3 thoughts on “Nuvo Shimmer Powder

    1. Hi! I had to look up Pixie Powders, so I’m not an expert (just 5 minutes of YouTube lol). I think they are very similar. The application is the same, well I like to apply the powder to dry paper and then mist it with water. That’s how I get the spotted effect.
      Both products have mica in them for shimmer. From the quick video I saw, I think the big difference is with the 4 multi-color options Nuvo has, like Catherine Wheel and Violet Brocade. Then again, I didn’t see all of the I think 36 colors Pixie Powders had. I’m so glad you mentioned them! I will be going back to YouTube to see more!

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