Friday, April 5, 2019

watercolor with nuvo shimmer powders + pinkfresh studio's 5th birthday


I love taking new crafty products for a test drive and my latest experiment with Nuvo Shimmer Powders turned out pretty fun! Especially because I paired them with two of my favorite Pinkfresh sets! It is their birthday after all!

If you hopping along with us for Pinkfresh Studio's 5th birthday, you should be arriving from Jung AhSung. And if you would like to hop with us, you can start over at the Pinkfresh blog.




Now I paired the powders with two of my favorite Pinkfresh sets, not only to celebrate Pinkfresh's 5th birthday but also to help guarantee I would like the results and make them into cards...and not just leave mystery watercolored panels on my desk. Please tell me I'm not the only one who does that? *haha*

Let me quit rambling and you can see the Nuvo Shimmer Powders in action...






Ok, now before you go on to the next hop stop! Let's talk about all the cool GIVEAWAYS! 
  • Pinkfresh is giving away 3 grand prizes so make sure you stop by their blog! They are also running some great specials so you are probably going to want to shop!
  • You also have a chance to win $25 to the Pinkfresh shop by leaving comments here and at each hop stop!
  • Winners will be announced on the Pinkfresh Giveaway page on April 14th so please make sure to check there (winners have two weeks to claim there prize).

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Thanks so much for stopping by!
Carly


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115 comments:

MadeByMeghanK said...

What a beautiful card and cool technique! Happy Birthday PinkFresh!

Emily said...

Love your card! It's so pretty.

Debbie Rumpza said...

Super pretty! I bet they really shimmer in person!

Shari Czerwinski said...

Gorgeous! Love it <3

Dee Earnshaw said...

thanks for sharing how you made this card - very original:)

Karthikha said...

Beautiful cool cards!! Love the CAS watercolor look :)

Michelle said...

Oh..... those two Pinkfresh sets are just beautiful together! Lovely!!

Shelly said...

So gorgeous!

Erinn Barclay said...

Absolutely beautiful!! 😍

Tamara said...

Such a lovely card. The colors are stunning and the the subtle sparkle is the cherry on top.

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful cards and I love the soft look with the watercolor shimmer! So gorgeous! Great job.

Kristine Boydstun said...

Wow! These are gorgeous cards!! Love the techniques you've shown.

Merroz said...

beautiful cards!

Sue D said...

Gorgeous cards! Luscious colors!! Love the results using both techniques you demonstrated with the shimmer powders... thanks so much for the video showing these. I'm sold!!!

Anushree Vaish said...

Lovely cards,such soothing combinations...thanks for sharing

Carolee McCaslin said...

LOVE your pretty cards!!!

Kelsey Thomas said...

These are so pretty! :)

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Ever so pretty - love the shimmer.

Love2Scrap said...

your cards are absolutely gorgeous!

Deanna said...

Beautiful cards!! Thanks for sharing.

jules said...

Amazing and beautiful💜 LOVE the video 💜

Lindsey said...

Love the watercolors! Beautiful cards!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Lovely cards!

DJ said...

Wow! Those colors are so vivid and gorgeous. I love that bold sentiment too!

Becca Yahrling said...

Absolutely beautiful. The colors are magnificent.

Jill said...

The shimmer is beautiful on these cards. You reminded me that I want to try the powders out.

Ginger said...

Beautiful technique! Stunning!

jennifer blair said...

Love the embossing. The shimmer powder is really neat! Great card!

Karen Calabrese said...

So dreamy!

Heidi H said...

Wow! I want to try some nuvo shimmer powder! Beautiful!!

sharon g said...

I love the white embossing--what a great touch!

Kathy Dippner said...

Beautiful cards. I like the messy one :)

Deb O said...

So pretty! Love the watercolors!

Melanie said...

These are absolutely lovely! I have never used the Nuvo drops, but I want to now!

Kelly S. said...

Simply stunning!

Jean said...

Simply lovely! Love how you did these!

Papercrafts by Cindyellen said...

very pretty cards - it is fun to use old product in new ways, isn't it?

and no, no you're not the only one who has random, mystery made backgrounds in a drawer, and pulls them out going, "when did i make this???"

Sophie Farah said...

Carly I always love watching your videos because your laughter is so contagious! You are so bright and upbeat, and these cards are just the same! So beautiful!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Sweet combination of colors, love these!

MR said...

Love the watercolors! Just stunning!

Taya V said...

Thanks for sharing!

Denise Bryant said...

Such pretty cards! Love the flowers and colors!

annaka said...

Beautiful cards.Thanks for sharing the whole process via video.

Subhashini said...

Absolutely love your coloring, great inspiration!

Joy said...

Oh, I just bought some of those powders, and I can't wait to play with them. Lovely card and wonderful inspiration!

JMN said...

Beautiful cards! Loved your video process and I am inspired to have a go with the Shimmer Powders. Congratulations to Pinkfresh Studio on their 5th Birthday.

Wendy Lambert said...

Gorgeous cards. I only have one of the shimmer powders so far and funnily enough it's the violet brocade. I will have to try this technique.

richndebmarb@gmail.com said...

Soft and subtle just stunning

Leanne said...

Pretty CAS card!

sentsue said...

So pretty Carly!

Maryn said...

Very pretty card!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the flowers moving in from the
side of the card. The script
sentiment is wonderful.
Great card. thanks for sharing
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BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

Oh my! I love both of your cards.........messy or controlled is fine with me. Thanks for sharing the video. I will have to get some of the shimmer powder. Happy 5th to Pink Fresh, wishing you another great year.

amee said...

oh, both are so pretty! can't wait to view the video

Terry B said...

So pretty!

Mrsfish02 said...

Love your process. These colors look amazing together also. Happy birthday Pink fresh. Keep up the great work.

Sherry Butcher said...

Wonderful, love the color combo and your style with the Shimmer Powders. Thanks for sharing.

Donna Cala said...

The Pinkfresh floral stamps are so beautiful! I am loving the turquoise/purple color combo. You are one of my favorite card videographers (is that a word?) Your cards are gorgeous and your videos so a great job of showing the products and explaining the card making process.

Marilize said...

Simple, yet gorgeous cards. The colours are so lovely and vibrant, yet soft at the same time. Thanks for sharing

Judie said...

What wonderful creations! Thanks for the inspiration!

Mischelle Smith said...

Carly, Lovely projects! Makes me want to pull out my NUVO products! Thanks for the inspiration!

Beppy said...

Love that technique ... now I have to get some Nuvo products! Thanks

Jeannie said...

So pretty yet so simple! Can`t eait to give this technique a try. Thanks Carly!

nj_cricket said...

This is beautifully simple! Thank you for sharing!

Susanm said...

Beautiful card. I love the colours and the shimmer adda a great texture.

Lee said...

Very lovely!!

Scrappylass said...

Very pretty cards, love the shimmer

Brande Davison said...

Gorgeous- so simple in design and yet with those watercolors the cards just pop! Wow.

Karen said...

So pretty

judy said...

Ilove the CAS design of your lovely cards!

Mirella said...

So lovely! I am in love with these bold sentiments!

Shawninaz said...

I need to try these powders, your results are stunning!

Annie Claxton said...

Beautiful! I have some of those powders I haven't tried yet and you've inspired me, thank you :o)

Nancy May said...

Goodness! I love your cards and your creativity. Your laugh is contagious and now I HAVE to but these products! 🌞💌

LauraJane:) said...

Hey Carly! Love the looks of those Shimmer Powders with Pinkfresh stamps:))

Margaret said...

So beautiful! Thanks for sharing these materials and techniques!

Super Stick Chick said...

Fabulous cards! Love all the fun colors and your wonderful style.

Laurie said...

So so pretty—love those shimmer powders!!

DGolly said...

Great cards. Thanks for sharing.

Denise Mlady said...

Beautiful cards! I really want to give these powders a try, thanks for showing 2 ways to use them.

Chandhini said...

Beautiful cards, never heard of Nuvo shimmer powders, but love the results.

Sue D said...

So pretty with the embossing and these colors.

Daylene said...

Beautiful cards! I didn’t even know Nuvo made powders... on my to get and play list.

cindybearj said...

I like both of your cards but I think I like the second one better. I like that the colors on it are more vibrant.

Jennifer Rasnick said...

I cant wait to try this technique out!

LittleSher said...

Love the script on your card.

Kandice J said...

Great technique, beautiful cards. Great use of the Pinkfresh Studio products. Wonderful job. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Hummingbird said...

Great cards, Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Mc said...

Wonderful cards and love the shimmer, Carly! The font used in that sentiment is fabulous and is perfect for your floral images.

Cathy Lillie said...

Both cards are so pretty! I actually like the "messy look" the most, but watercoloring is still intimidating to me. You make it look so easy!

Renee VanEpps said...

I can't even choose, I like them both so much!!! Beautiful cards :)

Lisa Byers said...

I love your cards and I love playing with the shimmer powders!! They are so much fun. I don't have the violet but I have got to have it after seeing you paint with it!!!

Trudy said...

Didn’t know Nuvo had powders like that WOW are they beautiful. Can’t wait to get those. Your cards are so Beautiful Trudy

Teri S. said...

Carly your cards are fabulous! I love cards done with a CAS style & a loose watercolour look. My absolute favourite! Each time I see powders sprinkled & sprayed, I am in wonder at the look they give. I had no idea that Nuvo had released Shimmer Powders. Now I want some! Thanks!

Annalisa said...

What pretty cards. I love how you made the flowers really bold, then let everything else be really soft. I'm always impressed when people can do loose coloring like that, and yours is particularly nice. Thanks for sharing with us!

Maureen Baugj said...

That looks so fun I think I could spend hours playing with those ink. I had no idea they were products out there like this. I'll be visiting your blog a lot.

Unknown said...

Love the color combo you chose and the stamp choice!!
You know we all have those colored cards we set aside... right!!

Peraltae443 said...

I love the Simplicity of your card. The color combination it's outstanding.

Piroska Czakó-Radványi said...

Beautiful!

V. K. said...

Love the look of the messy watercolour card. Really like watching the video and your technique using the powered watercolour. Pretty cards and the colours are great.

Nandini said...

Love the beautiful cards. Powdered watercolours are new to me. So I really appreciate the video. Congrats to Pinkfresh Studio on completing 5 years. I love your products. Wishing you many more successful years ahead.

Barbara said...

Wow! These are so gorgeous! The Nuvo shimmer powders are new to me and I think I might need the Violet Brocade (some favorite colors there). Happy Birthday Pink Fresh Studio...here's wishing for many more!

MelissaF said...

Gorgeous water colored cards, I love both the loosely colored one and the traditional one! Thanks for another awesome video.

Valerija said...

Fabulous cards. Love the colours.
Valerija xx

Surekha Galagoda said...

Dear Carly
Love the CAS Style card and the shimmer and pop up effect add elegance to the beauty.Love and hugs

Heather said...

Love your style and those colors together!

DebbieCO2AZ said...

Beautiful colors and shimmery effect. Thank you for sharing your talents.

KERRY PHILLIPS said...

Sweet soft colors. Mahalo for putting on such an awesome blog hop! I am in love with everything the design team has created!! Good luck everyone!

Anne Lee said...

Love how simple and elegant these cards are! So funny, I was just thinking of purchasing some shimmer powders yesterday, but had no idea how to use them so put it off. Voila, your tutorial video! Thank you for sharing!

Janis said...

Unbelievably gorgeous!!! Those shimmer powders take the pretty watercolored flowers to a whole new level. Beautiful cards.
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Dana M said...

Gorgeous! I love the clean designs and the organic movement of the watercolors.

S Jameson said...

These are fantastic. Your cards make me want to grab these products to try immediately! Lovely designs.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is so pretty! Love the sentiment and how it looks handwritten!

Linnea S said...

guilty! yes, I have a bunch of practice panels. luv how you completed yours!

Belinda Keller said...

That is definitely a technique I have not seen before..... extra points for originality!