Shimmer Powder Backgrounds

Hello, friends! Today I am sharing lots of fun and easy ways to use shimmer powders to create backgrounds. I also use lots of new and fun products!

Shimmer Powder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.  Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you. Thank you for supporting my video work!]

Shimmer Powders are such fun! They are inexpensive and a little goes a long way. There are mannnnnnny ways to use them, and I share a few today. Please watch the video to learn the techniques used on each card.

Here are the cards from my video along with the main products featured. For the full supply list, scroll down to the thumbnails at the end of this post.


YOU ARE LOVED
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp You Are Loved Die
Tonic Holo Cardstock – for top layer of die cuts
Simon Says Stamp Flora Stamp – background
Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper
Versamark Ink and White Embossing Powder
Tonic Nuvo Shimmer Powders – Atlantis, Blue Blitz, Violet Brocade

Shimmer Powder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


YOU ARE LOVED
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp You Are Loved Die
Tonic Holo Cardstock – for top layer of die cuts
Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper
Versamark Ink and White Embossing Powder
Tonic Nuvo Shimmer Powders – Violet Brocade, Meteorite Shower

Shimmer Powder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


YOU ARE LOVED
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp You Are Loved Die
Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper
Versamark Ink and White Embossing Powder
Tonic Nuvo Shimmer Powders – Atlantis, Blue Blitz

Shimmer Powder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


LOVE YOU
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Love and Valentines Word Mix 2 Stamps & Dies
Simon Says Stamp Flora Stamp
Simon Says Stamp Circle Thin Frame Dies
Brutus Monroe Night Shift Embossing Powder – for “love you”
Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper
Versamark Ink and White Embossing Powder
Tonic Nuvo Shimmer Powders – Atlantis, Blue Blitz, Violet Brocade, Meteorite Shower

Shimmer Powder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


HELLO
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Flora Stamp
Memory Box Lavonia Heart Frame Die – for heart
Memory Box Hello Banner Script Die
Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper
Versamark Ink and White Embossing Powder
Tonic Nuvo Shimmer Powders – Atlantis, Blue Blitz, Violet Brocade, Green Parade

Shimmer Powder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


XOXO
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Flora Stamp
Lawn Fawn Heart Shaker Tag Dies
Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper
Versamark Ink and White Embossing Powder
Tonic Nuvo Shimmer Powders – Violet Brocade, Cherry Bomb

Shimmer Powder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Shimmer Powder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


PRAYERS
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Ampersand Words Stamps and Dies
Simon Says Stamp You Are Background Stamp
Poppy Stamps Graceful Heart Frame Die
Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper
Versamark Ink and White Embossing Powder
Tonic Nuvo Shimmer Powders – Blue Blitz, Violet Brocade, Cherry Bomb

Shimmer Powder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink Shimmer Powder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


HELLO
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Burst Die
Simon Says Stamp Hello Crafty Friend – for “hello”
Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper
Versamark Ink and White Embossing Powder
Tonic Nuvo Shimmer Powders – Blue Blitz, Violet Brocade

Shimmer Powder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink Shimmer Powder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


LOVE YOU
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Love and Valentines Word Mix 2 Stamps & Dies
Simon Says Stamp You Are Background Stamp
Simon Says Stamp Heart to Heart Background Stamp
Simon Says Stamp Happy Mail Stamp Set – envelope image
Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper
Versamark Ink and Silver and White Embossing Powder
Tonic Nuvo Shimmer Powders – Blue Blitz, Violet Brocade, Cherry Bomb

Shimmer Powder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink Shimmer Powder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


THINKING OF YOU
Featuring:
Memory Box Floral Bouquet Heart Die
Simon Says Stamp Ampersand Words Stamps – for “thinking of you”
Simon Says Stamp You Are Background Stamp
Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper
Versamark Ink and White Embossing Powder
Tonic Nuvo Shimmer Powders – Cherry Bomb, Sonic Flare, Catherine Wheel

Shimmer Powder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


HANDMADE HELLO
Featuring:
Memory Box Lavonia Heart Frame Die
Simon Says Stamp Happy Mail Stamp Set – sentiment
Lawn Fawn Pearlescent Vellum
Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper
Versamark Ink and White Embossing Powder
Tonic Nuvo Shimmer Powders – Atlantis, Blue Blitz, Cherry Bomb, Sonic Flare

Shimmer Powder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


MICE DAY
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp You Are Background Stamp
Lawn Fawn You’re Just My Type Stamp Set
Lawn Fawn Love Poems Stamp Set
Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper
Versamark Ink and White Embossing Powder
Tonic Nuvo Shimmer Powders – Atlantis, Blue Blitz, Green Parade

Shimmer Powder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink Shimmer Powder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


SO HAPPY
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Pawesome Stamp Set
Simon Says Stamp Heart to Heart Background Stamp
Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper
Versamark Ink and White Embossing Powder
Tonic Nuvo Shimmer Powders – Violet Brocade, Cherry Bomb

Shimmer Powder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


Hope this video is helpful!

SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except the SSS-branded, Lawn Fawn, and Memory Box products and a couple of the Shimmer Powders which were received from the company with no expectation. As always, I was not paid to do this post nor am I on any design teams. I only use products I love!) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Simon Says Stamp You Are Loved Dies
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Simon Says Stamp You Are Background…
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Simon Says Stamp Heart to Heart…
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Simon Says Stamp Flora Stamp
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Simon Says Stamp Ampersand Words…
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Simon Says Stamp Ampersand Words Stamp
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Simon Says Stamp Love and Valentines…
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Simon Says Stamp Love and Valentines…
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Simon Says Stamp Word Mix 2 Die
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Simon Says Stamp Pawesome Love Stamp Set
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Simon Says Stamp Good Mail Day Stamp Set
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Lawn Fawn You’re Just My Type Stamp Set
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Lawn Fawn Love Poems Stamp Set
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Simon Says Stamp Circle Thin Frame Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Burst Die
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Simon Says Stamp Hello Crafty Friend
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Poppy Stamps Graceful Heart Frame Die
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Memory Box Lavonia Heart Frame Die
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Memory Box Floral Bouquet Heart Die
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Memory Box Hello Banner Script Die
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Lawn Fawn Heart Shaker Tag Dies
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Nuvo Shimmer Powders
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Tonic Holo Waves A4 Cardstock
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Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper
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Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper
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Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer
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VersaMark Ink
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Hero Arts Soft Granite Ink
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MISTI Stamping Tool
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Gina K Connect Glue
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Studio Katia Triangle Tray
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Lawn Fawn Pearlescent Vellum
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Brutus Monroe Night Shift Embossing…
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
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Hero Arts Heat Gun
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Therm O Web 1/2 Inch Purple Tape
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Tim Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat
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Tim Holtz Travel Glass Media Mat
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Gemini Junior Die Cut Machine
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21 thoughts on “Shimmer Powder Backgrounds”

  1. Hi Jennifer,

    I love these card’s idea’s for background stamps. Before your blog posted I had just ordered 7 Nuvo Shimmer Powders from SSS. Does it work well with Stencils too.😀
    Adding dies to the card’s gives them a nice look.

    Great job I love any thing on paper that shimmers.

    Have a Blessed Christmas y’all. 😀

    Blessings
    Kim

  2. Hi Jennifer,

    I love these card idea’s for background stamps. Before your blog posted I had just ordered 7 Nuvo Shimmer Powders from SSS. Does it work well with Stencils too.😀
    Adding dies to the card’s gives them a nice look.

    Great job I love any thing on paper that shimmers.

    Have a Blessed Christmas y’all. 😀

    Blessings
    Kim

  3. I’ve had these Tonic Shimmer Powders for a little while now and I’ve been intimidated by them for some reason. You have slayed that dragon now and opened up a whole bunch of ideas in my creative mind of how to use them. Thank you so much for putting yourself out there even though it’s hard for you. Sharing your passionate love for God, your family, your creative mind and talents and your abundant kindness and love. Merry Christmas 🎄 I truly appreciate you and all you do for your business and the crafty community. ♥️

  4. You enabled me again along wity Kristina. I ordered the shimmer powders after watching your video last night. I love colorbrusts so I think I’m going to like these just as much or more. I have Hero arts stamps at the post office with the world and these will be great with the die cut I ordered plus i have other products waiting the post office for me that these will be great with us well. Now if only the snow would stop blocking ne from getting down my driveway.

  5. I love these cards- they’re absolutely beautiful! Every time I watch your videos, I keep a running list of new products I want! 😂 That list is SO long! Have not tried the Tonic Shimmer Powders yet, but now I can’t wait!

  6. Hi Jennifer. Can you tell me how these Nuvo shimmer powders differ from Colorburst crystals? Are they similar products and just produced by two different companies, or is there a fundamental difference?
    Many thanks,
    MaryG

  7. Well. I bought some of these from Ken Oliver and have never used them. You are inspiring me to get them out and try something like that. Lovely cards, as usual. You are so talented. Happy Holidays!

  8. Absolute stunning to see those powders “in action”. Gorgeous cards Jennifer, my favorite is the awesome Hello card.
    Thank you so much for the informative and inspiring video and have a wonderful Sunday.

  9. Looks like such fun! I especially like when you just spray the water on dry powder. Love that explosion of color! Thanks for sharing!

  10. I LOVE your inky fingers!! I have some Brusho powders…would I get the same result? Could I add some Perfect Pearls to the water before I add the Brusho? I am going to give it a try! Experimenting is half the fun!! Thanks for being the BLESSING that you are to the stamping community…you are MY blessing!!

  11. Jennifer,
    Because I don’t have a lot of money to spend on crafting, I often do some research before buying a product. As a result, I’ve discovered other shimmery paint powders besides Nuvo Shimmer Powders..

    Creative Expressions makes Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powder. These powders have shimmer and often multiple colors. (Creative Expressions products can be difficult to find in the U.S., and U.K. postage can be pretty expensive. However, I have found many Creative Expressions products at Craft Stash U.S.) The link to Pixie Powder is: https://www.craftstash.us/catalogsearch/result/?q=Cosmic+Shimmer+Pixie+Powder

    There is another shimmer paint powder that Creative Expression makes called Cosmic Shimmer Shimmer Shakers. These are similar to Pixie Powder, but really just have one pigment color in them. They’re at: https://www.craftstash.us/catalogsearch/result/?q=Cosmic+Shimmer+Shimmer+Shakers

    Creative Expressions also makes Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Shakers. These are similar to paint powders, except that the “paint” is clear with glitter immersed in it. Here’s a link: https://www.craftstash.us/catalogsearch/result/?q=Cosmic+Shimmer+Sparkle+Shakers

    Lindy’s Stamp Gang makes Magical Shakers. I think these are particularly shimmery. They can be found at: https://www.lindysgang.com/collections/magical-powders

    Lastly, I discovered that you can get shimmery results with regular paint powders (such as Brusho and ColorBurst) by spraying them with pearlized water – Perfect Pearls dissolved in water.

    I have no affiliation with any of these companies. I just know of these products via research and from having bought them to try. I can’t say that I have any favorites – they all produce wonderful results!

    Just thought you might like to know.

    Thanks for all of your hard work in putting together fantastic, informative videos for crafters. You’re a blessing!!
    Wishing you a wonderful, love-filled Christmas season, Jennifer,
    Cindy

  12. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful array of card designs and so helpful video. These shimmer powders make creating something special look so simple to do. Especially like how they work with heat embossed backgrounds. tfs

  13. Although I don’t have these specific powders, I am looking forward to trying the techniques you showed with the ones I have. Thanks as always for top-notch videos!

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