Emboss Resist Nuvo Mousse Backgrounds

May 20, 2018

Hi friends! In today’s video, I am sharing a few fun ways to create colorful blended and colorful resist backgrounds using embossing powder and Nuvo Mousse.

(Looking for anything that I used in the video? All of the supplies are linked with images to multiple stores at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used when possible. Watch the full video HERE in HD!)

To add Nuvo Mousse onto your card, always use tools to apply the product (never add anything or touch your hand in the jar). Always use sponges to apply color or bring the mousse to a different surface before adding water. This protects the mousse from getting bacteria into the jar.

For the first card, I shared how to create a simple blended background using the Nuvo Mousse plain against a clear embossed background on black cardstock. The mousse shows up beautifully on dark colored cardstock against the design.

On the second example, I shared a similar blending technique using kraft cardstock. I blended together a few shades of green and wiped off the excess mousse from the embossed design.

For the next example, I added water to the Nuvo Mousse and created a card similar to the first one. Adding water to the mousse creates a chalky effect and gives the colors a more painted effect.

On the fourth card, I added water to the mousse and applied it to the center of an embossed background with a water brush. Adding water to the mousse creates a somewhat opaque watercolor with lots of the same drying properties as the plain mousse.

I wanted to share a quick and simple way to create a very elegant card using this technique. For the last card, I blended a few shades of blue in a circle design to create an ombre background on an embossed background. To finish off the card, I added a glitter “many thanks” die cut onto the card.


Below are all of the supplies used in today’s video linked to multiple stores for convenience. Compensated affiliate links used when possible… Thank you!

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  • Reply Valerie Breingan May 20, 2018 at 8:02 am

    Wow! Simon.
    Lots of fun in this video.The many thanks card was my fave.Thanks for the fun.

  • Reply Maureen Morton May 20, 2018 at 8:03 am

    Loved this technique and your video was so clear and easy to follow! Great, great, great! I never thought of using my mousse with resist (just use with stencils) My one question is these blending sponges. Do you wash them out after each project and reuse them or do you keep them as is and use them with each dedicated color? I’m not familiar with them (I’ve always used my fingers and hate the mess!). Thanks again – I’ll be back!

  • Reply Sandy Stein May 26, 2018 at 11:06 am

    Love using Nuvo products on cards.

  • Reply Lisa Says May 27, 2018 at 8:28 am

    Great video again, and thanks a lot for all these examples ! your cards are gorgeous 🙂

  • Reply Holly Jackson May 29, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Adorable! I need to put the Nuvos I have on hand to use! This inspires me to do just that!

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