First Look at Nuvo Crackle Mousses by Tonic Studios - video overview & cardmaking tutorial by Yana Smakula for Simon Says Stamp featuring Tonic RUSSIAN WHITE Nuvo Crackle Mousse 1397n #Cardmaking #HandmadeCard #TonicStudios #CrackleMousse #SimonSaysStamp

Simon Says Stamp | Cardmaking with Nuvo Crackle Mousses

Hello and welcome back for another Yippee For Yana video! A few weeks ago I came across a video by my friend Bibi Cameron where she demonstrated the new Nuvo Crackle Mousses from Tonic Studios. I was very intrigued and inspired by Bibi’s video and the mousses, of course, and wanted to give this product a try myself.

The mousses arrived several days ago and I couldn’t wait to open the jars and begin playing with this new fun product. In this video, I will share my first take on these mousses and will show you several card ideas I made using them.

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

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CARD DETAILS

Mousses add metallic dimensional details to your craft projects. They are currently available in 8 colors, and I have 5 to show you in this video. It is best to apply this mousse using a palette knife. On the back of the jar, there are instructions: for a textured finish apply with a spatula. If applied using a stencil a raised effect will occur. Ensure a thick even layer is applied to create a cracked effect.

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I did not apply too thick of a layer, the thicker you go, the bigger the cracks you will get. I wouldn’t go too thick as the mousse might actually fall off the paper if the cracks are too big. This product is designed to work on a porous surface such as paper, cardstock, chipboard, untreated wood. It will not work on acetate, glass, or any other non-porous surface.

It is best to leave your backgrounds to dry and crackle overnight. Mine were dry and ready to go in about 3 hours, although I did leave them overnight as recommended. Drying time does depend on how thick of a layer you apply to your surface.

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Once the backgrounds dried they curled up. I was very surprised and I was even afraid to uncurl and flatten the paper as I was afraid the mousse would come off the paper. But it didn’t, this mouse is very nice and flexible, and unless you have very large cracks the product stays put on your porous surface. I loved the backgrounds I got, absolutely wonderful texture, nothing like I have in my stash.

Because these curled up so much I needed to find a way to flatten them. I cut scrap cardstock to 4 x 5 1/4” panels, I adhered 4 panels together to create sturdy chipboard-like pice, I figured that would help flatten the paper and used that to adhere the backgrounds too.

First Look at Nuvo Crackle Mousses by Tonic Studios - video overview & cardmaking tutorial by Yana Smakula for Simon Says Stamp featuring Tonic RUSSIAN WHITE Nuvo Crackle Mousse 1397n #Cardmaking #HandmadeCard #TonicStudios #CrackleMousse #SimonSaysStamp

To create cards I adhered my crackled background to A2 white side folding card bases. For the first card, I white heat embossed Miss You sentiment from CZ Miss You Missy stamp set. I thought that using light pink cardstock worked really well with the pearlescent white color of the mousse and the white card background. I treated my paper with anti-static powder, stamped the image in clear embossing ink, I used ink from Hero Arts, covered with white detail embossing powder and heat set using my heat tool.

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Next, I used a coordinating die and cut that embossed rectangle out in my die cutting machine. Sometimes when I die cut heat embossed images the embossing powder flakes off and I end up having gaps in my image. It is frustrating, but it is something that I can fix using a white jelly roll pen. Before I do that I like to re-heat the powder anywhere where it looks like it is about to come off and then I use my white pen and just draw the white line where it is missing. Another option, of course, is to die cut first and heat emboss later.

For my next card I heat embossed a sentiment that reads You Are One of a Kind, I used Simon’s Kind Flowers stamp set.

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For my final card, I stamped Merci in Twirling Tutu ink from CZ All the Thanks stamp set and cut it out using a coordinating die. Next, I used glue and adhered my die cut sentiments onto the cards, I did add 4 layers of that same cardstock I used to flatten my backgrounds. I just used the coordinating dies to cut additional scrap layers and adhered them all together using glue. This is an alternative to using fun foam, but it does make the card significantly heavier as cardstock is heavier than foam. But if you don’t have fun foam it is a good option.

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I used Nuvo Drops in Gloss White to embellish my One of a Kind Card, and for the other 2 cards, I used sequins from Simon’s Girl’s Best Friends sequins mix set.

First Look at Nuvo Crackle Mousses by Tonic Studios - video overview & cardmaking tutorial by Yana Smakula for Simon Says Stamp featuring Tonic RUSSIAN WHITE Nuvo Crackle Mousse 1397n #Cardmaking #HandmadeCard #TonicStudios #CrackleMousse #SimonSaysStamp

I still have loads of background leftover from my experimenting and I have them saved for future projects. I enjoyed using these mousses from Tonic and I look forward to playing with them some more!

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Tonic Russian White Nuvo Crackle Mousse
Tonic Russian White Nuvo Crackle Mousse
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Tonic Wrought Iron Nuvo Crackle Mousse
Tonic Wrought Iron Nuvo Crackle Mousse
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Tonic Egyptian Gold Nuvo Crackle Mousse
Tonic Egyptian Gold Nuvo Crackle Mousse
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Tonic Celestial Blue Nuvo Crackle Mousse
Tonic Celestial Blue Nuvo Crackle Mousse
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Tonic Ivory Coast Nuvo Crackle Mousse
Tonic Ivory Coast Nuvo Crackle Mousse
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Simon Says Stamp Stencil Flora
Simon Says Stamp Stencil Flora
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Simon Says Stamp Stencil Diagonal Stripe
Simon Says Stamp Stencil Diagonal Stripe
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Simon Says Stamp Stencil Square Dance
Simon Says Stamp Stencil Square Dance
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Simon Says Stencils Solar Burst
Simon Says Stencils Solar Burst
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Simon Says Stencils Stained Glass 1
Simon Says Stencils Stained Glass 1
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Simon Says Stamps and Dies Miss You Missy
Simon Says Stamps and Dies Miss You Missy
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Cz Design Clear Stamps Miss You Missy
Cz Design Clear Stamps Miss You Missy
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Cz Design Wafer Dies Miss You Missy
Cz Design Wafer Dies Miss You Missy
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Cz Design Stamps and Dies All the Thanks
Cz Design Stamps and Dies All the Thanks
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Cz Design Clear Stamps All the Thanks
Cz Design Clear Stamps All the Thanks
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Cz Design Wafer Dies All the Thanks
Cz Design Wafer Dies All the Thanks
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Spellbinders Deep Sea Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Deep Sea Die Cutting Machine
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Kind Flowers
Simon Says Clear Stamps Kind Flowers
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Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 Lb Desert Storm
Neenah Classic Crest 80 Lb Desert Storm
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Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Twirling Tutu Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Twirling Tutu Dye Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Hero Hues Premium Cardstock Peony
Hero Arts Hero Hues Premium Cardstock Peony
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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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Hero Arts Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink
Hero Arts Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink
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Simon Says Stamp Sequins Girl
Simon Says Stamp Sequins Girl’s Best Friend
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Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder
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EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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Tonic Gloss White Nuvo Drops
Tonic Gloss White Nuvo Drops
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Sakura Classic White Bold Line 10 Pen
Sakura Classic White Bold Line 10 Pen
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Tonic Metal Palette Knife
Tonic Metal Palette Knife
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Tonic Easy Clean Mat
Tonic Easy Clean Mat
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Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
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Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue
Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue
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7 Comments

    1. This looks so sweet and very interesting – I can’t get access to the video!

      1. thank you 🙂 This post went live a little sooner than planned, the video will be up tomorrow. I hope you’ll come back to watch it.

    1. Oh, aah, oh! These were some of the most beautiful cards that I have seen lately. You’re right in that the Russian White is breathtaking using a stencil. Okay, my next purchase. I got my hot foil machine today and am looking forward to playing with it. Thanks for all you do!

      1. Awww, thank you, Patricia ❤ I sooooo enjoyed playing with these mousses. Next I’m going to do tone on tone, I really want to try that blue on on blue cardstock

    1. Wow! I watched this video before falling asleep last night, well I who don’t usually like the cracked effect, you managed to make me love it! I only have Victorian Blush mousse at home but if I have the opportunity to have one among these I think that blue would be one of my favorites with your favorite color! As always, everything is perfect, thank you Yana for this nice sharing!

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