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Abstract sparkle background – perfect for birthdays!

We’re two-thirds of the way through November, so if you’ve not entered the WOW! Embossing Powder challenge this month yet, then you’ve still got time! This months theme is Happy Birthday, so I created a quick and easy card with an abstract sparkle background, perfect to add a large Happy Birthday sentiment. If you also caught WOW! Embossing Powder on Hochanda then you’ll have seen a lot of new powders and sparkles! Believe me, they’re beautiful and I’m using two of them on this card. So let’s get started!

PRODUCED AS PART OF MY DESIGN-TEAM WORK FOR WOW! Embossing powder - SEE END OF POST FOR MORE DETAILS

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Abstract sparkle background

Abstract sparkle background: quick heat embossing

For this background, use the mixed media brush from WOW! to paint embossing ink onto a white panel. Make sure the area is large enough for your sentiment to sit on. 

Next, cover this with Gitty’s Power embossing powder from WOW! and sprinkle a little of Copper Fire WOW! Sparkles over the top. Heat the powder from beneath to prevent the sparkles blowing off before the powder has had a chance to melt and trap it. 

Abstract sparkle background: adding the sentiment

You can add more layers of powder and sparkles until you’re happy with the look. Next, foam mount this onto a white ard base.

For the sentiment, heat emboss in Metallic Copper WOW! powder the Signature Birthday sentiment from Julie Hickey Designs. Next, use the coordinating die to cut out the sentiment and foam mount this onto the front of the card. 

Lastly, add a few white Glossies dots from Julie Hickey Designs to embellish the card. 

Abstract sparkle background

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Signature Happr Birthday - Julie Hickey Designs
Signature Happr Birthday – Julie Hickey Designs
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad & refill
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad & refill
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Metallic Copper - WOW! Embossing Powder
Metallic Copper – WOW! Embossing Powder
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Gitty's Power (Alexdara Renke) - WOW!
Gitty’s Power (Alexdara Renke) – WOW!
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Copper Fire Sparkles - WOW!
Copper Fire Sparkles – WOW!
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Stromy Skies - Glossies Julie Hickey designs
Stromy Skies – Glossies Julie Hickey designs
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Ebony Black Crystal Drops - Tonic Studios
Ebony Black Crystal Drops – Tonic Studios
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Mixed media Brush - WOW!
Mixed media Brush – WOW!
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Premium White Cardstock: 8.5
Premium White Cardstock: 8.5″ x 11 – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Original MISTI 2.0 - My Sweet Petunia
Original MISTI 2.0 – My Sweet Petunia
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Gina K Designs – Connect Glue
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4″ white
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
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Teflon Bone Folder - Lawn Fawn
Teflon Bone Folder – Lawn Fawn
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Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer - Tonic Studios
Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer – Tonic Studios
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Trim and Score Board - We R Memory Keepers
Trim and Score Board – We R Memory Keepers
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This post was produced as part of my design team work for WOW! Embossing Powders have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from WOW! Embossing Powder to use. However, I create projects with creative control and produce projects I am proud of and with products that I love.   The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

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Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.

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