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DIY Embellished Sentiment

Do you love to add sparkle to your cards, but find it a bit time-consuming? Well, don’t worry as I’m showing you how to quickly add some sparkle without much fuss to create your own DIY embellished sentiment and also, sharing how I keep the glitter from shedding off!

This was card was made as part of the WOW! Facebook group monthly challenge, and this month it is DIY embellishments.  Make sure you head over to Facebook to see more inspiration and to check out the challenge where there is a £15/$15 gift card up for grabs!

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

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DIY Embellished Sentiment

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DIY Embellished Sentiment

Creating the DIY embellished sentiment

To start off, create the background by using the Altenew Dotted Scales debossing cover die with some Gina K Plum Punch cardstock to create some lovely tone on tone texture for the background. 

For the DIY embellished sentiment, use a selection of plain wooden letters and spell out the word heart for the card. To quickly add sparkle to all the letters, create a little holding panel. Take a piece of scrap card and add some repositionable tape to one side to allow to temporarily adhere the letters to. 

After they’re all temporarily adhered down, smoosh your Clear Ultra Slow drying embossing pad down onto the letters and cover this with WOW! Bonding powder. In the same way we heat set embossing powder, we also need to heat the bonding powder. This melts the powder but creates a sticky surface.

Whilst the surface is still sticky cover it in Girls Best Friend Sparkles. Now, to prevent the sparkles from shedding, go back with your heat tool to rewarm the bonding powder to help cement the sparkles into the sticky surface. Depending on how good your coverage was the first time, you can always add more sparkle over the top whilst it is sticky and heat again to cement the adherence.

Now a tip to help prevent the glitter from shedding is to smoosh your ink pad back over the letters and then cover the letters with Clear gloss embossing powder.

When heat-set, this traps the glitter underneath the embossing powder and gives an extra shine to the letters.

Assembling the card

For the rest of the card, use the Altenew Festive Foliage stamp set, and stamp the heart in Metalline Himalayan Musk. In addition, also stamp a couple of the sentiments from the stamp set in Opaque Bright white embossing powder on black cardstock and trimmed these down into strips.

The background panel was foam mounted onto a matching card base, and the heart was then adhered using some foam pads. To make sure the letters straight were adhered straight, use a T-ruler to align the bottoms of the letters. 

Lastly, to finish the card off,  add a few silver Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops scattered around the card. 

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Festive Foliage Stamp - Altenew
Festive Foliage Stamp – Altenew
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Festive Foliage Die - Altenew
Festive Foliage Die – Altenew
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Dotted Scales Debossing Cover Die - Altenew
Dotted Scales Debossing Cover Die – Altenew
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing pad
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing pad
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Opaque Bright White -WOW! Embossing Powder
Opaque Bright White -WOW! Embossing Powder
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Metalline Himalayan Musk - WOW! Embossing Powder
Metalline Himalayan Musk – WOW! Embossing Powder
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Girls best friend Sparkles - WOW! Embossing Powder
Girls best friend Sparkles – WOW! Embossing Powder
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Silver Lining Nuvo Crystal Drops - Tonic Studios
Silver Lining Nuvo Crystal Drops – Tonic Studios
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Plum Punch Heavyweight Cardstock - Gina K Designs
Plum Punch Heavyweight Cardstock – Gina K Designs
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Original MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
Original MISTI – My Sweet Petunia
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Gina K Designs - Connect Glue
Gina K Designs – Connect Glue
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam sqaures 1/4
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam sqaures 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)
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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The sentiment really catches the light when you move the card around and all the shine and sparkle really sets the card off. Whatsmore, your recipient isn’t going to get covered in glitter when the open it!

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This post was produced as part of my design team work for WOW! Embossing Powder 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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