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Three ways to add sparkle & shine

Each month there is a new theme for the WOW! Embossing Powder Facebook challenge and this month is Sparkle & shine! Now, who doesn’t love a bit of sparkle & shine!! Of course, sparkle & shine pairs so well with Christmas cards, so my inspiration card this month had to be a Christmas card. I recently got this sphere stencil from Altenew as I thought it was quite a different style of stencil out there. This stencil made the perfect backdrop for the focal elements and help to create three ways to sparkle & shine. So let’s get started!

 

* Each month WOW! Embossing powder has a new Facebook where you can enter a card based on the month’s theme and have the chance of winning a 15/$15 gift card. To enter, head over to Facebook, link at the end of the post.

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

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Four ways to add sparkle & shine

Creating your sparkle mix!

For the embossing powder, I created a mixed with one of the WOW! Changers lightening effects. Mix with a 1:1 ratio of Oiled Slate embossing powder with WOW! Glisten powder. This will create an Oiled Slate embossing glitter mix. 

Position the Altenew Sphere stencil over a white card panel and adhere with temporary tape. Next, use your WOW! Clear Ultra Slow Drying embossing ink and smoosh down over the stencil and transfer the ink. Now cover this with your Oiled Slate changers mix and heat set. 

Adding more sparkle & shine

For the second way to add sparkle & shine, die-cut the Altenew 3D Mini Stars out of gold foil paper. Fold on the score lines, creating mountains and dips. If you’re unsure how to fold these, check out the instructions here.

Next, adhere these to the front of your card panel. I used a small amount of double-sided tape on each tab to adhere them down. 

For the third way to add shine, heat emboss a sentiment in Metallic Gold embossing powder on to black card. These sentiments come from the Altenew Starry Night stamp set. Trim these down and foam mount onto the front of the card. 

Lastly, the fourth way to add sparkle & shine, add a selection of silver and gold sequins to the card, scattering the around to lead the eye up the card. 

Four ways to add sparkle & shine

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Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you at these shops: Altenew (ALT), Scrapbook.com (SB), Hero Arts (HA), Picket Fence Studios (PF), My Favourite Things (MFT), and Craft Stash UK/US (CS UK/US).

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Starry Night - Altenew
Starry Night – Altenew
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3D Mini Stars die set - Altenew
3D Mini Stars die set – Altenew
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ALT | SB | BP
Sphere stencil - Altenew
Sphere stencil – Altenew
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ALT | SB | BP
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 Gold Rich Pale - WOW! Embossing Powder
Metallic Gold Rich Pale – WOW! Embossing Powder
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Changers - WOW!
Changers – WOW!
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Glisten Changer - WOW!
Glisten Changer – WOW!
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Trio! Dockside by Jo Firth - WOW!
Trio! Dockside by Jo Firth – 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
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)
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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QuickStik - We R Memory Keepers
QuickStik – We R Memory Keepers
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DISCLOSURE

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. 

About Me

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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