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A Sprinkling of Fairy Dust with Gemma

Today I have a bright and fun birthday card, featuring WOW Fairy Dust embossing glitter. I used this glitter for the first time on this project and I love it!

I started with a slimline card panel. I’m working to a standard DL size, which is 99 x 210mm. My panel is slightly smaller to allow a border on my card.

I chose a rainbow of distress oxides to ink through a stencil. I’m using the Pretty Pink Posh Layered Birthday stencils, although I’m only using the balloon stencil on my card today.

These are the colours I chose:
  • Abandoned Coral
  • Carved Pumpkin
  • Squeezed Lemonade
  • Mowed Lawn
  • Mermaid Lagoon
  • Wilted Violet
  • Picked Raspberry
To add some more depth to my balloons, I added some coloured pencil over the top. I love the look that this gives and it’s definitely a technique I want to use again.

Next, I die cut the Pretty Pink Posh Balloon Shaker die from white card, three times, and adhered them together to make a dimensional die cut.

I inked the die cut with WOW clear embossing ink, then covered it with WOW Fairy Dust embossing glitter and melted it with the dual speed heat tool. This embossing glitter has a beautiful lavender colour to it, which tones in well with the busy stencilled background.

Once embossed, I added some vellum behind the balloon, to help the die cut stand out from the background once adhered.

I attached some silver thread to the balloon, securing behind the panel, then adhered the panel to my card base.

Do check out the WOW Embossing Fans Facebook group, where there is a challenge each month. For March, the theme is ‘New to You’ so it’s the perfect time to try something new and be in with a chance to win!

Have a lovely day,


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  1. I adore the multi colour stencilled balloons in the background Gemma perfectly complementing the die cut central image beautifully embossed with the Fairy Dust EP. A wonderful card. x


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