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Colours & Textures | March Challenge Intro Video | February Winner Announcement

Hey Crafty People! Somehow we are sliding into March, which means we are saying goodbye to our Coffee Break challenge and hello to a brand new theme! As usual, I am kicking off the challenge with some inspiration and a bit more information about what we want to see this month. (Plus I'll be announcing last month's winner somewhere in the video, so be sure to watch it all of the way through! 😉) This month's theme is Colour & Texture which opens up so many amazing & fun avenues to explore!! Maybe you want to try big, bold colour combinations that you'd never normally pair up? Maybe you're into mixed media and you love to add all sorts of wonderful bits & bobs into your creations? Maybe you want to play around with some of our Changers? Or maybe you are feeling super inspired by my playtime with mixing both heat and sky embossing for some really awesome results! T&C's below Whatever your style, skill level or experience, everybody is we

VIDEO | How to use Flock on your cards

Hello Everyone! Have you ever tried the WOW Flocks ? I have been using them on todays card and they are such a fun addition to you creations! There is also a *video on the WOW Embossing Youtube Channel* where you can watch me creating this card. Using the Altenew "A Splash of Colour" Stamps, I have stamped some splashes with the WOW Embossing Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Ink. Then I have applied Clear Matt Dull Embossing Powder to the wet ink and heat set it with the WOW Dual Speed Heat Tool. I believe that the Clear Matt Dull EP is an amazing powder for backgrounds. It adds just this little extra without claiming for attention. Then, I have started to create the elements of the Brushes. These Brushes are Alexandra Renke Dies and come in three sizes. The bases and these metal banderoles that hold the bristles and handles togehter are cut from cardstock which is covered with double sieded adhesive tape. The bristles and the bristle tips are cut from plain cardstock. The double

Embossing Glitter on Colored Cardstock with Karen Reategui

  Hello friends! For today I have this card using the new Minty Embossing Glitter and In The Navy Embossing Powder. On this card I have heat embossed over colored cardstock and the result is gorgeous. The stamps and dies that I used are from Picket Fence Studios and I have Wild Peonies Stamp Set, Aurora Borealis Stamp and Big Hugs Word Die.  There's also a video on how I made this card over WOW! Embossing Powder YouTube, so head over there if you want to check it out, click here .  Let's shine now! To create this background I started by stamping the Aurora Borealis Stamp on top of the navy cardstock, I applied the anti-static powder over my panel and inked up my stamp. Then, I firmly pressed down onto my MISTI door to get a full coverage of this image.   Next, I added on top of the panel the Minty Embossing Glitter and heat embossed it using my heat tool from WOW! In the pictures above and below you can take a closer look of how the embossing glitter shines in the background. I