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Fun With Glitter

By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

I love glitter not only for its sparkle, but also for all the fun color options that are available.  For my project today, I’m using some neon colored glitters along with a pretty stencil from Echo Park called Classy Fan.  I’ll be adhering the glitter using translucent embossing paste.  It’s perfect, because it’s clear and acts as a really strong glue for all that gorgeous glitter.

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Ask the Experts – Embossing & Glitter

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

 

Q:  How can I leave part of my card base plain when I’m using an embossing folder?

A:  If the design of the embossing folder does not have to be centered in a particular way, you can place the folder from the side of the base inwards.  If it does have a pattern that depends of the direction, place the folder in between your embossing plates so that only the plates cover the part of embossing folder that you want to have the pattern added and do not cover the part that you want left plain.

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Ask the Experts – Stamping & Embroidery

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

 

     

Q:  I wanted to highlight some places on my card with glitter so I used my glue pen over the top of the stamped image and now it won’t work.  What can I do to glitter stamped images?

A:  Before you go over the image with your glue pen be sure that the ink is completely dry.  It is best to use an ink such as Memento which is made to dry more quickly and becomes water resistant which prevents it from clogging up the glue pen as it is rolled across the surface.

 

     

Q:  I’m trying to color my stamped image, but having trouble with my ink smearing.

A:  You want to use an ink such as Momento ink and even with it it is best to allow it to sit for a little bit so that the moisture evaporates out of it.  Using a heat tool will help speed up this process.

 

Q:  I just can’t get the hang of stamping first and then die cutting around my image.  Is there an easier way?

A:  A stamp positioner will help you.  You can first die cut your image and then use the positioner to line up the die cut with the stamp.

 

Q:  Even with using an Anti Static Pad, I still get areas where embossing powder sticks.  What am I doing wrong?

A:  Try to handle the paper as little as possible especially after rubbing it with the Anti Static Pad.  Oils from your skin will also attract and hold the powder in place.

 

Q:  I would like to do a little stitching on my cards, but am not real good at sewing.  Is there anything I can use to achieve this look?

A:  These embroidery kits are the perfect way to achieve the look.  They come with everything you need to get you started.  They come complete with a template to use to get a variety of images and looks.

Red White and Blue Snow Cone Charm

By General Crafts Contributor Amy from the Etsy Shop DangerousRainboCraft.

Create a fun and summery patriotic charm from polymer clay!

Make a cute patriotic snow cone to wear this 4th of July. This clay craft is easy but fun with super cute results.
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