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Thursday, 21 July 2016

Brilliant Sparkle - Special Couple

Hello Crafters

It's another gorgeous start to the day here in Nottingham, but with a lovely breeze too, which makes it so much more comfortable!

I know I've mentioned my Precious Metals Collection of Cosmic Shimmer products before, but I don't know if you know that most of the Cosmic Shimmer products with the same type of colour will co-ordinate too (not an exact match as my products, but they will work well together)

This is what I 'tested' when I made this card, I used Cosmic Shimmers' new Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder in Copper with my Precious Metals Copper Sparkle Texture Paste and PVA Glue... and I was pleasantly surprised :-)

I've never been a fan of glittery embossing powders in the past as I always found them a little too 'chunky' when used with my stamps, as they are too detailed, so gave up,.. until now!

These Brilliant Sparkle ones from Cosmic Shimmer are so fine, almost powder like, you wouldn't think they would be glittery, but they are :-)

On this card, I used a couple of my dies from my 'More Relatives' set from my 'From The Heart Collection' and embossed them with the Brilliant Sparkle Copper Embossing Powder,.. amazing! Love the finish and such a fab way to make your dies 'do more' for you :-)

It's the same technique as double embossing with detail embossing powder, only you only need to do it once with the brilliant sparkle powders,.. (push the die, face down, into your perfect medium pad, then sprinkle your embossing powder on and heat up... simple)

Coupled with my Copper Sparkle Texture Paste in the background, it's a fabulous colour match!

Here's what I used (as always, with links to the products on my www should you 'need' to treat yourself)
Peach Foundations Card (works great with copper tones)
Sentimentally Yours 'More Relatives' die set
Precious Metals Copper Sparkle Texture Paste by Phill Martin
Precious Metals Copper Pearl PVA Glue by Phill Martin
Cosmic Shimmer Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder - Copper
Tied Together Large Embossing Folder (sold out)
Grace dies by Sue Wilson
Orange Blossom Flowers Complete Petals dies by Sue Wilson
Beaded Swirl Flourish die by Sue Wilson
Self Adhesive Pearl Strips
Flowers Mask
(As always, I only use Cosmic Shimmer dries clear PVA glue, Perfect Medium pad and an anti static bag)

The Full Card

Close Up

I hope you like today's offering, if you haven't used my Sparkle Texture Paste, try it, as you know, I don't do messy crafting, so you know it's not too messy and teh results are fab!

Happy Crafting!

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  1. Love this Card and the colours used.

  2. Good afternoon Phill,
    Lovely card in beautiful colours. Thank you for not using white with the copper as for me(and it's because i'm strange) i feel that the white is too stark a contrast or backing for copper. The peach shade you have used is just perfect with it and makes up to a really bonnie card. Thank you Phill for another beautiful piece of inspiration.
    crafty hugs
    Norah (glenochil)

  3. Hi Phill
    Gorgeous card and perfect colours ,its lovely to have the blog back as i do not use facebook .Thank you.

    I must tell you i have used the snow flake stamps and i am over the moon with them i did not think i would be able to do cards like your demo (tv) but i am really pleased with cards i have stamped .
    jeanie .e

  4. Hi Phill this is a stunning card I love it. I obviously need the embossing powders I am going to be very poor. Have a great evening. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  5. Hi Phil
    Fab card looks great, I bet the glitter looks even better in person, thank you for sharing X X X

  6. Hi Phill, This card is stunning, I love glitter and combined with your stamps etc, stunning.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  7. Evening Phil what a wonderful card and I love the colours and your design is wonderful.
    Debs xxx
    {Debs Cards}

  8. Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing .

  9. Love it and I do use your paste. It's easy to doperate.

  10. Morning Phill, wow, look at that copper and peach shade, it is superb, love it.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  11. Good morning Phil fabulous card this morning, love the whole card design. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  12. Hi Phil. Beautiful card. The glitter embossing powders sound lovely. X