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How To Use Embossing Powders With Hot Foil Stamps and Dies

How To Use Embossing Powders With Hot Foil Stamps and Dies

When working on some new demonstration ideas for an upcoming TV show, about the hot-foil dies that I created for Couture Creations, I stumbled across an old technique that worked well at creating a new no-foil style and wanted to share that with you.

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Exploding gift boxes don’t sound like a thing of joy – especially the ones in those adverts that chuck things all over you – however, on this occasion, thankfully, it’s smiles all round!

With a little playtime late one evening I decided to crack out a new set of dies that I recently collected from the guys at Craft Stash.

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As recently announced I was accepted onto the design team for Couture Creations.

I was, therefore, a little excited when my design team pack arrived but before I got cracking on projects, I thought that it might be a nice idea to share with you the contents of the kit.

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Due to the amount of tiddly little dies that I have increasing, along with the ever decreasing work surface that I have to use I recently decided to take a punt and get myself the Gemini Go! from Crafters Companion.

Turns out, it was a well-spent penny!

Read on and find out why…

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I really enjoy using stamps and paints together. Also, in case you hadn’t noticed, this week has been ruddy cold!

When it comes to creativity, ANY two concepts can be smooshed together – so, when I looked back at the stamps from the project I made the other week, I noticed that there was a penguin, that also had a jumper sooooo – perfect!
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Thanks to the snowy weather we have been having up here I have managed to record a decent length video on how I made a cool clamshell memory box and wanted to share it with you.

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It’s time to wake up and be awesome! Yes, I mean you. Why? Because you are.

Anyway, that’s pretty much the theme of this GCTV/Stamp It Sunday episode now available to watch on YouTube. Continue Reading…