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New Era

I have just bought my first Camera tripod so I can do tutorials on you tube for everyone,

my techniques are very simple and easy to follow so hopefully people can easily follow,

God Help you all you will be sick to death of my voice lol x


but I am sure (Well I hope) you can learn something new from me x

Happy Crafting

love and hugs Karen


Cosmic Shimmer Embossing Powders

Again I have been buying these a few at a time to build up my collection
I adore the colours of them they are so vivid and vibrant and the depth of colour is very hard to show online
as every time you move it another colour flashes through.
The Tubs are 20mls and cost around £3.60 each
I have made a chart below with the colours I have so far in my collections and will add one of the designs I have used the powders in,
mostly they are only used on flowers just now (I am going through a phase just now of embossing flowers and then moulding them to the shape I want)
but it will give you an idea of the colours if nothing else – Will add more as I work with them more.
The Lustre ones have a pearl effect and give you a pinky/silver tint to them all,
The Aurora ones are stunning they are like rainbows through the powders and give you loads of shimmers through it
Lilac Black has Black and purples through it and again it has a lilac shadow effect on the top, Midnight Blue and Cobalt Sky are very similar in their make up
but are different tones of blues through each of them, Tropic Red is red with orange and yellow tones.
Some of the powders are very fine ( the lapis pearl lustre is extremely fine and clings to everything)
some are more coarse and a few are UTEE but they all work in the exact same way.
This cards here the Large Purple Flower was Actually Lilac Apple Aurora,
I did emboss it twice to give it a lot of shimmer as you will see the colour is extremely vibrant.
The tiny pearl coloured flower was lapis pearl lustre and again I embossed it twice which meant I could mould it and give it shape.
I hope you enjoy using the Cosmic Shimmer Embossing Powders as much as I do,
Happy Crafting.

Cosmic Shimmer Sprays

I have been buying Cosmic Shimmer Mists for the past few months as I absolutely love them

They are so versatile and work with so many other mediums that the really are worth investing in,

They cost around £3 a bottle which is for 50mls but that will last you ages.

The colours are so great.

My colour charts above are all sprayed on white cardstock with just one application

the more layers you add the more depth of colour and shimmer.

This is a Colour Chart is the Sprays I have in my collection, I havent got any of the chalk sprays yet but they are on my wish list

here is some cards I have used Cosmic Shimmer on 
This one was a mix of Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Shimmer Mists
I used a watercolour effect by using my glass cutting board
Stamping my distress inks direct on to the glass and then spritz with some water and then add your spray or two of cosmic glimmer mist (I used Pearl Mist) and then using the tip of your craft knife or a paint brush pull some of the outside (darker colour) into the lighter colour giving it a marbling effect.
then take your cardstock and lay it over the top of the colours to absorb in the ink.
once you are happy it is all covered lift it and wipe the sides gently with a tissue paper/kitchen roll
and let it dry.
If you want to add further mist to get more shimmer you can do it directly.
then when you are happy take the darker ink you used and go around the four sides with the ink pad directly to give the edges a strong colour.
the small card topper was done very same as the above technique only on a smaller version and the colours were more random (Distress inks used on this card were, Squeezed Lemonade, Worn Lipstick, Shaded Lilac and then I stamped on the script with Dusty Concord) The flowers were coloured using distress inks again and Cosmic Shimmer Embossing Powders (I will be adding a blog about them shortly)
This was all white cardstock
I got a piece of white cardstock, again using my watercolour technique above
only this time I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks Tumbled Glass and Pearl Mist
this gave me a blue pearl background to use for both cards.
I then Stamped on to the card using
Prima Clear Stamp – Paintable – 541866
I stamped using Distress inks Gathered Twigs (be careful stamping and colouring with distress as they will bleed you need to be mega careful)
I then using a palette and sprayed in a drop of a few shades of green glimmer mists
(Blue Lime, Meadow Lush & Antique Green) Also some Pinks (Rose Pink & Antique Rose) 
I also used Gathered Twigs to colour the branches.
Then I cut out the stamped image with deckle effect scissors and finished it off with a blending foam pad and Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy
Also used the same on the smaller square, I added various small flowers and a larger flower with similar pattern to the ones in the stamp.
and for finishing touches I used Stickles Magenta and some small gemstones
This Card was multi layers
First I used a script stamp with embossing pad and used White UTEE
(Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) and heated it up, This being such a course powder doesnt always adhere but that helped the look as I wanted it very grudged. I then added layers of colour using Tim Holtz Distress Inks
various greens and browns to give me a very old antique look.
I then used Rich Gold Shimmer Spray but I sprayed it on my glass mat and used a slightly damp brush and speckled the gold effect on just to give it highlights. The Tag was done using White card stock and Walnut Stain Distress Ink and again just used the same Rich Gold with the brush to give it a nice aged look and the flowers were done using white prima flowers, bottom one is vintage photo distress ink with Walnut Stain just on the edge of the petals, the smaller one is Brushed Corduroy and sprayed with patina once dried I soaked them by pressing them directly on to my embossing pad (I have an old grubby one for this) and then used Clear UTEE and done this 2/3 times with each giving them a glass look also just before they are cooled completely you can mould them in to shape (just be careful though when they are first embossed the UTEE is like HOT SUGAR it sticks to your skin and burns)
and finally I added them with a small dark brad, added a bit of brown sating ribbon and some brown gemstones and gold peel off wording.
This Card was made using the new Sizzix and Hero Art joint kits
Again once stamped I used a small nib Water pen 
and coloured using a mixture of Tim Holtz Distress inks and Cosmic Shimmer Mists. I love how well they work together the cosmic shimmer has been used on various leaves to give them an added something and on the musical notes in the background, the butterfly I have added Stickles Orange Peel just to give it some more glitz and finally 2 wee green gemstones.
I then to make the wording and the butterfly stand out I drew around them with Stella Hint of Wink Black Shimmer Pen.
I then cut the design with deckled scissors again and used Shabby Shutters Distress ink on a foam blending pad to give it a finished look x
Hope I have inspired you to play with colours and mix and match your products to see what effects you get x
Happy Crafting