Saturday, May 2, 2020

Sparkles & Sentiments | PFS and WOW Hop


It's kind of a known thing - to those who have followed me for awhile - that I'm a sucker for heat embossing, and glitter.  Anything shiny or sparkly really - it's that part Magpie in me!  So being able to play with Picket Fence Studios products AND WOW! Embossing products in the hop today? I am ALL over that!  

A big welcome to all of those stopping by for the first time! If you have been hopping along with us, you will have arrived from Heather's blog, and when you are finished here, you will head over to Gemma's blog (Don't worry, there is a full list of all the stops at the end of this post).

PRIZES - No Blog hop is complete without a prize!
WOW! Embossing Powders is giving away a $25 gift certificate to either their UK or USA store.
Picket Fence Studios is giving away a $50 gift certificate to their store.
The Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on THE POSTS.
To join this GIVEAWAY you must leave a comment on each blog post to have a chance at getting your hands on the prize. This hop is open internationally.

For my first card, I started by stamping the Picket Fence Studios Vortex of Hearts stamp, onto Tin Pail card stock, and heat embossed it using Opaque Vanilla White Embossing Powder, which is a nice warm white.  I also stamped the sentiment from the Seriously, Literally Stamp Set, onto Pitch Black card stock, and heat embossed it with the same embossing powder.  

I die cut a heart from Peaches and Cream card stock, and then die cut the Congrats Word Die three times from Cool Pool card stock.  I layered the three die cuts together (I found the letter shapes were maintained the easiest, by leaving the second die cut in the die, and adhering the first cut over that, then repeating for the third die cut.)  Once the adhesive was dry, I inked the top of the die cut pieces, and heat embossed them with two layers of  Clear Sparkle Embossing Powder.  

The pieces were adhered together with liquid glue, and foam tape, before the completed card front was added, to a top folding white card base, with foam tape. 

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This second card is super fast and easy, but stunning with all that glitter.  I started with a piece of Pitch Black card stock.  I stamped the Swallowtail Beauty Stamp, and then heat embossed it with Mermaid Tails Embossing Glitter (and the heavens sang for this gorgeous, sparkly, goodness!!!). 

I cut a piece of Blue Lagoon card stock to be the same size as the stamped panel (3.75" x 5").  Then stamped the sentiment from the Favorite Notification Stamp Set, onto a scrap of the same card stock, and heat embossed the sentiment using the Opaque Vanilla White Embossing Powder.

I layered up the pieces, using liquid glue, and adhered them to a white, top-folding, card base.  I added just a few sequins to finish off the card. 

Thanks for stopping by on this hop.  I hope to see you again!  All of the products used to complete these cards, are listed below for reference.  

Your next stop is Gemma Campbell

Picket Fence Blog
Lydia Fiedler
Carisa Zglobicki

Michelle Lupton
Heather Mitchell
Sara Sherlock (YOU ARE HERE)
>>> Gemma Campbell <<< (NEXT STOP)
Erica AB Anderson
Mindy Eggen
Jo Herbert
Susie Moore
Jenny Colacicco
Verity Biddlecombe
WOW! Embossing Powder Blog

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:

Use this easy list to find the products I used in my projects. (Contains affiliate links - where I earn a commission from purchases made from my links, at no cost to you. Your support helps me keep this blog going, and continue to create - Thank you! Affiliates and disclosures can be found here.)

Please note, when possible, I try to offer multiple sources for the items I use.


  1. These are both beautiful! I have to say, I like the congrats card best. It's so simple and beautiful, and I love that sentiment!! :D

  2. These are beautiful! Love all the EP. The colors are lovely. That butterfly is gorgeous.

  3. That heart stamp is now on my list. You added it behind the die cut heart at exactly the right place. That card is a beaut! AND the butterfly on the black background is stunning! Thank you for the inspiration.

  4. That butterfly! I think heaven did sing!

  5. Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Bringing embossing powders to a new level, thank you!

  7. Simple and yet oh so amazing!!!

  8. Beautiful, of course I have a thing for butterflies. The cards are beautiful, thanks for sharing.

  9. Your cards are so beautiful! Love the embossing...
    Thanks so much for sharing

  10. Love these! That swallowtail stamp is amazing!

  11. Those cards are so awesome! Thank you so much for sharing!!

  12. Great stamp choices to feature for the use of the powder. Great look to the butterfly.

  13. Super, beautiful way to show off the Wow embossing powders on the butterfly.

  14. Both are awesome! BUT I LOVE that congrats! The sparkle is perfecT

  15. The butterfly is spectacular!! Thank you for the inspiration!!!!

  16. I love both cards. Those embossed hearts background look adorable on the first one.

  17. Love the shattered-glass look of your butterfly card and it was very clever to put the sentiment through the loop of the word die cut!

  18. I am so enjoying the sparkly fun! Love the sentiment threaded through the phrase! Gonna use that. Yikes, did not see the butterfly at first and thought it was a creepy bug, yikes I say..., but then she appeared all sparkly ...and still a little creepy, but a fantastic sparkly kind a creepy. Tee her. Thanks and please stay safe!

  19. Love the beautiful cards. The subtle background on the first card is beautiful. And I love the gorgeous butterfly on the second card.

  20. Love the hearts and the butterfly! Beautiful cards!

  21. Beautiful, both of them! I love the elegance and simplicity of the first card - fantastic design, well done! And the second one... what can I say... I love teal and I love butterflies, so...! ;-)

  22. Beautiful cards! I love the softness of the first card and the gorgeous shimmer of the second!

  23. Oh I love your clean style and the wonderful texture and shine from the embossing powders. Gorgeous cards!

  24. Nice simple cards. Very striking.

  25. Love that second card. The
    swallowtail beauty is gorgeous
    and so sparkly. The first
    card is refined and elegant.
    thanks for sharing

  26. The embossing onto the back background is so striking, and I love the subtle background of the first card.

  27. Your card is so lovely! Love the white embossed hearts, die cut heart and words. Wonderful layering and embossing.

  28. Both are so beautiful and all the products are fabulous.

  29. Love the first card! A real stunner

  30. BEAUTIFUL cards!
    LOVE your BIG BOLD butterfly, ADORE your HEARTY congratulations, such a DELIGHTFUL design, from the delicate heart background to your FUN and FABULOUS sentiment combo - WOW!


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