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I was playing around with my crafts over the weekend and this is one of the cards I made. The hello love stamp is from the Unity Warmth of Winter KOM stamp set.  I love this set so much! I have set myself a challenge to try and make something with every stamp in this kit. I usually only buy kits for a certain stamp and never really use the rest of them. What a waste right? I am known to be quite frugal so I thought I would put it into practice ha! I want to use every single stamp in this kit and put it to good use. I started with this one which is a stamp I would not normally have used.

 I caught my eye on a new to me product last week, embossing glitter paste. My crafty friend Terri made a lovely card with it last week have a look at her card here.

If you know me I love anything glitter so it was something I really wanted to try. Only none of my local craft stores sell it. So while we are on the subject about being frugal I decided to make my own version of it. I used what I had in the house which ended up being gesso and corn flour. I saw some other recipes for it online that used other things but this is what I had on hand so I went with it. I used 2 parts gesso and 1 part corn flour. Then added some water until you get a thick paste consistency you are happy with. You can also colour the paste too. I used Pink Raspberry distress ink to do that. Then to create the glitter look I sprinkled some glitter embossing powder on the top of it once I had stenciled it on to my card. I heat set it for the final look.

I really like the texture that was left behind and it dries hard. I will be making up another batch of this now that I know it works really well.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!!

Mandi xox

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  1. This is absolutely beautiful! Love the simplicity, the colors and the sparkle.

  2. I love that you made your own. Crafty ingenuity at it's finest!

  3. Beautiful card! Love the stamping and the use of your self made embossing paste is fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing with us at House of Cards!

    PS - you should look at linking up to Crafty Gals Corner where our challenge this week is to do something new!

    1. Thank you Judy I will look into that challenge :)

  4. Beautiful card! Love the glitter! Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner.

  5. gorgeous card! loving those sparkly hearts too! amazing!! thank you for playing a long with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

  6. WOW! I am IN LOVE with this gorgeous card! The sparkle, shine, and texture are amazing! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  7. Just beautiful, Mandi ... the silver heart sentiment is so delicate ... perfect with that lovely drift of shimmery, sparkly hearts (created from home made EP ... amazing!). Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

  8. This is gorgeous Mandi! I love the CAS design and your sparkly homemade texture paste! Thanks so much for joining us at HOC this month!
    Tammy x

  9. This is just gorgeous,love the fab design.Thanks for sharing with us at

  10. I adore this card.I think it is so great you made your own paste. That is super impressive. Have a great weekend.

  11. Gorgeous, love the pink sparkly hearts!

  12. I came over from Unity FWF. Your card is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    Designs By Dragonfly {blogspot}

  13. Super pretty - love the glittery hearts. Very soft color choice. Love it!

  14. Oh how elegant! I love the sparkles and the pinks..what a romantic card, Mandi.

  15. Superb CAS card. Love it all especially the sparkle hearts hello from FWF

  16. Those pink sparkly hearts? FANTASTIC! Oh wow. Loving this - thank you for sharing with us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge blog!

  17. Very lovely card! I like how you interspersed the hearts with bling!

  18. Beautiful CAS card! I love the glitter and texture, great job! Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge. We already have a new challenge running, it's a fun CASE challenge -I hope to see you playing along!

  19. Love the glitter and the stunning design of your card! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us!

  20. Absolutely stunning, Mandi!! These glittery ''homemade'' hearts are just gorgeous! Love the soft colors and the CAS design too!
    Thank you so much for joining us at House of Cards!
    Rosi x

  21. Mandi, this is very pretty. Lovely detail and sparkle in your little hearts.

  22. Beautiful card! Love the sparkle and the soft colors. Great idea to challenge yourself to use every stamp in a set. I have lots of sets I've had for quite some time that I've only used a few out of. Great results with your homemade embossing paste!! Saw your project on Unity FWF.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  23. Congrats on winning at TIME OUT Challenges, check out our website, we loved your card and we have over 200 entries and huge congrats x

  24. Stunning Mandi♡♡♡ thank you for joining us at Pan Pastel UK xxx

  25. Oh Mandi this is a beautiful project. Love the soft feeling of your card. Thanks for joining us at House of Cards

  26. Just love this. Color and design perferct. Thanks for playing along with the challenge at House of Cards

    DT Merethe HOC 2015

  27. Beautiful CAS card! Thank you for joining our Word Cue Challenge at the House of Cards.
    Ruza ~ HOC-Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner


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