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Monday, October 8, 2018

Magical Mysteries Blog Hop

It’s Blog Hop time and we are featuring the magical mysteries line from Rita Barakat and Emerald Creek!

We are hoping to introduce you to many ways of using these new and mysterious embossing powders, turning your works into magical art.


To enter the contest just comment on every project in the Hop by clicking through the links at the bottom of the page. The contest closes October 10 at11:59pm One lucky winner will be announced Friday October 12. 

Kim 

Rita 




Joe 

Freddie {me ;-)}

I am excited to have been invited to join the Magical Mysteries Blog Hop for the new embossing powders from Rita Barakat and Emerald Creek. And they are Magical and Mystical indeed!

The powders have an iridescent sheen or shimmer and give your project a magical look.
As I had trouble deciding what project to make for this blog post, I decided to do both of them, to show you the versatility of the powders. So you will have to excuse the lengthy post, but I assure you, if you love embossing powders as much as I do, it is worth the read ;-). And be sure to visit the other participants of the hop for more inspiration!

When I get new powders I always make swatches of them. This way I can see instantly what effect I am looking for.

These are the glorious powders I got to work with for this blog hop.

This is the first project I made using no less than 5 of the Magical Mysteries powders. I will show you the step by step.

I stamped the koi on a tag, a stamp from the Upstream set by Nicole Wright Designs for Emerald Creek. I used the Kiss of the Fairy, a perfect mix of pink and iridescent powder. I covered it with a mask so I can ink over it, without covering the stamped image. I inked over it with embossing ink and heat embossed it with the blue of the Fairy Wings kit. It has a beautiful metallic sheen to it. 

The coloured powders in the fairy wings kit, are an iridescent chunky powder, and jars with fine green, purple, pink, blue and gold powder. I used the blue to emboss the waves also, they too are from the Upstream set. 




You may or may not know this, but you can heat emboss metal embellishments. I wanted to give these metal brads, the Fleur Crest from Emerald Creek, a different look, so I held them with tweezers and heated them up and dipped them lightly in the jar of the Fairy Wings Gold powder and watched it melt. 

I stamped the sentiment Just a Note, also from ECCS, and embossed it with the Fairy Wings Purple. I inked the edges and added my brads.

I cut some ivy with the Spring Greenery decorative strip from Tim Holtz and used the Green Fairy Wings powder to give it colour. 

As I wanted add some more dimension to my tag, I decided to stamp the fish again and embossed it the same as the first time, but fussy cut it so I can mount it with some foam tape. With poor quality embossing powders it might come off when you cut close to them. This stays right where it should!

As the finishing touch I use a bow on my tags. I always customize them using my distress products, either ink, stain or marker. This Victorial Velvet cme closest to the Kiss of the Fairy colour of the koi.

This is the finished tag.


To show you that you can make something in a completely different style with these, I made a card using only die cuts and the embossing powders. 




For the background I heatembossed an entire card topper with the Midnight Magic powder. A black and a warm blue metallic powder. Then I cut the parcels with a Triplits set from Sizzix called Gifts. You can mix and match, so they are really fun with all these yummy colours.
All the pastels and the gold from the Fairy Wings Kit were used.

I had fun playing with these, and I couldn't choose which card or tag to show, so I did both.

Thank you so much for stepping by :-), if you want to see more of my work, have a look at my Instagram @freddiesleijpen

Take care and keep your craft on!

Freddie
xox







98 comments:

  1. Soooo much beauty my friend! I love all your details and this shimmer of that powder... WOW! Oh my even fussy cutting you're rockin' Your messy inky bow is the perfect topper! Again, thank you for showing off my Koi stamp so beautifully. I am always dazzled by your crafty skillzzzzzz!

    Onto to prezzies... ummmm YES PLEASE! they look like perfection. I could use buckets of these powders to creat my own paper to wrap as gift. Ohhhh this has me inspired! FABULOUS addition to wrap up this Magical hop ;) Well done you <3

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    1. I couldn't have done it without you. Thanks so much. You know I love that koi ;-)

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  2. Love how different the two samples are, Freddie! And I did not know that EP worked on metal (or other non-porous) surfaces, so TY so much for sharing this. The detail in that Koi, wow and great idea to emboss it to make it pop even more!!! Love these! xo xo

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    1. Awww thank you so so much for your kind words. They mean the world to me xoxox

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  3. Love the color, texture, and elements of the Koi! Just splendid! And those presents! So stinking cute! Lovin’ them... amy

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    1. Thankyou so much my sweet. Your encouragement keeps me going xox

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  4. That koi tag is gorgeous! Love that you used so many colors. And the package card is cute too.

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  5. I LOVE your Koi. The shiny water looks great, too. I like to see what others have made because it gives me ideas, and teaches me things I never would have thought of. Thanks!

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  6. Love the shimmer with the dimensional look on the tag

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  7. I enjoyed reading the step by step tutorial sooo much work & fun in these two creations ,thank you so much freddie for sharing this with us ,love you my dear friend xx

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  8. Your tag is wonderful Freddie! These embossing powders sure have a beautiful sheen to them. The little packages would make a great addition under a Xmas tree. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Wow Freddie! I love the tag you created, it's gorgeous!! I enjoyed the tutorial, thanks for sharing. xx

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    1. Thanks so much Bestie. Your words mean the world to me xox

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  10. Your tag is stunning. Those powders are fabulous. Hugz

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  11. Freddie, Freddie, Freddie!!! I cannot say ENOUGH about how beautifully you have shown this gorgeous line of powders!!! The stunner koi stamp was the perfect way to show that INCREDIBLE first set...positively “magical” AND “mysterious”, just like the actual koi that I know inspire you, so very much!!! Then, those PARCELS!!! How perfect this turned out! From that glimmer, in the background (my WORD, I can hardly stop looking at it), to each color you used on the boxes...SUCH fun!!!

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    1. Oh Nel you always know how to turn me into a big puddle of mush with your sweet words of encouragement. I love you more than words can say xoxox

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  12. Freddie my friend, I am so impressed by the way you’ve showcased these amazing powders! Your tag is gorgeous, love the koi and in that color (yum!) I always adore your incredible bows, and the Victorian velvet is perfection! As for the second project...WOW!!! That background is phenomenal, and the gifts look amazing in the different colors! Fabulous work and super tutorial! Thanks for sharing xxx

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    1. Sweet Ann thanks ever so much!! It means so much coming from you. Lots of love my friend xox

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  13. Beautiful, fun, creative and addictive!!!! Lovely projects.

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  14. amazing results - these colours are gorgeous

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  15. Beautiful Koi. I think my favourite part of a blog hop is seeing how everyone interprets and works with the same product to create a project. Well done my friend.

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    1. I totally know what you mean! Thank you so much for your faith in me and for coming up with all these amazing products. The projects practically create themselves. I am so inspired. Lots of love xox

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  16. Both projects are gorgeous, but I do love the effect of EP on the card topper :)

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    1. Thanks ever so much Christine. That Midnight magic is in a league of its own alright!

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  17. Well done Freddie! Thanks for doing a fabulous job!

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    1. Thanks so so very much Rita, these powders are so fun to play with!

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  18. Beautiful Job Freddie!!! We enjoyed each and every step that you shared showcasing this amazing project. We loved how you create the tags to see what the powders look like before hand. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing creativity!!! Hugs- Midge and Madge

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    1. Awww ladies, thanks so so much. With these special effects powders it is good to have a "preview" so to speak. That way you always use the perfect one for the project you work on ;-). You two jeep inspiring us to come up with nifty ideas and fun projects. Huggles from Holland xox

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  19. Gorgeous project. Love the colors you have used. Love the background from the second one.

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    1. Thanks so much. I love that background too, it turned out much better than I anticipated :-)

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  20. Gorgeous projects! Especially love your backgrounds! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Wow! How versatile! I can't believe the brad idea. Very neat. (Joe sent me.)

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    1. Thanks for stepping by! It is fun to alter brads like this. You can give them ny colour you want :-)

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  22. This is absolutely stunning!

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  23. Joe sent me!!! Just keep craft'n.

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  24. I need to add these to my projects

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  25. Ah-ma-zing!! I NEED these powders!! Both of your projects are beautiful - inspiring!! :)

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    1. Thanks so much dear Christi. These powders are so fun to play with and the pics don't even do them proper justice. Thanks again for your kind words :-)

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  26. So very pretty! Loving these powders!

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  27. Beautiful work - such successful use of the products! Thanks for sharing!
    Oh - and Joe sent me!

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    1. Thanks so much Tristan, and thank you for stepping by :-)

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  28. Beautiful tag and I love your swatches! So pretty and shimmery. Fun present card too, love how you used these gorgeous powders!

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    1. Thanks so much Ericka. The swatches help deciding what powder to use for which project. There are so many special effects powders that the choice is not always easy lol.

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  29. Amazing! I had forgotten that you can emboss on metal and MUST try it! Thanks for the fab inspiration!

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    1. Thanks ever so much D.Ann. embossing powders are so versatile. I have even heat embossed on glass jars!! Have fun experimenting :-)

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  30. Awesome tag and card! I'm anxious to try out these beautiful powders!

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    1. Thanks Denise for your kind words. They are so fun to play with :-)

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  31. Beautiful work!!! These powders are stunning!

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  32. I love both projects! I never thought about using embossing powders on metal elements! That's a game changer right there.

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    1. Thanks Rebecca. Metal, glass, certain plastics... no surface is safe lol. Embossing powders are nore versatile than you realize :-)

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  33. The things you learn when on hops. LOL!! Love the embossing on the brads. Totally cool!

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    1. Thank you Wendy, it is all about experimenting ;-). I have embossed on glass too. Now you can customize as much as you want :-)

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  34. Making swatches is a great idea. I love the koi tag, its gorgeous! Cute card too.

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    1. Thank you so much! Swatches are a great help with choosing wjat powder to use ;-)

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  35. Joe sent me to see these super cute projects. Love the card using only the embossing powders and dies. Thanks for sharing

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  36. Amazing!! Love love love it what a wonderful tag. :)

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  37. What a lovely sheen the metal takes heating and embossing it. I really liked that idea, thanks!

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    1. It is a game changer, now you can customize your brads and metal embellishments. Thanks :-)

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  38. Fantastic projects! Love the tag and how you embossed the gifts!

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  39. Awesome tag!! The texture and colors look super!!

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  40. Beautiful! Glad you showed both!

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  41. The fish was awesome! The presents were really neat too.

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