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Using Embossed Acrylic Sheet In Two Ways

Hello hello hello! Helen is here... Today I would like to how you can use embossed Clear Scraps Acrylic Sheet on cards in two ways.


These Acrylic Sheets are amazing and they come in 12 x 12 size which are perfect for all kind of projects that you can think of. You can cut them, emboss them, stamp on them, shape them, and more! And nn my cards today, I use the embossing technique.

First, I cut the acrylic sheet into 4.25" x 5.5" with my paper trimmer. I run the blade 3 times to make sure it cut through.

I place each piece of the acrylic sheet in between the embossing folder and I run it through my Gemini Junior machine as I usually embossing paper.

If you would like to watch how it's done, go to Clear Scraps YouTube Video here.


On my first card, I added some alcohol inks on the embossed acrylic sheet. I also use alcohol ink blending solution and straw to move the ink around the surface.

When the alcohol inks were mostly dry and the surface was a little bit tacky, I added some black and gold foil sheets on it.

I added some permanent dries-clear adhesive glue around the edges of the finished acrylic sheet background and then I added it directly on a white card. I held it down with a heavy book until the glue dried.

I added the die cut word on top of the acrylic background with the same adhesive glue.


For the second card, I made a shaker card. I used the embossing and frost technique by following the steps in the video tutorial from Susan Frase, Clear Scraps. I don't have the electric sanding machine like hers, but I used a simple craft sanding block on my card.


After sanding the embossed acrylic sheet, I added the die-cut rectangle frame on top of it using double-sided tape. Then, I trimmed the extra acrylic sheet with scissors.

I trimmed some 3D foam tape and added them around the edges of the back of the embossed acrylic sheet.

I added some sequins mix on the card (in the middle of it). And then I added the embossed acrylic wit 3D foam tape on the card.

I die cut the word sentiment out of black cardstock and I added them oh the card with dries-clear permanent adhesive glue.


I hope these two cards give you more ideas how to create with Clear Scraps Acrylic Sheet. These techniques are fun to try! 

Thank you so much for stopping by... Have wonderful day!

Shabby Chic Birdcage Album

Hello Crafty Friends!

Hope you all are staying safe and healthy! I'm glad to be back on the Clear Scraps Blog today with a album project to share! I just adore this birdcage acrylic album from Clear Scraps! You can find it here Birdcage album

I also uses one of these chipboard Dragonfly pieces to decorate my album Chipboard Shape


I chose some new papers and diecuts from Stamperia "Hortensia" collection to decorate my album. 

First off you'll  want to peel off the protective sheet from each piece of your album. Then I took some white acrylic paint and painted the surface of birdcage album pieces. You don't need a heavy coat of paint since you will covering up most of the surface. Let dry throughly before continuing to the next step.


Next up I took a piece of matching rice paper, and tore random strips and used my sponge and Decoupage glue and adhered the rice paper to the front part of my album piece. Let dry.


For the back side, I traced one of the papers from the paper pad and glued it to the back of the first album piece. I fuzzy cut one of the clock pieces from my paper, inked the edges and added some pop dots to the back, and adhered on the top. Then took a matching chipboard diecut and glued on top of the matching image. 


I repeated these steps and traced all my papers for each of the remaining pages. Then glued them down onto the acrylic pages. 

I took the  Clear Scraps  Dragonfly chipboard piece, added some glue all around the surface. Then sprinkled black glitter on the body. And purple for the wings. Shake off any excess glitter. Set aside to dry. I love the variety of  ways you decorate these chipboard piecesfrom Clear Scraps. Paint, glitter, or ink and emboss them. They are so sturdy and fun to use!


Now comes the fun part of decorating your album pages. For the next page I fuzzy cut out one of the frames, inked the edges and added some pop dots. Then glued a sentiment diecut and butterflies. Scattered a few gems around my page. 


For my next page I cut out another journal card and glued to the middle of the page. Added a 3D butterfly and cut out another sentiment and glued at the bottom. I added a chipboard bird and a few Dazzle stickers!


My next page I used a diecut frame from Anna Griffin. Inked the edges and used pop dots to adhere to my page. I fuzzy cut out some flowers and sentiment. I used pop dots to adhere to the bottom of my frame.


For my remaining pages, I kept some simple with adding just a diecut sentiment and left plenty of space where you can add a photo.


Now to decorate the cover, I glued my Dragonfly chipboard towards the top of my album. Added some Prima flowers to the bottom left hand corner and tucked in a few roses in between. I fuzzycur the little bird from one of the papers. Inked the edges and used pop dots to adhere to my album. I tied a purple satin bow through all the pages to attach them together. 


I hope you try making your own album for yourself or it would also make the perfect gift!

Thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps Blog. 

Check out more great products at Clear Scraps

See you soon! Happy Crafting!

Other supplies used: Stamperia "Hortensia" papers and diecuts, Mod Podge, Folk Art acrylic paint, Beacon glue, Stickles glitter- Diamond and Star Dust, sponge brush, Black and Purple glitter

Steampunk Family

Good morning everyone this is Dora, hope you are doing well, and having a crafty wonderful day!! This project I am sharing today is very special. I lost my brother to heart failure on Dec. 31st, 2019. Since then I have been memory keeping and trying to make sure I never forget him. So, on my younger brothers birthday, I create this as a present for him to always have something with him. I am using the Family Desktop Frame and the  Bubble Stencil .

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The first thing I always do is prepare the wood with Gesso. Here I have used black Gesso for all the pieces. 


The next step is to add some texture with a stencil. I chose the Bubble stencil and some texture paste. Then using some copper and silver leafing finish, I paint the word "Family" on the front and back.


Using Mica Powders I create a grungy colored background on both the front and the back.


Next I arranged all the pieces in the position I wanted them and adhered them to the frame. My brother and his wings were last to place on, I did this with Foam Tape so that he stuck out of the frame!


Then I laid all the pieces out and splattered them with his favorite colors. Orange, Green, and White. Taking the two bottom pieces I place them onto the bottom, adhering them with a strong glue. Let dry over night to ensure it is secure.


The final step was to add a card on the back - From me to my younger brother for his birthday! 


Be sure to check out ClearScraps and all their new goodies on the website! I just love all their pieces, because they fit so well with the mixed media I love doing! I hope you enjoyed learning another way to use the family frame. I just love stepping out of the box and making things unique. Thank you for reading and hope you have a lovely day!! 

Other Materials Used: Glue, Inks, Watercolor, Paper Embellishments, Printable Digitals, Die Cuts, and Project Life Card.

Watercoloring with your Stencils


Greetings!  Today I am so excited to share this stenciled watercolor technique I used to create this card.  I know previously I have shared how to create watercolor pieces using watercolor pencils, but this time I chose to try watercolor markers. 
Supplies needed
watercolor paper
Watercolor markers
water brush or paint brush and water
border punch

Start by securing your paper to your work space. 

Trace images from Clear Scraps 6" Flamingos Stencil using watercolor markers. I used a light pink on the top of my flamingo and a darker pink along the bottom of the flamingos. 

Using a water brush draw ink toward the inside of the flamingos . 


Draw in water with watercolor markers and blend with water brush. 


Draw in sandy shore and blend. 

Using the Clear Scraps 4 x 6 Pine Cone Stencil  and varying green watercolors markers, pine branches. 


Blend ink outward using your water brush to create palm leaves. I just love that I can use this stencil for pine branches and for palm leaves. 


Once dry, mat watercolor image onto pink card stock and then onto green card stock.  Border punch the edge of card stock and add to card base to finish. 
I hope you are excited to get creative with your stencils. 

Geckos, Geckos Everywhere!

Hello, Kelly here and I made a few cards with the geckos chipboard today, they are fun! Check out the Clear Scraps blog for more ideas. 

Supplies used - 

Printed card stock
Spray inks 
Acrylic paint
Gold gesso
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These cards were quick and easy! To start with, I painted these geckos with gesso then distress paints and splattered then with gold gesso. They remind me of the little salamanders we get in Michigan, they are generally blue or black with gold-colored spots.

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I used some pre-printed cards, then gold embossing powder for the sentiment, Dream Big Dreams, then glued the geckos in place! I have some cool cards for every day to send out to friends! 
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Quick idea - if you have lots of extra cards, start a FB group and send lots of mail, who doesn't love getting mail especially handmade cards.
You can find more Chipboard Embellishment Shapes by going HERE! Have a great day! 

Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic LO -- Find Your Direction

Hi all!  It's Laura here with you today!  I hope you've been enjoying all of the

amazing inspiration here on the blog!  Clear Scraps has so many unique products

that you can have a lot of fun playing with.  One of my faves is their 12x12 Acrylic

Sheets.  I've got a scrapbook page for you today created on one of these!

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What makes these acrylic sheets one of my favorite ways to scrap?  You can use a

lot of fun mediums on them.  Sure you can use them on paper too, but sometimes

when you do mixed media products on regular cardstock, you can get warping

and wrinkling.  That NEVER happens on an acrylic sheet!  It's a perfect canvas

for texture paste, alcohol inks, paints, you can even stamp on them with a

StazOn ink!  In this LO, I used texture paste and the 4x6 Brick Wall background

stencil that's available from Clear Scraps. 

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I just randomly laid the stencil on the page and spread the paste through

the stencil with a pallet knife.  I left it dry really well over night just to be

sure.  If you use other mediums (like inks) drying is pretty quick, but

these are fun if you want to try something new.  Just a little patience

required!  So the next day, I went over the stencils "bricks" with some

distress inks to add depth and interest.  Soft blue and gray are the

colors I used to mimic the water background.  You could easily do

any color, like a red and brown to match an old building, or anything

that would match a picture you have.  The bricks reminded me of the

old lighthouses we have seen at the beach, so I also added the Clear Scraps

Lighthouse Chipboard Embellishment

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It's just painted with gray, white and black acrylic paint, then

brushed with a little ink around the edges, then glued to the LO.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope you will give the

12x12 Acrylic Sheets and some of the fun Clear Scraps stencils a try!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  12x12 Acrylic Sheet, 4x6 Brick Wall stencil,

Lighthouse Chipboard Embellishment.

Other:  Paper House Seas the Day Paper,  Paper House beach

sticker pack, enamel dots, acrylic paint (gray, black, white),

distress ink (black soot, weathered wood, pumice stone),

Vicki Boutin Molding Paste.


Fall Leaf Shaker Napkin Ring


Tami here with an idea for using the new Maple Leaf Mini Shaker...

The design is so pretty, I wanted to embellish it with the fall colors that come to mind when you see this leaf.

I thought using alcohol inks on the acrylic piece would create the look I wanted.

And I decided it would be perfect to use to embellish a napkin ring.

Here's how it turned out...


And here's how I did it...

I painted the top piece gold and the base white.

You need a light, bright color on the base to make the alcohol inks on the acrylic piece really pop.



I used several colors of alcohol inks in autumn colors to ink the acrylic piece.

Scatter several dots of each color on the felt applicator, then dab the applicator on the acrylic.



Before assembling the shaker, I filled it with sequins.

038A piece cut from a cardboard tube was covered with printed paper and adhered to the back of the leaf to form the ring.


The napkin ring sits perfectly on the plate and would look nice of your fall or thanksgiving table.

You could also add a tag to the side with each guests name to use as a place setting. 



Clear Scraps: Mini Shaker Maple Leaf and Summer Sequins

Other: The Crafter's Workshop: Iridescent Gold and Spun Sugar Heavy Body Acrylic Paint, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Ranger: Alcohol Inks: Sunshine Yellow, Red Pepper, Ginger and Terra Cotta and Felt Applicator, Bo Bunny: Printed Paper and Paper Towel Roll

Tools: Trimmer and Scissors

Christmas Snow Globe By Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today creating an early Christmas card.  It's never too early to start creating your Christmas cards and the Snow Globe chipboard embellishment is perfect for Christmas cards.


I began by coloring the snow globe with gold ink then embossing it with clear embossing powder.  After heat setting, the snow globe had a really nice shine.   Christmas Greetings was die cut from Rinea Silver/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and added to the snow globe.  To finish, I added Sapphire/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper behind the snow globe.   


I added additional color and dimension by die cutting some additional leaves from Rinea Emerald/Gold Foiled Paper and adhering them on the silver layer.  Liquid Pearls were then used to create the berries as well as the dots on Christmas Greetings.


A 4 layer card was created from pattern paper and cardstock.  The top panel was wrapped with a glittery ribbon before it was added to the card.


Finally, I applied foam adhesives to the snow globe to provide some additional dimension before placing it on the card.


What do you think?  Are you ready to start creating your Christmas cards yet?


Thanks for stopping.


Other Supplies: Rinea Foiled Papers; Ranger Liquid Pearls; Imagine Ink and Embossing Powder

Fun with Mini Shaker Shapes

Hello, Kelly on the blog today with some really cute shakers I made for my new niece! Check out more items on the Clear Scraps Blog!


Supplies used - 

Mini Shaker Onesie

Mini Shaker Crown

Mini Shaker Bunny

Lovely Sequins

Acrylic paint

Gold embossing powder


Here are some process pictures-

Using clips to hold my shaker together for drying time! 


A bit about the process, the front piece was embossed on the crown with gold embossing powder, and the bunny was embossed with first raspberry then gold embossing powder. I thought that it was too much on the bunny so I painted over it with some light pink acrylic paint and wiped it back. I then drilled holes in the tops of each shaker and added a wire hanger with matching beads. The onesie was painted with pink paint. 

These are so fun, I have lots of ideas for them! You can see all the Clear Scraps Mini Shakers by going HERE! Have a great day! 


Sew Artful

Hello and good morning to all you crafty souls!! This is Dora, hope you are doing well, and staying safe out there!! Today I want to share something I made featuring the Blank Wood Cards found HERE! , Dress Form Chipboard Embellishment Shapes found HERE! , and the Chipboard circles/rings found HERE! Since this is a process that takes a little longer to do, I decided to make a video tutorial, that you can follow along with easier. 

Here is the full photo of the finished piece.

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Just click play below and enjoy the process!! 

As you seen in the video, it is all about placement, and how you see something come together. For me, I enjoy building up and layering items together, to create a story! 

Here are a couple photos of the finished piece so that you can see the details up close. Happy creating and Blessings!

Don't forget to check out ClearScraps HERE! and all the What's New HERE! 

Materials Used : Chipboard Dress Forms, Blank Wood Cards (2), and the Chipboard Circle/Rings

Other Materials Used : Black Gesso, Cracked Stencil, Mica Powders, Matte Gel Medium, Various Embellishments - flowers, leaves, tape measures, tags, paper, and pearls - Foam Tape, Lace, String, Buttons, and a Small Glass Bottle.


Home Decor Printer Tray Frame


Hello Crafty Friends!

My name is Dana and I'm excited to share my first blog project for Clear Scraps design team! 

Today I have a fun home decor project that's all about fashion and Paris! I used the Clear Scraps Chipboard Dress Form

Scallop Square Printer Tray Frame


My theme was all about fashion and Paris! I used papers and stickers from Carta Bella "En Vogue" collection.  First I painted the top wooden frame with some light pink acrylic paint. I added two coats. Let dry throughly. While you wait, you can start choosing your background papers for your tray. I measured and cut them out. 


Choose one of the Clear Scraps Chipboard Dress forms you like. I painted the stand with some metallic gold acrylic paint. Let dry. Then I traced the top of the dress form onto a piece of patterned paper and cut it out. Glue onto your dressform with any craft glue you prefer. You can trim edges with a exacto knife. I then added some trim for a belt and adhered it to the middle of the dress form. Added a star gem in the middle to add some bling! On the bottom part of the dressform, I rubbed some Nuvo Mousse "Chai Latte". Then after adhering my background paper to my tray frame, I glued the dressform to the right side section of my frame. Took one of the sticker titles and matted it on some black cardstock. Used some popdots to adhere to my tray window. Fuzzy cut out some dresses from the papers. Inked the edges with Distress Ink and adhered with pop dots to add dimension. Took Stickles glitter and added to the fuzzy cut dress elements.


For my next window I cut one of the cut apart paper strips and adhered with craft glue. I fuzzy cut one of the little purses from the papers, inked the edges and used some pearl trim for the purse handle. I took 3 of the shoe stickers, sprinkled powder on the back of each sticker, so it wouldn't be so sticky. Then added a pop sit to the back of each shoe and aligned tgem on the bottom of my frame window. Added a pop dot to the back of the little purse. 


For the Ooh La la section of my frame I picked another background paper and glued it inside the bottom left window. I took one of the cute journaling cards and added pop dots to the back and adhered on top of my base paper. I fuzzy cut out 5 if the little cakes,  inked the edges and pop dots to the back to add dimension. The cake in the middle with the heart, I added a sticker on top! Then added some liquid pearls to one of the other cakes.


For my last window I picked out a Paris theme background paper. Glued this to the bottom right corner.  Took another cute journaling card and attached to the base paper with pop dots. Took some Stickles glitter and added to some of the details on the journaling card. I also added a silver gem on the end of the necklace, that she's holding in her hand.  Added some pop dots to my French word flags and adhered along the top edge. Took a Paris sticker and pop dots to the back. And adhered in the left upper corner. 


After decorating all the sections of my tray, I glue each layer together with Beacon 3 in 1 glue. I chose not to add the acrylic sheet layer to my frame. But you can add it if you like. I will save the acrylic sheet for another project. Don't forget to remove the plastic film from both sides of the acrylic sheet before adhering!

Lastly I  took some Tulle and tied in a bow and glued at the top left corner of the tray. I added a crystal gem in the middle of the bow to add some sparkle! 

I hope you enjoyed this project today.  And that I have inspired you to try making one for yourself. 

Thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps Blog! Look forward to seeing your crafty creations! 

Check out more great Clear Scraps products here:

Other supplies used:

Acrylic paint, glue, Nuvo Mousse, Carta Bella Eh Vogue collection, pop dots, Stickles glitter, Distress Ink 

Pumpkin Mini Shaker Halloween Decor


Tami here today with a project featuring one of the new mini shakers to show you. Have you seen them? Clear Scraps has added over a dozen new Mini Shaker designs. 

This project features the new Tall Pumpkin Mini Shaker...

It's perfect for your fall or Halloween projects, and it's NOT too early to start thinking about fall... it will be here SOON!

I had a few Large Chipboard Banner Shapes left from another project, so I decided to use one as the base of this project. I also added a Circle Dots Chipboard Embellishment to it...


Printed paper was adhered to the banner piece to form the background. The Circle Dots chipboard piece was painted gold and adhered towards the top of the base. The Mini Pumpkin Shaker was covered with printed paper. Once the shaker had been assembled and filled with sequins and stickers added inside and out, it was adhered to the banner as well.

Googly eyes were added to the dots on the chipboard embellishment and a sticker added near the pumpkin finished off this decor piece.

You can display this project on an easel or add a hole at the top and hang it on the wall.

This project could also be adapted to be a fall project instead of a Halloween project just by changing up the printed papers and stickers used - and leave off the googly eyes! 

Please visit us again, the other designers will be bringing you more awesome projects using the new Mini Shakers as well as other Clear Scraps products.


Clear Scraps: Mini Shaker Tall Pumpkin, Fall Sequins, Large Chipboard Banner Set and Circle Dots Chipboard Embellishment

Other: Reminisce: Printed Papers and Stickers, The Crafter's Workshop: Kale Smoothie, Spun Sugar and Iridescent Gold Heavy Body Acrylic Paint, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry and Googley Eyes

Tools: Trimmer, Scissors and File

Clear Scraps Medium DIY Pallet -- Summer Soul

Hi there all!  Laura here today with some creative inspiration to get you

started on making your own, fun, summer home decor project!

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This bright cheerful home decor piece started with one of the Clear Scraps

Square Medium DIY Pallet Shapes.  These medium pallets are the perfect

size for a cute little home decor project for yourself or a gift.  The square is

about 7&1/2" by 7&1/2".  Paint, stamp, ink, or cover with paper as I did here.

The square is super easy to work with, just cut strips of paper to fit and glue

on.  These projects are a great way to use up scraps too!  I did ink the edges

of the paper before I glued it down.

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You can see in this close up how easy it is to decorate one of these pallets

up, I used a 3/4" journal card with a fun sentiment, matted it on white

cardstock, then used the sticker set from the same paper collection to

decorate around the sentiment/saying to make it the focal point of  the

project.  Using foam tape behind some of the stickers give extra

dimension, layers and adds interest.

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I did the same here, it's another thing that makes these so easy

to work with, you can create different areas of interest on the

different slats/sections of the pallet.

Like what you see?  Make sure to visit the Clear Scraps

store to see all the pallet options!  There are so many

choices of shapes like a heart, circle, house, mason jar, and

holiday/seasonal too like a pumpkin and a ghost!  These are

just so cute and fun to create with!  If you want to see all the

different choices you can find them all right HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Stop back soon for

a lot more inspiration coming your way!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Square Medium DIY Pallet Shape

Other:  Echo Park Dive Into Summer collection:

paper and stickers, twine, foam tape, adhesive,

black soot distress ink.

Candy Corn Shaker by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here creating with one of the new Clear Scraps shakers.  There are 14 new shakers available and each one is as cute as can be!


Consisting of  4 die cut chipboard pieces and 1 acrylic piece, the candy corn shaker is fun to create.
Just remember to remove the plastic coating from both sides of the acrylic piece before assembling.


I painted each piece with white paint.  Now we all know that candy corn consists of 3 colors, so I painted the base piece with white, yellow and orange so each cavity is a different color.


I adhered the bottom 3 chipboard pieces together and put it aside to dry. 
Next, I adhered the acrylic panel to the top piece and placed it aside to dry.
Once dry, I placed clear mini beads in each cavity and then glued the top pieces in place to complete the candy corn.


Isn't that fun?  It looks like real candy corn doesn't it?

To hang it on the fridge, just glue a magnet on the back.

Or you can use it to decorate a card or gift bag for Halloween and give to someone special.

Thanks for stopping by.


Other supplies:  Plaid Paint; Prima micro beads

At The Beach

Hello, Kelly Parker on the blog today using Clear Scraps awesome pieces to create this At The Beach sign. Wish I was at the beach! You can see lots of cool projects on the Clear Scraps blog

Supplies used - 

Crackle glaze medium
StazOn ink
Acrylic paint
Gold embossing powder
Clear embossing powder
Blue Dew Drops
To start this piece, I gessoed all pieces with white gesso to cover the wood. Then, using the darker blue acrylic paint, paint the entire front of the Clear Scraps wood rectangle, let dry naturally, then brush on the crackle medium and let dry several hours.  
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After the crackle medium has dried, use the lighter blue and only brushing paint on in one direction, cover with paint, the more paint you use the bigger the cracks. Using the Stazon Ink, stamp over the dry paint with a bubble stamp.
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First, I painted the seahorse in yellow, then used gold embossing powder over the body of the seahorse masking off the fins and tail along the edges of the body, adding clear embossing powder and some mini-micro beads along the tail area. I wanted the fins to be crusty so as I was melting the clear embossing powder, I sprinkled on the microbeads. 
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I let the seahorse cool and then started working on the letters. I used some striped pattern paper, a large letter die set and some kids sticky back foam and die cut the letters out then glued the paper over the foam. I then stuck the letters to the sign. 
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Here is a close up of the embedded microbeads in the clear embossing powder on the fins of the seahorse. 
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Here is the finished sign! 

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Thanks for stopping by!