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Multi-layered square card with a Touch Only-colored Stamp

The first square card I made in awhile. The first with an alcohol marker-colored stamp ever (HERE, you can find a review of the cheap alcohol markers I recently got, and a table with codes and names).
These are the codes of the Touch Only markers I used in this card:
- Skin: 135/107/97 + 24 (cheeks)
- Pants: 144/183/76 + 76/69 (stitching)
- Shirt: 84/89/4
- Hair and belt: 97/94/91

I usually tend to make pretty simple cards, but last week I got carried away with details :-)


Close ups:
I created one of the layers by stamping different sentiments on a piece of white card stock (if you are interested in this technique read HERE).  

(I took this picture when I was still playing around with the card to understand how I wanted to position the paper scraps)
I made the flowers with craft punches and paper left overs 
I don't know why, but I had the feeling that the black 'I Love You more & more' stamp was in stark contrast with the white background, so I superimposed a piece of vellum on which I had previously stamped gray hearts.

If you look carefully, you can see the reflection of the acetate sheets on the circle frames

Ah, I eventually managed to use the sticky glitter squares (black and white) I bought something like a year ago...

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A quick guide to candle making 🕯️

Finally, temperature lowered and I managed to prepare a set of candles for this fall.
Candles are great for any occasion!
Halloween🎃, Xmas🎄, B-days🎂, romantic dinners🥂 or relaxing nights🌃. You can keep 'em for yourself or give them to family and friends as gifts!
If you've never made candles before, but you're eager to try, here you have 10 basic steps to follow.

This is not a comprehensive guide and does not pretend to be a candle-making course.

1) weigh the wax  Do you want to know more about waxes? Follow this LINK
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Remember: the final color of your candle depends on the wax too! For example, soy wax iswhite at room temperature and for this reason, it gives back pastel-like colors. A trick to check the final color: drip some melted wax on a…