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Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Card with flowers "Make A Wish"

Hello, everyone!
Today it is Victoria here with inspiration in turquoise and blue colours. I created a card, inspired by an early spring - cold, with ice and snow from time to time.
First of all I took a piece of watercolour paper 10x14 cm in size and covered it with a clear acrylic medium through the stencil. While the medium was still wet, I poured WS125 Under the Sea embossing powder. When the medium became dry, I heat set the powder with a WOW! Heat Tool - Euro and got a great, raised texture. I sprayed it with a turquoise aqua spray and the embossing powder created resist effect. Then I added lace to the background.
Also I die-cut two borders out of white cardstock, covered it with embossing ink using Wow Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Pad and applied two coats of WH19 Bluetiful embossing powder. Also I die cut another wide border, stamped the pattern from Sparkle & Shine (by Maya Isaksson) - Clear Stamp Set and used the same WH19 Bluetiful powder. I took a few drops of turquoise aqua spray on a piece of plastic and smooched it onto the border piece. Then I adhered these elements to the background. 
I wanted to create more layers, so I used a scrap of white cardstock, an embossing folder with stripes pattern, applied some embossing ink on the raised area of the folder and sent it through my machine. Right after that I took WS125 Under the Sea embossing powder and applied it on the paper (the powder stuck only to the area, where the ink was) and heat set. Then I die-cut a circle of this element, a slightly bigger circle from white cardstock and glued them together. Also I stamped the sentiment  from Make A Wish - ME Clear Stamp Set (masking a part of it) on a die-cut banner with embossing ink and WH00 Ebony powder. And I added colour, using the same turquoise aqua spray and blue spray.
I love projects with lots of details, so I started to embellish my card. I covered die-cut leaves with embossing ink and WS125 Under the Sea and WH19 Bluetiful embossing powders. Also I die-cut chloe stems and covered them with WA01 Clear Gloss - Ultra High embossing powder, that gives you amazing shine and dimension. Also I stamped a dandelion and embossed with WL01 Bright White - Super Fine powder - and added blue spray to reveal the image on white paper. Then I decided to add chipboard flowers to the composition and covered them with WL01 Bright White - Regular powder.
I wanted to add more interesting details, so I used Wow Melt-It! Powder, mixed it with WH19 Bluetiful embossing powder in Wow! Foil Melt-It Case, melted it and filled Shabby Rose - Silicone Mould and Feathers - Silicone Mould. I added the rose and feather to my flower composition. 
To make my handmade flowers more realistic I added dew drops with Glossy accents.
And to tie the whole composition together I added white acrylic primer with a brush here and there and made little splashes of it.
I think that embossing powders added great sparkle and shine to my card, and also I loved the process of melting and the result.
I hope, that your days days are warm and sunny, enjoy this spring and create something beautiful!
Thank you for stopping by!
Victoria


WOW! Heat Tool - Euro
Wow Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Pad
Make A Wish - ME Clear Stamp Set
Sparkle & Shine (by Maya Isaksson) - Clear Stamp Set
WA01 Clear Gloss - Ultra High
WH19 Bluetiful
WS125 Under the Sea
WL01 Bright White - Regular and Super Fine
WH00 Ebony
Wow Melt-It! Powder
Wow! Foil Melt-It Case
Shabby Rose - Silicone Mould
Feathers - Silicone Mould


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Wednesday, 23 March 2016

FLY - Mixed Media Artist Trading Card


Hi everyone!
Susanne writing today and I like to share this mixed media Artist Trading Card (ATC). I used the lovely "Mariposa" stamp set together with the "Funky Border Strips". I have a step by step tutorial for you:

1. Take a piece of card board and remove some of the front surface. That works easy when you wet it at first. Prime it with gesso and emboss the group of butterflies with Opaque Bright White powder.


2. Use Twinkling H2Os or other shimmering watercolors to color the background. The embossing resists the watercolor and the butterflies pop.


 3. While your card dries you'll have time to create the embellishments. I picked two of the middle sized butterflies and embossed them with Metallic Gold Rich Powder. After that I colored each butterfly with Distress Inks.

 4. Add more interest to the background with the script stamp using a permanent black ink.


 5. Use the WOW! Embossing Pen to add Iced Silver Powder into some of the creases. The dots on the sides of the card are embossed with Metallic Gold Rich. Finally paint the edges with the Gelato Pen Black Licorice and smooth the color with your fingers.


6. Use some black ink to add color splatters, decorate the card with the two butterflies and some black thread. I used my Dymo tool to write "FLY".


Here are some close-ups:




Thanks for stopping by today!
xx Susanne.

Products from WOW! Embossing Powder:
Metallic Gold Rich
Iced Silver Glitter
Opaque Bright White
WOW! Clear Embossing Pad
WOW! Clear Embossing Pen
WOW! Funky Border Strips Stamps
WOW! Mariposa Stamps


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Sunday, 20 March 2016

Subtle Embossing by Sarah Jackman Read

WOW Embossing Powders

Hi crafty friends, it's Sarah here with my inspiration card for this month's anything goes challenge. I hope you like it!

1 Cut Kraft card 14.5cm square and run a clear embossing pad along the edges. Sprinkle Metallic Copper embossing powder over the top, tap off the excess and melt with a heat tool. Glue to the front of a 15cm square white card blank.

2 Cut white card 13.5cm square and stamp dandelion clocks from the Make a Wish Stamp Set with a clear embossing pad. Sprinkle with Clear Gloss super Fine powder, tap off the excess and melt with a heat tool.

WOW Embossing Powders


3 Carefully rub a little turquoise ink over the embossed image gradually building up the colour. Stamp a sentiment in brown ink towards the right hand side and emboss with Metallic Copper powder.

4 Wrap ribbon under the embossed image and attach to the card front. Make a large bow and glue on the right hand side. Cover a wooden button with a clear embossing pad, sprinkle with Coastal Embossing Glitter and tap off the excess. Melt with a heat tool, thread jute through the holes and glue to the centre of the bow.

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5 Stamp a butterfly above the sentiment in brown ink. Stamp the same butterfly on turquoise card with a clear embossing pad and sprinkle with Coastal Embossing Glitter. Tap off the excess, melt and repeat the process twice more. Add Metallic Copper powder to the edges, bend into shape and glue on top of the stamped butterfly. Finish with gems on the butterfly and in the corners.

WOW! Products Used
Make a Wish Stamp Set
Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Pad
Clear Gloss Powder
Metallic Copper Powder
Coastal Embossing Glitter

I can't wait to see what you all make this month, best of luck with the challenge.

Sarah xx

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Friday, 18 March 2016

EMBOSSING GLITTER & TEXTURE PASTE: GLAMOUR COMBINATION

Hello dear friends! Martha Lucia here to share with you a technique that I love to use to create a glamorous and unique piece of art. Usually I use this technique to create cards but you can make whatever you want.


To make this technique you only need a stencil, texture paste and any color of Embossing Glitter. In my sample I used WOW Midnight Dream Embossing Glitter. Let me show you how easy it is to make this.

First you have to secure your card stock under the stencil. I used the Bold Floral Stencil from Hero Arts. Then apply the texture paste using a pallet or knife until have an uniform layer. 

As soon you finish, remove your stencil and cover the entire surface with the Wow Midnight Dream Embossing Glitter. Let it dry totally before melting the embossing with the heat tool. It can take a few hours, but if you wait enough time you avoid big globes on the texture produced by the heat.

Resize your embossed piece and paste this over the card base. 
In my sample I decorate the upper border with a small border that I made using a piece of Whisper White card stock covered with WOW Embossing Pad and WOW Metallic Gold Rich Regular Embossing Powder


The sentiment that I used is from Mr Wows Wonderful Words stamp set and was stamped with WOW Embossing Pad and WOW Metallic Gold Rich Regular Embossing Powder. 

WOW Embossing Powder Products Used:


Other Products Used:
  • Texture Paste by Ranger
  • Bold Floral Stencil by Hero Arts


I hope my project inspired you to experiment more with your embossing powders and share with us your creations in our Monthly Challenge.

See you soon!


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Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Popped Hearts Card



Hi lovely readers! It's Fran here today with your WOW! inspiration. The hearts silicone mould is so cute I thought I would really go to town with it on this mixed media card.


I firstly stamped a card blank with the arrows stamp from the Sparkle & Shine set then layered with card and cork which I'd punched holes into.



Using the circle stamp from the Pick 'n' Mix stamps to create a pattern around the cork and highlight the punched holes which I'd set adhesive gems into.


For the cork I spread black gesso into the centre to create texture then stuck clay hearts I'd made with the WOW mould into the wet gesso. I sprinkled over Opaque White, Midas Touch and Metallic Gold Rich powders over which I melted with a heat gun. This created a lovely shimmer over the black and the powders picked up the peaks and tooth of the gesso.




Have a wonderful day
Fran x


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Friday, 4 March 2016

Spring




Hi WOW's fan. This is Laurence (laury55) today to show you a page in my garden journal. Spring is round the corner even if it is still cold here in Belgium but days are longer and brighter with already some flowers ready to bloom.
I started to run double sided glue tape on the top left corner and on the left side of my page and thereafter covered it with WOW Clear Matt Dull Regular. When heat embossed embossing powder resist when applying watercolor on the background. I loaded a wet brush with PVA glue and flicked it over my background. Depending on how liquid the glue is you may cover section or spots only (like in the right bottom corner of my page). Cover with Under the Sea Embossing Glitter and heat emboss. I wanted to add dimension and covered a gem with the same embossing powder. The leaves from the Flights of Fancy sheet is embossed with Wow Primary Pixie and cut out. I hope my page will inspire you.







Material:

WOW Under the Sea EmbossingGlitter
WOW Primary Pixie Regular


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Tuesday, 1 March 2016

New Challenge for March and winner for the Altenew Blog Hop!

Hi Everyone!

Phew! What a brilliant and busy start to the year it has been for WOW! Embossing Powder. We've got a new design team, (click here if you'd like to have a sneaky peek at who they are) and we've been at three international trade shows: CHA in USA, Paperworld in Germany and CHSI in the UK. We've also launched one of our biggest releases yet, which you can drool over here: UK Shop or US Shop

We've been very busy on the blog as well, we had a blog hop collaboration with Altenew stamps. The winners for the blog hop are:





Please email tania@wowembossingpowder.co.uk with your contact details and we will send out your goodies as soon as possible! Congrats :D 

If you missed our collaboration, you can still visit the design team's blogs for more inspiration:


Our challenges have been missing for quite a while as we have been busy with the new product launch and quite a few of you have said that you have missed them! For this month, we have challenged the team to have fun with all the new products, so the theme will be "Anything Goes" We would love it if you play along with us :) You can link up your entries using Mr Linky below! 

Thank you for stopping by and keep sharing your creations with us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Be sure to sure the hashtag #wowembossing or #wowembossingpowder or tag us (use @wowembossing )  in your photos to help us find you easily. Who knows, your project might even get shared on our Social Media Pages!

By entering the challenge each month, you'll get a chance to win a set of 6 embossing powders in a handy carry case. The winner will be randomly selected from eligible entries.

Remember, all projects must have either heat embossing or use our products to qualify!
You must also be a follower of our blog to enter.

Please be sure to link to the specific blog post and not just your blog homepage, otherwise we won't find your entry and you won't be entered into the challenge.

Happy Crafting!

Tania x
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