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Thursday, 20 July 2017

Young At Heart

Hello crafty friends I hope you're having a pleasant and productive July! I wanted to capture a touch of Summer with my DT inspiration this month and used a mixture of pretty pinks and sparkle for my multicolour embossing card.
I started with a piece of 13cm square white card. I stamped a heart from the Hearts and Twine Stamp set on a spare piece of card then cut out and attached as shown with some low tack tape. I then stamped J'adore towards the top of the card then sprinkled a mixture of Sweet Cheeks, Yum Yum Bubblegum and Hot Gossip over the top. I removed the excess and put it it a spare pot so I now have a bespoke colour!
Once I had melted the powders with my heat tool I then rubbed pink ink across the card then removed the heart stencil. I then stamped the same heart again directly on to the white space, added Hot Gossip Glitter then melted again with my heat tool.
I then used the Young At Heart Stamp Set with Metallic Silver Regular Powder and stamped part of the sentiment in the heart and the rest in the bottom right corner. I then formed a 'link'  between the two parts  by adding a line of dots with an embossing pen and adding silver powder on top.
Finally, I trimmed the card down to 12.5cm square, layered in a subtle silver mirri board then attached to a 13.5cm square card blank. I hope you like it!
You're sure to have fun with this challenge, enjoy!


SUPPLIES USED : For your convenience I've listed the WOW! items used in this gorgeous project. 

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Sunday, 16 July 2017

Multi-Colour Embossing - Thanks Sweet Friend ❤️


Good Morning Lovely People!

Thank you for stopping by the WOW! Embossing Powder Blog and I am filling in today's spot with my take on this month's challenge of "Multi-Colour Embossing." I needed to make a card to send to a friend so I gathered my supplies and got to work!


So to start off, I cut my cardstock to create a 5.5" x 5.5" card base and cut a 5" cardstock panel to decorate. I try not to touch my card stock too much so that I don't get any sticky fingerprints on there! This will give me a cleaner heat embossed image:  
  

So I inked my Go Figure stamp with my cleanest WOW Embossing Pad ...


And realised that my cardstock panel was bigger than my stamp! So, I stamped the top part first:



And then I re-inked my stamp and stamped where the design ended. I love this stamp so much and find myself reaching for it for all kinds of projects. Once you have heat embossed your image, you won't be able to tell where the second stamped image began!



I then chose two embossing powders: Primary Blue Tang and Colour Blend Oceanic:


I sprinkled Colour Blend Oceanic randomly in some spots and tapped off the excess and put it back in the jar:


And then I covered the whole panel with Primary Blue Tang:



 I tapped off the excess and put it back in the jar and then heat set the whole panel:



I felt like I needed something extra, so I use Distress Inks (Barn Door and Walnut Stain) to blend on to the background. The embossed design will "resist " the ink and remain the same colour! You can wipe the panel with a clean tissue to get rid of the excess ink off the embossed surface. 


I die-cut the word "Thanks" (Lil' Inker Designs) with white cardstock and then stamped "Sweet Friend" from the WOW Just Saying Stampset with black ink:


I cut the Sweet Friend sentiment to make a tiny banner (my favourite look!). Then I assembled my card, gluing the sentiment down and adding dimensional foam adhesive behind the little banner and behind the panel and added it all to my card base:


I am so pleased with how it turned out and I hope that you got a small peek into how I put my cards together and what I do when I have an "oops" moment, heehee! 

Take care and have a wonderful day, 
Tania
SUPPLIES USED : For your convenience I've listed the WOW! items used in Tania's Gorgeous project. The blue button will take you to our UK/EU site and the red button will take you to our North American site.


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Friday, 14 July 2017

IT WASN'T EASY…...

But we did it…..

We managed to choose two fabulously talented ladies out of all the entries we received in our recent Design Team Call and oh boy did we get some entries…. THANK YOU SO MUCH !!!!

It was so hard choosing, there's some seriously creative people out there !!!!

So… who are they ? I hear you ask !!

Drum Roll Please ………..

In no particular order, well, it's alphabetical really, that seemed the fairest way :) :)

We have the FABULOUS Jo Herbert, Jo is sharing her creativity all the way from Australia.


 And the very CREATIVE Riikka Kovasin, Riikka is sharing her creativity from Finland.


They both have a fabulous style, we wouldn't have chosen them otherwise ;) ;) and we're sure you're going to be inspired by them as you are with our other fabulous DT Girlies… #wehavethebestdesignteam

You can check out a bit about them HERE along with our other fabulous DT members.

And their links are over on the Right, go give them a click and see what they're got to offer you.

Welcome ladies we're glad you're here :) :) 

Marion xx


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Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Artist Trading Card by Susanne

Hi my dear crafty friends!

Susanne here and I'd like to share an ATC today.
ATC means Artist Trading Card. I'm sure most of you already know everything about it! ATCs are measuring 2.5" by 3.5". They can be made out of every material you can imagine and are meant for trading, never for sale!


I like to create these cards (although I do not trade), to try out new techniques or products. Later I use them in mini albums or on art journal pages.

On this card I used the Multi Colour Embossing technique on the background and also on the butterflies. You will see everything in my video. Enjoy!




Thank you for stopping by today!
Don't for get to join our challenge this month with some Multi Colour Embossing!

xx Susanne

SUPPLIES USED : For your convenience I've listed the WOW! items used in Susanne's FAB project. The blue button will take you to our UK/EU site and the red button will take you to our North American site.

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Thursday, 6 July 2017

Inky card

 This month's technique is multicolour embossing and I was inspired by Tania's Hello Card. Tania combined different stamps from the Hearts and twine sheet to create her own design with different embossing powders. The stamps coordinate perfectly with each other.

1. Spray ink on your stencil and flip it over on your card.

2. Stamp on a separate watercolor paper and cover the stamped image with
WOW Misty Sky embossing powder. Heat emboss.
3. Using a wet brush, pick ink an color the stamped image and outside. When dry, stamp
outside with your second stamp and heat emboss with WOW white embossing powder.
Repeat with WOW Oceanic and white embossing powders.
4. I used the same technique, i.e. stamped and heat embossed and stamped a second time
with a different stamp outside and with a different embossing powder (WOW Oceanic
and Misty sky) but I worked directly on the card.
5. Cut out the stamped images and glue them on your card.

6. Add a die cut.
I hope you will be inspired and join our monthly challenge. If you have any question regarding my tutorial you may leave a note in the comment section and I will answer asap.

SUPPLIES USED : For your convenience I've listed the WOW! items used in Laurence's FAB project, the blue button will take you to our UK/EU site and the red button will take you to our North American site.

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Saturday, 1 July 2017

JULY CHALLENGE, JUNE WINNER AND A LITTLE BIT MORE !!!

Hi Guys,

For this month, we have challenged the design team with the theme "MULTICOLOUR EMBOSSING" We would love it if you play along with us :) You can link up your entries using our link below ! The closing date for this challenge is 24th July 2017.

Before I move on, I wanted you all to join in with me to say a massive THANK YOU  and GOODBYE to our lovely Victoria Petrenko, you can check out her lovely blog and work by clicking her name on the right hand side of this blog. We wish her all the best in her future crafting endeavours and we were very proud to have had her on our team.

Here's my Multi Colour Embossing post…

Hi Guys,

Marion here, I wanted to share a really simple card design with you using a multi coloured embossing technique. This technique is ages old, but the old ones are the best !!

You'll need a card blank, I always do mine tent fold, but your's can be whatever you choose.
Some circle dies, I used the Spellbinders large circles. and some spare card stock that matches your base card.
Start off by die cutting the smaller of the two circles out of scrap copier paper, then using your card stock, put the two circle dies together and die cut so you get a border.
Place the copier paper on top of your base card and hold down with a bit of washi tape.
Select some of the outline flower stamps from Hey little Flower, ink up each stamp with the WOW! Slow drying embossing pad and stamp the three different styles randomly in and around the circle, don't worry if you overlap, it adds to the effect, remove the copier paper.
Choose three different WOW! Embossing Powders, and pinch the first colour and sprinkle on the stamped area, shake off the excess and repeat with the second colour, on the third colour cover the area entirely, this will fill in all the gaps from the first two colours.
Heat set.

Adhere the die cut circle border, this will fit perfectly as you worked within the same die size.
Taking a sentiment from the Everyday Sentiment Stamps stamp and emboss on a piece of scrap card stock and cut into a banner, adhere with foam pads.
Using a glue pen where ever you want the Sparkles, sprinkle on, shake off the excess, stand back and ADMIRE !!!


Thanks everso for looking, if you have any questions you can E Mail me at marion@wowembossingpowder.co.uk

Have a great day !!
Marion xx

CHALLENGE GUIDLINES AND LAST MONTHS WINNER

By entering the challenge each month, you'll get a chance to win a WOW! Gift Voucher to spend in our On Line Store to the value of £15.00 or $15.00 !!! The winner will be randomly selected from eligible entries.

The winner for June is http://loraquilina.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/simon-says-emboss-it-on-wednesday.html Beautiful card, and fab use of our stamps… well done !!

Please email marion@wowembossingpowder.co.uk with your choice of prize.

A massive THANK YOU to everyone who entered, gosh there's some talent out there !!

Thank you for stopping by and keep sharing your creations with us on TwitterInstagram and Facebook. Be sure to use 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! 


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.


Please don't link old blog posts to get more entries in the challenge, anything more than a month old will not be included in the draw. Thank you for understanding!


SUPPLIES USED : For your convenience I've listed the WOW! items used in both projects, Mine and Lorraine's winning entry, the blue button will take you to our UK/EU site and the red button will take you to our North American site.

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Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Smile...Summer is here!


Hello crafty friends, I hope the weather has been as good for you as it has been for us in the U.K.! I've had my windows wide open in my office as I was making my summer themed card, it helped to inspire me.

I started with white card for the background of this card which I stamped with various stamps from the Wall Art Stamp Set . I embossed them with Opaque Bright White powder and In The Pink glitter. I then used a stamp from the Hey Little Flower Stamp Set which I embossed with Bonding Powder then covered with Violet Fab Foil and ran through my laminator. I think spritzed the card with water and coloured with watered down pens, concentrating on the left hand side.



I stamped flowers on to white card and embossed with Heather and Misty Sky powders. I used an Embossing Pen in the centres to add a touch of In The Pink glitter. On the die-cut leaves I used the lettering from the Wall Art stamp with Oceanic powder. I covered white card with double-sided tape then sprinkled with Frosted Petals Sparkles and die-cut more leaves.


Finally I used In The Pink glitter across the centre of the card across the strips of double-sided tape then added a sentiment using a stamp from the Big Words Stamp Set and Violet Fab Foils.

I hope you like it and good luck with the challenge!

Want to have a go yourself, here's what she used to create this gorgeous summer inspired card.
The Blue shopping basket will take you to our WOW UK/EU Website and the Pink Jar will take you to our North American site.

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Friday, 23 June 2017

Totally Tropical Tag

Hi everyone,

It's Fran with you today sharing my project for June's Summer challenge theme.

My texture rich tag is filled with bright tropical colours, summer flowers, WOW! goodies and a fabulously cute wooden flamingo

 
The base of the tag consists of layers of die cut shapes which I had accumulating in my craft storage.
I lightly brushed areas with a soft matte medium and sprinkled Emerald City embossing glitter to highlight.

I prepped the wooden flamingo by painting with acrylic, drying and then tapping the WOW clear ink pad over the surface. Next I pinched applied Sweet Cheeks, Yum Yum Yum Bubblegum and Fluro Magenta embossing powders which I then melted with a heat tool.


Inside the oval chipboard frame I used some Clarabelle Sparkles glitter which I adhered with glue applied into the centre recess with a paint brush. I used the same process on some of the flowers using Salsa embossing glitter, which adds a little texture to them along with definition. Very simple but it looks great just to add a little bling onto projects!

Stay creative!
xxx
Fran

Here's what Fran used to create this gorgeous tag
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Thursday, 22 June 2017

DESIGN TEAM CALL

Wanna be in our gang ? we're looking for embossing enthusiasts that are as passionate about our products as we are… Have you got what it takes, do you want lots of lovely WOW! products to create with, in return all we ask is ONE post a month to our blog with step by step high quality photos and written instructions, we may even ask to show off your projects at the shows we do around the world.
If you fancy a go, just E Mail me, marion@wowembossingpowder.co.uk with links to your blog and any projects where you've used Embossing powder and stamps, not necessarily together ;) ;)
What you waiting for… GO !!!!
Marion xx

WOW! Products used to make this simple but effective card
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