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Nature inspired card by Riikka

Moikka! It's Riikka here with my other make using this month's "nature" theme! I talked about in my earlier post how the theme got me thinking about earth tones. In those magnets, however, I used a vibrant palette, but with this card I went with more earthy tones.

I used wood in my magnets and in this project I embossed a leaf. There's no limitation to the surface you can try to emboss! Most of times it works, sometimes maybe not, but the only limit is your imagination. I've embossed on top of a dried leaf before and really liked the effect I got, but this was the first time I tried it on top of a lace like leaf. I really liked this effect, too!

I wanted something fun and experimental as my focal point. I've earlier done wax seals using hot glue (link), but this time I decided to try if Melt It products work for such a technique. And as you can see from the card, it worked beautifully! Keep in mind, though, that Melt It seal is more brittle than the wax …
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Make it Glisten! with Karen Reategui

Hello dear friends! Today I’m over WOW! Embossing Powder Blog sharing two cards and featuring the new WOW! It Changers available now in the US. This kit consists of 3 changer effects additives: Texture, Glisten and Sheen to change the look or feel of any embossing powder. This time I have changed the look of the WOW! Metallic Brass Embossing Powder by making it more shiny using the Glisten additive. I just mixed a bit of the WOW! Metallic Brass Embossing Powder with the Glisten in one of the empty jars that comes with the storage case and that is. Very easy!




So let’s start! On my first card I die cut the Altenew Doodled Dots Cover Die and applied on top Amethyst and Grape Agate inks using a Life Changing Blender Brush. Then, I adhered a white card base at the back.



Next, I die cut the Altenew Sweet Friend Die and heat embossed it using the mix I made with WOW! Metallic Brass Embossing Powder and the Glisten additive. I placed this frame on top of the background using glue.



Then, I die …

Busy Bees with Heather

Hello everyone... Heather here again with some more inspiration for you using the wonderful WOW! products.
For today's make, I've used a gorgeous Jo Firth Young stamp set from PaperArtsy which is so happy and the images are just so lovely to stamp with.
I started by stamping the images using the fabulous slow drying embossing pad from WOW! onto watercolour card.  For the bees, bee hive and hexagons I've used Metallic Copper Regular and for the tiny hexagons I've used Earthtone Honey.  Having heat embossed all the images, I've then coloured them using watercolours and added a touch of Tonic Nuvo's Aqua Shimmer for some subtle shimmer.
Before adding the images to the background card, I die-cut the corners from both tag and card using a Tim Holtz's Thinlets set and backed with vellum.  This just adds a different focal point to the card.
The gorgeous yellow background was made using Distress Oxide Ink Pads and I've even dripped some of the goo from the Mixed Me…