Friday, 25 November 2022

[REEL] Let's get Crafty - quick and easy Mixed Media Christmas Card

Hello, it's Dunja here with a LET'S GET CRAFTY creation.



I'm back with a quick and easy christmas card using a Gelprint for the background.

You can watch the REEL here
*** unfortunately, the REEL is incomplete - sorry - the technique devil has slipped in.***






I've used the TCW Tacky when Dry Gel Medium with the Stencil and added the Fab Foils in Gold Sparkles and White over it, when it was dry. After that i added some die cuts, the fire trees by Alexandra Renke and stamped a sentiment on one of them.

You will find all the steps in the short reel.

 
Thanks for stopping by. 

Let's get crafty :))
Dunja
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Wednesday, 16 November 2022

Decorating Christmas Ornaments

Hello lovely crafty friends, it’s Sasha here with Cardmakers delight. We are only a few weeks away from Christmas so I thought I would share this super fun and easy way to jazz up your wooden ornaments. The best part about this is that you don’t need a lot of supplies at all and you probably already have everything you need for it!



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I started of with a blank Christmas stocking wooden ornament, at the moment you can buy these EVERYWHERE but the one I used here are from Amazon and I linked them at the end of the post. I applied a healthy layer of WOW! Slow drying embossing ink by pressing the ornament onto the ink pad. Once I had covered the ornament with Ultra High gloss white embossing powder ( yes the chunky stuff! 😂), I heat embossed it. I then repeated these steps again to get a second layer of white embossing. TIP: the more layers of white embossing you add, the smoother the finish of your ornament. ( When you buy the ultra high gloss embossing powder, go to the regular white embossing powder then click the drop down menu for different options and select the ultra high gloss )


For the next step grab a range of red Alcohol Markers. I use ohuhu markers but any alcohol markers or even alcohol ink will do the trick. I then drew a starburst design following the pattern  of the star on the ornament. Your lines don’t have to be perfect so please don’t stress remember crafting is all about fun.  The next step has to be done fairly quickly as if you are embossing on vellum. Just quickly blitz the part with the star  with your heat tool until you see the white embossing powder coming through the layer of red marker. This creates a cool effect like it’s a starburst. 



You can add other things to your ornament, I used some crushed glass to add a bit of sparkle to the white part of my sock but glitter paste would work too or why not try some WOW! Embossing powder flocking! I hope you enjoyed this quick craft, the best part about this is that,  this method works on paper too so you can use it to make some cool embellishments for your Christmas cards! Please don’t forget to share your lovely crafts with us on social media by tagging WOW! Embossing Powder. 

Thanks for popping by
Crafty hugs,
Sasha 



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Tuesday, 15 November 2022

Exploring Embossing - a few tips and tricks!

Hey friends! For today's instalment of Exploring Embossing, I'm sharing a couple of tips and tricks I've learned on my little embossing journey so far, all of which I used with today's card!




The first is to swatch out any new embossing powder or glitter you get - it might sound obvious, but they can look quite different on card than they do in the container! I find it really helps me to come up with new projects when I can see a decent sized sample of what the powders look like! Personally, I die cut a tag, scribble all over it with my embossing pen and add my powder or glitter, then keep all of the tags on a swatch ring to refer to easily. I'll share a reel on this soon!

For this card, I used my swatched tags to help me choose my background colours - I found that the three colours in new Silk Road trio (Chinese Lantern, Pomegranate and Silk Brocade) matched up well with three of my distress oxides: cracking campfire, spiced marmalade and seedless preserves.




I masked off a square on my card panel and ink blended the three colours. I then used my anti static powder tool to dust over the top, and stamped one of the lanterns from Clearly Besotted's Panda Perfection stamp set. The string at the top of the lantern was not long enough for my picture, so (and here comes the second tip!) I used my Wow! Embossing pen to draw a line from the lantern to the top of my ink-blended square. I added Silk Brocade embossing powder and heat set. I repeated to get four lanterns - the other style of lantern, I coloured with Pomegranate.

Another little trick is to use a pin (just a standard sewing pin will do!) to pick out any of the details in the stamping that may have gotten lost, before heat setting.




To finish my card, I stamped the sentiment below the ink-blended square, then added two of the little pandas from the set with foam tape. I had coloured these really simply with some warm grey copics to add shadow, and some little rosy cheeks.

To see the full process, please check out the reel on my Instagram @card_days_night or on the Wow Instagram page!

Thanks for stopping by - catch you next time for some more Exploring Embossing!

Thursday, 10 November 2022

Reels | Sparkle & Shine | Always see wonders...


Hej Everyone!

Martina here with another cardmaking Reel on the WOW! IG Channel.

For this card, I have been using the brand new "Silk Road" Trio that is inspired by Gwen Lafleur and my favourite Gold, the Pearl Gold Sparkle.

You can watch the full Reel here!

For the first layer, I have been applying Embossing Ink trough a star stencil using a blender brush.
After I have been removing the stencil, I then have poured "Silk Brocade" Embossing Powder over it, tapped the excess Powder off and heat set everything with my Dual Speed Heat Tool.

For the second and third layers, I have been heat embossing two pieces of cardstock - one with "Pomegranate" and one with "Chinese Lantern".

From these pieces, I have then die cut a lot of different Alexandra Renke star dies, which i have then glued on top of the Silk Brocade stars.

My focal star is heat embossed with Pearl Gold Sparkle, the perfect christmas gold (in my eyes!).

I hope you like this not so traditional christmas card!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Have a great day!

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[REEL] Let's get Crafty - quick and easy Mixed Media Christmas Card

Hello, it's Dunja here with a  LET'S GET CRAFTY creation. I'm back with a quick and easy christmas card using a Gelprint for th...