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Saturday, 30 November 2013

Christmas ornaments with WOW

I decided to make some of the salt dough ornaments that I have seen popping up all over pinterest lately.  They were easy enough to make just make sure they are completely dry before doing anything with them.  I wanted them a little bit whiter so I put  on a few layers of bright  white fine embossing powder.  I stamped a tree in the dough and it left a nice imprint when it dried.  It was from the deck the halls stamp set and for the star I used the WOW embossing pen and hand wrote the word joy.  The possibilities are endless, I can't wait to get them all done and on the tree.  I will post  more pictures when I get them all up.  
Jenifer

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Thursday, 28 November 2013

I'll Keep You Warm! - A Wintery Tag

Hello! Birgit here today with a wintery tag.

The tag itself comes from the Prima Tag Pad. I stamped it with Versamark and the "ME Blizzard" stamp and then embossed it with White Twinkle Embossing Glitter The impression is not perfect but I actually like that because it gives a more distressed look.
Then I sprayed it with pink and purple spray paint. The embossed parts resist the paint but you need to dap off the excess paint.



I added a few drops of IZINK Gold at the top of the tag and sprayed a little water on it while holding the tag upright. Let the IZINK run down. The angel wings were painted with the same color.

The heart was cut from cardboard and the top layer peeled off. I painted it with IZINK Opaline and little bit Gold. Then I added some Versamark on top and embossed it with Magical Mauve Embossing Glitter.



Finally I drew some little black circles and colored them in with a white pen. The tag was finished with some Prima sequin flowers and a sentiment.



Let's hope we get some snow soon! Like that way better than rain!
Thank you for stopping by today! Happy crafting!

Birgit Pin It Now!

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Christmas Countdown....

Hello all,  boy it's the beginning of crazy season!  Only 30 more sleeps my kids have informed me.  So with that in mind a made a project to help me remember how many more days, cause apparently I need reminding several times a day! 




So I decided to make a Christmas countdown.  I used  an old boxed frame from the op shop and covered it all in YUMMY Graphic 45 papers and then cut out the words on my silhoutte,  I love subway art I believe it is called.  After I cut it out I double embossed each letter with the totally DELISH WOW  RUBY ROMANCE embossing glitter.  Put them in the sticker maker and then applied to my project.





Here is a close up of the words,  I so wish I knew how to get a better pic of all the sparkle.


I made this tree,  the idea came from pinterest, but I must say that they always make it look so easy!  Not what I had in my mind but it still looks cool.  I have cut the star out and embossed it with WOW TWINKLE embossing glitter.



On the top I have made some cubes again off the Silhouette site,  and this will be used to do our countdown.  I have embossed the edges of the cubes with WOW GLAMOUR GREEN Embossing Glitter, and the numbers with WOW SILVER BELLS embossing glitter.

The kids came home after school today and all had huge smiles.

Last week I made  a couple of projects for memory maze chipboard and they are totally covered in STUNNING WOW embossing powders,  here is a couple of photos .   
 If you would like close ups you can always go the the link on my facebook page, click HERE.

So have you been creating in preparation for Christmas,  you still have time to join our monthly challenge,  this months challenge is...



For our challenge this month, we'd like you to create projects inspired by the theme: Christmas and Winter! It can be a card, scrapbook,  mini album, an altered item, or anything that you can think of! You must use our products or heat embossing on your project, and please mention what you've used on your project if it's not clear from the photos.


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*.

Add a link to your project below or share them on our Facebook page! 
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.



 Lastly I would like  to write a quick sorry ,  See this post would normally be up first thing in the morning for you. But I was waiting for the rains to ease off so I could take photos when the phone rang.  Amber-Leigh wanted to come home cause her finger was sore!  Sure was,  she had been bouncing on the bed earlier and landed on it and broke it at the base.  Maybe just maybe the kids might listen when you say "don't bounce on the bed'


Well I'm off to pack my backpack now as we are all off  for a scout trip to a farm.  The kids are very excited.  So until next month HAPPY HAPPY SCRAPPIN,  take care xox Donna















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Friday, 22 November 2013

A Christmas Star

Hi there, Nikki here to share my Christmas inspiration with you.
I thought I would make a decoration for my Christmas tree using up all those  scraps of paper that I seem to have collected over the year.
So this is what I made,



I made lots and lots of little flowers from all my scraps and then glued them onto a polystyrene star.
Then I inked the whole star and covered it with gold embossing powder.......
This gave a really pretty edging to all the flowers - I really like this effect and it reflects the lights from the Christmas tree beautifully....
Are you all ready for Christmas?
WOW! Embossing Powders make a lovely stocking filler for all your crafty friends - pop on over to the shop (you will find some fab stamps, foils and silicone moulds too!!!!!).

Happy crafting
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Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Peace

Hi! It's Sandie here today with a little WOW! Embossing inspiration. Following along with our theme this month, Christmas and/or Winter, I have made a Winter tag. 


To create the background I started with some blue snowflake paper and added a thin layer of gesso over most of it. Then I added some mesh and more gesso. Using a stencil and modelling paste I added some bubbles. 

For the snowflakes I first embossed them with Clear Gloss and then some Mojave.


I coloured the tree with a green copic marker (G21) and then spritzed it with Kiwi Glimmer Mist, dried it off with a heat gun and then embossed it with Clear Gloss. 


I sprinkled some Nice Ice Blue and Mojave onto mod podge and heat embossed it so that the powders melted into the mod podge. 


I stamped the sentiment onto white card with Memento black ink and then cut the letters apart. I adhered them with mod podge and then put a thick layer of glossy accents over them. Finally, I inked the edges with Broken China distress ink. 



WOW Embossing Products Used: 
Powders: Nice Ice Blue, Mojave & Clear Gloss
Heat Tool 

CLICK HERE TO ENTER OUR CHALLENGE AND WIN SOME WOW! EMBOSSING POWDERS!!


Theme for the month: Christmas and Winter!

Sandie
xxx
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Monday, 18 November 2013

WOW! Embossing Powder - Design Team Call 2014!


WOW! EMBOSSING POWDER
Design Team Call 2014

We are looking for:
Ø  Enthusiastic crafters who are passionate about everything embossing powder
Ø  Innovative and creative individuals who think out of the box
Ø  Professionalism and punctuality
Ø  Video/blogging skills, ability to write great tutorials!
Ø  Good photography skills
Ø  Be willing to commit to creating one project a month for a year starting from 1st March 2014
Ø  Promote our products on your own blog and social media channels.
Ø  You don’t need previous design team experience to apply!

Design Team members will receive:
Ø  Crafting goodies
Ø  Publication opportunities
Ø  Sneak peeks of new products before they are released
Ø  Name, bio and blog link on the WOW! Blog
Ø  And be a part of a private and supportive Facebook group to interact with fellow team members!
Ø  Your products displayed at top craft trade and retail show events all over the world!
Ø  A Design Team Blog Button for your blog!

How to apply:
Email your application with the subject DESIGN TEAM 2014 to tania@wowembossingpowder.co.uk :
Ø  A few words about yourself and your design strengths (including Design Team experience and publications if applicable)
Ø  State your location
Ø  Links to your blog, online galleries and social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Youtube, Instagram, etc. where applicable)
Ø  Why would you like to be a part of the WOW! Embossing Powder Team?
Ø  Four  projects featuring heat embossing with brief descriptions:  2 cards, a scrapbook layout and an altered or mixed media project! You don’t have to use our products and you can even send a link to a video tutorial for each entry.

Deadline: 31st December 23.59 GMT
Email applications will be acknowledged within 2 working days!
Successful applicants will be notified by 31st  January 2014
International applicants are welcome!

Design Team addition obligations and requirements:



·         Post once a month on the blog
·         Comment on monthly challenge entries
·         Design Team members must let Design Team coordinator know in advance if they are not able to        post on the blog.
·         All projects submitted for display at shows become WOW property unless agreed beforehand. Any postage cost reimbursements need to be agreed on beforehand.
·         Please note: Applicant must not be affiliated with any other embossing powder brand. 


I look forward to receiving your applications!

Tania x

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Chalk it up to Experience

Hi Everyone


At WOW HQ this month is Christmas/Winter and have taken a technique from Tim Holtz and give it a WOW twist using WOW products to see if there was any difference.

I firstly took a tag in black and stamped out NOEL from the  Deck the Halls set in Versamark on the Tag, then heat set with Sparkling Snow embossing powder.


I then stamped out all 3 trees twice each from the set in Versamark and sprinkled over it Clear Matt Dull embossing powder and heat set.  Now as you can see from the top right two pictures, as you are heating it it looks glossy but within seconds it goes a Matt dull colour.

I then got a piece of children's chalk and rubbed this over the trees.  Then with my finger rubbed the chalk into the cardstock.  The result is the raised embossed tree dulled like a shadow. Top left and middle left picture.


I then played devil and re heated the trees.  The embossing powder came to the top and the chalk effect went into the background on the cardstock. On the left is re-heated, on the right isn't.

So the resulting tag has the chalk effect left alone on the embossing in the background, and in the foreground has the 3 trees re-heated.

This effect is great for Christmas projects.

Have a play about with different coloured chalks.  You never know what effect you will end up with.

Take care 
Sue

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Friday, 15 November 2013

Spruce up a Wreath with Wow Embossing Powders

Hi again -  Chris here with another project for you - A Christmas Wreath.

For  this months's theme I have made a wreath to hang indoors this Christmas. I treated myself to an early Christmas present - some leaf Dies for my machine so thought I would see what they turned out like if you embossed them.  I used a colour scheme that would match my decor and my Christmas theme this year of browns, copper and golds.  

I embossed a variety of leaves with various sparkle and gold powders to add a bit of bling to the piece and make it look more Christmassy.

To make the wreath, cut out a circle of cardboard and cover it with a variety of cut out leaves in your chosen colour sheme.. I used a glue gun to stick them on for speed as ordinary PVA takes ages to dry.   I then embossed some of the leaves with gold, , copper metallic and Sahara powder from the Desert Sands set.


Once your wreath is covered with the plain leaves, add the embossed leaves on top to give your wreath some Christmas sparkle. I also embossed a chipboard sentiment with Gold Regular Embossing Powder to add to the top of the wreath.

Ribbon and raffia was added on the back to hang up the wreath on a door or in an inside window.

Products used were
Desert Sands - Sahara
Metallic Copper Regular 
Metallic Gold Rich UH
Heat gun

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Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Winter flowers

Hi everyone


Over at WOW HQ is the theme 'Winter' 

and I have called it  ‘Back to the Fuchsia’
but obviously the title is Future (a little play on words)

I firstly covered a tag with backing paper then inked with black  soot distress ink around the edge.


I then used a Creative Expression stamp called 'Fuchsia' and stamped this on the tag and 2 times on black card with versamark then heat set with WOW ebony embossing powder.


I then coloured them in with watercolour pencils and cut them out 3d'ing them on the tag.

I then added the berries on a wire.


The wording is from an alphabet stamp I have and the word FUCHSIA is heat set with WOW ebony embossing powder.


I then added Flower Soft polar white flakes on the branches and flowers to give a wintry feel.

Have a lovely week

Sue
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Friday, 8 November 2013

Glittering Christmas place settings



I have had a set of cheap glass plates for about 10 years now and always wanted to do something with them. The Christmas theme this month was the sign. I wanted to make fancy place settings! After some experimenting (read ugly and disasters galore) I tried out Salt & Pepper from the Sugar & Spice set. Oh WOW..... that worked  a dream.


Here is how you do it:

  • Spray glass plate with spray adhesive and sprinkle on embossing powder
  • Place plate in pre-heated oven for 5 minutes at 150 C
  • Take out an let cool
  • Admire gorgeousness

 I used Salt & Pepper which has a really nice black sheen, Spearmint Sparkle which is sophistication pure and Aniseed which is the red colour you can see in the pictures.


This is the spearmint sparkle decorated with a die cut. You can adapt them completely to your own colour scheme. 

The initial idea was to paint on the glass plates with embossing powders and I will take that idea up again when I have more time. Here is my first and not quite finished attempt, I can see this working with a combination of stamping, painting, stenciling ...........

Have fun with that easy technique and don't burn your fingers! Doris @ cheappsychology.co.uk
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Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Sparkling Snowflakes

'Sparkling Snowflakes' by Neil Burley

The beauty of winter snow can really be captured with the wide range of WOW! embossing powders and glitters - all the glisten and sparkle without any of the cold and disruption! I've put my project in a frame, but the project could be equally well adapted to a card or scrapbook layout.

You will need:
WOW! Blizzard clear stamp
WOW! Earthtone Blueberry Embossing Powder
WOW! Blue Glitz Embossing Glitter
WOW! Blue Blast Embossing Glitter
WOW! Nice Ice Blue Embossing Glitter
WOW! White Twinkle Embossing Glitter
WOW! Silver Bells Embossing Glitter
Clear embossing ink
Heat tool

How to make this project:

  • Ink up the WOW! Blizzard stamp with the clear embossing ink and print onto a piece of white card stock. Cover with WOW! Blueberry and tap off the excess. Heat set, allow to cool and cut to size (in the picture it is 10x10cm).
  • Cut three pieces of heat proof acetate (suitable for photocopiers/laser printers) to the same size and then rub over with an anti-static bag to remove any finger marks.
  • Using suitable stamps (e.g. Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Grunge Flakes) print images on the acetate layers and emboss with the different colour embossing glitters, bearing in mind they will be layered and can overlap each other. For the image above, acetate layer one (bottom) - top right (Blue Glitz) and bottom left (Blue Blast); layer two top right (Nice Ice Blue) and bottom left (White Twinkle); layer three from top left clockwise - White Twinkle, Blue Blast, Blue Glitz, Blue Blast and then Silver Bell in the centre.
  • Use foam pads at the edge of the layers to stick them together onto the stamped card.

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Monday, 4 November 2013

A perfect wraped Christmas gift


It´s time to think at Christmas time!
 Do you know you can create perfect giftwrap with WOW! Embossing Powders?!


You can easy make wraping papers and matching tags in no time.


This is all what you need (sorry I forgot my chocolate candy! ;o)

* WOW! Powders of your choice I use Embossing Glitter in Metallic Gold Sparkle Regular
* white, brown ore cream wraping paper

If you want to know how to make this just read more!

xx
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Saturday, 2 November 2013

Winter projects made easy with WOW!

Hello my dear crafty friends!
Irit is here and this month I am going to show you my winter projects made with mostly bare  chipboards and a LOT of embossing powders. Those are easy made projects and all you need are a couple of Tando Creative chipboards and a lot of white/blue/glitter WOW!  powders.
So here is a first of the projects: altered chipboard snowflake ornament.



 It comes as 2 separate bare chipboards that you connect into this 3d gorgeous ornament. First you need to cover them with some white paint. After a couple of experiments I found that white pigmented ink (Frosty White from Clearsnap) is the best white coverage you can get that is fantastic for heat embossing without  clear ink over the paint. So cover both shapes from both sides with a think white pigmented ink layers and then cover them with a mix of all possible blue powders. The powders I used here are Nice Ice Blue,Opaque Primary Azure,Opaque Pastel Blue,Fluorescent Blue and Blue Blast.The  mix of all of them, layers or parts over the white ink made this delicious blue enamel effect seen on this piece.

The second is my altered chipboard banner and again I used some of the Blue powders from the previous list and some  white and clear glitters, such as Sparkling Snow, Clear Hologram Sparkle and White Twinkle. WOW! Embossing powders have  so many Winter mood powders  to pick for your Winter projects.





On this project I used clear embossing ink and heat embossed all small stamped snowflakes  over SNOW letters with 3-4 powder's colours. Then the whole piece was covered with Clear Gloss embossing powder for this shiny glossy look. The small chipboard snowflakes were heat embossed over  white  pigmented inks  and the outer triangles were also covered with Silver Sparkle  embossing  glitter.
Hope you like my Winter projects and would enter our monthly challenge with your own WOW! PROJECTS! 




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Friday, 1 November 2013

November Challenge and October Winner!!!



For our challenge this month, we'd like you to create projects inspired by the theme: Christmas and Winter! It can be a card, scrapbook,  mini album, an altered item, or anything that you can think of! You must use our products or heat embossing on your project, and please mention what you've used on your project if it's not clear from the photos.

Last month's randomly selected winner is: Craftfield  !!!! Check out her gorgeous winning entry here! Please contact tania@wowembossingpowder.co.uk with your selection of 6 embossing powders!

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*.

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