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Guest Design Team Post - Laura Sterckx! ✮✮ Giveaway CLOSED ✮✮

Hello everyone!

It's Laura Sterckx here from makingcardsisfun.com. I am thrilled to be doing a guest post for WOW! since they are close to my heart. I have worked with the WOW products for a couple of years now and I simply love them! :)

In today's post I am sharing two cards and two videos! In the first video I am creating a modern card using the Flights of Fancy stamp set along with some white and clear embossing powder.


Hello Card Video



The Flights of Fancy set is simply stunning. I love the versatility of this set since you can use these images as feathers and leaves. First I heat embossed the leaves/feathers using white embossing powder. The Opaque Bright White embossing powder is my favorite one, by the way. After heat setting the powder, I did some simple masking with painters tape. I chose a modern color scheme and sticked to pinkpurple and mint. I like to use Distress Inks for the blending but regular dye ink works great as well!

For my second card and video, I created a non-traditional holiday card using soft pinks and mint colors. The Let it Snow stamp set from WOW along with Sugar Plum embossing powder makes it easy!


Merry Christmas Card Video



I started out by creating a snowy background using the Let it Snow stamp set and the beautiful Sugar Plum embossing powderThe Sugar Plum embossing powder is so pretty and cute! It's light pink and it has silver glitters in it, too! Since this is a Christmas card, I needed some fun trees. I foiled the trees using Silver Fab Foil and Bonding Powder. I did that a bit off screen in the video (I'm so sorry about that!) so I promised to link to a video where I'm doing the same technique. Click HERE to check out that video. Again, I'm sorry!

Before I go I wanted to let you know that there's a GIVEAWAY! Simply leave a comment here and on my blog post (click HERE to go to the same blog post on my own blog) by Sunday, September 27 at 11:59 pm UK time. You can win the Let it Snow + Flights of Fancy stamp set AND the Black Glint + Sugar Plum embossing powder AND the Bonding Powder + Silver Fab Foil. :) WOOHOO! Good luck!



That's it for now! A big thanks to Tania for having me as a guest designer. Happy embossing! :) 

Comments

  1. What a fantastic guest designer! Laura's cards are so pretty and full of wonderful inspiration every time. Great showcasing of your wow products.... Off to check out the stamps!

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  2. Lovely cards Laura. I love the pink, purple and mint colors you used and the effect with the embossed feathers. The sugar plum embossing powder looks so cool, and I love the soft non traditional colors you used for the Christmas card. Congrats on your GD spot. Tfs ~ hugs Jane

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  3. Love Laura's always soft, delicate and pretty cards ... these are gorgeous ... brilliant inspiration ... those stamps are fabulous! Anita :)

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  4. Laura's cards are so beautiful! She has such a wonderful style. Thank you for offering an amazing giveaway!

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  5. CONGRATULATIONS Laura!!!
    I LOVE your STYLE and it is WONDERFUL to see you here :)
    DELIGHTFUL cards - BOTH are BEAUTIFUL designs and such lovely colours!!!
    Your Sugar Plum / Cracked Pistachio makes for a GORGEOUS Christmas, LOVE the colour combo, LOVE the SPARKLE and LOVE the background, your vellum sentiment really POPS too, so I really should say that I LOVE IT ALL!!!
    I really enjoyed your videos too, learnt a lot along the way => THANK YOU :)
    Some of the clever ideas that struck a chord for me today included the dryer sheets with your sentiment die cutting then heat embossing (I confess I was surprised they didn't stay stuck in there); tapping off your sentiment before adhering in place (I struggle with the little globs oozing out); bonding powder + foil, EXCITING to see you were able to blend over the foiled edges; watercolour paper for distress ink blending, COOL, that might be why I struggle with getting a good blend, will definitely try it next time; extra heat for the glitter embossing powder, I didn't consider that the glitter might rub off it it wasn't complete, no-one had mentioned it to me so I will ask how my previous cards have survived the mail!!!
    THANK YOU for the CREATIVE INSPIRATION and the chance to win too :)

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  6. Both cards are stunning! I Love WOW Products!!

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  7. I love your cards and I can spend hours to watch your tutorial videos on YouTube. You're young yet very talented. Thanks for a chance to win this great giveaway! Keep up the awesome work, Laura!

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  8. This is my first visit to wow,s blog. I never knew powders could be used for dimensional so!

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  9. I just love embossing powder in card making especially for Emboss Resist techniques. Beautiful cards, Laura!

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  10. Gorgeous cards! I love the sparkly embossing powders! They look amazing! The Let It Snow stamp set has so many terrific images and like Laura says you can use the Flights Of Fancy set for feathers or leaves! Both sets are very versatile! Love that in a stamp set!Thank you for a chance to win this awesome giveaway!

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  11. Both are gorgeous creations, so delightful to see! And i love Wow products! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  12. Love the bright colours and clean designs of these cards. The sugar plum powder looks gorgeous...

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  13. Two sweet cards Laura !!

    hugs diane xx

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  14. Laura's cards are gorgeous and the Wow embossing powder just adds to their beauty!!

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  15. So wonderful to see your love of WOW embossing powders AND your amazing talent get you a guest designer spot :) Yay!

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  16. Your cards are so beautiful...I would love to win these awesome products that you demonstrated!

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  17. great cards, love the second one with all the snow

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  18. This is my first time here and I joined. What beautiful cards. Love the simple yet so aborable christmas tree card. Such a clean beautiful background and I love the group of trees with the silver around them. I am just loving seeing the beautiful look of the WOW embossing powders. I have seen them used before and I am really interested in ordering some for myself in making my Christmas cards this year. You color selection and glitters are so lovely. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work and ideas.

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  19. Congratulations to Laura as Guest Designer! I'm already a big fan of Laura's! Thanks for the awesome videos - I watched both of them! The cards are gorgeous! I enjoyed seeing the WOW stamps and embossing powders in action - thank you!

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  20. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas! I watched both your videos from your blog. I especially liked the Christmas card. Love the new sugar plum color, I hope we get it in our local craft store in time for christmas! Keep up the good work Laura, I really enjoy your videos!

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  21. Congrats on your GDT Laura. Love the white embossing over the colours. So pretty. LOvely stamps. Hugz

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  22. You've done a fab job as a guest designer Laura. I love your colour schemes, they had shed a fresh light on pastel shades!

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  23. Lauras cards are sooo very pretty!!

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  24. Love the cards and the soft colored embossing.

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  25. Both of the cards are gorgeous!
    I especially love the way you created the background with some areas highlighted on the first card. I have fallen in love with that beauty.
    It's the sort of card that would be very expensive to purchase as it would be a one off at an expensive boutique shop. Your Christmas card is also fabulously gorgeous!
    The leaves are at the top of my WOW stamps wish list and they are closely followed by the snowy background as that is a stamp that would be great for creating inky backgrounds as well as using it for snow.
    I can visualise the snow stamp being used with Distress inks, spraying the stamping with water and hey presto a quick and easy beautifully distressed background. I adore stamps that can be used in more than one way and that are ideal for men and girls. Both of these stamps beautiful and so versatile.
    Thank you for sharing your technique and gorgeous classy cards with us. Huge thanks to you and WOW EP for the chance to win some lovely goodies! Karen x

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  26. These are both amazing Cards thanks for sharing them they are inspiring me :)
    thanks for the chance to
    hugs Nikki C

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  27. Goodness, you have used many products that I have never heard of before. Now I want to go shopping!! Beautiful cards, I especially like the Christmas tree one. Thanks for the videos.

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  28. Love the colours used in both cards - they're so pretty!

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  29. What an amazing and super generous giveaway! Fabulous cards, so modern and fun! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  30. Lovely cards and I
    love the trees on
    the second one!
    Carla from Utah

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  31. Thanks for the chance to win. Laura's cards are just amazing.

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  32. Congrats!! Love your videos and cards!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  33. Very pretty cards, Laura! I love WOW embossing powders too! I didn't even know they had stamps until I saw your videos! Thanks for the chance to win some awesome products!

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  34. Beautiful cards Laura! I love the feathers and colors on the first one and the glittery background and trees on the second. Thanks for sharing.

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