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Wednesday, 27 September 2017

SNEAKING IN….

Hi Guys,

I'm sneaking in here with a quick little post to share some recent videos that you may not have seen… If you have seen them, here they are AGAIN and if you haven't…. ENJOY LOL !!!
If you like what you see, we'd REALLY appreciate a thumbs up on You Tube, also, don't be shy to leave a comment, feedback is so important to us and it makes YT realise we're serious in what we're doing and that's educating you guys…..



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Hugs
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Sunday, 24 September 2017

Delicate Flutterings


Hello crafty friends, I hope you've all had a productive month and have been inspired  the gorgeous makes that the WOW DT have made so far. I'm a huge fan on the resist technique so I really enjoyed making my inspiration card this month.


I wanted a really delicate look to my card so I started with a small sentiment in the bottom right corner which I embossed with Primary Bark Powder. I then used the Mariposa stamp with Opaque Bright White powder to create the background design. I then rubbed distress ink gently over the design.


I sprinkled a little Iris powder over the background design then heated from underneath to add extra texture and colour. I then stamped and embossed three butterflies on squares of white card then rubbed a contrasting distress ink over the top.


After attaching the squares with foam pads I then added some small dots of PVA around the background then sprinkled Pumpkin Spice Sparkles on top before melting with a heat tool.



The result is a delicate design with a hint of a sparkle, I hope you like it!

Enjoy the challenge,


Here's all the lovely stuff Sarah used on her fab card !!

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Thursday, 21 September 2017

Love, sweet love - layout by Riikka


Hello Wow fans! It's Riikka here today with a layout of love. 

The page is about my lovely family and extended family, but also for my love for the forest and the fact that I can go there to clear my head. The picture in the page is actually taken last Christmas Day, can you believe that?! We live in Finland so normally that time of the year would mean snow and minus degrees, but the last year was really strange so there's my daughters, my husband and my father taking a stroll in almost summer-like weather on Christmas Day.


I wanted to use the resist technique in my page with a twist. I find that clear powder works the best for me as it then shows through what ever is underneath the layer of color, but naturally you could build striking contrasts with choosing contrasting colors or going with bolder colors. 

If you want to see how the layout was made, please see the step by step underneath! 


Step 1. Cut a stencil to yourself using a piece of copying paper or even an add or something from going to the paper recycling. Cut a big heart to the paper, attach to your background with washi tape and then stamp all over the "hole" using Wow! Embossing Ink and a heart stamp. Don't throw the cut heart away!


Step 2. Sprinkle Clear Gloss Regular to the area and emboss using the heat tool. If it seems that you have missed a spot when stamping, align the stencil again, stamp and repeat the embossing part. It's better to use quite a solid stamp when trying to get the stenciled shape showing rather than one with thin lines.


Step 3. Color the area using watercolors. The darker the color, the easier it is to see the stenciled shape. I chose to go with pink and yellow.


Step 4. Place the cut heart on top of the embossed area to mask it and stamp around the area of the heart to better highlight the shape. Use the script stamp from "Wall Art" set together with Archival Ink. Remove the mask and go slightly over the area in a couple of places to merge the heart to the background.


Step 5. If you wish to highlight the heart shape even more, go over the edges randomly with a pencil and with Wow! Embossing Pen. I made my heart a golden edge using the Rose Gold embossing powder. 


Step 6. Next make your composition using the photo, patterned papers and foam dots. Mount the photo to the paper cluster using the dots as well as the whole cluster to the paper using them. If you wish to see how I usually layer the papers, please see for example this video (link).


Step 7. Time to embellish the page! I'm continuing with the sweet theme and not introducing more colors either but you can use any color for the butterflies. Stamp some butterflies on top of white cardstock using Wow! Embossing Ink and emboss them with a powder of your choice. I used the Rose Gold.


Step 8. Stamp the title using one of the words from the "Mr Wows Wonderful Words" set together with Archival Ink. Adhere the butterflies and also add any extra embellishments like a flair button, a banner shaped die cut and a sticker. 


Step 9. Finish your page with some self-made "enamel dots". Melt the color or colors of your choice in a Melt-It Foil Case and gently tilt the foil case and let drops of the melted powder drop onto a non-stick sheet. Let the powder cool and then attach the drops to your page using glue. Also add  handwritten journaling.


To me the theme translated to pastel colors and sweet candy shades. I also used hearts in a couple elements - like in the stamp I chose and also in the paper layers. What would your layout of love look like?

Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you a fantastic day, filled with love! 

xoxo Riikka

Here's what Riikka used on this fab layout !!!





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Saturday, 16 September 2017

Sparkle & Resist Technique


Hello paper crafting peeps and welcome to today's blog post where I will be showing the resist technique. 


For the background I have used these fabulous glitter collection Velvet, Fairy Tale & Emerald City. These glitter collections literally takes your breath away when you sprinkle it on for the first time, it is a perfect amount of embossing powder and glitter combination.


Step 1: Heat emboss the 'Pop' background with the glitter collection embossing powders. I have used a rectangle stitched die to cut out the 3 panels to mount on various cardstock bases. I have used 2 x side folding and 1 x  top folding card bases.

Step 2: Each sentiment has been heat embossed with Bright White Opaque regular embossing powder on MFT stitched arch dies on white cardstock. 





Step 3: With various inks such as dye inks from Lawn Fawn & Simon Says Stamp and a Ranger Distress Oxide Ink I have ink blended with blending tool on each diecut. 


Step 4 : With a tissue I have gently wiped excess ink on the embossing leaving the sentiment even brighter to stand out on the inked cardstock. This reveals the sentiment to leaving an awe factor to the resist technique.


 Step 5: Each sentiment has been foam mounted and I have embellished with an array of sequins, wood veneers & droplets.


Click to watch how I made this card







Hope you enjoyed today's card creations. 

Paper Crafting Hugs
Jo




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Monday, 11 September 2017

Card by Laurence

Laurence here and I am happy to share with you a new card that features the resist technique. It is one of my favorite technique to combine heat embossing with watercolor. You may use watercolor, gelatos or neocolor 2 diluted with water. All work perfectly well after you have heat embossed your image.

 I cut a piece of paper of the same dimension as my background paper. It is better to use watercolor paper as you will add water later. I die cut 3 circles in my sheet of paper but you may use a stencil if you prefer and placed it on top of the watercolor paper.

I stamped with the Go Figure stamp and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

 
I colored inside each circle with my neocolor II ...


 and added water to dilute the color.


Then I painted around each circle with different colors.


The sentiment is embossed with Oceanic embossing powder and I added foam square to add dimension.


Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will be inspired and join our current challenge.

To help make it easier for you to shop we've listed the WOW! products that Laurence has used on her fab project :


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Wednesday, 6 September 2017

See Possibility Everywhere - Tag by Susanne Rose

Hi my dear crafty friends!

I'm sharing a mixed media tag step by step tutorial with you today.


I started by embossing an image from the "Flights of Fancy" stamp set with "Misty Sky". After that I added colour with a Gelato. Gelatos act as watercolours and the embossed parts act as a resist. You can wipe left-over colour from the feathers afterwards with a baby wipe.


 I added some more stamping with Archival Ink and a black frame with a Gelato.


My focal point on this tag is a heart I cut it from cardstock after I've added double sided tape. I love this method to add the amazing WOW! Sparkles (I used: Pinkini). You can also use a die and cut it from cardstock with double sided tape. The glitter sticks perfectly to it. I distressed the edges with Distress Ink.



I added some watercolour splatters and more stamping with the hexagons from the "Hearts and Twine" stamp set.



The sentiment is printed with the computer.



I hope you like my tag.
Thanks for stopping by today.
xx Susanne.

SUPPLIES USED: Here's a list of WOW! supplies Susanne used on this fab project !!

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