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Heat embossed Galaxy Backgrounds - Video Tutorial




Hello, it's Verity with another video and blog post as a Creative team member for WOW! Today I have a fun technique to create galaxy backgrounds with your embossing powders. You know WOW! are known for their beautiful colour blend embossing powders, and it came to me. Why not layer them up to create a galaxy effect! So in this video, I'm sharing three different embossing powder combinations to create 3 different and fun galaxy backgrounds! But don't be afraid to combine and make your own unique galaxy background!!

Heat embossed Galaxy Backgrounds Video Tutorial:





Check out the video over on the WOW! YouTube Channel here.

Heat embossed Galaxy Backgrounds Written Tutorial:


This first background is the easiest and quickest out of all three cards today, all you need is two embossing powders! Start off by adding WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink onto a card panel by smooshing your pad down over the card. Next, cover this with the first embossing powder: Black Magic.

As this powder has a blend of colours and size of embossing powder with some chunky particles, make sure you heat set this from behind the panel so the chunky bits melt and not get blown off!



Once you have embossed it all in Black Magic you might find you have some full patches of the metallics. If you want to tone this down, smooth your pad over the top and sprinkle Primary Ebony embossing powder.  



 Primary Ebony embossing powder is a translucent powder so don't worry you won't cover up all the metallic. To finish the card off, cut the panel in half on a diagonal and foam mount to a card panel. 


To complete the card, add a layered 'handsome' die-cut from PinkFresh Studios and add a stamped sentiment from Altenew Sentiment Strips 2 set. 


This second background was fun to make as I experimented with a variety of different powders. After you have inked another card panel, cover this first with Primary Ebony embossing powder. This does not need to be a perfectly embossed background. 

Next, with a metal spatular, you can start adding overpowers over the top, sprinkling the powder for a more natural look and heat set from beneath. It is best to use opaque or marbling (OM) powders as this layer well. The next two powders I used were Bang and Genteel (from the Riveria Trio). 


These two powders contain white chunks of embossing powder - these create white spots or stars in your background. They're also great for adding some translucent colours over the top to add spots of colour you would see in a galaxy. 


Again, use a spatula to sprinkle over Primary Lemon and Primary Fuschia Fusion. You do not need to add ink down first as you can heat set this from the back. In addition, layer up more Bang to add more turquoise to the mix. 

To assemble the card die-cut several circles from the embossed panel and layer up on your card with dimension. Next, finish the card with an Altenew Waterbrush Hello die-cut and another stamped sentiment. 



For this last card, I used some of the beautiful new Alexandra Renke powders. To start off with, cover a card panel in Kirsten's Magic and heat set from beneath as this has some large white powders in it. 


Next, ink the panel again and cover with Tschenny's night. This is a Translucent marling powder (TM), so it will overlay the purple and layer to make a gorgeous colour.


In addition, using a metal spatula, I also sprinkled some Galaxy Glow powder in to add a little sparkle and magic in the dark. 


Now when I heat setting this, as I had a few layers, I could allow the powder to melt and keep the heat on it a little longer to move the powder around. This marbles the white and creates fun looks to create distant galaxies in your skies. 


To assemble the card, I use a Waffle Flowering Layering Rectangle A5 die to die-cut a panel out and foam mounted this onto a card panel. To finish the card, I added a layered Catherine Pooler Miss you die-cut and a stamped sentiment. 



All three cards were also finished off with a few Chalkstick Nuvo Vintage drops. 

Heat embossed Galaxy Backgrounds Supplies:

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Affiliate links used: Altenew (ALT), Catherine Pooler Designs (CPD), Scrapbook.com (SB), Hero Arts (HA), Craft Stash UK/US (CS / CS US) and Picket Fence Studios (PF)

For £1 off your order at The Little Paper Tree (LPT) use the code TLPTVERITY

All other links are not affiliate: Bumbleberry Papercrafts (BP)
Sentiment Strips - Altenew
Sentiment Strips - Altenew
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Sentiment Strips 2 - Altenew
Sentiment Strips 2 - Altenew
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ALT | SB | BP
Waterbrush Hello Die - Altenew
Waterbrush Hello Die - Altenew
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Miss you word die - Catherine Pooler Designs
Miss you word die - Catherine Pooler Designs
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Phrase Builder: Hello - PinkFresh Studio
Phrase Builder: Hello - PinkFresh Studio
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A2 Layers Die - Waffle Flower
A2 Layers Die - Waffle Flower
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Chalk Stick Nuvo Vintage Drops - Tonic Studios
Chalk Stick Nuvo Vintage Drops - Tonic Studios
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Premium White Cardstock: 8.5" x 11 - Catherine Pooler Designs
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Original MISTI 2.0 - My Sweet Petunia
Original MISTI 2.0 - My Sweet Petunia
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Gina K Designs - Connect Glue
Gina K Designs - Connect Glue
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4" white
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Powder Tool Aplicator - EK Success
Powder Tool Aplicator - EK Success
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Teflon Bone Folder - Lawn Fawn
Teflon Bone Folder - Lawn Fawn
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Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer - Tonic Studios
Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer - Tonic Studios
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Trim and Score Board - We R Memory Keepers
Trim and Score Board - We R Memory Keepers
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I hope you enjoyed today's video and stay tuned for more to come. If you make a card with this technique, make sure to tag us #wowembossingpowder so we can check your creations out!
Till next week,
Verity


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  1. These galaxy looks are great Verity and love all the different powders to build it up. x

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