Wednesday, 25 May 2022

Embossing on Mirror card for a WOW! Effect.

Hello lovely crafty friends, hope you week is going well. It’s Sasha, here with another instalment of Card Makers delight. I am sharing a REEL showing you how to make your own embossing powder world globe 🌎 over on the WOW! Embossing Powder Instagram. Please watch that so that you get a better idea of the instructions. With that being said, let’s get crafty…




So for today’s cards I wanted to make something to encourage us all. We all go through hard times and a lovingly made handmade card can go a long way in easing that pain. Of course my mind is always with the people of Ukraine so I themed this card around their flag. When you do make this card, please make sure you send it out to a friend in need of encouragement maybe even one in Ukraine. 



I started off by die cutting a 4.5inch circle out of emerald green mirror card stock. For this technique to work , you need mirror card stock not the satin kind but the super glossy stuff. I then inked up the circle using my WOW! Embossing powder ink then I randomly added a bit of the Opaque Bright White Ultra High embossing powder before covering the rest of the area with the Popping Blue powder from Ashlee McGregor party popper Trio. I then heat embossed this using my highest heat seating on the WOW! Embossing heating tool. 

Normally you would heat up your die cut till the powder melts but this time even after the powders melts keep adding heat to it until the powders liquify. Use your heat tool to direct the liquid powder to create some wonderful texture. Once you are happy with how your “globe looks”, wait for it to cool down before adding a layer of the embossing ink and then a layer of the Ultra high clear gloss powder. When you heat emboss this, you will see the most amazing effect and you can use sweeping movements with your heat tool to direct your liquified powders. Be careful not to burn yourself, please wait for it to cool down first. 



So now that you have your globe, we can work on the rest. Start by taking a 5x7 panel of white cardstock and using a burst stencil to ink blend some Squeezed lemon distress oxide. The one I am using there is from Stamp Market. Once you have done this, lightly blend out this area with the same colour to create the effect of a glow. 


Next you’re going to roughly blend some Salty Ocean and Prize ribbon distress oxides to represent the sky. Don’t make it perfect blending so that it looks like clouds. Go ahead and blend some tumbled Glass and cracked Pistachio distress oxides to the bottom bit. After this is done, stick your panel to a 5x7 card base. ( *I trimmed off a cm of both sides and 2 cm off the bottom of my panel so that I could leave a little white border around my panel. This is optional)



 To assemble the card, add some foam tape to the back of your heat embossed globe before sticking it in the middle of your panel. You can use any leaf die for this part, I used the leaves from the spellbinders colour your world set. I die cut those out of vellum then slipped them under my globe with a bit of glue at the bottom to stick it to the panel. The arrangement is totally up to you but I spaced them out with about a cm gap between each leaf. 

Next I used the Erin Lee Creative heart & hands die to cut out 2 pairs of outline hands out of white cardstock. I stuck one outline directly onto the panel just under the globe and the other pair I stuck to a bit of the emerald green mirror card and fussy cut around it before using foam tape to stick it just under the first pair of hands. To finish the card up, print out a sentiment from the computer and use the heart from the Erin Lee die to trace and fussy cut the top part of the sentiment into a heart before sticking it down.  Finish off with some gems from Lucy’s shop because what is life without some sparkle!



I hope you are inspired to try something different and to use up your mirror card scraps to make something beautiful for someone. 
Crafty hugs, 
Sasha 



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Tuesday, 24 May 2022

Heat Embossing a Dry Embossed Background

Hello friends!  It is Natasha here and I am excited to be back up on the blog today!  Today I wanted to share a simple way to heat emboss a dry embossed background, as well as heat embossing on ephemera.  So let's get started!  


I started today's card by creating a colorful background on a dry embossed watercolor cardstock panel.  I applied Lindy's Magicals to my panel to add color and texture to my background.  I used 3 different colors.  Once the panel was dry, I trimmed the panel down using my paper trimmer.  Next I used a mini brayer to apply embossing ink to my panel.  I added the ink in various sections, then applied embossing powder.  I used 2 different colors, I used: Mud Pie and Midnight.  I heat set one color at a time.  



Next I distressed the edges of my panel with my distress tool and then applied ink to the edges to add more of a rustic feel. I then adhered the panel to an A2 card base.  Next I started to work with my floral die cut and the ephemera.  I distressed the ephemera in the same way as I shared above (card panel).  I then added embossing ink and Karin's Dream embossing powder to my butterfly.  



To complete my card I adhered the floral die cut and ephemera with liquid glue and foam tape.  I had a lot of fun today!  I hope you enjoyed today's card I am excited to see how you use your embossing folders with powders!  

Have a great day!  Crafty Hugs!  

Natasha 
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Monday, 23 May 2022

Embossing Rainbows - Creative Guest Collen Balija

Hi eveyrone,

I'm honored to be Guest Designing for WOW! this month! Today I want to share a fun and easy technique using WOW! primary opaque embossing powders and one die. Let's have some fun Embossing Rainbows!



I have a video tutorial below to show you exactly how I created this vibrant beauty! You can also find the video on the WOW! You Tube channel. 


Below are step by step instructions to create this simple and colorful card!

1) Die cut 2 sets of Chevron Builder by Erin Lee Creative 
2) Apply WOW! Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing pad directly onto each Chevron. 
3) Add WOW! Embossing powders over each Chevron using Independent trios, Glassy Ocean, Primary Purple Orchid, and Primary Pink Ribbon.
4) Heat set embossing powders using WOW! Dual Set Heat tool.
5) Adhere Chevron dies to a 5.5x4.25 card panel until the panel is filled. Leave a little white space between each Chevron.  
6) Stamp sentiment from Exclamation sentiments by Erin Lee Creative onto Sketched Circle by Erin Lee Creative. Die cut and adhere the Sketched Circle Outline over the top. Adhere it over the Chevon background on the lower left side of the card panel.  



Thank you for joining me today! To shop the products in this post, click on the product description. You can also visit the WOW! website or Erin Lee Creative website directly to shop. I hope you found some fun and new ways to use your primary embossing powders! 


Colleen





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Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Technique Tuesday with Verity: Emboss resist with watercolours


Hello, it's Verity with another video and blog post as a Creative team member for WOW! When someone says emboss resist, you are more likely to think of inks and ink blending. But there is so much more that we can use with emboss resist. Today I'm showing you one medium you can use, but there are so many different media you can use. Raid your stash and get creative!

Emboss resist with watercolours video Tutorial: 

Emboss resist with watercolours written Tutorial:

Start off by heat emboss the Diamond Tile background stamp in embossing ink onto a piece of Distress Watercolour cardstock. Cover this with Bubbalicious embossing powder from the Pink-a-licious Trio. 

Once heat-set, use a clean brush to add clean water across the whole panel. With a round brush, start to drop watercolour colours into the background in a rainbow manner. Here I used liquid watercolour pens from Altenew and I used the following colours: Fresh lemon, Sunkissed, Limeade, Sea Breeze, Rubelite, Midnight Violet, Autumn Blaze

The heat embossing will resist the watercolour, so as it dries, the watercolour will dry off the embossing. Trim this panel down and add a die-cut sentiment using the Hey There die set with white and Gold Mirror cardstock. 

This card was finished with Happy Circles Sprinkles from Lucy's cards.


This card shows you an alternative colour scheme, more of a unisex card. Heat emboss the Diamond Tiles background stamp in Metallic Gold Rich embossing powder. 

Again, once heat set, add clean water to the background before adding in the following colours: Turquoise, Sea Breeze, Dusk, Desert Night and Midnight Violet. 


Adding the colours to a wet background allows the colours to blend and move, creating a soft variation to the background. 

Again this card was finished with another sentiment using the Hey There die set, where I used the outline die-cut left over from the previous card to make this sentiment. Gold sequin discs were added to embellish the card. 

Emboss resist with watercolours scene Supplies:


Affiliate links used: Altenew (ALT), Catherine Pooler Designs (CPD), Scrapbook.com (SB), Hero Arts (HA), Craft Stash UK/US (CS / CS US), snd WOW! Embossing Powder (WOW UK/US)

All other links are not affiliate: Bumbleberry Papercrafts (BP), Dies to Die For (DTDF), Foiled Fox (FF), Card Nouveau (CN).



Diamon Tile Background stamp - The Stamp Market
Diamon Tile Background stamp - The Stamp Market
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Hey There die - A Pocketfull of Happiness
Hey There die - A Pocketful of Happiness
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Watercolor Brush Makers - Tropical Fiesta - Altenew
Watercolor Brush Makers - Tropical Fiesta - Altenew
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Watercolor Brush Makers - Spring Garden - Altenew
Watercolor Brush Makers - Spring Garden - Altenew
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Metallic Gold Rich Pale - WOW! Embossing Powder
Metallic Gold Rich Pale - WOW! Embossing Powder
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Pink-a-licious Trio (You Made Me Blush, Firey Fun, Bublicious) - WOW! Embossing Powder
Pink-a-licious Trio (You Made Me Blush, Firey Fun, Bublicious) - WOW! Embossing Powder
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb Cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb Cardstock
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Distress Watercolor Cardstock - Ranger
Distress Watercolor Cardstock - Ranger
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Mirror Gold Cardstock - Spellbinders
Mirror Gold Cardstock - Spellbinders
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Original MISTI 2.0 - My Sweet Petunia
Original MISTI 2.0 - My Sweet Petunia
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Precision Glue XL - Hero Arts
Precision Glue XL - Hero Arts
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4" white
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
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Crafter's Essential Bone Folder - Altenew
Crafter's Essential Bone Folder - Altenew
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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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Embossing on Mirror card for a WOW! Effect.

Hello lovely crafty friends, hope you week is going well. It’s  Sasha , here with another instalment of Card Makers delight . I am sharing a...