Tuesday, 4 October 2022

Exploring Embossing - stamping foam!

Hey everyone, it's Jayne here with the latest instalment of "Exploring Embossing". I don't know if you know, but I am actually relatively new to embossing and before I started guest designing for Wow! last year, I had only really used basic colours (white, gold, silver etc) for sentiments and other limited uses.

So, I thought "exploring embossing" would be a good title for my series of posts, as that is exactly what I'll be doing! So if you're new to embossing, don't be afraid, just get stuck in and have a play, and see what you can do - if I can do it, you can, too!




For today's card, I used my Simon Hurley stamping foam. This is such a cool tool - you heat it up with your heat gun for about 15 seconds, press it into a textured surface (eg, a background stamp or anything you have around the house!) and it picks up the pattern. You can then ink up the foam, and use it as a stamp! I pressed my heated foam into CZ Design's Clean Line Tree cling from Simon Says Stamp, inked it up with Peeled Paint distress oxide and stamped my pattern down, Then, while the ink was still wet, I added Lucky Clover embossing glitter and heat set.



(I did consider adding embossing ink directly to the stamping foam, but I believe you need to use water based inks with it, so decided against it!)



This is such a gorgeous background, I wanted it to be the focus, so kept the rest of the card simple - I heat embossed the Pinkfresh Studio Perfect Sentiments Holiday stamp set in Metallic Gold Rich Pale embossing powder, fussy cut the "Holiday Cheer" sentiment and added it with foam tape. I then finished with some PFS gold metallic pearls.

I hope this has inspired you to try your embossing powders and glitters with stamping foam - it's so much fun, it's addictive!


Sunday, 2 October 2022

SPOTTED! | Posts That Caught Our Eye This Wee

Hey Crafty People!

Today we are sharing some of the gorgeous creations which caught our eye this week! πŸ˜πŸ’–






This incredible beauty made by @BethanyGracecreative is SCARILY GOOD!!! 😱 (Do you...do you see what we did there? πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚)

It's almost as though our Glow In The Dark powders was made for Halloween cards!!! πŸŽƒ






Absolutely stunning design from @kraftpaperstamps using heat embossing to watercolour these beautiful flowers! 😍🀩





We are loving this sweet & silly monster make from @Tiffanyandcardco and those sparkly embossed stars are the PERFECT little addition! πŸ€©πŸ’œ






This technique from @Marjbanzalesdesigns is a real WOW! The sparkly Gold embossing details on this background really throw off a 'Marble, but better!' vibe!!!


Beautifully soft birthday card from @Hobbykaroline (and there are several more if you check out the post too πŸ˜‰)



Don't forget to tag us in your creations, use #wowembossing and/or #wowembossingpowder and your design could be the next one that we SPOT! πŸ”

You can also post to our WOW Embossing Powder Fans Group over on Facebook! 🀩

Happy Embossing! πŸ₯³

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Friday, 30 September 2022

Heat Embossing & Die Cutting | WOW Embossing x Birch Press Design

Hey crafty people!

It's Tasha here, and I'm excited to be sharing some inspiration using WOW products with some gorgeous Birch Press Design goodies as part of a collaboration hop we are running!
(The hop itself is over on Instagram, so be sure to check that out for the chance to win a voucher for either of these fabulous companies!)




1. Cut the three separate pieces that make up the Grandiose Bevel Layering die set; top and bottom pieces from Gold Mirror and the middle layer from WOW Superior Smooth white cardstock.
2. Using your choice of adhesive, glue the three pieces together and leave under something heavy whilst it dries.
3. Emboss a piece of WOW cardstock in Midnight powder, from my Moonlight Trio and now available in a stand-alone pot. 
4. Die cut the shadow layer of the Hugs Sugar Script die from this Moonlight piece and the letters later from the same Gold Mirror cardstock. (To add dimension, glue a couple of extra word die cuts behind the Gold one and then adhere to the embossed shadow.
5. Adhere the layered Grandiose Bevel piece onto the centre of an a2 panel of Neenah 80lb, then add the 'hugs' die cut to the centre of that.
6. Foil the 'hugs & kisses' sentiment from my pack of Fab Foilers Sweet Sentiments in Bright Gold. Then trim the hugs portion off and add it below the die cut 'hugs' with some strips of scrap cardstock behind for additional dimension.

Simple, but effective! 😍




1. Die cut the top, most detailed layer of the Grandiose Bevel set from Navy Blue cardstock, carefully keeping the negative pieces as you'll need those for this next bit!
2. Adhere the Navy, positive die cut onto some scrap cardstock and carefully add the Gold pieces into the main 'star' type shapes running down the centre. (These are the pieces leftover from that last card!)
4. Now, fill in the empty spaces with the Navy pieces.
5. Adher that whole die cut inlay piece onto a piece of the same Gold Mirror cardstock, before trimming that down to give a nice, neat border all of the way around.
6. Cut the shadow for the 'hugs' die from WOW white cardstock and then add a triple thick die cut of the Navy cut word die.
7. From the Midnight embossed leftovers from the last card, cut the largest flower piece and set aside.
8. Cut the detail layer from WOW cardstock with double sided adhesive on the top of it. Peel back the reveal and add Gold Dust Sparkles for some extra glitz!
9. Assemble the 'hugs' and flower onto the die cut in-lay panel.

I added this to a mini cardbase made from WOW cardstock so that the white, word shadow will match the white of the card πŸ˜‰

Don't forget to check out Instagram to enter the competition

As always, than you for spending this time with me and I hope you like the projects that I made?! 

Have a wonderful, safe & happy week!

Stay Crafty!

Byeeee!


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Exploring Embossing - stamping foam!

Hey everyone, it's Jayne here with the latest instalment of "Exploring Embossing". I don't know if you know, but I am actu...