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Showing posts from February, 2012

Glitter girls are back!!!!

Hey there everyone!  Can you believe that this is the last day of February!?  Where does the time go!?  I guess it flies when you are having fun!   That is just what we have been doing here on out WOW design team!   Please take a peek at what the Glitter Girls have been up to! Lets take a looksie at what   Benedicte Raphalen has created this month!   Also hop to her blog and take a peek at her adorable layouts!   I love her work!  Here is Benedicte's  Technique for this card: I used the flower background stamp with some Blueberry and Berrylicious powders. Then I punched a few circles. I stamped the leaves on a white paper, I embossed and cut them off. The ticket, hearts and the gratitude text are embossed with some Earthtone nutmeg Regular color. Supplies used: WOW Suzy West powder : Earthtone Nutmeg Regular WOW Suzy West powder : Earthtone Olive Regular WOW Suzy West powder : Earthtone Blueberry Regular WOW Suzy West powder : Gummy Bear Green WOW

Beautiful Butterflies

Hi everyone, Debs here with my project using the amazing Flourescent colours.  When I first saw these colours I thought I would need sunglasses whenever I looked at them! The colours in the jars are deceptive though, as once they are embossed on card, they are actually quite a lot softer than they first appear. I chose to make a side stepper card in black, to really make those colours stand out.  I matted and layered the main panel of the card using a lovely bright blue background card to pick out the colours used in the main images. I used the WOW! Build a Butterfly stamp set and stamped 3 butterflies, with the outline of the butterflies in Versamark on white card, then embossed using Flourescent Blue.   I stamped the pattern on the butterfly wings in Flourescent Green and used an embossing pen to ink the buttefly bodies and then embossed with Flourescent Pink . The large flowers were stamped on white card using Versamark and the How Does Your GardenGrow stamp set, then

Dreamy Canvas

Jen Matott here to share a canvas I recently made using WOW Embossing powders and the contents of Scrapbooking from the Inside Out February kit. I used a pre-stretched canvas that is about 8" x 10". The papers were glued onto the canvas first with gel medium and some gesso to tone down the colors. I added dots of lavender with paint and then used a Crafter's Workshop stencil/ template  to create the cloud with Versamark through it.  I covered it with Ultra High Silver powders (2 coats) and then added Versamark ink along the edges, allowing it to wrap around to the front.  I used the Silver regular for the edges of the canvas.   I created paper feathers using wire sandwiched between papers.  I glued them together and cut fringe to create the feather texture.  Once they were all cut and glued, I used Versamark again on the edges and added Silver powder.  They were glued and stitched onto the canvas along with the little windows and title.   Here's another look at t

Fancy Thank You Card

Today I am going to briefly tell you how to make a card shaped like a matchbook, but not tiny, like a real matchbook. First start out with a rectangle that is 3 5/8" x 8".   Fold in half matching the short ends and then score another parallel fold line, 1/4" next to your 1st fold line. Here I have already scored, folded and opened back up the card.  I then took a piece of decorative paper that was 3 1/4 " wide by 3 1/2 " tall, and adhered it to my card front. Next a took and cut our a decorative shape of paper from white cardstock.  When ever you want to use a shape and have it completely covered with enameled embossing powder, cut the shape out first!  The embossed enamel will stick to your die! You will see the finished piece below..but for now on to the next step. To make the matchbox closure, take a decorative border about 3/4" tall and decorate to your liking. I used eyelets and decorative border punches. You will see the final product in a couple mor

Vintage Book using WOW Powders

I hope everyone has had a great weekend... I thought I would share a vintage book cover that I had made using WOW Powders. This is just a coffee table book that I decorated with a picture my husband had sent from Afghanistan last month. I wanted to try creating my own background paper so that the book was really personal. I used the Cricut Expression 2 with the Teresa Collins Cartridge Sophisticated to cut out these 5" damasks. I then used a VersaMark stamp pad and embossed each one with the Suzy West Earthtone Pepper powder. I adhered each damask in a pattern on to my covered book. I love how this book turned out. I added a few embellishments with a softer look to give it balance. So for your next project, think about making your own background paper. The ideas are limitless. I hope you enjoyed the project and for all of those who are serving our military or have family members in the armed forces... thank you. We are so proud of what you do and the sacrifices you make! Thanks, D

A Laure Mika inspired tower

Hello, Doris here. I do get a lot of inspiration looking at other artists work. For some time I have been admiring the colourful creations by Laurie Mika but have never fancied working with polymer clay. Who needs polymer clay anyway, when one has embossing powder! Together with some die cut (or hand cut ) shapes and some stamps one can quite easily achieve a similar effect. My shapes were cut from a pizza box and gave me a nice sturdy base to emboss on. It helps to use a craft knife or some tweezers to keep the small shapes away from fingers when heat embossing. I decided to decorate my tiles with complimentary WOW embossing colours using a variety of purples, silvers and one green. Some of the tiles have also been stamped. This project really got my imagination going and I made a list of all sorts of embossing techniques on my next 'Laurie Mika' project. I added some painted photo slide frames and some 'bling' for variety. Again, the things I can imag

Fab NEC....

Hi Everyone Last week-end I went to the NEC with WOW Embossing Powders and met some fantastic people. What surprised me was the variety of countries represented.  I was speaking to people from Russia, Poland, Spain and Ukraine to name a few.  Some had never seen heat embossing demonstrated so our demos and the make and take table were busy all day.  Rachel Walker (design team/demonstrator)  and Tania Ahmed  (Design Team Co-Ordinator) were also on hand. Archie and Richard (co-owners of WOW) were making sure         everything was running smoothly.  We had some beautiful samples done by the design team which showed off what you can do with embossing powders to great effect. Our guest stamper was Marion Emberson who has designed some new stamps for WOW.  (You will be seeing these shortly).   Marion was showing everyone how to make a small tag book with different techniques and ribbon binding. As I was 'people watch