Saturday, 31 March 2012

Powder Puff team post

Hi WOW! Embossing powder fans, the Powder Puff girls are back to share some lovely projects with you today.

Happy card by DT member Patti Hamil

close up detail:

My project recycles a couple of older supplies. I made a card and used one of the old metal words from Making Memories that was popular a few years ago. I took the Suzy West WOW bubble gum pink and embossed the word. I also took some older scrap paper and embossed the pink edge with the same bubble gum pink powder. Then, I also took a Color Me Crazy white bloom by Petaloo and rubbed the embossing ink pad across the top and sprinkled the bubble gum powder on that too. For the leaves I took green cardstock and used the Call Me stamp and embossed it with the Susy West WOW Earthtone Olive, then handcut the leaves from it. The little blooms were just cut on my ECraft machine.

Paris tag by DT member Gini Williams Cagle

The wooden Eiffel Tower was painted first, and then randomly stamped with the Wow Gratitude stamp set and embossed with Suzy West Earthtone Pepper regular. The crepe paper ruffle was embossed along the edge using Opaque Bright White. Finally, the edge was embossed in Suzy West Tea Garden Green.

Once upon a fairytale by DT member Katarina Damm-Blomberg

close up detail:

supplies used:
Wow Simply Amazing stamp set
Wow Vintage wallpaper stamp
Opaque bright white
Angel wings

Basic Grey- Plumeria, and PB&J
October Afternoon- Sarsparilla
Old dictionary sheets
Twine, stone-The Twinery
Alpha storytellers- Websters Pages

Good Eats Chicago layout by DT member Jennifer Roach

close up detail:

Supplies used:
WOW! Embossing Powder products: Suzy West Earthtone collection - Paprika
Papers: Bazzill cardstock, The Paper Company, Basic Grey
Ink: Versamark (for embossing)
Accessories: Crafter's Workshop polka dot template, Maya Road kraft
doily, "Mom's Typewriter" computer font, Studio Calico Mr. Huey white
spray mist, Maya Road dark brown spray mist, American Crafts vinyl

Graphic 45 clock book by DT member Jan Hennings

Supplies used: Suzy West, Cable Car Red to emboss areas of the butterfly wings. Papers are Graphic 45, Travelogue Collection

Life is good tag by DT member Birgit Koopsen

Technique: I used a printed label (7Gypsies) that I wanted add color to but I didn't
want the color of the words "Life is good" to change. So I covered the
letters with embossing ink using and embossing pen. Then I used WOW! Clear
Gloss Super Fine to emboss the letters. I did the same with the clock face.

After that I stamped on the upper half of the label with the WOW! Vintage
Wallpaper stamp using black embossing ink (Exquisite from Ecogreen Crafts)
and embossed this too with the Clear Gloss Super Fine. I also did that with
the little metal wheel I added to the clock face.

After all parts were embossed I used distress inks (Ranger) and a piece of
blending foam to color in the rest of the label. The embossed parts act as a
resist and the distress inks will not stick to that. After adding the color
just gently whip the surface with a piece of kitchen paper.

The label was finished with some rub-ons, cute paper birds and a piece of

Unsung Hero book by DT lead Gina Lideros

supplies: Basically Bare chipboard book
Little Yellow Bicycle pattern papers (Saturdays collection)
*about the book: This book signifies two deployments that we have been through as a military family. I used the envelope pages to tuck in notes and letters that my husband sent us during his deployments.
Supplies used:
WOW! Embossing powders Pantry collection:pepper, blueberry
WOW Collection: Bright white
WOW stamps used:
Call Me stamp set: script
French Music notes background stamp
Brocade background stamp

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your Saturday with us. I hope that the Powder Puff girls have inspired you to create something fun!

Friday, 30 March 2012

Making it Edgy!

Hey all! Tina here with a layout to share with you! I recently got a new shipment of WOW powders... and let me tell you... they are AMAZING!! They suit me to a "T"!!
For todays project, I am showcasing 2 powders...
*WOW Metalic Copper Regular
*WOW Primary Ebony Regular
*WOW Black Glint Embossing Glitter
Check it out...


In creating this project, I did lots of paper tearing. Once torn, I dipped the edges into Watermark ink, and then into embossing powder. Once heat set, the look completely metalic! So cool! The music paper was dipped into the Primary Ebony regular first, then the copper. It created a cool burnt look. The striped paper at the top and bottom were both dipped only in the copper

I created the large flowers using Spellbinders Siral Blossoms Three. Once assembled, I embossed the edges using the copper embossing powder. It really brings them to life!

The big flourish is a chipboard piece from Magistical Memories. I covered the entire piece with Watermark ink, then embossed it with the Black Glint Embossing Glitter. To add some more Pizzaz I dipped some of the edges into the copper... it really gives it the look of aged metal! Love it! The Spellbinders circle at the top right of the photo also is done using the copper. I think this is my new FAVORITE color!! :)

The birdcage on the right and the elegant post are not created using embossing powders. They were done using Art Engraving papers and Spellbinders die templates. But I LOVED how well they went with the copper powder, so I just had to add them!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Until next time...
Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Thank you so very much by Sesil Cratin

I had so much fun using the "Gratitude" stamp set.  I was able to create a 3D flower by stamping and cutting out  three sets of the flower petals then layering on top of each other.  I used the border stamp along either side of the card to give it a little frame around the entire card.  I was able to use the Suzy West - Serra Sunrise Embossing Glitter to pull all the colors together on the card.

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog. Please leave a comment and let us know what you think of the great WOW! Embossing Powders and stamps.  Hope you have an inspired day!


Spring Inspiration

Hello again! Today I am sharing with you my DT project using this month's colour inspiration.

I used the butterfly stamp from the new WOW! Embossing Powders Stamp Set Simply Amazing. I embossed each butterfly with different powders - Easter Sparkle, Pastel Pink, Pastel Blue, Purple Glow, Pastel Purple. Then I cut out each butterfly and mounted them onto the card. I took three buttons and embossed them in the same colours and added them to the butterflies.  I used a WOW! Embossing Pen to make the dots on the card and then sprinkled over the different colour powders.  The greeting is from the stamp set Love Beyond Measure. I simply poured over two colours of pastel powder at the same time to get the two tone effect.

Don't forget there is still time to join in with this month's giveaway!

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Upcycling by Embossing Embellishments

If there's one thing you can do with embossing powder, it's upcycling. Upcycling is the new word for recycling, but instead of just reusing something to recycle it, upcycling is making it even better. Yes, there's a more technical explanation, but you get the idea.

I used Ultra High Gold and Sierra Sunrise on this card. With an "upcycled" approach, I gave new life to some punches and layered several solid papers on top of a print.

Then I used Ultra High Gold on my sentiment written with an embossing pen (heart) and also an upcycled heart charm. Sierra Sunrise graces the key with a touch of shine. Simple, yet elegant.

No longer do you need to think "recycled" as in old cans, but cut up those cans and "upcycle" with embossing powders! Chipboard charms, old charms from charm bracelets, use clear or iridescent glitter powders on old postage stamps to make charms or embellishments, re-do a frame, decorate some canvas shoes...whatever you can think of. Let us know how your projects turn out!

~ Julia

Creating a Faux Leather effect

Some time ago I saw Tim Holtz demonstrate this technique. I made a sample piece and stashed it away in my ideas folder for later. Much time passed until I decided to create this little book cover. I was aiming for a sort of medieval old book effect and the WOW! Powders helped to create this perfectly.

For this technique you will need the following:

Grunge Paper,
Distress Ink
WOW! Clear Gloss Embossing Powder Ultra High, Copper and Gold Ultra High Powder 
Embossing Ink Pad
Heat Gun
Embossing Folder
Die Cutting / Embossing Machine

1, Using the Direct to Paper technique cover the grungepaper with Distress Ink, here I used Walnut Stain and Brushed Corduroy.

2. Once the paper is covered with ink, pour over the WOW! Ultra High Clear Powder and heat. You need to do this quickly as the Distress Ink doesn't stay wet for long.

3. You should now have something that looks like this

4. Using the Embossing Folder run the piece through the die cutting / embossing machine to emboss. Then rub over the embossed areas with  Black Soot Distress Ink. I also used a gold ink pad to highlight the embossed areas.

5. The "metal work" was created from Grungepaper shapes which were covered with embossing ink, coated with a mixture of WOW! Copper and Gold Ultra High Powders and the heated.

6. The metal work was then attached with silicone glue to mimic a book cover

I hope you have fun trying this new technique - Emma (The Sparkly Fairy)

Tuesday, 27 March 2012


March is nearly over, can you believe it!! Doris here with another contribution to the design team blog. I think it is always nice to have some pretty packaging in store. It makes even last minute presents look WOW - like I have thought about it for ages :)

For the flowers I stamped a medium weight card stock with one of the new large WOW stamps – a french music sheet (nice!!), embossed it with metallic gold rich embossing powder and cut out scalloped circles. You can use a die cutting machine, a punch or simply use your scissors, it does not have to be very neat.

To form the flowers I stabbed a hole through the middle of 5 of these circles, stacked them on top of each other and secured them with a brad. Then I proceeded to scrunch the discs up artfully, starting with the top disc and working my way down. So easy, even I can manage it. To finish them off I edged the sides of the discs with the colour of the bag. For this you can use for example an ink pad, felt tip pins, crayons. Have a look around your stash!

The bag is cut with an Accucut die and here I embossed the French music sheet with clear embossing powder to create a tone in tone effect. The bag is finished off with a tag stamp with 'thank you' from this set and its own flower

Embossed Candle

Hi Everyone,

I was trying to think of something to do other than a card since that is what I seem to do every time I need to post.  So I decided to try something new using an old technique I learned years ago when I first started stamping.  I know you've all seen all the candles done with tissue paper so they look like they have been stamped.  I wanted to see what would happen if I stamped and embossed the tissue paper-I had no idea what would happen or if it would even turn out.  

Here is the final result!

Although it seemed to lose some of the embossed look-it retained the color and texture-actually some of the color bled onto the surrounding tissue paper when I was smoothing it out with a piece of wax paper to prevent finger prints.  I think I will make several more and use them as a centerpiece.  I finished it off with a piece of silk ribbon and some bling.

Supplies used:
Earthtone Olive Regular embossing powder-Suzy West Collection:WOW
Leaf stamp from Gratitude set-WOW Stamps
Bling-Teresa Collins' Blingage
Tissue paper
Versamark pad-Tsukineko
silk ribbon
heat gun

1. Cut rectangular piece of tissue paper that is slightly overlaps when you wrap it around the candle.
2. Stamp the whole piece using Versamark ink and then heat emboss with the Olive Green powder.
Tip: The tissue paper burns easily so make sure you keep the heat moving.
3. Lay the tissue paper on and begin heating with heat gun until you see the wax start to come up and soak into the tissue paper-continue doing this until you've finished the whole candle.  Use a piece of wax paper to smooth out any air bubbles or uneven spots.  The more you buff the candle with the wax paper-the more the color will spread out over the surface of the candle.
4.  Tie on a ribbon and add some bling.

Monday, 26 March 2012

Glitter Fun With WOW!

Hello all, Donna here today.  I hope you have been enjoying all the amazing projects that are being posted up on WOW.  They truly are totally stunning.  Today I am going to share a layout that I created using some YUMMY Neutral Ultra Shimmer, Embossing powders and some very cute 'Is it a bird' stamp set.  

Wee Ruby at the moment had seamed to of stolen all my scrapping time.  I have a few photos that I just love and these are some of them.  These photos were taken on Christmas Day and its her first time at blowing bubbles.  :-)
So Grateful Stamp set,  Is it a bird stamp set, Embossing powders: Primary Ebony,  Bubble Gum and Neutral Ultra Shimmer Embossing Glitter. 

I had lots of fun playing round with The wee birds off  IS IT A BIRD stamp set.  I embossed the birds onto some Water colour paper and then painted them up with some distress ink 
Then I fussy cut them out and added a touch of NEUTRAL ULTRA SHIMMER EMBOSSING GLITTER, I can see that I will be playing with this product again really soon.  I see flowers coated in them,  yum!
and added them to my layout.  I used the SO GRATEFUL  stamp set to add texture by the form of leaves and some wee love hearts to frame the edge of the photos and coloured them in with some ink.
I love distress,  I'm a distress junkie at heart and I love how this has come together using lovely girlie colours.  Well that's all I have to share for today,  Please do come back again soon and visit us here and here,  we have new postings up everyday created by the wonderful design team.  Happy Scrappin Everyone...  xox Donna

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Beautiful handmade wedding stationery

You will need…

    Pearlised Ivory Pocket Card
    Pearlised Ivory Pocket Insert (x2)
    Pearlised Ivory Card
    Ivory 10mm Satin Ribbon
    Wow! ‘Vintage Wallpaper’ Stamp
    Wow! Silver Pearl Embossing Powder
    Heat Gun
    Clear Pigment Ink Pad
    Large Acrylic Block

Step One

Ink up the Wow! ‘Vintage Wallpaper’ Stamp using a clear pigment ink pad.

 Step Two

Align the stamp with the wedding card outer and carefully press it onto the card. Without moving the stamp, firmly press all area’s down.

Step Three

Sprinkle Wow! Silver Pearl Embossing Powder over the stamped area and tap off excess onto a sheet of plain paper.

Step Four

Hold the heat gun 10cm away from the card and heat the powder until it turns glossy and leave to cool for a few minutes.

Print the text for Insert 1 and Insert 2. Stamp and heat emboss the top section of each insert.

(optional) Perforate a line just above the reply card section on Insert 2 to make it easier for people to reply.

Print out personalised Wedding Invitation Tabs.

Step Five

Add a strip of ribbon to the front of the pocket using double sided tape and then carefully add double sided tape along the edges and fold together to create the pocket. Cut out the personalised Wedding Invitation tabs and attach one to the front of the invite using 3mm thick foam tape (or foam pads).

Step Six

Slide the inserts into the outer pocket and add a pencil mark of where to punch a hole. Slide the inserts out of the pocket and make sure they are aligned directly on top of one another then punch a hole through both inserts. Cut a piece of ribbon 20cm long and thread the ribbon through the hole and tie in a secure knot. Diagonally trim the edges of the ribbon to prevent fraying and give a professional finish.

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Team Glitter Girls- Check us out!

Hello Everyone! 
The glitter girls are back with another team post! 
 We have been embossing and heating up a storm of powdery goodness this month! 
Grab a warm cup of tea, take a load off, and take a peek at what we have been up to!
Lets start off with Jen Matott!

I had this little basket from last Easter and decided it needed some flowers and
butterflies to make it a spring decoration that can bring it through Easter. I
used a foam insert to hot glue all the Origami and Cricut cut flowers. I
stamped and cut each butterfly!

I have it in my entryway and it's a breath ofsunshine even on the grey days!

WOW! Pantry collection (Paprika, Honey, Olive, Pepper, and Blueberry)
By the Bay Collection (Cable Car Red, Bay Area Blue, Tea Garden Green, Presidio
Purple, California Sunshine)
Copper Regular
Silver Regular
Build a Butterfly stamp set

Isn't that the cutest thing you have seen!?
 I love it, and it is perfect to have out for Easter time!

Now lets take a peek at what Jeannie De Gruccio has been busy doing!

"I took this adorable VW Bus die and used the Cotton Candy and Whirly Pop powders to emboss the bodies of the VW Bus. For the card I mounted them on, I took the stamp called FLOWERS and embossed it with clear powder over a Versamark Embossing ink. The result is that slightly darker brown on the card base. Since the card said One Of A Kind, I wanted it to seem like the PINK VW Bus was standing out and then to finish off the card, I used some ALPHA stickers to add more OOAK to the card. I think the card is just as cute as can be and I love the powders on the VW Bus."

Super cute! Why are those VW vans so darn cute!?

Now lets take a peek at the darling card made by Amy Sotolongo!

Take a look at how Amy made this little cutie.

"I wanted to make a super cute, but simple in nature card for a friend.

So, I pulled out my Wow Embossing Powders in Cable Car Red, Bay Area Blue, California Sunshine Yellow, and Presidio Purple, plus the Call Me Stamp Set.

To make the card I used a kraft base and doodled on the top and bottom edge.

I then stamped the script/frame stamp with embossing ink and embossed it in the                              blue, yellow, red and purple.

After heat embossing, I took my heart squeeze punch and punched hearts.

I folded them down the middle and glued the edges together on four of each color of the hearts to make a 3-D image.

It's pretty quick and I love the effect.
 I'm a huge twine lover so I followed it up with some twine on the edge.

This is such a great go to card when you need something fun but very doable."

Love it Amy, and love how the hearts pop up! 
That is a keeper for sure! 

Now...let's check out this yummy layout from Diana McGraw!

Holy Nuts...Is this cute or what??

This layout is called "Cupcakes" and all the products used are:
 Wow Embossing Pen
 Wow Embossing Powder Metallic Platinum Sparkle
 "Using an embossing pen so that I can emboss my own handwriting. In this layout I wrote the word love below the pictures and I also drew a heart in the upper right hand corner. Then I embossed them with the Metallic Platinum Sparkle powder."
"The journalling says Knox you are so adorable. You are growing up so fast and you don't even look like a baby anymore. It is hard to believe that you will be two soon. Right now you love to snuggle and give me kisses. I love this. You also love to eat. In this photo, you didn't even want to stop eating to walk home.
You certainly didn't want to share with Auntie Reese."

I love those embossing pens! 
 Such a cute way to add some embossing to any project!

 Now take a peek at the little album that Benedict made! 
It is so cute, filled with so many small details!
  I want to study every page!

Love the "So grateful" stamps Benedict used here!
 Love those little leaves stamps! 
 I love it all! 
 That's my problem! I think I am a little addicted to these powders and stamps!

Now here is what I have been up to!
Last weekend Suzy West and I worked together and it was Super fun!
 Suzy was teaching 2 classes, and I hosted a make and take!  It was a good time!
  Suzy brought so much good stuff from WOW and had it all set up Trunk Show Style!

 The women were shopping their hearts out,
and as you can see the small little jars were disappearing quick!
 Love this picture of Suzy, and here is the little vintage album she taught!
 It was packed with techniques!
 So neat!
 This is the tag for the make and take!
I used the "build a butterfly" stamp set, and then I used cotton candy, bubble gum, sour lemon, and also clear gloss!
 I loved showing the ladies, and then walking them back to the trunk
 show to help them pick out more colors!
I also had these small bowls filled with those colors so the ladies could just grab them,
with an ink pad and be ready to go!

 I love this clear gloss!!!!!
 It makes everything look like it is glassy!
This is the little trays filled with all the goodies to make the tag!
 It was such a fun day! 
We had a very good time, and it was great to see the ladies so excited about WOW!

Thanks for visiting today! 
Please take a peek at all the girls blogs, located on the side bar, to see more goodies!
 Have a great weekend!
Erin :)

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...