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Showing posts from June, 2012

Team Glitter girls! Yippee Yiy Yay!

Hello Friends! So happy to be back with another team post for Team Glitter Girls ! We have been having fun designing for CHA, and are super excited to share some new goodies we have made for you! Our team is scatterd across the states and even in France! We are into summer, and vacations, but have still been busy  blowing embossing powder here, there, and everywhere! Hee hee hee :) Lets begin with Amy Sotolongo! Here is what she has to say about her layout! "For this layout I knew I wanted a large red butterfly as the focal point, so I cut the butterfly on my Silhouette Cameo and then inked it up with embossing ink. I used my Wow! Cable Car red embossing powder to emboss the butterfly red. I love the shiny effect of embossing cut out embellishments. If you have never tried embossing a die cut, you must run and try it!"    Now we will head over to France, and see what Benedicte Raphalen has been doing! She used the stamps to stamp her tag, and her pennant too,  I love the lar

Layout - Fabulous Best Friends

I hope everyone is having a great Friday... It is another beautiful sunny California day here and I am looking forward to the weekend. Today I wanted to share a layout that was close to my heart. I truly believe we all have people in our lives that have a specific purpose. They help us live our lives to the full potential and really know that it is ok to be who we are... that we are special and important. Layout: Fabulous Best Friends Supplies: WOW Metallic Platinum Sparkle Embossing Powder and WOW Brocade Stamp Journaling: Valentina, you are my best friend and I don't think I could have gotten through the last few months without you. You have been there for me and the boys... you are part of our family. God brings people into our lives for a reason. You have helped me stay strong and find myself. You have changed me, changed me for the better. I am so thankful that you are my best friend. Notes: I used the Brocade stamp to emboss my patterned paper and then I also used a Martha St

Summertime Mini

Hello WOW fans!   Jan here today to share a fun little summertime mini album.   The bright colors of summer are tucked inside the pages.  I decided to use coordinating embossing powders in Gummy Bear Green, Sour Lemon, Regular and Opaque Pastel Blue.  The sweet flowers stamps are "Gratitude Stampset 2". Hope you're able to enjoy some summertime fun with your friends and family.

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life - Pablo Picasso

Hi everyone! My name is Birgit Koopsen, I'm from the Netherlands and I'm a WOW! educator/ US WOW! Design Team  member. I am  happy to be guest blogging here today and I would like to show you that WOW! embossing powders are perfect to use in mixed-media projects. The project I'm sharing with you was created using WOW! embossing powders & stamps, Fab Foil and bonding powder. The base for this project was a plain piece of wood from the DIY-store, measuring 18.5 x 29.5 x 1.8cm. I first randomly stamped on the wood using stamp set 11 - French Music . Then I spray painted the wood with a variety of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist colors. It's important the whole piece is completely dry before you move on. I made my own masks punching out circles in 3 sizes from pieces of cardstock and used the negatives. I created circles on the background filling the masks with Versamark using a piece of blending foam, then sprinkled the circles with bonding powder and heat

Tulip Fairy Thank You Card

Hello from hot and humid Texas!! Anne here with a thank you card featuring an adorable fairy by one of my favorite illustrators, Phee McFaddell, that I colored with Copics, and using lots of WOW Embossing Powder.  At 6" x 8", this one is a bit larger than the 6" square and 5" x 7" cards I normally make.  I did this for a couple of reasons. First I wanted plenty of the patterned paper to show and also because I wanted to use both a dry and a wet embossing technique on the oval behind the fairy and I needed quite a bit of that pattern to be visible as well. The first thing I did was to dry emboss a piece of white cardstock using a Cuttlebug folder and inking the side on which the pattern is debossed with pink chalk ink.  The pink ink was transferred from the folder to the paper in the process.  Then I rubbed across the raised pattern with my Versamark Embossing pad, being careful not to press too hard so as to prevent the embossing powder from sticking to the deb

Synchronized swimming in the bath tub

Hello, Doris here. What a exciting time to be in the UK! I took the Olympics as my inspiration for today’s blue red and white post. As  I have always been enthralled by synchronized swimming. Where else to start practicing but in your own bathtub!! This is a journal I often give away as a present and this is No. 76 in my challenge to make 101 journals. Of course it is made of recycled carton. I cut the grid and mirror out on my trusty Silhouette. The bathtub is one of my favourite dies, it always fuels my imagination. The legs I draw by hand and I am getting better :) Using embossing powders, I managed to get the bathroom feel. But I had to distress it a bit - cleaning is not a priority when one is practicing for the Olympics! What would your invented Olympic Sport be? And here are some more I have done in the past:

How About a WOW Guy Page?!?!

Hi! Patti here, and I'm going to share a boy page today!!! I know, I usually do girly pages, but I have two boys as well!! They're just camera shy. Seriously they run from the camera, but they have grown up with it! I've used the Suzy West Pantry collection powders for this page. I started off by inking some small bubble wrap and embossing the background paper with the Earthtone Blueberry. I used the Earthtone Honey and Paprika on the title letters. And I added the Earthtone Nutmeg on the gears. I also used more of the Earthtone Blueberry on two of the gears as well. Here is another close-up of the gears. I used a piece of burlap behind them as a border. Here is one last close-up, you can see the title letters an the gears. I love how these colors matched the Bo-Bunny paper here. They were absolutely perfect! I have used a lot of embossing powder, and I really do love how the WOW powders turn out, the colors are  so vibrant, and the coverage is superior. I hope you check th

British Themed Gift...

Hello Wow blog readers... It's Sarah here and I've been playing with the Wow stamps and embossing powders to create a fabulous British themed project. With all the wonderful celebrations that we had earlier this month, I was invited along to a themed Jubilee party and encouraged to wear Red, White & Blue. I sorted my outfit but wanted something unique to complete the look and that's when I had the idea of creating my own earrings... Looking at the telephone box from the 'Call Me' Wow Stamp Se t, I thought if this was used on Heat Shrink paper, it would become the perfect size for some cool British themed earrings.

Resist With WOW Embossing Powders and Ink

Hello all,  well I'm back home now which is awesome, but I must say I had the best time away.  I learnt so much from the Tim Holtz educators course.  Today I am going to share a technique that I use often.  Working with Embossing Powders as a  resist and then adding inks to bring it out.  You can use other products such as chalk if you don't own any inks.   Here we go. Get together some embossing powder, I have used WOW Embossing Powder Clear Gloss Super Fine for this project. Stamps, I have used the Gratitude stamp set from WOW, clear Versa Mark, Distress Stain, a mixture of colored inks, I love my distress inks and have used Fired Brick, Mustard Seed, Broken China and Vintage Photo.  You will need a heat gun, some water and a damp cloth.  A non stick, heat resistant craft mat and card to work on.  Start by stamping on your card with Versa Mark. Remember to refresh Versa Mark after each stamp.  My stamp is black in the photo as I like to prime my stamps with a pigment ink,  o