Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Christmas Tag by Jamie Cripps

Good Afternoon!  Jamie here with you today with a quick Christmas Tag!

I stamped my background cardstock with the French Music Stamp Set with Ice Spruce Distress ink and then blended in Spun Sugar.  I tore the edge and then dipped it in Bundled Sage Distress ink then stamped the tree from the Deck the Hall Stamp set with black ink. 

Once I had the background set, I used the WOW embossing pen 
to color the white areas of the star.

I covered the star with Neutral Ultra Shimmer Embossing 
Powder and poured the unused powder back into the container.

Then I used a heat gun to set the powder.

The star now has an amazing sparkle!

WOW Supplies:
Earthtone Olive Regular Embossing Powder
Neutral Ultra Shimmer Embossing Glitter
Deck the Halls Stamp Set by Suzy West
French Music Stamp Set by Suzy West
WOW Embossing Pen

Distress Embossing Ink by Tim Holtz (Ranger)
Spun Sugar, Iced Spruce, Bundled Sage Distress Ink by Tim Holtz (Ranger)
Kettle Ink (Clearsnap)
Huey's Mask (Studio Calico)
Tag (Avery)
Maraschino Twine (The Twinery)
Red Velvet Ribbon (May Arts)

Sunday, 29 July 2012

A fun background technique with embossing powders and adhesive dots

Hello and a warm welcome from the Netherlands!
Today I want to share with you a fun idea to create awesome backgrounds using Embossing Powders and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L  E-Z Dots®Permanent.
I really love this teachnique to create a "grungy" background. The adhesive works so well with the powders.
First I covered a tag with the E-Z dots.

Then I sprinkled different colors of WOW! Embossing Powder on top.There is no need to heat between colors just make sure to tap of the excess powders very well before adding another color.

When all of the adhesive is covered heat the embossing powder until it all has melted. The texture will look even better once heated.

After that I sprayed the entire tag with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist to color the background. The embossed parts work as a resist and the paint will not stick there.
Here are some close-ups and  the final result:

Thank you for joining me today!
Wishing you a sunny and creative summer!
Happy crafting!

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Happy Olympics from the Glitter Girls

Hi Everybody!!!!

So has everyone recovered from the opening ceremonies?!!!! 
Wow!  What a show! 
It was spectacular!

Wishing luck to all the teams from all over the world!

Speaking of teams, we have the Glitter Girls up on the blog today!
They have been up to their armpits in glitter, and have some yummy projects to feast your eyes on!

First up is Jen Matott!

Here is what she says about her amazing banner!
"I created a mixed media banner using Basically Bare's Oh So Mini albums that
were released this month.  I love the different materials that they are made
from and how the stamps and embossing powders work on them!
  I used many items
to create this banner.

This cardboard piece was created with a brick template and VersaMark with WOW
Embossing powders mixed and layered. I started with Cable Car Red and then
layered Black Glint and some Copper. I then added the "Journey" Stamp and
embossed with Bright White. The dots are Gelatos through a stencil and then
dripped some Gelatos mixed with water from the top to create a resist effect
with the embossed areas.

One of the canvas pieces with WOW Gratitude stamps using Faber Castell Design
Memory Craft Pitt artist pens and Gelatos through a circle stencil.

This is one of my favorites.
A chipboard rounded piece with a Prima script stamp
using Faber Castell Pitt Artist pen and then flames embossed over top with a
stencil and WOW Embossing Powders in Cable Car Red, Black Glint, and Copper.

I also embossed the doily with Ultra High Gold WOW embossing powder.
The stamped frame and words are from WOW and embossed as well.

Lots of embossing and stamping here... then layers of ribbon cut papers and
dripping embossing powders and a framed saying attached. I also embossed and
added the cardboard and chipboard circle waste from the holes in the mini pieces for more texture.
I love that I can peel the cardboard to reveal the corrugated

Supply list:
WOW Embossing Powders in Cable Car Red, Whirly Pop, Ultra High Silver, Copper,
Black Glint, Cotton Candy, California Sunshine, Ultra High Gold and Bright

WOW Stamps:  Gratitude, Vintage 1928, Simply Amazing, Flowers, and Brocade

Other supplies:
Basically Bare Oh So Mini albums in Rounded and Scallop
Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos, PITT Artist Pens and Big Brush
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
VersaMark and VersaMark reinker
Templates: Crafter's Workshop
Prima stamps: Tea Thyme script
Seam Binding

Love it Jen!
 It turned out so pretty, and I love al the techniques you incorporated into one banner!

To see more of Jens work please visit her blog at:

Now, take a peek at the layouts I created for the WOW Booth at CHA in Chicago this past week.

I Love making layouts more than anything!

For this layout I embossed the birdie, and the title, and also the little tree in the right corner.
For small details like the tree I always whip out my WOW embossing pen.
It is fabby for small areas!

For this "Happy Camper" layout I used the metallic copper to emboss details on the branch and the leaf, and around the large circle.
I also used the clear gloss on my title to make it shine so pretty!

For this "Going for a Swim" layout I did something crazy.
It is kinda long, and drawn out and you can read all about it right here!

Again I used the clear gloss, and then the bright white, to make it look splashed, and wet.

For this 'Wave Runner" layout I again used the clear gloss, neutral ultra shimmer, and the platinum sparkle.  I made a chevron with my Cricut, and using the negative I embossed the chevron shape down the side. I also used the shimmer on my title letters as well.

This one was 'SPLASH' super fun to make! 
 I was able to match my paper line exactly, and you can too! 
 All you do is cut out a title out of  white cardstock. 
 Then- ink it, and then one letter at a time, just emboss each letter a different color!
 I love it, like making custom color die cuts for all your layouts! 

Please visit my blog at
to see all of these layouts up close, and detailed, and also read a few more tips on how I made them.

Thank you so much for reading along with us, and have a super Saturday!
Make sure you check the blog ofeten as we update it daily!
Do good, and be crafty! :)

Thursday, 26 July 2012

CHA Summer 2012

Suzy Solorzano West (US Marketing Coordinator) at the WOW! Stand
CHA Summer 2012, Rosemont IL
Last week saw the WOW! Embossing Powders take their place at the Craft and Hobby Association's Summer 2012 Show near Chicago, USA. The stand was designed to showcase all that could be done with embossing powders, in particular featuring the two national flags - each painstakingly made by the fabulous Tania from moulded blocks of embossing powder.

'Iconic London' by Neil Burley
I was honoured to have a piece of my own embossing creativity on display at the show - you can just see it at the right hand edge of the Union Jack. I enlarged a photo of the bus to 24" square and traced the main outlines onto white coated hardboard (12" square sections bought and cut at the local B&Q - they had to travel!) using pencil. The white board is gently textured and seems to grip the embossing powder well. I then filled in each area with WOW! Embossing Pen before adding and heat setting the powders section by section. I used WOW! Ebony and WOW! Apple Red, both in Ultra High, and WOW! Lemon Regular.

We'll be at the ICHF Hobbycrafts exhibition at the NEC, Birmingham between 8-11 November 2012 if you'd like to see these projects and loads more inspirational ideas in person.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Call me card

Hello, my dear crafting friends! Irit is here again and after a long layouts posting, this time I made a card.
This is a travel time. Summer vacation  is just around and we all travel. So I made this card to make my dear friend  to call me (she is going to visit her family in USA )
I used October Afternoon travel collection  to make the card, and then added Call me  stamp set phones and a sentiment, heat embossed with Suzy West Cable Red embossing powder and  Ivory Black Regular one.
I also embossed the basic cardstock with the same Cable Red around using Versamark Watermark embossing ink.
And a close up on phones:
Hope you are going to make some Travel cards for your friends with our fantastic Wow goodies!

Monday, 23 July 2012

You Love the Outdoors Wow Layout

Happy Monday Everyone!
I'm getting off to a late start after fighting off a migraine but it's super sunny and beautiful here in So Cal so I'm going to share my layout and then head out into the sunshine!!

Today I have a layout to share which uses both the Wow! stamps and powder.

This is my sweet nephew who just LOVES being outside in the dirt!
I used the "Is it a bird?" and "Gratitude" stamp sets and the Regular Earthtone Honey powder.
The title is cut on my Silhouette and then I embossed them with the honey embossing powder.
It's an easy way to tint a title and gives it some texture and shine.
If you haven't played with your powders and stamps in a while, break them out and have a fun play day!

I hope you are all having a fantastic summer!!

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Tag it!

Do you like tags?
Do you like stamping?
Well I belive you love embossing, right?!
well have you tried the Bandana technique? Its such a fun technique, and you can use all of your favourite WOW embossing Clearstamps, and Embossing powders.

Today I´m going to share with you how to make this funky tag in almost no time at all.. and it looks awesome!

Materials used:
WOW clear stamps- Vintage 1928, Make a wish, Simply Amazing, Funky border strips, Love beyond measure.
WOW embossingpowder-Metallic Gold Rich Pale reg.
Distress Inks- Evergreen bough, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door, Broken China.

Enjoy my video :)

Thank you for your visit! Have a great day!!!

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Sunshiney Saturday with the Powder Puff girls

Hi WOW embossing powder fans,
I hope that you are enjoying your summer. The Powder Puff girls are back today to share some Summer fresh projects that you are sure to love!

Bandana tag by Katarina Damm-Blomberg
Materials used on the tag is:
WOW Make a Wish stamp set
WOW Funky border strips stamp set
WOW Call Me stamp set
WOW Love beyond measure Stamp set
Simply Amazing stamp set

other materials used:
Tim Holtz- Distress inks
Sakura- Gelly Roll white pen

Run away art journal page by Birgit Koopsen

I created this art journal page using embossing powders and adhesives (repositionable dots from Scrapbook AdhesivesTM by 3L) to create a grungy, textured background. I first added the adhesive to the background going over the same spot a couple of times and then sprinkled it with embossing powder. Cotton Candy and Bay Area Blue at the top and Earthtone Olive at the bottom. After embossing I sprayed the background with Glimmer Mist and added the stamps from the “Is it a bird?” stamp set.

Altered photo frame by Patti Hamil
Suzy West: Berrylicious, Whirly Pop and Cotton Candy

Regular WOW colors:
Metallic Gold Pale
Silver Ultra Light
Primary Ebony

Love you always by Gini Williams Cagle

The unusual combination of Suzy West Wow colors creates an eclectic, layered layout. The corrugated cardboard shimmers with Angel Wings. The Dusty Attic chipboard was dry embossed with a Spellbinder's folder, and heat embossed with a mixture of Cable Car Red and Skyline Grey Puff. The fern fronds were misted with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (Apple) and then embossed with Earthtone Olive.
Suzy West Wow Embossing Powders
Angel Wings
Cable Car Red
Skyline Grey Puff
Earthtone Olive

Carta Bella - Beautiful Moments Patterned Paper
May Arts Ribbon
Dusty Attic Chipboard
Want2Scrap Pearls
Clearsnap Ink
GlueArts Adhesives

Stencil card set by Jennifer Roach

Spellbinders stencils

WOW glass jar by Jan Hennings

Gratitude Stamp Set 2, Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder (WOW) Cardstock (Graphic 45), Versa mark Ink Pad (Tsukineko), Timber Brown (Stazon), Orane Swiss Dot Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Heat embossing tool, Adhesive (Goop), Vintage Canning Jar

Celebrate the good times layout by DT lead Gina Lideros

*technique: I applied 3 layers of Clear Ultra high embossing powder around the edges of my layout and tag, then I placed them in the freezer for 5 minutes and then bent the page and tag until they cracked. I love the look!

Clear Ultra high
Earthtone Honey
Cable Car red
papers& Embellishments: My Mind's Eye sweet Caroline collection

Thanks for spending your Saturday with us, stop by tomorrow for more inspiration from the Design team!

Thursday, 19 July 2012

"Count Down to Christmas" Fridge Magnet

Hi, Christine Saunders here again with my blog post for July.

I hate to say it but Christmas is coming (sorry) and like a boy scout I like to "be prepared" so,  I have made a "Count Down to Christmas" Fridge Magnet using the WoW range of Flocks. The numbers can be changed daily as a count down to the big day.
For this project I cut out a Die Cut shape from a sticky-backed Magnetic Shim.  I then cut out some tree shapes from the paper layer that I had peeled off the back of the shim and stuck these back onto the shape half way down so that the flock wouldn't stick to them. Layers of coloured flocks were then added to the shape to create the sky, backgound and foreground. I used Sky Blue, Light Green, Dark Green and Dark Brown Flock.

I then peeled off the paper exposing the sticky tree-shape to which I then added Dark and Light Green Flock to create the look of trees.

I then cut out free-hand some holly leaf shapes,  peeled off the backing paper and added Dark Green flock. Lines were drawn on the leaves for definition. The berries were cut free-hand and Red flock added with a white flock blob on each berry. 

I stamped various numbers onto the Magnetic Shim, cut them out then added blobs of Ref Flock and Gold Foils to add sparkle. The "Days to Go" letters are outline stickers. Adhesive gems were added to the trees to finish.

If you make numbers from 0 to 9 you can alter them each day as a count down. This idea can be used for any celebration or special event as you can use the numbers over and over again for any occasion.

Products used. Sky Blue Flock   
                       Lime Green Flock 
                        Green Flock
                        Dark Brown Flock
                        Red Flock
                        White Flock
                         Gold Foil

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