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A Little Love for February

Hi guys! It's Sandie here with a card I made following our February theme, which is  ROMANCE/LOVE I made a simple Black and White card and added splashes of purple and red.  I used the Love Beyond Measure stamp set, stamped out the LOVE with Dusty Concorde distress ink and heat embossed with Clear Gloss embossing powder . I stamped out the entwined hearts, which are also in the set, with Fired Brick ink. Then I cut it out using Nestabilities labels dies.  To embellish I added a large Prima flower, some rose buds and flowers I made using the Melt-It Powder and powder from the Sugar n Spice kit .  WOW! Products Used: Love Beyond Measure Clear Stamps Melt-It! Powder Clear Gloss Embossing Powder Sugar 'n' Spice Kit I also want to share a card I made for last month's theme, which was ICE & SNOW , but due to my dodgy internet connection it didn't make the blog. It does have the word LOVE on it so I guess it ties nicely w

We belong together!

Hello! Birgit here bringing you some love today! It's still february, month of love and romance and I want to share with you a simple but fun card. To create the hearts I first made a gelli plate print, stamping into red acrylic paint using the Vintage Wallpaper stamp .This way you create a mirror image of the stamp. After die cutting the hearts with Sizzix Movers and Shapers - mini hearts set  I covered them with Versamark and embossed them with 3 layers of Clear Gloss Embossing Powder . The hearts were bound togehter with wire and adhered to the card using 3D Foam Squares . Thank you for stopping by. Happy crafting! Smiles, Birgit

Keep Your Eyes on the Stars..

Hi Everyone, I hope that your week is off to an amazing start. I just came back from a fun retreat that I went to this weekend with Suzy West and we had a fun time together embossing with WOW! I just picked up the new CHA embossing glitters, and let me tell you they are fabulous! For my layout I played with Campri & Soda, and Mojave. Totally in love with them both. Keep Your Eyes on the Stars... by DT Lead Gina Lideros I used a hexagon template from Crafter's Workshop along with Campri & Soda to create my fun glittery background. supplies: WOW embossing Powder: Campri & Soda embossing glitter, Mojave embossing glitter paint: Art Anthology pattern papers & stickers: Everyday Eclectic (Echo Park) cardstock: kraft dotted swiss (Bazzill) digital stamp: amongst the stars sentiments Whimsy Stamps

A lot of Love with WOW!

Hello, my dear crafty friends! Irit is here again and this month we challenge you to make Love  projects.  Also Valentine Day is over for this year, but I want to share my Valentine Mixed Media project made with WOW! Embossing Powders and Tando Creative chipboards. First I covered all  bare grey chipboards with white pigmented ink (Clearsnap) and let them dry a lot. Then I covered them with  Cardinal Red , Apple Red and Pink Pastel embossing powders and I made it 3 times over each embossed chipboard. Then I added a thick layer of Clear embossing powder over them and the mix of hot melted powders gave us this unique look. Braille powder has been formulated to raise to the exact height that allows braille text to be read. Also used by Crafters for jewellery decoration by melting it in a pot or stamping into it for de-bossed effects. I just used it for the enamel glossy  mixed colored look, but you should try all other effects too as this is "Must" powder in your co

Show A Little Love

Hello all, Donna here in little ol New Zealand. Today's share is a project that I created for fun and thought it would be perfect to share with you all this month.  I am very lucky to have an amazing boss who lets me bring toys from work home.  I have admired this die for some time and thought it would be lots of fun to play with. For this project I used a Versamark Ink Pad and  Clear Gloss Embossing Powder. It is very simple.  I have inked my die cuts and then added layers of embossing powders till I got the desired effect.  In total I used  5 to 10 layers of embossing powder. Tip:   used tweezers so you don't burn your fingers :-) I hope you have enjoyed my share today and I will be back next month. Before I go have you checked out this months challenge, there is still time for you to enter.  I have been a long and looked at all the entries so far and they are all stunning, so If you are after some inspiration go check it out. Do you know we are on face book!

Where There Is Love...There Is WOW!

In general, Valentine's Day passes as most other days in our household. There are two main reasons why it doesn't live up to the hype for us. The first good reason is that we believe every day should include at least a hug, a kiss and an "I love you". The second is that within 2 weeks, my husband and I celebrate our "first date anniversary". We were together for 5 years before getting married and I want that time to count! So every year, that is our special time to focus on each other. A couple of weeks ago, the realization came to me that I have been with my husband over half my life now!! WOW!! Inspired by my WOW! Moment and thinking about the coming event, I put together a little album where I will write some personal sentiments reminiscing on when we began our happily ever after. On the front cover of the album, I attempted the latest Chalkboard technique. Another one of our designers shared a tutorial on this a few weeks ago. I heat embossed in opaque

ICHF Hobbycrafts at the NEC in Birmingham

Who is coming to  ICHF Events  Hobbycrafts? Join us on Stand D10 for free Make and Takes! See you in March!

Sharing a little love

Hi there, It's Nikki again and today it's my turn to show you my make on out Romance & Love theme.... This is the little card that I made today,  And a couple of close ups for you... This is a little 4 x 4 card (I just adore little cards at the moment). I made the heart by die cutting 4 hearts from some of the wonderful resist paper . Inked them all over - then wiped over them with a cloth to take away the extra ink. Next came the inking of the edges in a different colour. Then I folded them in half and stuck them together. The finished heart is a great 3d embellishment that will fold flat for going in the post (yay - no extra postal charges!) and then pop back out when it is taken out the envelope. The background strip was a torn piece of the resist paper that I had inked all over. I just can't get enough of this resist paper - fantastic for cards on the go but also great for all your crafting needs. We'd love to see your romantic themed emboss

1890 Hat

Hello, WOW fans! Anne here with a greeting card I made using my favorite of all the WOW Embossing Powders, Metallic Gold Rich Pale Regular. As my focal point, I used a lovely digi stamp created by Rick St. Dennis. Being completely enamored of turn-of-the-century fashion, I knew I had to color this image the moment I saw it. You know how some images or colors or designs just speak to you? Well, this was one of those things for me. If there is anything I love as much as heat embossing on my projects, it's coloring with alcohol inks. Anyway, I'd like to share this little card with you today. As you can see, I used the gold embossing powder on my greeting but I also used the WOW Embossing Pen on the flower shapes around the frame to color them gold as well as the earrings and brooch, which on which I used the Clear Gloss Super Fine Embossing Powder to give them the look of crystal and onyx. In addition, I pressed the edges of the image, which I die cut with a Spellbinders die, into

With Love On Valentines Day...

Hi, it's Sarah here from Sarah Rhodes Designs with a couple of Valentines Card Designs for you on the theme of Love...  The first project uses one of my favourite stamp sets from the Wow Embossing Powder stamp range: Is It A Bird Stamp Set I have used the small heart stamp and repeated the stamp to create a lovely heart pattern (TIP: I inked and embossed one line of hearts at a time so that the ink didn't dry out before adding the embossing powder!) The gorgeous deep pink colour that I used to heat emboss the hearts is Wow Tickled Pink Embossing Powder To finish the card, I looped a strip of pretty striped ribbon and attached a tag that I'd printed and cut out. Is It A Bird Stamp Set Wow Tickled Pink Embossing Powder Here is a similar design but uses a different Wow stamp for the 'With Love' sentiment and a range of pink coloured embossing powder. I have used the small heart stamp from Wow! Is It A Bird Stamp Set and repeated t

Love or Romantic...Or Just because

Sesil here with a quick card.  I know Valentine's Day was yesterday but that never stops me from making a card for someone I love.  We don't need a holiday to let people know that we are thinking of them or that we love them.  I love sending cards and making cards to brighten someone's day. Today I have this simple card made by stamping the heart background and embossing on white paper with clear embossing powder.  Then I took a brush and took some ink to the paper to give the ombre effect with the red paint. I love this effect with the embossing image resisting the ink and making the images just POP. I stamped and embossed the sentiment on vellum paper and adhered it to my hearts. I hope you were inspired to create a card for someone you love....Just because. Thanks for stopping by. Make sure to keep checking our blog for more great inspiration using WOW! Embossing Powders. Keep your heat gun is time to emboss. Till next time.  Happy Crafting.

A Little Lovin!

Hi Everyone Sue Here This month is all L-O-V-E-D up month and I am showing you what you can do with polystyrene and embossing powders. Firstly get a Craft polystyrene heart.  I purchased these from The Range for £1.99 and you get some small ones and medium ones.  I've chosen a medium one for the demo. Next roll it in Versamark and Apple Red embossing powder.  Heat set.  BE CAREFUL as the polystyrene starts to bubble when hot.  I used a poky tool to hold it.  Its really good as it forms craters in the heart shape giving it dimension.     Then add other colours like Indigo, Black and Gold Rich.  I also used a Versamark pen to get into some of the craters left by the heat gun.  Keep going until you have your desired effect. I then added a piece of ribbon and dressmakers pin for the loop and a sentiment from WOW 'Love beyond Measure' with a dressmakers pin and WOW ebony embossing powder. Keep warm and all loved up