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Thanks! - A Simple Card

Hello and welcome to the WOW! Embossing Blog! 
Today I want to share with you a simple card. Sometimes a simple "thanks" is enough to say it all and the receiver knows how meaningful this simple card really is :)


I used a black cardstock base and stamped the Vintage Wallpaper on it. Then I embossed it with Opaque Bright White and Opaque Pastel Blue. Simply sprinkle half of the card with the first color and tap off the excess sidewise. Then add the second color, overlapping the first a little bit, tap off sidewise and emboss.






Thank you for stopping by today! Have a great one! Happy crafting, Birgit Koopsen




Clean and Simple technique with colorful results

Hello my dear crafty friends!
Iritis here again and this is our Art Deco month.
Art deco - A decorative and architectural style of the period 1925-1940, characterised by geometric designs, bold colours, and the use of plastic and glass. 
This article  had been published in UK Craft Stamper August 2013 issue and this is the same article here for you.
So I will show you some great technique that can make a 10 minutes artistic card.I am totally not sure it is Art Deco, but it's as close to it as  I could craft and I really wanted to share this easy technique that was  print published by me in August 2013 issue of UK Craft Stamper magazine.
This is  my own fast stamping and embossing techniques and all you need are great huge background stamps , StazOn inks and good embossing powder. That's it. Not more then 10 minutes to make am artsy card. And as WOW! Embossing Powders have those great background stamps and sure have great embossing powders, that's all you need.
So here we go…

Art Deco/Noveau Challenge Time

Hello all, WOW its been a super challenge this month.  I hope you have all joined in.  I must admit I was stuck on this challenge as I had no idea what Art Deco/Noveau was UNTIL.....  I googled imaged it!   AMAZING and what makes it even funnier is that style of art is one of my favs.   So my next issue was what am I going to do.  I think most of you will all relate to this.  You buy papers, awesome papers and save them cause they are so stunning. We'll that's what I do with my G45 papers...I LOVE THEM.  but hardly used them cause I don't want to cut them,  sound like you?  Well I'm telling you something now!   CUT THEM, its so much fun and you can make amazing projects.  Don't be afraid as you can always go buy another piece.

So my share today is inspired by the Noveau style and I have used Graphic 45 with Metallic Copper Embossing Powders and WOW Copper Foil.


I used my silhouette and cut a frame for my project,  at present my project is sitting on paper but I pla…

Inspired by Art Deco

I love Art Deco so was really pleased to see the challenge that WOW set us this month.
I decided to do something a bit different this month....
Art deco to me is designs with hearts, silver and elegant....
So I decided to create a birthday heart wall hanging..... if you wanted to you could add a handle to the heart and then you would have a fan....... But I liked to the idea of a wall hanging...
So this is what I created...
 Here are a few close ups for you....




This really was a lot of fun to make and I can see me making a lot more...
The base of the heart is just cut (freehand) from a cardboard box... then I painted it with a cream acrylic paint.
Next I inked the edges of everything I wanted to use with silver embossing powder - I do love the effect that this has given to the edges and flowers.
We would love to see what you create with the art deco theme..... make sure you add your blog link so that we can pop over and leave you some crafty love xx
Happy crafting
Nikki x

Art Nouveau with free clipart and Wow embossing Powder!

Hi everyone, it's Sarah here with a project that I have made for this months Wow! Art Nouveau theme.




I had bought a lovely ornate black frame and had been wanting to create a piece of artwork to go into the frame for a while and this months Wow! theme provided the perfect theme.

I love the beautiful forms within Art Nouveau style and hunted the internet for non-copyrighted clipart that I could use. I found this fabulous background artwork online and decided to use this as the Art Nouveau border for my quote. I had a quote in my head based on one of my favourite quotes 'Love is friendship set on fire' but with a new twist that incorporates my love of everything that sparkles. :) I used an Art Nouveau inspired font to create this quote and added my anniversary date.


Experimenting with a new technique of printing (using an ink jet printer) onto shiny card, I created the artwork using two colours of Embossing Powder. I experimented with different card to achieve this tec…

Layered Cakes Frosted with Embossing Powder

Summer is almost over but I still have a few more birthdays and weddings to attend. What I love about these events are the cakes, especially layered ones! 
I came across a tutorial on this technique while feeding my addiction to YouTube. 
Using paper scraps (who doesn't have a mountain of these), you can cut rectangles to put together into a layered cake. 
Start with a sketch, on cardstock, of the cake that will fit your card and be the base of your card creation. 


Step two is to cut rectangle shapes from various paper scraps to fit the layered shapes in your sketch. 





Step three is to adhere the layers to the sketch. You can choose to outline each layer for a little more  emphasis. 

The final steps are to cut out the cake and emboss it with a layer of regular or ultra high clear, glitter or any other delicious Wow embossing powder to give this cake it's body and luster. 
The mini cakes are great for cards, scrapbook pages or gift tags.







You don't need hours or a special recipe for t…

Art Deco Wall Fan

Hi, Chris here again with this month's theme - Art Deco.

I made a Fan to put onto the wall using some of my craft stash which I had left over from an Art Deco kit. To add interest to the images I inked over the dresses, hats and jewellery with a WoW Embossing Pen and added coloured WoW Powders.

You can re-colour and update any embellishments that you have in your craft stash by adding just a touch of Embossing Powder.
To make the Fan, I stuck 2 A4 sheets of paper together then folded them in a concertina, opened them out and attached a binder at the bottom so that they formed a semi-circle. I then cut the two sides away.

I inked the edges with a WoW Embossing pen and added Process Blue powders. Three triangles of black card were added which I marked with an Embossing Pen at random angles, then embossed them with Metallic Platinum Powder. I then added the two Art Deco altered images to the fan.

Feathers and sparkles were attached, plus a tassle made from coloured twine.

Why not tak…

Wow - Art Decor

Hi Everyone, Sue here again

I couldn't resist doing another tag this month and thought I would share it with you.  The theme Art Decor inspires a lot of things and after looking on the Internet I have come up with my own version using WOW 'with love' stamps for the sentiment, 'Brocade' for the background and WOW 'bright white embossing powder' to set it all.

art decoA decorative and architectural style of the period 1925-1940, characterised by geometric designs, bold colours, and the use of plastic and glass.

I first cut out a Tim Holtz alterations tag, then stamped the Brocade onto it with Versamark and heat set with bright white embossing powder.

Then I cut the tag out again on copy paper and took the spellbinder classic circles and cut these out of the tag.  I then put the aperture tag over the embossed tag and inked through with kaleidacolour spectrum inks (again something I haven't used in AGES.....) then took the aperture tag off and add…

Art Deco Poppies

Hi Everyone

Today I have made an 'Art Deco' Tag and I have to say that I have dug into my craft stash and come out with some items I haven't used in years!

I firstly die cut a white tag from Tim Holtz Alterations, then stamped in Versamark the Indigo Blu Blazing Poppies and heat set with WOW Platinum embossing powder.
I then sprayed over the embossing with Moon Glow Glitz Spritz - Moon Endless Sky and heat dried. 
I then used a Crafters Workshop mini hexagons stencil and used this with blue distress inks around the edges.



I then got some masking tape and stuck this onto the tag in the top right and bottom left corners folding it and making it bobbly. 


I then dripped hot glue over the masking tape making squiggly lines.  I let this cool and then added white acrylic paint over the top of the masking tape and glue.  Once this was dry I sprayed Moon glow again over the same.  Once this was dry I touched the top of the glue and masking tape with weathered wood distress in…