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Showing posts from April, 2014

Sympathy Card with Marbled Embossing Powder Background

Happy Wednesday! I'm Nicole and I am very happy to be a part of WOW family and share projects with you all! (You can read all about me here .) This is my very first project and I hope it inspires you today. My goal is to share very simple and easy ways to create awesome cards so you can always find a bit of time to craft in your busy life. Today's card features a marbled coloring background using few different shades of purple. I stamped the background image by using the Brocade Stamp Set  with Versamark Ink Pad. Then I took out few embossing powders and sprinkled bits of them here and there, so the powders would blend together. Colors I used are: Earthtone Grape , Primary Indigo , Metallic Lilac , and Metalline Violet . You will notice that each colors show different textures. I thought using different types of powders would create more fun texture, including those metallic powders to fit our theme for April. I love how fine these powders are where

Embossed texture paste

Hello, Maya here with my very first post here at WOW! I am so very happy to be a part of this team, there are so many amazing powders and products to try and I hope I can inspire a bit. I had a lot of fun with this months theme and experimented with embossing on different metal objects around the house and trying out different techniques. Since I'm a cardmaker I still decided to share a couple of cards with you just because it is so much fun making cards and there are heaps of fun techniques to try out to make the card pop. I made a mask from cardstoch and applied texture paste over it to make the arrows. I then added Metallic Silver WOW! Embossing powder on top and heated it up. Since the texture paste was still wet it started to bubble making a cool effect when the embossing powder melted. For a smooth surface apply the embossingpowder while the paste is wet, let it dry completely and than heat it up to melt the powder. I cut out the word Always using my Cameo and st

Imagination is the key to any door

Hello all, Nataliya is here :) I am very happy to be with you on the pages of WOW! blog! I hope you do not forget to take part in our Challenge ? if you are still thinking, allow me to inspire you, I hope I will succeed :) I believe that imagination allows us to open many doors - new talent, new solutions, new friends. And this is what my work is. I love to do texture, especially old and tattered: Old brickwork ... to create it, I used a mix of powders of different colors -   WJ00 Paprika ,  WJ02 Honey  &  WJ07 Nutmeg Scaly wall ... to create it, I used a  Cracked Leather  stamp and  WC01 Metallic Gold Rich Pale I stamped inscriptions on the book sheet ( Collage  stamp) and used  WS28 Black Glint And a bit of volume: Have a imagination day!

Simple and Fun Necklace

Hi this is Jenifer here with you today.  For my Metal project I kinda cheated and used these Bezels  from Spellbinders and filled it with a flower that perfectly fit in the center.  I tied it all together with some silk ribbon that can be changed out with different outfits. Wow powders used: Melt it Earthtone Grape Other Supplies used: May Arts Silk ribbon Bezels- Spellbinders See quick and easy, hardest part is trying to figure out what color to use :)  Thank you for stopping by and looking at my project today.  Come back again soon, Jenifer

The Three Graces- Metallic Art Dolls!

Hello! I'm really excited to be sharing my first DT project today, so thrilled to be part of the WOW team! The theme this month is metal....and being typically indecisive, it was hard to choose WHICH metal to go for. So I decided to choose three...... my 'Three Graces'! I made three Art Dolls, in gold, silver and copper. LOADS of WOW powders involved, as you might imagine, using a few different techniques! I'll give you a closer look at each one. First up, my antiqued silver 'melancholy' doll: My main aim with this project was to show how you don't need loads of different powders to achieve different looks. It's lovely to have plenty of choice, but sometimes that isn't possible! 99% of my embossing powder use today is very simple, just Black Ultra High . The silver, gold and copper colour comes from taking just a little metallic paint on your fingertip, and gently rubbing it over the surface of the cold embossing powder. For the cube 'b

Puff Power!!

Hi guys! I'm here with my FIRST WOW! DT post and I'm super excited!  Thank you so much to Tania and the guys for having me as part of this fab team and thank you to all you guys who have left such lovely comments on here and have taken the time to visit us newbies at our blogs - I don't know about the others, but I feel very welcomed!  :) Ok, less babbling, more embossing... As I'm sure you all know, the theme this month is 'Metal'.  I'm not going to lie, I was a little stumped to begin with.  I thought about using metal embellishments or making something to look like metal...but then I was cooking and the light bulb in my head pinged - tin foil!  It's a slightly unusual crafting material I know, but that's just how I roll... Here's my card... So now you can see how the tin foil fits into the equation! I started by covering a piece of card in tin foil, but I used the least shiny side - I didn't want it to be too much!  Also, I

Keep Shining - Art Journal Page

Hi Everyone! It has been a very long time since I have posted on the blog, but since the offices are closed for the holidays, I had time to photograph a project that I had finished a few days ago :) I first quickly covered my paper in Liquitex Acrylic Ink in Cerulean Blue and Vivid Lime Green and let it dry completely. You can zap it with your heatgun to speed up the process! I cut out my own "ray" stencil using a sturdy clear acetate sheet and chose a point for my rays to radiate outwards from. I then sponged Versarmark ink onto my painted surface through my diy stencil and dusted Calypso WOW! Embossing Powder on top and heat set it. I repeated the process for each ray. I love that Calypso is a transluscent embossing powder and it allowed some of the colour and texture of the surface underneath to show through. I then die cut the word Shine using a Sizzix Bigz die called Vintage Market and heat embossed it with Raspberry Coulis Embossing Powder

Pinterest-Worthy Pins - a Metal Project for WOW!

At least a decade has passed since all the hype of "Flair" hit the big screen in the movie, "The Office" . Collecting or earning buttons and badges, wearing buttons, pinning buttons to 'real' bulletin board have been fads we've all been through over time. More recently, my latest fascination with buttons and badges has been in paper crafts!  Paper craft badges on Pinterest from various Manufacturers The touch of color these button (or badge) embellishments add are fun and simple to recreate with your WOW Powders and some metal disks. Here are a few I made using a white Ultra High powder for texture and washi tape, a new vibrant pink called Fuschsia Fusion with wording in white Sharpie, and a more country-style, distressed looking Blueberry pin (older powder from the Pantry collection) that was inspired by a badge I saw online. You can upcycle small buttons (pull off the pins with some pliers), or small flat disks, or some plain button cove

Welcome to the New Design Team Additions!!!

Hi everyone! We are so very proud to present our newest additions to the Design Team! Click on their pictures or names to have a good nose around on their blog: Maya Isaksson Nicole Picadura Sian Ridley Nataliya Serova Trish Latimer  In honour of these lovely and exceedingly talented ladies joining us,  we would like to host a giveaway! Leave our new DT some love in the comments below and subscribe to our blog and you could win a chance to win a set of 6 limited edition embossing powders in a carry case! I will draw 2 winners randomly and announce them on Friday 18th April! So keep commenting until that day. :) Have a great weekend everyone! Tania xoxo

Looks like Metal!!!

This month is "Metal" here on the WOW blog and I have 2 cards to share using a couple of "metal looking" techniques! There are so many things you can do with the WOW powders to mimic metal. Lots of perfect colors, Gold, Copper, can stamp on it, layer it, use the awesome WOW molds, just endless possibilities. I'm anxious to see what everyone has to share! I started off using the molds to make some "faux" buttons. I see gold buttons with pretty designs on top all of the time, especially old buttons, which I love! I used the melting powder and some Gold ultra high for these. I used the Daisy mold.  I just got a small container and mixed about half and half. Not sure what the proper amount is, but that worked fine for me!  I used some scrap patterned paper and an Anna Griffin sentiment sticker with gold trim that matched. Added some twine and the three buttons and that was it!!! This is the daisy mold that I used! On the card

Metal WOW Style

Hi Everyone This month at WOW HQ is the theme 'METAL' I have started with a tag and inked it up with Versamark, then put onto it 2 coats of Ultra Thick clear embossing powder (like triple embossing). Then I used the new colours  Luscious Lime, Blue Topaz and added silver, bright white and ebony into the mix on the tag, sprinkling it on where the embossing powder had melted. I then inked up with  Stazon  the new stamp 'Cracked Leather' and whilst hot pushed the stamp into the melted embossing powder on the tag.  AND LEFT IT TO COOL....This is  soooo  important. Once lifted out of the tag the inked stamp leaves an impression. I then reheated 2 places where I wanted a butterfly and pressed the 'Simply Amazing' stamp into the reheated embossing powder to make a shadow impression in the tag. I then stamped onto white card with Versamark, the butterfly again from 'Simply Amazing' and sprinkled Gold Satin Pearl embossing powder