Monday, 30 June 2014

1 Background Layer, 2 Cards

Hi! Nicole here and I am back with a brand new tutorial share - creating 2 cards from a 1 cardstock piece. This month theme is "garden" - when I think of flowers, I usually think of weddings. And weddings means lots of shimmer. So even though my inspiration started from our monthly theme, my results were totally different. :)

I wanted to show off an awesome embossed background layer and decided to maximize my paper and create 2 cards. This is super easy, anyone can do it! Check out the video tutorial below to see how these cards come to life.

First card I am sharing is perfect for wedding, anniversary, golden/silver birthdays, or any occasions that call for elegant looks. Simply changed the sentiment that goes in the circle part of the card and you are good to go! I wanted a subtle, shimmer background for my cards today, so I chose one of my favorite WOW embossing powers - Metallic Platinum. It has a nice combination of gold and silver and I thought it would go really well with my soft gray cardstock piece.

Customize background stamping is always fun. You can do this with any pattern stamp set you have on hand. I used the Funky Border Strips Stamp Set for my background. After I heat set the layer, I cut out a circle from the piece to use it on the 2nd card.

Second card I created has lots of subtle shimmer. On top of the circle cutout piece from the layer, I also added a raised die-cut sentiment. Check out the video to see how I did this fun dimensional die cut sentiment! Blue Pearl Embossing Power looks very smooth and lovely on the sentiment piece. Love it!

Hope you enjoyed those two cards I created to share today. Thank you for stopping by and thanks for watching the video tutorial!


Friday, 27 June 2014

Violet Garden / Nataliya Serova

Hello all, Nataliya is here :)
Today I will show you my garden work for our challenge. I just adore the butterfly and, of course, garden for me it's a pretty butterflies:

Do you love our Embossing Glitter? I do!

Also I love liquid pearls :)

And some tips for you :) This card is simple and quick, besides, for its creation does not require a lot of materials :)

Stamp+Embossing Glitter:

Background+spray (or watercolor):

Background+Distress Stain - Picket fence (or white paint):

Frozen Berries Embossing Glitter
De-Vine - Clear Stamp Set

Have a nice day!

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Delicate Flower Garden Layout

This is Jenifer here with you today to share my Garden project with you.  I love flowers and take tons of pictures of them but I don't scrap or use them very often.  I have been looking forward to this months garden theme for awhile now, and I am so happy with how my layout turned out.  I just can't get enough of the Moulds and I could use them on everything, this layout is no exception.  I have a few of the flowers and roses grouped with some ribbon and vellum flowers throughout the page.  I hope you are playing along with our garden challenge and I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Other product used:
May Arts ribbon and flowers
texture paste


Sunday, 22 June 2014


The theme this month is Gardens, and to me that theme immediately evokes gorgeous floral imagery and colour. I have created this home decór plaque...
I turned a box canvas around, and used the niche at the back to house my flower!
The flower is created using the Pansy silicone mould...
I used Apple Red powder, with just a touch of Red Glitz glitter to give a subtle sparkle!
The frame around the flower was given a wash of white paint, then edged with a small amount of green to give it definition. I used the fabulously shiny silver foil to add the leaf accents along the sides..
Finished with a cascade of moss and a tiny word...
i love how that red flower just 'pops' against the muted whites silvers and greens!
Have a lovely day,
Trish xx

WOW products used:
Pansy Mould
Apple Red powder
Red Glitz powder
Clear Ultra High powder
Silver Foil
WOW! Box Canvas

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Garden Magic

Hello and welcome back to WOW Embossing Powders.  This months challenge is GARDEN!  I wish I could say I had a stunning garden full of veggies and stunning flowers but I don't. Graphic 45 have some stunning papers and one of my favourite ranges is secrete garden which I thought would perfectly for this months project.

I have used the new 6 by 4 canvas and made a wee garden scene.  I stated by covering the whole canvas with a background paper and added layers.  

I embossed the entire edge with Opaque Vanilla White  regular and inked over top with vintage photo distress ink.  To bring the vanilla white back to the top I wiped over the embossed area and removed the ink that was lying on top which left only ink in the paper areas.  

I cut my images out of paper and then turned them all over and embossed the backs of them.  I did this to stiffen up my images that I am going to be layering.  I used the same vanilla white knowing that some of the embossing powder will sneak around and show on the image which adds to the distress look. 

I then used my WOW Embossing Pen and high lighted some areas on the images. 
Like the hair ribbons on the young girl.  wings on the birds, leaves  and flower centres

After I added all my highlights I built my canvas using foam dots.
 I added a few wee flowers for a bit more dimension.

I love how this turned out and plan on making more.  Hope you have enjoyed my project and I look forward to seeing what you create for this months challenge.

WS60R Mint Mojito
WS62R Calypso
WS29 Easter Sparkle
WS63R Passion Fruit
WS21 Lilac Shimmer
WL03 Vanilla White
Wow! WOW Box Canvas 4” x 6”
WOW! Embossing Pen
Which you can all find here

Happy Scrappin everyone xox Donna

Monday, 16 June 2014

Floral gardens

Hi everyone,
Nikki here for my dt post.
Looking around my garden this morning I was inspired to make this card.....

I made the stem of the flower by melting some clear embossing powder then pouring it onto my glass mat. I could have played with this technique for ages!
The flowers are again made with clear embossing powder that has been melted then poured into some of our silicone moulds.
The green backing paper was made by inking up some of our resist paper. I love this paper - I think it's a craft bag must have!

To create this card I used
Melt it powder
Shabby rose mould
Medium rose mould
Resist paper

We would love to see your embossed projects on our garden theme.... remember to join in with us this month....
Happy crafting
Nikki x

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Embellished Clothes Pins or Pegs

IIf you are a long time follower of WOW, you may have noticed our designers smartly using  household tools to help in their creations. We are specifically looking at the clothes pin today, otherwise called "the peg".

These handy, inexpensive wooden delights have become a staple among crafters. Pegs are used to keep cards and papers together, to hold little tins of WOW Embossing Powder to melt, and as embellishments.

For my garden project, i decided on decorating a set to put on RAK (random acts of kindness) packages throughout the summer.

Inspired by my blooming peonies, I colored the base peg in "Chewing Gum" paint from Jenny Bowlin. The flowers were made with the WOW silicone rose mold, a full teaspoon of Melt-it and half a teaspoon of Nice Ice Blue Wow embossing powder.

After a minute the flowers cooled and were adhered to the peg with bits of lace.

If you give this project a whirl, we'd love to see your masterpieces on our facebook page.


Thursday, 12 June 2014

Altered Canvas - Love Family Life

Good morning :) It's Sandie here today with  my take on this month's theme - Gardens

I created an altered  4" x 6" Box Canvas wall hanging taking inspiration from the colourful gardens around my street right now.

I prepared the canvas with a layer of gesso and quickly dried it with my heat gun. Then I layered on some tissue paper and applied another layer of gesso over it, before spraying the canvas in blues and greens - to represent grass and sky. 

Taking the Cracked Leather stamp and Versamark ink I first heat embossed some Olive powder and then I used the stamp again with black Archival ink. I applied some gold embossing paste and set it aside to dry. 

While my embossing paste was drying I made some Flowers and a red Heart. I don't have a melt-pot so I used some Foil Melt-It cases and my heat gun to melt the powders and Melt-It. For the flowers I used Bright White and for the heart I used Apple Red

I took some white chipboard letters and heat embossed them with Metallic Copper. I used the heart in place of the dot over the I and then layerd on all my flowers -  also adding some buttons, twine and a metal hinge. 

WOW! Products Used


Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Flower mosaic

Hello there, Maya here with two garden inspired cards. I love gardens full of flowers in all colors. I don't like taking care of my own garden, I've learned the hard way to keep it simple. It's a bit like that with my cards too. I love seeing all these cards full of pretty flowers but I can't make them myself. I had a lot of trouble coming up with some inspiration for the garden themed challenge this month until i remembered to simplify. Well, the technique is a bit time consuming depending on how intricate the design is. One was quicker than the other, but it is so much fun and the effect is great!

Here's how to do it. I used my Cameo to cut out two flower designs out of white cardstock. Save all the pieces, even the tiny ones. For this card (the quicker one) I embossed the outlines with Ebony black embossing powder. I started with attaching the big square piece from around the flowers onto a kraft colored card base. I then glued down the embossed piece like a puzzle piece inside the white outside piece. Some of the petals I colored with Inktense pencils and glued down inside the embossed outline. Some I just colored right onto the kraft cardstock. I also stamped and embossed a greeting and adhered some pearls as embellishments.

Here I tipped the card to show the embossed inlayed effect. It looks really cool and dimensional even though it really is flat!

The other card took a bit longer to make but it was well worth the time. Here I embossed all of the pieces of the cut out in different colors before puzzling it all together again and adhering to the kraft colored card base. It turned out so very pretty! 

Here is a close up of the inlayed design. Pretty, right? I hope you got inspired to make some garden themed projects. If you don't own a Cameo or other electronic die cutting system you can use any die or hand cut a design as long as you save all the pieces. Here is a list of all the embossing powders and stamps I used for my cards. 

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Technicolour Garden!...

Well hello everyone!

As you probably know by now the theme for this month's challenge is 'Gardens'.  You've seen Irit's fabulous poppies and Sue's wonderful box frame garden, hopefully my 'technicolour garden' will be just as inspirational :)

'Gardens', I think, is such a brilliant theme as there are so many possibilities and it's open to a mass of interpretation - I can't wait to see what you guys come up with, as well as the rest of the DT!

Unsurprisingly, I made a card for this challenge.  A technicolour rainbow card of happiness - well that was the idea anyway!

Here it is...

Is that bright enough for you?!  :)

As some of you may know, I do love a rainbow...what could be happier?!  Using this idea and the wonderful Collage stamp as a jumping off point, here's how it went...

I measured out the size of the stamp and then divided my white piece of card into seven sections by drawing lines very faintly in pencil.  I then stamped the Collage background stamp onto said piece of card in Versamark.  I placed a piece of printer paper over all of the sections except the first and sprinkled Primary Apple Red embossing powder onto the wet Versamark ink.  After this I moved the printer paper along so I could carry this out on each section until I had all seven colours of the rainbow completed.  As you can see, the powders mixed slightly and overlapped, but I love that!  A full list of the colours I used can be found below.

Once I had heated the embossing powders, I simply cut the card into the seven sections I had already marked out.  Then I cut out the corresponding strips of coloured card, slightly wider than the stamped pieces, to lay beneath each 'garden' section.  Once I had adhered the coloured card to the card base, I grabbed the foam adhesive and popped the garden scene on top.  There was a lot of measuring and working out to be done on this card, although it may not look like it, but I love knowing that everything is EXACTLY where it should be...I'm a bit of a perfectionist and rarely eyeball anything!!  (Did someone say OCD?!)

Then all that was left was to add a sentiment.  With all the colours that were going on, I decided neutral was the way to go.  So I grabbed some black, grey and white card and made this little banner.  For the sentiment I used the Express Yourself stamp set...there are so many words in this set that you can make almost ANY sentiment your heart desires!  The only word that wasn't there though was 'day'.  Not to worry, I just took the 'today' stamp and omitted the 'to' element!  I stamped 'have a happy' first in Versamark and sprinkled that with Primary Ebony embossing powder so that I could see exactly where it was.  I then took the 'today' stamp and using the embossing pen I inked the 'day' part only and stamped that on the end - it wourked a treat!  Some little sparkly rhinestones and I was done!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I do hope we'll see your creations for this fabulous challenge in the gallery soon! ;)


WOW! Supplies
Stamps:    Collage
                Express Yourself
Powders:  Primary Ebony, Primary Apple Red, Opaque Primary Mandarin, Opaque Primary Sunny Yellow,
                Fluorescent Green, Primary Lagoon, Primary Indigo, Earthtone Grape
Other:       WOW! Embossing Pen

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