Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Sparkling Happy Birthday Card

Hello! Nicole here and I am excited to share this fun card with you today. I have been having so much fun with some embossing glitter powders from WOW, so I decided to create a card using one them. 

I recently got a dog die and wanted to create a birthday card for a friend who loves dogs. I decided to add the Black Twinkle embossing glitter powder to dress up the dog. 

The die-cut piece has skinny legs and a skinny tail so to make sure that embossing powder gets on every part of the cut out piece, I attached it to a white scrap paper using some temporary adhesive. This method comes in really handy when you emboss sentiments or any detailed die-cut piece. After adhering it to the scrap paper, I pressed the Versamark Ink Pad on to the paper piece.

Check out this gorgeous glitters! I love the fact that once you heat set the glitter powder, glitters don't really fall out and get everywhere. Less mess the better, in my opinion! I wanted to create a collar for the dog, so I took out the WOW embossing pen and drew a line on to the neck area. It is simple and easy to customize the look using the embossing pen.

Here is the finished look for the dog die-cut piece. Isn't it just so cute? Collar is heat embossed with the Cardinal Red embossing powder. I left the rest of the card pretty simple, if you look closely, you will see some paw watermark on the background of the card. I took out a paw print stencil from my stash and added Versamark right on top of it. This is a quick way to create a very subtle watermark background for the card.

I also heat embossed the sentiment with the Cardinal Red embossing powder. Using a matching color for the sentiment and for the collar of the dog, this creates more of a soft unified look. To pop out the focal point, I used couple of yellow enamel dots as accents. Hope you enjoyed the project and a quick tutorial! Thank you for stopping by and have fun embossing today!

Hugs, Nicole

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Ruby Wedding

Hello all, Nataliya is here :)
Tomorrow my parents are celebrating their Ruby Wedding. And in honor of this momentous event, I made ​​them a card, about the time and love.

Not forgetting about WOW! Powder and Challenge :)
Card turned multilayered and large, 20 x 13 cm

As always, I used the powder with glitter :)

I used for dial WOW! Black Glint

For a butterfly's wings, I used WOW! Neutral Ultra Shimmer

Look how radiant! The same powder I used to circle under the dial.

On chipboard I used WOW! Apple Red as a symbol of ruby anniversary.

Have a long life full of love!

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Then & Now Layout

Hi this is Jenifer here with you today.  When thinking about this months "Time" theme all I could think about is how fast my children are growing.  That is how my Then & Now layout came about.
After looking at this video I knew that the water splatter technique was something that I needed to try, using pastel blue and then some of the glitter blue over the top.
 Using the same pastel blue, Melt-It and ultra bright white I created the flower centers.  I used a lovely silver damask vellum from Ruby Rock-It to anchor my layers.

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at project today :)

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Time To Grow

This months theme is 'Time', and it seems that right now I have been surrounded by people using that word! The end of the school year is upon us, so all the 'time to move on', 'time to leave', 'time to start new adventures' phrases are coming thick and fast! I've chosen on of my favourite phrases: 'Time To Grow', and have made a flower themed journal page....
I've used lots of WOW products, all in the circles of my flower! I used....
(From left to right)
Olive, Silver Foil, Fluorescent Blue, Apple Red, and Clear (over text paper)

My circles were layered up on top of each other...
As you can see, you can 'do things' on top of the melted embossing powder to embellish it further! I have stamped using ink, stamped using paint, scribbled with a black pencil and added dots and stars!
The flower is on a painted background, lots of stencilling and printing...
A little bit of a scalloped , doodled border...
And a stripey stem and leaves!
My phrase is a combination of alphabet stickers and cut out words..
I hope you like it!
See you next month,
Trish xxxx

Sunday, 20 July 2014

"Time " - Canvas -

"Time" Canvas

Hi, Christine here with a project for this months's theme "Time"   The canvas was first painted with Black Acrylic paint then I inked the Brocade stamp over the top with Clear Versamark ink.

I then added Blue Pearl Embossing Powders and set the powders with a Heat gun.

 For the next step, I embossed the letters "Time" with WoW Gold Rich powders and added these to the top of the canvas. Next came one of my favourite techniques, I heated some Gold Rich, Copper and Metallic Pink Embossing Powders in my Melt Pot and poured the melted powder into the Flowers and Heart moulds. Once cool I added these flowers to the corner of the canvas. I also embossed the "Call Me" stamp from the WoW "Call Me" range of stamps and added this to the canvas under a picture of a clock. Rafia was wrapped around the canvas too and the embellishments stuck down with silicone glue.

I embossed two Die-Cut swirls with Orange Pearl powder and added these to the right hand side of the canvas sticking them under the heart mould.

I love to create canvasses as they are very in-trend at present and the powders and stamps from WoW give you a good base to work with. Once you have the base you can then design a range of canvasses for each room in the house. WoW powders come in so many different colours you will be spoilt for choice.

Products used in this project:

Metallic Gold Rich Pale.
Metallic Pink
Metallic Copper
Orange Pearl
Blue Pearl

Silicone Moulds
Medium Rose
Heart Mould

Stamps : Brocade
              Call Me
Versamark Ink Pad

Friday, 18 July 2014

Time is Precious, Waste it Wisely

Hello and welcome back to WOW Embossing Powders,  Donna here today to share a project that I created.  This months theme is TIME.  It took a while to think what I could create, but once I had that pic in my mind it came together nicely.


I have had this Tim Holtz clock for a while now and knew I wanted to do something special with it.  I thought it would fit nicely into this months theme of time.

There was a lot of prep work for this project.  I covered the entire clock in white distress paint.  Why you ask, to give my surface some tooth.  I knew I wanted to emboss on it and I needed something for the embossing powder to grip to.  Once my paint was dry I covered it in a layer of Blue Topaz (such a stunning colour)  and heat embossed it.  I then got a mask out and in sections I added versa mark ans then vanilla white, again heat embossing.

I then spent some time adding more embossing powder for highlights,  I added Calypso to areas and  to blend them in I added more Vanilla White.  After I had got the colours right in my mind I then added some distress paint to areas.

For the inside of my clock I tissue papered and then sprayed with Lindy's gang sprays (fallen in love with these) then added some fussy cutting and built up a scene.  I have used Memory Maze chipboard birds and embossed them with Blue berry

These lovely little memory Maze Girls have been embossed with Seafoam White and added to my scene with some foam dots.  Once my scene was complete I added to clock frame with some flowers and a wee saying.  To me one of the girls is telling some thing to the other,  so I found the quote " Time is Precious, waste it wisely"  which again goes really well with our theme .

Some more close ups......


WH14 Blue Topaz
WS62R Calypso

WJ06 Blueberry
WL02 Seafoam White
WL03 Vanilla White

Thank you for popping by the WOW Blog,  I hope you enjoyed my project.  Don't forget to have a go at this months challenge......

For our challenge this month, we'd like you to create projects inspired by the theme:TIME! It can be a card, scrapbook, mini album, an altered item, or anything that you can think of! You must use our products or heat embossing on your project, and please mention what you've used on your project if it's not clear from the photos.

By entering the challenge each month, you'll get a chance to win a set of 6 embossing powders in a handy carry case. The winner will be randomly selected from eligible entries.

Remember, all projects must have either heat embossing or use our products to qualify!
You must also be a follower of our blog to enter*.

Happy Scrappin everyone, take care :-)  Donna xox

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

The gift of time

Hi everyone, Nikki here. Today it's my turn to do the WOW! inspiration post.... this month our theme is TIME, so me to there was only one thing that I wanted to do... a clock....
I picked up a clock at a discount shop a while ago and I wanted to turn it into something a bit more special.
So this is what I came up with.......
 I used some of the WOW! resist paper instead of a photograph and then inked it match the embossing powders that I had chosen.
 To create the leaves in the background I used passion fruit and primary chartreuse.
For the edge of the quilled flowers I used primary purple orchid and for the butterflies I used frozen berries, calypso and orange fizz. These are all new colours and I think they are just stunning!!!
A must have to your embossing powder collection.
Here's a close up to show off some of the yummy sparkle...
 As a little extra I wanted to share with you another great way to use your embossing powders... You can use them to create wonderful splatter backing papers. These are just perfect for all your crafty projects....
Here is one I made yesterday when I was playing....
It gives a great splatter effect and because you use embossing powders, it's textural too...

 To create your splatter effect you will need a small dish, an old brush (an old toothbrush is great for this technique), some water and some embossing powders - I have used primary purple orchid and frozen berries here.
Add a little water to your dish - the more water you add the more subtle your finished splatter effect will be.
Give it a good stir to mix it all with your brush, by doing this you will load your brush really well.
Using your finger, run your finger across the brush head, This will cause the powder mix to spray across your project.
Turn you project throughout this technique to make sure you get an even cover.

We would love to see what you create on the theme of TIME..... get crafty and join in the fun....

Happy crafting
Nikki x

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Time - An Art Journal Page

Hi! It's Sandie here today with a Journal page I created for this month's theme, which is 

 The background has been painted with Blush Pink, Vanilla Bean & Periwinkle acrylic paints. I then used the Sexi-Hexi clear stamp with Primary Blue Topaz powder. 

I embossed my clocks with the limited edition Passion Fruit Glitter and adhered them to the page with wet glue. Then I added some metal hands, secured with matching brads. 

For extra shading I used gelatos around the clocks and the edges of the page. I also used them to highlight the sentiment. When everything had dried I took the Cracked Leather stamp and stamped it randomly around the page with Archival black ink. 

WOW! Products Used


Thursday, 10 July 2014

Time to create something pretty

I live in Sweden and I don't know where you all are but here it's really hot and very nice weather at the moment. I love the summer, everything is so relaxed and we start to get some lazy habits. I have a real problem getting to the scrap room to create, I just want to lay somewhere with a good book. But when I make myself sit down to create something it comes out in all kinds of unexpected ways, like the boring part of the brain is on vacation and are not paying attention anymore. So, I sat down to create for this months post and all I could think was: It's time to create something petty... And well, that's what I did. I just grabbed a canvas saved for a moment like that and spelled the words out with some left over chipboard letters.

I used Gesso to cover the letters and then I just sprayed some random mists in pretty colors over it all. Before it was completely dry I lightly sprinkled some Neutral Ultra Shimmer embossing powder over the whole surface and heated it to make the background shimmer. I also used an embossing pen to cover the words create and pretty, and the wooden starbursts, and then covered them in the same lovely glitter embossing powder. I also stamped around the background with a couple of the background stamps in colors close to the background and embossed parts with Vintage Champagne to give it all a bit of a shabbier look. I draw on top of the letters to make them stand out a bit. Actually I went a bit crazy and this was nothing like the picture I had in my head but I really like it because it's very playful. I hope you like it!

Take care/

Sexi-Hexi - Clear Stamp Set
De-Vine - Clear Stamp Set
WOW! Embossing Pen
WS50 Vintage Champagne 
WS02 Neutral Ultra Shimmer

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

I don't believe in time...


As you probably know by now, the theme for this month here at WOW! is 'Time'.  This theme opens up a plethora of possibilities!!  As soon as I started thinking about it, the song 'Time' by Hootie And The Blowfish got stuck in my head and has been there ever since...hence the title of this post  :)

Despite the endless possibilities, I could not get the idea of a clock face to budge, so that's what I went with.  And, to me, birthdays are the measure of our lives in time - so I combined this with the clock face idea and this is how it went...

To create my clock face, I started by making a mask from printer paper with a circle die then stamped the WOW! De-Vine stamp in Versamark and embossed it using Calypso embossing glitter.  And, it would seem, Calypso is the colour of the month over at the WOW! shop - I love this colour, it covers really well with turquoise goodness and has a wonderful sparkle that my photography skills fail to convey in this image - sorry!  You'll just have to try it for yourselves to see what I mean :)

I hand wrote the sentiment onto my 'hands' - which is apt really!  It may not be obvious, but the sentiment is in violet to compliment the the turquoise.

A few pearls and some matting and there you have it - another card that took ages but looks like it took five minutes...which it might've done if only I'd had a plan when I started!  ;)

Thanks for taking the time to read this post - get your creative caps on now and I'll see you talented lot in the gallery!!

PS - Don't forget to keep checking back on all the other eye candy that will be provided by the DT throughout the month :)

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Time to Call

Hi Everyone

This month at WOW HQ is Time and my take on it is to use the stamp set 'Call Me' and WOW Platinum embossing powder as everyone should have time for friends and family to call them at least once per week.

I stamped the images onto white card stock and buffed around the edges with blue distress ink.  I then cut the telephone box and telephone in half rounding the corners with a punch.  I used 1 inch squares for the images.

I added cord, brads and flowers as embellishments and layered this onto red and black card.


Time will come, time will go
Time shall reap, that time has sown

Time comes slowly, time goes fast
Time will linger, time outlasts

Time sees all, time knows best
Time remembers, time never forgets

Time will hide, time will reveal
Time will open, time will seal

Time brings hope, time brings fear
Time brings distance, time draws near

Time will help, time will hinder
Time will shine, time turns to cinder

We forget about time, yet it's all we would know
In time, there is everything, and time will show

Nate Hawk

Take care,


Wednesday, 2 July 2014

My epic timeless 2014

Hello my dear crafty friends! Irit is here and this is our All about time month. A lot of things come  to our mind  while  we think about time. It can be  just " I am so late" or " times passed so fast" things; but then it can be anything about a moment in time, good or bad, or just things that happened during some time period.
 So after a lot of self " brain storming" I decided to make this altered journal for my memories of year 2014. The year is still " in process", so I just made a cover and then I am going to add some journal pages, Mixed Media or regular scrappy style, not sure about it. But I was pretty much sure about my love to WOW! PRODUCTS and used them a lot over this fancy shabby/Vintage cover.

The basic paper products are from Marion Smith line, but then I used tons of embossing powders to change my embellishments to textures and colours that I like.

The whole cover was embossed with Olive Green powder.
The resin white Prima bird was embossed with Primary Chartreuse colour.
The metal bird and clock charm was embossed with Metallic Brass and so was the stick pin on the top of the cover and the centre of molded upper flower. The flower outer sides were embossed with Primary Apple Red.

The big bottom flower was made with WOW! Tea Rose  mold and as I didn't like the colour I got after adding some powders to the basic one, I embossed it over with the same Primary Apple Red. This flower metal base was also embossed with  Metallic Gold Rich powder and  bit of Olive Green around.(hard to see, but it's there).

As you can see WOW! POWDERS are perfect for any surface: paper, plastic, metal and then (not on this project) fabric, foil, transparency and.... You name it- I emboss it. And the results are gorgeous!

See you next month with more WOW! inspiration.

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