Monday, 29 December 2014

Emboss Resist Watercolor Hello Card

Hello! Nicole here to share the very last project for the year of 2014 with you all- Where did 2014 go?? I can't believe in just couple of days we are going to be saying "hello" to the year of 2015. As a last project here on WOW! blog, I wanted to shake things up a bit and introduce a very colorful card. We've seen lots of holiday projects during the past couple of month so I thought this would be a nice break for you guys. And, who can say no to a colorful, bright, new card, right? 

I chose a big butterfly stamp set from my stash and decided to use it as the main part of the card. It has lots of details and I thought the Bright White Super Fine Embossing Powder would work perfectly together. It looks really complicated, but oh it is so simple! Check out the video tutorial above to see how this card comes together. 

I love using the Bright White Super Fine Embossing Powder since it catches all and any details of an stamped image. I highly recommend investing in it, if you haven't found the perfect white embossing powder for your crafting needs. 

Watercoloring on a heat embossed paper is a great way to bring out the colors and the detailed lines of an image. I simply used few colors from my Peerless Watercolor Set to create this blended look. Adding a very soft background color also helps the main image to stand out. I kept the sentiment really simple and clean by stamping a "hello" greeting with a Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

I hope you've been enjoying all the projects and inspirations we've been sharing with you in 2014. Thank you so much for all of your kind comments and we look forward to be sharing more new projects with you in 2015! Have a Happy New Year!


Monday, 22 December 2014

Memories of 2014!

The theme for this month is 'memories', and I want to share part of a very good memory from this year... Getting onto the WOW design team!
Part of the application process was to submit some creations using embossing powder, so I created this 3D home decor piece.....
I used copper pearl powder, and made a 3D rose using the large rose mould...
The leaves were created by twisting wire into oval shapes, then gluing on old book pages. I added a glossy glaze onto the leaves to create shine.
The wire stem was attached to the rose, then placed in a driftwood disc. A cut out word completes the look, I love searching through text to find just the perfect word to use!
I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas, see you all in January for another project!
Trish xxxx

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Remembering at Christmas

"Memories" - Tree Hanger.

Remembering those no longer with us at Christmas

For my blog post this month I have created a decorative hanger to go on my Christmas Tree which includes a family photo.  I love the idea of having pictures of family members on the Christmas tree. Iv'e created this hanger so that I can use it time and time again each year when Christmas comes around.

I firstly bent a coat-hanger into a heart shape (Blue Peter style) then covered the hanger with craft tape.

I then used a Melt pot to melt a variety of coloured powders and poured each colour into a flower mould. When these had cooled down, I took out the flowers and stuck them onto the heart shape using a glue gun.

A variety of moulds and colours were used for this project. You could match your coloured flowers to suit your home decor.

I hope you like this project and may I take this opportunity to wish all at WoW and all their customers a very HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR to you all.

Products used:
Daisy Mould
Large Rose Mould 
Shabby rose

Powders Used:

Metallic copper
Blue Topaz
Pastel Peach 
Luscious Lime
Silver Pearl

Friday, 19 December 2014

Treasured Memories

Hello and welcome to WOW! Embossing Blog.  Today I am sharing a layout I created a layout of my mum, sister, Amber-Leigh and Finn.  It was our first time at the butterfly house in Dunedin.

  For the flowers I have used Special Edition Port & Brandy along the edges of the large flowers.  For the little tan coloured flowers I have used Sugar Cane embossing powder.  This is very easy to do by using a embossing pen and then lightly sprinkling the powder on.

For the back ground I have also used Port & Brandy embossing powder to highlight the wee flowers on the paper.

Thanks for stopping over today,  Happy Scrappin Donna xox

Friday, 12 December 2014


Hi! It's Sandie here and today I am sharing my take on this month's theme, which is 
I created a scrapbook layout using various stamps, powders and other WOW! Embossing products

The papers I'm using are 12th Teacup and Overused Tablecloth, from 7 Dots Studios's Domestic Goddess collection. 

On the background papers I stamped the Canvas with London Fog ink, then Funky Border Strips with Victorian Velvet distress inks. I used the Alpha Set to add the year the layout. 

For the flowers I used Foil Melt-It cases and combined some Melt-It powder with embossing powders. To melt the powders together I heated from underneath the foil case using the WOW! Heat Tool

I used Apple Red Ultra High, Red Glitz Embossing Glitter and Gold Satin Pearl to emboss the wooden embellishments on the layout. 

WOW! Products used:

Apple Red Ultra High

Alpha Set

Thank you for dropping by today. 
To enter this month's challenge just click to go to THIS POST!



Wednesday, 10 December 2014

20 years later

A few weeks ago something amazing happened to me. I got a letter in the mail and when I opened it I got the best surprise. 20 years ago when I was 17 years old I got a chance to write a letter to myself and it would be delivered to me 20 years later, that is now. I had forgotten I even wrote it but after some research I found out that we were about 20 000 high school kids that posted the letter to ourselves and the letters were kept at a museum waiting to be sent out. So, I got this letter and started reading it, and it was so much fun because a lot of memories came right back. I wanted to keep it in a safe place so when I saw this months theme I decided to make a layout and attach the letter. It was perfect. I even wrote about my hair and could find a picture taken at about the same time as I wrote the letter. Perfect!

So, this is me at 17. And no, I don't have any hair. This was 1994 and Sinead O'Connor was big at the time and you could wear everything from plaid shirts to bike pants, even together. According to my letter I was interested in hanging with my friends, boys and music. Also bad poetry. I was living in my first own apartment. I loved punk, death metal and 80's heavy metal. Among other things. And as you can see on the envelope I have changed my name since. 

This is one of my favourite ways to use embossing powder and if you haven't tried yet you really should. I take a die cut and cover it in embossing powder and melt. More layers makes it kind of puffy and nice. And you can use more than one color too, just make sure to put away the leftovers of one color before pouring the other. Or you can make blends which turns out really beautiful. Or try the Verdigris blend, its beautiful!

Even the details from diecutting shows up when you use a super fine powder. The feather below has a debossed line in the middle and it still shows after heat embossing, really cool!

I wanted the decos to match the gold thread so I picked a gold powder close in color. It really transforms the diecuts.

After getting the letter I realised I might have been a bit on the wild side but I was kind of smart too. I gave good advise, even though some parts of the letter was kind of cringeworthy.

WOW Supplies used: WOW Metallic Gold Rich Super Fine Embossing Powder

I wish you happy holidays and a very happy new year since I'm not back until January.

Monday, 8 December 2014

My memories...

Hello there!

Thank you for stopping by to check out our blog and our new theme for the month - Memories!

I'm not a Scrapbooker or someone who really records events - although I probably should!  When presented with this theme I thought about what it meant to me.  

Myself and my enduring Other Half have been together 6 years this month and I don't know about you, but anniversaries always make me think of when it all began...we have many memories of when we met and all the things we have done together since and so my card for this month pays homage to my DOH :)

OK, boring bit over!  Here's my card...

This is the card that I am going to give to my DOH on our anniversary - it's about as masculine as I could muster for a soppy card!  He'll understand!!  :)

I started by stamping the Vintage Wallpaper stamp in Versamark and then added Black Glint embossing glitter to the majority of the image.  Once I'd shaken off the excess, I added Calypso embossing glitter to 'catch' on any areas that weren't already covered by the black powder.  I wanted it to be mostly black with random areas of turquoise.  The Black Glint and Calypso powders compliment each other very nicely as the Black Glint has a subtle sparkle, one might even say 'glint'! and the Calypso powder has a much brighter sparkle.  These guys are fast becoming my favourite powders - and let me tell you, they have some tough competition within the WOW! family! 

I stamped the words 'I love you' from the Express Yourself stamp set and embossed them in Metallic Silver. A little bit of mounting and embellishing later and voila!

I just hope he likes it and that it's not too girly for him!  ;)  

There are some lovely entries in the gallery already - I'm looking forward to seeing plenty more!  I can't wait to see how everyone interprets this theme as it has such scope :)

Thanks again for stopping by ;)

WOW! Supplies
Vintage Wallpaper Background Stamp
Express Yourself Stamp Set
Black Glint Embossing Glitter
Calypso Embossing Glitter
Metallic Silver Regular

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Long Ago......

Hi Everyone

This month at WOW HQ is memories, so I have used a photograph of me with my friends in Mesnes Park in 1972, whilst on my lunch break from school.  We are looking at and feeding the ducks in the pond.  

I started with a plain white 12 x 12 card stock and spritzed water onto it followed by sprinkles of Brusho colour. This is an ink which reacts with water.

 I then used versamark and stamped the funky border dost, cracked leather and Lace stamps over the inks and used ebony black, bright white and metalic copper embossing powders to get 'the look'

I then took the lace stamp and stamped the flowers from it onto white cardstock with ebony embossing powder and cut them out,  forming the flower arrangement on the 12 x 12 card around the picture.  The date is in funky foam and the die cut is from spellbinders.

Have a wonderful month.

Sue x

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Memories forever with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends! Welcome to our month full of MEMORIES!
Today I want to share a  project that are all memories and those projects are full with WOW! Powders.
This is a layout that I made in a Mixed Media style and all background is full of embossing powders. I used stencils with texture paste and then added embossing powders over the pastes to get this  glittered look of the background.
 Some embossing powders were added randomly over the wet misted paper  all over and we got this " like sand" look . So sorry that even then best photo can't show  how rich is this embossed background.
I used the following powders:
Primary Chartreuse
Mint Mojito
Earth tone Mint
Green Glitz 
Peach Gleam
Totally teal 
White puff
Black Glint
Ebony regular

And here is a small part of the page - just to show you the background full of powders.

Now this is your turn: play with our monthly challenge and you can win a gorgeous mix of WOW! POWDERS too.

DECEMBER 2014 Monthly Challenge and Winners

Thank you for joining us in our challenges - it seems like we are getting more and more entires every month :) Keep all that inspiration coming, we love it!

For our challenge this month, we'd like you to create projects inspired by the theme: MEMORIES.  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.

Last month's randomly selected winner is: Karen P! Check out her gorgeous winning entry herePlease contact with your selection of 6 embossing powders plus your contact details.

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*.

Add a link to your project below or share them and tag our FacebookTwitterInstagram or Pinterest page! 

Please be sure to link to the specific blog post and not just your blog homepage, otherwise we won't find your entry and you won't be entered into the challenge.

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