Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Guest Design Team Post: Emma Godfrey (Giveaway Closed!)

Hi everyone,

It’s Emma Godfrey here with a stylish (well I think so!) gift idea.

I’ve created a piece of art to fit inside an IKEA frame – perfect for a personalised present. 

I did this by first making a simple mixed media background with ink stenciled through sequin waste and layering paints using a brayer. I then stamped WOW French Music Clear Stamp Set with a grey ink pad, and one of the triangles from WOW Let It Snow (by Marion Emberson) Clear Stamp Set with a blue ink pad.

I embossed the WOW Hexagons Clear Stamp Set with WOW Metallic Platinum Embossing Powder, the WOW Flights Of Fancy Clear Stamp Set with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder and the little dots from WOW Let It Snow (by Marion Emberson) Clear Stamp Set with WOW Earthtone Pepper Embossing Powder. I also sprinkled some WOW Platinum and Earthtone Pepper Embossing Powders randomly onto the background (and heated them from underneath so that they didn’t blow away). I added some white paint dots to lighten the background up.

I die-cut the word and leaves from cardstock that was covered with a double sided sticky sheet. After peeling the sticky sheet away, I covered the leaves and letters with WOW Celebration Sparkles Glitter. I positioned everything in the frame and then stuck it all together.

I hope you like the project. See you soon!

WOW! Products Used:
French Music Stamp
Let It Snow Stamp
Metallic Platinum Embossing Powder
Flights Of Fancy Clear Stamp Set 
Clear Gloss Embossing Powder
Earthtone Pepper Embossing Powder
Celebration Sparkles Premium Glitter

**GIVEAWAY ALERT** We will be giving away one of each of the products used in Emma's project! Please leave her some comment love below and you will be entered into a draw. Winner will be announced on the 2nd of December x

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Saturday, 26 November 2016

Merry & Bright Gift Bag

Hey crafty friends!

I hope you are all fine and wrapped up from the cold, wet weather. It's Fran with you today to share some creativity! Here in the UK it has been so miserable outdoors so I wanted to brighten things up with a merry and bright festive gift bag.


 I love this non traditional colour scheme, adding pinks, fresh aqua and chartreuse green to white.

The background of the bag has been stencilled using a piece of die cut 12x12 paper with a snowflake design, then spreading heavy gesso through to create texture. Next I sprinkled Bluetiful embossing powder into the wet gesso and melted to leave this fabulous semi transparent glossy aqua finish then sprayed a matte pink mist over the top to give a resist effect with the glossy embossed area.

For the doily which sits behind the "25", I  rubbed over the clear ink pad and added a sprinkle of Metallic Platinum Sparkle glitter embossing powder - this is a great way to add some zing to your doilies, creating custom designs and colours.

This cute little tag has been created with shrink plastic tag along with the "Merry Christmas" and snow flurry stamps from the Let It Snow set. I just stamped the snow onto white shrink plastic with a pink ink pad then stamped the greeting on top, heated the plastic and hey presto!

The main panel on the bag is just a piece of corrugated cardboard which I've highlighted with gesso, then sprinkled over White Puff embossing powder to create a texturised snowy look. The main embellishments are a set of chipboard numbers which I tapped with WOW's ultra slow drying clear ink pad and sprinkled on a selection of powders : Peppermint Tea and Pink Lady and Silver Stratosphere which adds a wonderful festive sparkle! I finished the numbers off with crystals and some paper flowers.

I hope I've given you some inspiration to play with some less obvious colour schemes for the festivities and have a go at creating your own packaging. It's so fun, easy and a wonderful way to package up a well chosen gift!

Happy crafting!

Wednesday, 23 November 2016


Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you a sweet bakers box that I made and decorated using the WOW Embossing Powders. Take a look at my box:

To create this box I used Crumb Cake card stock and Baker's Box Thinlits by Stampin Up. This box has a perfect size for treat like cupcakes or small presents. So I decided to create my own pattern on it. For this purpose, I used a dot stencil over the pieces of the box, I covered the free areas with the WOW Embossing Pad and then I embossed it with WOW Earthtone Olive Embossing Powder. I assemble the box and sponged the borders PowderPuff Chalk Ink Sand.

To personalize the box, I took a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and inked it with Satin Red VersaFine Ink. I embossed all the pieces with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder and cut the starbrush circle using a die cut included on the Thinlits Baker's Box Collection. I obtained a very shiny red piece to add a festive touch to my box. I finalized this by adding a circle of old olive and very vanilla. Over the very vanilla I stamped two words included on the stamp set Just Saying from WOW with Satin Red and WOW Clear Embossing Powder. I closed the box with a decorated paper banner and gold mini clip that I decorated with a tiny baker's twine bow.

Thank you for stopping by and see you soon for more inspiration!

WOW Products Used:
Other Products Used:
  • Thinlits Baker's Collection
  • Crumb Cake Card Stock
  • Dot Stencil
  • Scraps of Designer Paper
  • Mini Clip

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Christmas Box by Susanne

Hi everyone!

It's Susanne writing today and I'm sharing a decorated Christmas gift box.

I used the DCWV DIY Project Stack for Favour Boxes. I picked one out of kraft cardstock and embossed it with WOW! "Sprakling Snow" Glitter. 

To make the snowflakes pop out even more I wiped all edges with Distress Ink "Walnut Stain".

The stack includes, not only the base of the box, it has also some decorative pieces. I picked the hearts and covered them with WOW! "Primary Pink Lady".

I die cut a Christdorn branche (from Sizzix) to create some more embellishment. I inked the die cut, while it was still in the die, with embossing ink and used "Earthtone Mint" powder to add dimension to it.

I colored the branch with Distress Ink "Peeled Paint".

Finally I decorated the box:

Thank you for stopping by today.
xx Susanne.

WOW! Products:
Primary Pink Lady
Earthtone Mint
Sparkling Snow
Embossing Pad
Heat Tool

Distress Inks (Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint, Barn Door)
Snowflake Stencil (Dutch Doobadoo)
DCWV DIY Project Stack Favour Boxes

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Box It Up

Good morning crafty friends! I hope you're all well getting inspired by our challenge this month. It's always nice to make something instead of a card and I really enjoyed making this cute gift box.
I found a template on the internet and stamped the main body of the box with the Brocade stamp which I embossed with Metalline Violet powder.

I added strips of double sided tape around the lid and covered it with Violet Flock. I die-cut flowers for the top then triple embossed them with Clear Gloss powder and then folded the petals back to create cracks. I mixed  Pistachio Glitter with Melt-it Powder and poured into a heart silicone mould to make the embellishment.

Finally, I stamped the tag with the Just Saying stamp set using Metalline Violet powder and tied it to the top with a contrasting baker's twine.

I hope you enjoy this challenge, see you next month,

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Hi WOW's fan. This is Laurence (laury55) today to show you my box to inspire you for the current challenge. Even if you still have time till Christmas, you may already start preparing your Christmas cards and have a box ready for your presents. I love preparing cookies in December and they will fit perfectly in my box.
I first added corrugated cardstock covered with gesso. I cut out stars in different sizes, added sewing on the larger one, and covered the smaller ones with Metallic Gold sparkle for a glittering effect. The sentiment from the Let it snow sheet is stamped and heat embossed with Metallic Gold rich. I added some sewing threads before gluing everything on the corrugated cardstock.
I hope you will play along our challenge!
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Friday, 4 November 2016

Box for Christmas Gift

Hello, crafty friends!
It is time to start Christmas preparation, so I've created a gift box for our monthly challenge. At first I made a simple box out of watercolour paper, size 10*15 cm, 5 cm tall. Then I cut pieces of paper the size of the sides and the lid, stamped with Wow Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Pad the confetti from Clear Stamp Set Let It Snow (by Marion Emberson) and embossed with WC06 Metallic Platinum embossing powder. I glued them to the box and sprayed with red spray here and there.
Also with this powder I decorated chipboard stars and the frame. To create some embellishments I stamped snowflakes and star from the same stamp set with red pigment ink and covered with WA01 Clear Gloss SF and then fussy cut them. The chipboard sentiment is embossed with two layers of WL01 Bright White powder for enamel look.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Come and see us at the NEC Hobbycrafts Show! Plus November Challenge :)

Hi Everyone!

We are on our way to the Hobbycrafts Show at the NEC in Birmingham! Come and see us on stand E25, we will be running workshops and demonstrations all day :D Class bookings are being taken on each day from 9.30am, classes are being charged at £3.00 each and you will receive a voucher for £3.00 to redeem on the stand. See you there!

For this month, we have challenged the design team with the theme "Boxes and gifts!" We would love it if you play along with us :) You can link up your entries using Mr Linky below! We will also have a Guest Designer join us on the blog at the end of the month, so keep your peepers peeled for that post!

Thank you for stopping by and keep sharing your creations with us on TwitterInstagram and Facebook. Be sure to use the hashtag #wowembossing or #wowembossingpowder or tag us (use @wowembossing )  in your photos to help us find you easily.

Who knows, your project might even get shared on our Social Media Pages! Please note that if you use WOW stamps, there is a higher chance of your project being shared! :)

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.

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.

Please don't link old blog posts to get more entries in the challenge, anything more than a month old will not be included in the draw. Thank you for understanding!

Happy Embossing and have a great day guys! J

Tania x

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